GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions
SCIENCES PO - PARIS - FRANCE // 08.-12.07.2024
Full Programme

Key Dates

24 November 2023
Open call for abstracts
31 January 2024
Deadline for abstracts to be included in the Tracks and Special Session
4 March 2024
Abstract notifications
04 March 2024
Open Early Bird Registration
8 April 2024
Open Full Paper Submission
15 April 2024
Early bird registration deadline
31 May 2024
Full paper submission deadline
31 May 2024
Late registration deadline for presenters
Inclusion in the Conference Scientific Program
14 June 2024
Late registration deadline for participants
Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

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Congress General Program

July 8th - July 12th 2024

Monday 8
CoRep meeting, Opening and Welcome Reception
Tuesday 9
Regular Day, YA Assembly, and YA Social Event
Wednesday 10
Regular Day, AESOP General Assembly, Patsy Healy Commemoration, and Gala Dinner
Thursday 11
Regular Day, and Mobile Workshops
Friday 12
Regular Day, Congress Closing, Post Congress tour


The 36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 addresses the following scientific tracks

Planning for other worlds and different development models
Planning for property markets, Financialization, and Private Actors
Planning and legal procedures for land-use and transport policies
Transboundary planning for sustainability and cohesion
Planning for mobility: accessibility, affordability and sustainability
Planning and democracy: decisions, actors, partnerships and conflicts
Planning for resilience, sustainability, climate change and the environment
Planning for cultural diversity, peace and the experience of places
Interdisciplinary planning education: challenges, dialogues, innovations
Planning for affordable cities and new models of living
Planning as a game-changer: utopias, scenarios and narratives vs tools, actions, politics of change
Knowledge exchanges in urban developments from a historical perspective
Planning and socio-technical systems, digital methods and technologies
Planning for adaptive capacity: disasters, uncertainty, long-term problems, preparedness and responsiveness


These are the specials sessions organised at the 36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024.

Understanding The Role of Small and Medium Size Towns for territorial innovation
A discussion on how and why cities transform through artificial intelligence and their associated technologies
Challenging Semantics, Symbols, Policies, and Politics in Making-Do and Sense-Making
Socio-ecological transformation from gender and intersectional perspectives
This Special Session is hosted within Track 5


Join one of the following roundtables during the 36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024.

Knowledge, Action, and Reflection for Urban Sustainability, Health, and Well-being of Future Cities and Territories
Governance and urban regeneration for sustainable communities
Their impact analyses in urban (re)development: obstacles and perspectives (ARL)
Ideas for Strengthening the Temporal Dimension in Research, Education and Practice
The practice for climate resilience and action: tools, capacities and challenges


Brown bag lunch seminars on research and policies: everyday from 12:30 till 14:00.

Organisers: Hélène Peskine, Aziza Akhmouch, Emmanuelle Cosse
Housing research to policies?
Organiser: Nicolas Bauquet
The last plan for the regional city
Organizers: The French and British Planning Studies Group (FBPSG), Xavier Desjardins Sorbonne
Planning Reform in England and France: A Tale of Two Systems
Conversation with Tommaso Vitale, dean Urban School
Wars and peace: what universities can do?
Organisers: Dennis Boquet, Laura Lieto, Olivier Sykes, Sophie Didier
Garbage and perish?
Organisers: Patricia Pelloux, Emeline Hatt
Reinventing land in Paris
Organisers: Agnès Bastin, Benjamin Cadranel, Bertand Vallet
How do evaluate a new neighbourhood?
Organiser: Coubertin Research Program
Paris Olympic, Rearguard action or new method: Designing Games for the legacy?
Organisers: Charlotte Halpern, Eric Charmes, Tjark Gall
Density and mobility?
Organisers: Anne-Claire Mialot, Aude Débreil, Ivan Tosics
Ecological transition and Housing inequalities
Organisers: Maryam Amarouche, Ion Maleas, Magda Maaoui, Nicholas Marantz, Paavo, Monkkonnen
Combating Housing Discrimination in France and the United States
Organisers: Jean Guiony, Candice Pigeard, Maire Llorente
Living soils? The containement of urban France

Keynote Speakers

Paris Sorbonne
Professeure des universités en Aménagement de l'espace
Cambridge University
Professor of Land Economy
University of Thessaly
Professor of Urban and Leisure Planning at the Department of Planning and Regional Development
City of Paris
First deputy mayor, in charge of town planning, architecture and Greater Paris
Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development in Urban Planning
Université de Lille
Professor at University of Lille, studies territorial development, small city development and comparative analysis of planning systems
Université de Clermont Auvergne
Professor of Geography and Urban Planning
Latts Université Gustave Eiffel
Professor of Urban Planning, specializes in Urban and African Studies
Sciences Po
Professor, Director of the Master Program in Urban and territorial strategies, CERI
Sciences Po
CNRS research professor
Amsterdam University
Professor of Urban Governance and Planning with a background in urban social geography and planning


The Local Organising Committee

Sciences Po
Marco Cremaschi
Professor, Director of the Master Program in Urban Planning, CEE, Chair
Sciences Po
Eleonora Russo
General Secretary, CEE, Co-Deputy Chair of the LOC, Coordination of the Event, Finance and Operations Administrator
Sciences Po
Ilaria Milazzo
Executive Director, Urban School, Co-Deputy Chair of the LOC, registration, internal affairs
Sciences Po
Jérôme Baratier
Adjunct professor Urban Management
Sciences Po
Florence Faucher
Professor, director of the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics
Sciences Po
Charlotte Halpern
Senior research fellow, director of the Executive Master Gouvernance territoriale et développement urbain
Sciences Po
Sukriti Issar
Associate professor, director of the Master program Governing the large metropolis
Sciences Po
Patrick Le Galès
CNRS research professor
Sciences Po
Giacomo Parrinello
Research fellow, director of the Master program Governing Ecological Transitions in European cities
Sciences Po
Champaka Rajagopal
Adjunct professor Urban Planning (India)
Sciences Po
Tommaso Vitale
Dean, Urban School
Sciences Po
Eric Verdeil
Professor, Director of the Master Program in Urban and territorial strategies, CERI