As every year, the nominations for the AESOP Prize in Excellence in Teaching are open until 28 February 2023 (23:59 CET).

We invite all Young Academics to propose courses from AESOP member schools, especially those teaching or integrating climate change!

Teaching and capacity development in the field of spatial planning is one of the main activities of AESOP Member Schools. Thus, in 2002, AESOP introduced a prize ( ) to recognize and encourage Excellence in Teaching.

Through this award, AESOP celebrates and disseminates innovative practices in teaching in its Member Schools. The broad aim of the Prize is to stimulate the development of planning courses (also referred to as “modules”) or groups of courses/modules (i.e., programmes) to better prepare students for their forthcoming practice, to further educate practitioners, and to promote the development of a critical perspective.

Ultimately, the prize seeks to promote and encourage planning schools to innovate in ways that enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to current and emergent global challenges in planning. The Award provides an important opportunity to disseminate effective practice and, importantly, to celebrate teaching quality amongst European Schools of Planning.

Read the full call for nominations.