AESOP 2024 ANNUAL CONGRESS | SPECIAL SESSIONS

36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 Paris, France
“GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions”

SPECIAL SESSION 16 - OPEN TO SPONTANEOUS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Generative Artificial Intelligence in Planning Education: Game changer?

 This Special Session is hosted within Track 10

Organizers:

  • Juliana Martins, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
  • Bahar Durmaz-Drinkwater, UCL and London Southbank University
  • Elena Besussi, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

The accessibility and capabilities of recent Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, namely large language models such as ChatGPT, had a profound impact in the education sector. In particular, it sparked intense debates around assessment design, and how to guarantee the integrity of typical forms of assessment. Increasingly, the discussion has broadened to look at ways in which AI should be integrated in education, how to prepare students to work with AI in the future, and how to use it in teaching and learning. 

In this session, we aim to critically discuss the impact, challenges and potential of AI in Planning Education. We aim to contribute to identify key lines of enquiry in this emergent field of research and teaching practice, as well as approaches being developed. We will approach scholarly journals for the publications of a selection of submitted papers. 

We would like to invite papers which explore, but are not limited to:  

  • The impact of AI in critical skills development
  • Integrating AI in teaching, learning and/or assessment
  • The potential of AI for enhancing planning education
  • The impact of AI in planning practice and new skills required for planners
  • The ethical challenges of AI
  • Inclusive education and AI
  • Critical analysis of AI knowledge models

Keywords:  Planning education, artificial intelligence, planning practice, epistemic frame