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The blog of the Young Academics of the Association of the European Schools of Planning

Magarpatta City: Outstanding as a private city?

Chandrima Mukhopadhyay and Lila Oriard, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University, India Figure: (Left) The shopping centre Destination in addition to the shopping m...

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New São Paulo zoning: the future of a mega city at stake

Once in São Paulo, take as many photos as you want because the city you know is about to radically change in a few years. The bustling Latin America financial c...

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What to negotiate in Public Private Partnerships?

Post by Chandrima Mukhopadhyay (CEPT University Ahmedabad). Public Private Partnership is an inter-disciplinary subject in nature. However, it is considered as ...

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How could urban design embrace change and uncertainty?

Guest author: Alessandra Feliciotti. Urban Design Studies Unit – UDSU, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Uk We know nothing: the e...

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To own or to rent? A housing question

The choice between owner-occupied housing and tenancy is one of the major housing decisions that people need to make. Interestingly, if we look at the European ...

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Cities after transition: where are they, and where is the research about them?

It has been already 25 years since the great political change took place in the former socialist states, which has brought also numerous changes in the fields o...

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Baltimore and the end of the end of history

Guest author: Erick Omena de Melo Oxford Brookes University – Department of Planning. Webpage This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Baltimore riots are the latest of sever...

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The geography of housing affordability

One of the important problems that we are facing these days is the high and rising cost of living. In particular, many households need to spend a substantial sh...

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How can cities be kept affordable? A new attempt with rent controls in Germany

Many European cities experienced strong rent price increases over the last decade, which increasingly threaten to displace poorer parts of the society from urba...

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Measuring urban quality of life - some challenges in practice

We have come a great way in attempting to define what quality of life and wellbeing are, as ultimate goals urban policies. In this post, I argue that for many c...

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Revealing a new era of planning, the Lisbon case

The municipality of Lisbon through a public participation procedure for cycling investments, shows the need for a more economic and human-centric city. In recen...

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Highlights from 2017

2017 was a year of continued growth for the blog, buildingimages/easyblog_images on 2016. It saw 8,400 views and 5,700 visitors, for 19 published posts. The map...

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Social disruption and complexity: Transformative power of crises

Reading time: 10 minutes Guest authors: Pinar Dörder (chair of the YA Coordination Team; Darmstadt University of Technology) and Flavia Giallorenzo (University ...

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Read time: 4-5 minutes2018 was the year which generated the most traffic on the blog: 13,000 views and 9,300 visitors for 29 published posts. The posts covered ...

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Sitopia: how food shapes the city

Author: Ian Babelon (Northumbria University)On Wednesday 6 November 2019, I had the pleasure to attend Carolyn Steel's public lecture at Newcastle University wh...

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The one for the concerns for urban mobility

A world made for (or of) carsDuring the 20th century we all thought that development was unlimited. Some decades ago futurists foresaw that automated driving (s...

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Planetizen's 2014 top 10 websites in planning

'Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news...

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Land Value Taxation: A tool for planners against urban sprawl?

Most countries use a real estate tax dependent on the value or size of buildings. These property taxes can be contrasted to a Land Value Tax (‘LVT’) system, in ...

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The one for the future of urban mobility

“The future of mobility depends on the shape our world will take. World economy, politics, society. It is exceptionally difficult to foresee all these things. E...

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The roof over our policies. Why housing finance mechanisms are not enough

Slightly more than a month ago, on 15 September 2014, over 100 people were evacuated from 50 Vulturilor Street, not too far away from central Bucharest. Taken o...

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