AESOP-ERSA Lecture Series / Lecture 8:  

Peter Batey and Sławomir Gzell 

(Re)Discovering Modernity in Town Planning;... the Never Ending Story?

7th November 2014

Warsaw University of Technology

AESOP and ERSA wish to express word of gratitude to the co-organizers of the 8th Lecture – Warsaw University of Technology and Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology.  
AESOP and ERSA Community wish to congratulate Warsaw University of Technology on its Centenary. AESOP-ERSA Lecture Series is honoured being able to launch Centenary Celebrations at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology.


Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, 55 Koszykowa Street, Warsaw

Directions here.


11:30-12:00      Registration

12:00-12:15      Welcome address by Professor Stefan Wrona, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture

12:15-13:45      Lectures by Professor Sławomir Gzell and Professor Peter Batey

13:45-14:30       Discussion

14:30-15:30       Toast to the Centenary of Warsaw University of Technology

This is the eight event in the Lecture Series by well-known planners, policy-makers and other ‘urban thinkers’, which is being organised by AESOP, previously in cooperation with IFHP in the framework of respectively the Silver Jubilee (2012) and Centenary (2013) and since the beginning of 2014 continued in cooperation with European Regional Science Association (ERSA).
The lecturers have been asked to present their ideas on ‘new vision’ for planning and territorial development. The lecture will be rounded off with a question and answer discussion with the audience.

We will offer our guests guided visit of the city of Warsaw - the place of fascinating planning history....




Professor Peter Batey

Peter Batey has been Lever Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Liverpool in the UK since 1989; the Lever Chair is the oldest planning chair. He holds degrees in Geography (BSc Sheffield), Town and Regional Planning (MCD Liverpool) and Regional Science (PhD Liverpool) and is a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (FRTPI). Earlier in his career he worked as a planner in two local authorities in North West England: Lancashire and Greater Manchester. He spent 1981-82 as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Illinois. Peter has been active in the Regional Science Association International for more than forty years and in 1997-98 served as its World President. He was elected a Fellow of RSAI in 2006. Peter’s research has been in the fields of planning methods, geodemographics and demographic-economic modelling and he has more than 120 publications to his name. He has served as an Editor of the Town Planning Review since 1992. Peter maintains a high profile in urban and regional affairs, and served as government-appointed independent chair of the Mersey Basin Campaign (2004-10), one of the most successful cross-sector partnerships. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).

Professor Sławomir Gzell

Sławomir Gzell is a Fellow of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) and the Society of Polish Town Planners (TUP) as well as tenured professor, dr habitlitatus, dipl. architect and town planner. He holds a doctorate honoris causa of Poznań University of Technology. Professor Gzell is a Head of the Chair of Urban Design and Rural Landscape at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology. He is a member of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Deutsche Akademie für Stadtebau und Landesplanung (DASL). He is also Deputy Chairman of the Main Advisory Commission to the Ministry of Construction, and former member of the City Commission for Architecture and Town Planning in Warsaw and the Board of the Society of Polish Town Planners. He is the author of many town planning and architectural projects and designs and has won a number of competition entries. Author of over 200 professional texts, he lectures on contemporary town planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology and at other schools of architecture. Professor Gzell is a supervisor of several doctoral theses, and over 130 master degree theses. He served as a City of Warsaw Councillor in the `90's.

We would be delighted if you could ac­cept this invitation to the lecture.

We at AESOP and ERSA look forward to seeing you in Warsaw on 7th November!