We are now establishing a blog team and in-process appointing a new AESOP YA blog Editor. The editor and the team members are expected to publish 1 / 2 blog posts per months.

The AESOP Young Academics Network is a loosely structured branch of the Association of European Schools of Planning, which encourages the active participation and exchange of academic work. From PhD students to Post-docs and those starting out in academic positions, the YA Network provides a platform through which the academic leaders of tomorrow can share ideas in an open and inclusive environment, challenging and supporting one another in the attainment of superior academic output. This post provides highlights of the main activities and events of the Young Academics network during 2019.

This collaborative blog is managed by the YA Coordination Team. More than just a great blog, it also functions as a repository of resources, including a unique list of fully Open Access Journals, and lists of planning-related conferences, mainstream planning-related journals and other planning-related blogs.

The AESOP YA blog was launched in 2014 and has been growing ever since. An overview of all activity on the blog is available for the period 2014-2019. The following highlights provide yearly summaries of content on the blog for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The AESOP YA blog publishes different types of articles such as

  1. Pedagogical topics about planning, particularly considering planning education post-2020.
  2. Topical commentary on planning issues, reflections on previous work, viewpoints, stories, and case studies.
  3. A project’s showcase

If you are interested in being a team member or an Editor of the blog, we invite you to express your interest with a brief CV (maximum 1 page) and a statement letter (maximum 500 words) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight June 18, 2023.
For questions about the blog and the open positions please feel free to reach out to both emails as well.