Bridging the Gap, Building the Bridge: The Mediating Role of Planning Theory and Practice

The AESOP-ACSP 2008 conference theme “Bridging the Divide: Celebrating the City” focuses on the mediating role of cities. Many cities are, to some degree, divided or contested: differences (in age, ethnicity, gender, class, religion and culture) are evident in cities at various scales and levels of intensity.

On behalf of the members of the jury of the AESOP Prize for Excellence in Teaching, I congratulate the winner of the 2008 prize, Deborah Peel, who created the module, Aspects of Effective Communication, at theDepartment of Civic Design, University of Liverpool.

Download the Jury's report here!

Francesco Lo Piccolo

Chair of the jury