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

Why do we make research? Tracce Urbane 2014

Guest author: Davide Leone Why do we make research? This is a simple question that always I make to myself. There are many answers but one of that is because th...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 4 *

Physics of the UHI Phenomenon The energy balance ambient air-Earth surface is governed by energy gains, losses and storage and can be explained by the following...

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Operationalizing the 'Just City' – Annual conference of the AESOP Thematic Group of Ethics, Values and Planning.

1 min. Read. Hello AESOP Young Academics. Happy new year! We start this year 2022 by reporting on the annual conference of the AESOP Thematic Group on Ethics, V...

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Call for Proposals to host the 17th Annual Conference of the YA Network - AESOP

The call for proposals to host the 17th Annual Conference of the Young Academics Network from the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in 2023 is...

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(Abstract Deadline EXTENDED) PlaNext Special issue - Cities in the face of crises: Planning & designing future living environments

3 min read. We are pleased to inform that there is still time until the 31st of December to take part in the Special Issue of PlaNext: Cities in the face of cri...

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AESOP Conversations in Planning - Special Issue: Planning Practices and Theories from the Global South

4 min. read + videos Building upon our previous editorial on the Conversations in Planning booklet series focused on a perspective of the global south in associ...

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5th World Planning Schools Conference - Opportunities for Planning Students

2 min. read The 5th World Planning Schools Conference and the 16th Asian Planning Schools Association Congress WPSC-APSA 2022 are being held in Bali, Indonesia ...

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Adapting PhD research during the Covid-19 pandemic

5 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (@CaitlinHafferty), PhD researcher at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershi...

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Living and moving around in a post-earthquake city

Seven years ago, during the night of 6 April 2009 the city of L’Aquila suffered one of the most tragic events in the modern history of Italy. At 3:32 A.M. a sei...

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About social media and academe

Antonio Casilli has an interesting post on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog about social media and research in sociology.He advocates that the use of soci...

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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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'Measuring' the impact of Social Sciences and Humanities

Ideas can... is the website of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to (from the ...

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Big Data in Planning and Research

Big Data has had a fast career as new topic (and occasionally buzzword) in the social sciences during the last years. It describes new opportunities for researc...

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Impact Factor (mania?)

Today, I would like to share some resources in order to bring to debate one of the mantra of contemporary academe, the Impact Factor (IF).The IF of a journal is...

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The problems and the blindness of peer review

A few days ago, I had reblogged a post at the Society and Space website about “the problems of peer review”. It is a very interesting piece, whose importance is...

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Is academe worth it?

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with my research group, we were screening the Horizon 2020 programme for interesting calls. Within them, a call is about: “Mak...

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Why Metrics Cannot Measure Research Quality: A Response to the HEFCE Consultation

Blog The Disorder of Things is sharing a response to the call of the UK Higher Education Funding Concil about the use of metrics in research assessment.Are metr...

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How to Prepare for the Viva, Tips to Do Before and After

Guest author: Basak TanulkuIn this piece, I want to provide tips about what to do before, during and after your viva. The viva examination can be regarded as th...

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About Digital Scholarship (workshop)

On June 24, 2014, I had the pleasure to partake the Digital Scholarship workshop organised by Being Digital, a research project leaded by Chiara Carrozza at the...

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More socialism for post-socialist urbanisations?

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE)After the demise of socialism in the 1990s, many Eastern European and Asian states saw a wave of privatisat...

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