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AESOP newsletter - December 2023

AESOP newsletter - December 2023


‚ÄćNewsletter¬†-¬† ‚Äć ‚ÄćDecember 2023

‚ÄćDear Colleagues,

Season’s Greetings!

Wishing you all well over the festive season.

All the very best for 2024!

AESOP Secretariat


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





Call for applications EXTENDED until 31 January 2024!

The 2024 AESOP PhD Workshop is an event linked to the AESOP Annual Congress organized by¬†SciencesPo Institute in Paris, in July 2024. Titled ‚ÄúGame changer? Planning for just and sustainable urban¬†regions‚ÄĚ, the congress will critically assess the impacts of the...

Publishing date Monday, 8 January 2024
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


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



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...

Publishing date Monday, 12 February 2024
Category AESOP


AESOP is looking for candidates willing to organise the 20th AESOP Lecture Series in 2024. 

The application has to be from an Academic on behalf of an AESOP member institution.

The Lecture Series was initiated in 2012 as part of the AESOP‚Äôs Silver Jubilee Year celebrations. Since then, a series of Lectures have been regularly organised with prominent ‚Äėurban thinkers‚Äô, both academics and practitioners. The idea has been to attract not only...

Publishing date Monday, 11 December 2023
Category AESOP


Recently, there have been multiple reports of phishing and fraud attempts targeting our members via email and this time via phone calls.  

They are using the identity of GPEAN members and the AESOP president. 

Here are some key points to be aware of: 

Email Source Verification: Always verify the sender's email address. Legitimate communications from AESOP will always come from AESOP's official email account (

Publishing date Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Category AESOP

CfP Biennale of European Towns and Towns Planners_Naples 22-24 April 2024

The Call for Project deadline has been extended: 15 January 2024. Visit the website for all the information about topics, submission, publications and presentation:

Publishing date Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Category MEMBERS

EURA 2025 Conference ‚Äď Call for host


Call for expression of interest to host the event in 2025

The European Urban Research Association President and Governing Board invite expressions of interest from Universities, Research Centres and Research Institutes who would be interested in organising and hosting the EURA annual conference in 2025


EURA is a network of urban scholars facilitating cross-disciplinary research and...

Publishing date Friday, 29 December 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

Call for abstract - AESOP Annual Congress - Track 16: Networks and data

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

All TG NTP Members and other Colleagues interested in the subject of New Technologies and Planning are cordially invited to submit a contribution to Track 16 NETWORKS AND DATA: Planning and socio-technical systems, digital methods and technologies

Please visit the AESOP 2024 PARIS CONGRESS website...

Publishing date Sunday, 17 December 2023
Category New Technologies & Planning

It‚Äôs that TIME again ‚Äď Save-the-Date for AESOP TG Planning and Complexity Events in 2024

Towards the end of 2023, we have news to share to kick-start all of us into 2024.

We have noticed many publications in the past year that can boost all of our collective thinking even more. Use this form to share your own ones on planning and complexity, or other recommendations. The form also includes our collection of key concepts and terms from Manchester in 2023, and all further ideas are welcome.

We invite you to join...

Publishing date Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Category Planning and Complexity

TG TPG / Happy holidays and events 2024

Dear all,

Last week we had a small but productive TG meeting, reflecting on 2023 and thinking about activities for 2024. Our main activity is of course the AESOP Annual Congress in Paris. Our TG is responsible for TRACK 4 BORDERS ‚ÄúTransboundary planning for sustainability and cohesion‚ÄĚ. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is already on January 8th. Further information about the congress can be found here:


Publishing date Friday, 22 December 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

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

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

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

Deadline extended! Call for Papers: ARL Congress 2024 on major infrastructure projects

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended! 

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 realization and effectiveness are accordingly high. Such projects...

Publishing date Wednesday, 6 December 2023
Category MEMBERS

PhD Fellowship position in Cargo Bike Urbanism

Faculty of Technology, Art and Design

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D)...

Publishing date Friday, 8 December 2023
Category JOBS

University Assistant (Prae-Doc) - TU Wien

University Assistant (Prae-Doc)
30 hours/week | limited to 4 years

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters...

Publishing date Friday, 22 December 2023
Category JOBS

Call for a PhD position at RWTH Aachen

PhD position on digital participation tools for sustainable university campus transformation at RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Urban Design and European Urbanism.

RWTH Aachen University Chair of Urban Design and European Urbanism is looking for prospective PhD students interested in an interdisciplinary doctoral position bridging urban design and spatial planning with social studies and computer science. You will be part of the 48-month project Sustainable Campus...

Publishing date Monday, 11 December 2023
Category JOBS

Call for research fellowship - Politecnico di Torino

Research Programme



Content and finality of the research program

The Research Program concerns the organization of the database and innovative web service of the three years project "Local Early Flood Warning System in the Sahel" led by DIST and funded by the AICS. The database contains hourly flow and water level data as measured by hydrometers placed...

Publishing date Saturday, 16 December 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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