AESOP is looking for candidates willing to organize the 19th AESOP Lecture Series in 2023. 

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’s Silver Jubilee Year celebrations. Since then, a series of Lectures have been regularly organized with prominent ‘urban thinkers’, both academics and practitioners. The idea has been to attract not only the local academic community, but also a wider audience of politicians, community leaders and organizations, business and the media, to promote Planning as a discipline that can contribute to urban justice and environmental quality, help find new tools of urban governance, and function as an effective mediator between all the stakeholders involved.

Based on a careful selection of (usually) one keynote speaker, the Lecture is open to a wider audience and is rounded off with questions and answers and a discussion.  The whole session is recorded and, after the necessary editing, uploaded to the AESOP website and made available to the entire AESOP Community. In this way an interesting and useful archive of selected Lectures is steadily being built for future memory, reflecting the thoughts and lessons of influential academics and planners, as well as the evolution of the main planning issues and challenges faced by our rapidly changing societies.

The proposed Lecture should be organized in the months following the AESOP Congress in 2023.

AESOP makes available a financial provision of up to €2000 (two thousand Euros) to support the organization costs involved.  

Candidates are kindly asked to send their applications to the Secretary General (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The deadline is 1 February 2023. 

The application shall contain: 

(a)   The proposed Lecture theme/topic

(b)  The proposed date for the Lecture

(b)   Information about the speaker(s) and the moderator

(c)   Information about the host institution and the venue

(d)  A provisional budget

Please be advised that applicants ought to approach their intended speaker prior to application in order to secure willingness to give the lecture should the proposal be accepted. Securing  the willingness of the proposed speaker will not mean that a proposal will necessarily be accepted.