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AESOP newsletter - November 2023

AESOP newsletter - November 2023


‚ÄćNewsletter¬†-¬† ‚ÄćNovember 2023

Call for abstracts EXTENDED! AESOP 2024 PARIS CONGRESS


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -  36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 Paris, July 8-12 2024
GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions


Call for abstracts EXTENDED until 31 January 2024!


The Paris Congress will examine a key question at the heart of the multiple ongoing transitions: what exactly constitutes a game changer?
For over a century, European urban planning has depended heavily on publicly-driven land urbanization,...

Publishing date Monday, 8 January 2024
Category AESOP

AESOP PhD Workshop - Grenoble, July 3-6 2024



Working with what already exists, recycling soil, using resources sparingly and caring for objects that we want to be more reversible and less fixed in their uses... are some of the more challenging objectives of contemporary urban planning. For its past Olympic city and historical citizens’ movements about local governments, Grenoble is a perfect place to discuss these topics....

Publishing date Monday, 2 October 2023
Category AESOP

AESOP 2024 Heads of Schools Meeting - Venice, March 15-16, 2024

Planning education for recovery and resilience

Iuav - University of Venice

The conditions that led to the birth of the modern city over the course of the 20th Century have changed radically. Today, multiple and dramatic emergencies (economic and financial, social, environmental and climatic, health, and geopolitical) call for critical reflection on the nature and goals of urban planning. After years of progressive reduction of public resources, European...

Publishing date Friday, 29 September 2023
Category AESOP


AESOP is looking for potential members for its Excellence in Education Board (EEB). EEB member responsibilities include safeguarding the development of the AESOP Quality Recognition (QR) Programme as defined on the QR website, evaluating incoming applications after every annual call, holding 2-3 feedback meetings with applicants, drafting feedback reports, and contributing to advance quality criteria that ensure the transparency of the evaluation processes for awarding...

Publishing date Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Category AESOP


Quality Recognition (QR) is a programme for continual quality support based on voluntary grounds, peer support and sharing of best practices for the improvement of teaching and pedagogy to safeguard the quality of planning education reflecting the changing requirements of AESOP member schools.

The call for QR applications 2023-24 is open until 20 January 2024!

For more details on how to apply please visit the website via this link:

Publishing date Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Category QR


The Conference Officer (CO) is a Member of the Executive Committee of AESOP with responsibility to support the launch of major events in which AESOP is directly involved (e.g. the Annual Congress, the PhD Workshop, the Heads of School Meeting); oversee the progress of the LOC in the above events; liaise with the ExCo and LOC for timely decisions and report on the preparation of major events to ExCo and CoRep.

Application deadline: 17 February 2024...

Publishing date Monday, 27 November 2023
Category AESOP

Publication of Transactions of AESOP - Issue 7.1

The Editors are pleased to announce the publication of Transactions of AESOP 7.1.

This issue brings together a diverse set of papers that address key contemporary planning themes and agendas with a  particular  emphasis  on  appreciating  the  importance  of  time  and  space  in  shaping  the  substantive matters planning addresses and the manner in which it responds to these.

Collectively the...

Publishing date Saturday, 4 November 2023
Category AESOP

News from GPEAN: UN-Habitat ExDir search

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) released a job announcement for new Executive Director:

R E F E R E N C E : EOSG/SLA/2023 /3

Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
The United Nations welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). This position is at the Under-Secretary-General level and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Secretariat...

Publishing date Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Category MEMBERS

News from GPEAN: World Town Planning Day - Global Planners Network Statement

74th World Town Planning Day Statement


Every person and community in the world today is threatened by a deepening climate and biodiversity emergency, compounded by conflicts, the pressures of demographic and other societal change and the continuing legacy of the pandemic.

Cities host more than half of the global population and are large contributors to greenhouse gas emissions...

Publishing date Thursday, 2 November 2023
Category MEMBERS

14¬į Biennale of Towns and Town Planners - Call for project

Call for project of the 14 Biennial of European Cities and Town Planners Inclusive cities and territories, which will be in Naples at DiARC Università di Napoli Federico II, 22-24 April 2024: deadline 18 December 2023
 Formats for abstract submission both for parallel and special workshops and all the information are available on:

Publishing date Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Category MEMBERS

Applications Open: MRes (Master of Research) Interdisciplinary Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL - University College London, UK

Applications are now open for our MRes (Master of Research) Interdisciplinary Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, for 2024/2025.

Apply at:
More details:
Instagram: @mresidurbandesign

This a unique and in-depth research...

Publishing date Thursday, 23 November 2023
Category MEMBERS

Call for Membership: international working group of the ARL: ‚ÄúResilient Metropolitan Regions ‚Äď Spatial Planning and Management for Urban Transformation"

The Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) is currently establishing an international working group (IAG) ‚ÄúResilient Metropolitan Regions ‚Äď Spatial Planning and Management for Urban Transformation‚ÄĚ and looking for participants. The members of the working group will work for approximately three years together and address the topic from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.

The central objective of the IAG "Resilient Metropolitan Regions...

Publishing date Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Category MEMBERS

Call for Papers: ECPR Workshop on Exposing the Deep Politics of Land: Conceptual Contestations in Land Debates (25-28 March 2024)

ECPR Workshop on Exposing the Deep Politics of Land: Conceptual Contestations in Land Debates (25-28 March 2024)

Dear Colleagues,

I am calling for papers for a European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) virtual workshop on Exposing the Deep Politics of Land: Conceptual Contestations in Land Debates. The workshop will examine the role of political concepts in shaping institutions of land governance and ownership. The aim is...

Publishing date Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Category MEMBERS

AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference 2024 - Brussels and Ghent

We are happy to announce the forthcoming¬†XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference ‚ÄúBuilding Movement, Achieving Transformation‚ÄĚ. The conference will be held in¬†Brussels and Ghent¬†(Belgium), from the¬†19th¬†to 22th¬†of June 2024.

The XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference asks how sustainable food planning can become more embedded into socially innovative and transformative movements. How can we strategically...

Publishing date Sunday, 26 November 2023
Category Sustainable Food Planning

Conference of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures ‚ÄúPublic space and peace building: from degenerative to regenerative environments‚ÄĚ

Conference of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

‚ÄúPublic space and peace building: from degenerative to regenerative environments‚ÄĚ

28-30 January 2024, Pretoria, South Africa

Hosted by the University of Pretoria, Department of Town and Regional Planning

The conference is part of the series of events to the working theme 2022-2024 of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (TG PSUC;

Publishing date Friday, 27 October 2023
Category Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Call for papers: "Regions in evolution. Transitions, renewal and emerging forms of regionalisation" (BELGEO)

Dear colleagues,

Please take note of a call for papers for a special issue in BELGEO which might be of interest to many in our TG:

¬ę¬†R√©gions en √©volution. Transitions, renouvellement et formes √©mergentes de r√©gionalisation¬†¬Ľ / ‚ÄúRegions in evolution. Transitions, renewal and emerging forms of regionalisation‚ÄĚ

Guest editors: Thomas Perrin (ENSA de Montpellier-LIFAM, Université de Lille-TVES) and Rafael Gimenez-Capdevila (Societat catalana...

Publishing date Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Category Transboundary Planning and Governance

The productive city in the age of ecological transition: issues and debates for urban planning and development

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-¬†¬† CALL FOR PAPERS N¬į16¬†¬† -¬†

The productive city in the age of ecological transition: issues and debates for urban planning and development

This issue of RIURBA is part of the scientific debate on productive activities. It echoes the political and practical concerns that turn them into an object of public policy, questioning the conditions of their location, territorial and urban integration, functioning, their effects...

Publishing date Thursday, 9 November 2023

Call for Papers: ARL Congress 2024 - Major infrastructure projects

ARL Congress 2024: Major infrastructure projects

18-19 April 2024 at the¬†media docks¬†in L√ľbeck

Planning: between protests and calls to pick up the pace                    

Major infrastructure projects of (supra-)regional significance are complex and expensive, and expectations for their execution and effectiveness are accordingly high. Such projects include...

Publishing date Tuesday, 10 October 2023

Call for abstract submission. DLGS Winter School, Dec 15th 2023. Urban Futures - Shaping Sustainable Cities

Attention young researchers! Join us in IOER Dresden, on December 15th, 2023, for the DLGS Winter School, where we'll delve into the topic of sustainable urbanism and spatial planning. This event offers a unique platform to engage with renowned scholars and experts from various disciplines, providing a comprehensive understanding of sustainability science. Beyond the enriching academic experience, you'll have ample networking opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts,...

Publishing date Thursday, 12 October 2023

Planning in a Failing State - Reforming Spatial Governance in England

Planning in a Failing State

This collection of essays analyses the state of the planning system in England and offers a robust, evidence-based review of over a decade of change since the Conservative-led coalition government came to power. With a critique of ongoing planning reforms by the UK government, the book argues that the planning system is often blamed for a range of issues caused by ineffective policy making by government. It questions whether it is planning that is failing, or...

Publishing date Saturday, 25 November 2023
Category BOOKS

PhD Opportunity: Urban design, mobility and spatial justice - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND

Call for Expressions of Interest in Funded PhD Opportunity

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy is seeking expressions of interest from prospective PhD students to fill one fully funded PhD studentships in the Planning subject area. A PhD will be funded in the following two broad thematic research areas:

Urban design, mobility and spatial justice

About the School

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental...

Publishing date Sunday, 19 November 2023
Category JOBS

12 Vacancies for Doctoral Candidates under the C-NEWTRAL Doctoral Network, funded by Horizon Europe Marie SkŇāodowska-Curie Actions

C-NEWTRAL Doctoral Network is funded by the prestigious Horizon Europe Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and led by University College Dublin (Assist. Prof. Aura Istrate). There are 12 vacancies for highly ambitious Doctoral Candidates (DC) to conduct research on how to advance towards achieving climate-neutral cities from different dimensions (Urban Nature, Urban Mobility, Built Form, Energy, Circularity) through citizen engagement and decision-making support.


Publishing date Friday, 24 November 2023
Category JOBS

Research Associate (m/f/d, Postdoc) with a focus on urban ponds at the ARL Headquarters in Hanover Germany

The Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Associaton (ARL) is looking for a research associate (postdoc) on the sustainable planning of urban ponds, in the Leibniz Association-funded Leibniz Excellence Project "Pollution in urban ponds, eco-evolutionary dynamics and ecosystem resilience" (POUNDER) from March 1, 2024. The position will be based in Hannover, Germany.

The overall aim of the project is to assess the importance of urban ponds as nature-based solutions...

Publishing date Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Category JOBS

Postdoctoral Researchers in the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with 12 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are in Espoo, Finland.

The School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the Department of Built...

Publishing date Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Category JOBS

Associate Professor. Giancarlo Cotella

Secretary General: Association of Eurpoean Schools of Planning

Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)
Politecnico di Torino

39, Viale Mattioli. 10125 Turin, Italy


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