Core Curriculum Review

The purpose of the Core Curriculum is to contribute to defining expectations for planning education (content) and to serve as benchmark for the admission of new member schools. The revised document will address three main aims:
1. Contribute to a common identity for all AESOP member schools;
2. Provide a set of minimum requirements in order to be recognised as a planning school;
3. Increase the quality and visibility of planning education and contribute to improving the (professional) recognition of planners educated in AESOP member schools.

Process so far

Five online meetings held
Drafted key items
- Understanding territorial dynamics;
- Societal responsibilities;
- Values of profession/skills;
- Competencies to engender change.
Organised two forums
to ask for comments from the AESOP membership:
- Tirana (Heads of Schools Meeting)
- Istanbul (AESOP YA conference).
Circulated materials and documents
during the AESOP Annual Congress 2022 in Tartu, Estonia.

Core Curriculum Working Group

Chair of the working group
University of Birmingham, UK
Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr
ETH Zürich, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development
Alenka Fikfak is Head Chair of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana.
University of Reading, Urban Planning and Governance.
Institut d’Urbanisme de Lyon – Université Lumière Lyon 2, urban planning and development
University of Aveiro, Spatial Planning and Innovation Policy.
Delft University of Technology, Spatial Planning & Strategy
Christian Peer
TU Vienna, sustainability transformation in urban development
Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Urban and Regional Planning
/Pantoleon Skayannis
University of Thessaly, Infrastructure Policy