35th AESOP Annual Congress 2023 Lodz, Poland “Integrated Planning in the Context of Global Turbulence”
Call for abstracts EXTENDED until 31 January 2023!

We perceive this theme to reflect the current challenges for sustainable future. In recent years, the modern world has been facing growing civilization challenges related to the effects of climate change, progressive degradation of the natural environment resources and values, internal and external migrations resulting from economic crises and political tensions, as well as shortening product life cycles, automation and autonomization of management processes in business and the public sector.

Development processes are going to be difficult to predict, such as the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 appearance, for example. Uncertain forecasts for the future force us to expect further development disruptions. Importantly, these phenomena have their consequences in the sphere of spatial development patterns and ways of using it by various stakeholders. These consequences are revealed on a local, regional, national and transnational scale, implying the need to develop methods of cooperation between various planning entities and planning systems.

Space is becoming - on the one hand - an increasingly valuable resource, and its values and territorial dimension become an important factor of the development and growth processes - on the other hand, it requires more and more flexible adaptation of its development patterns to changing trends and forecasted challenges and problems. This raises the question of the effectiveness and legitimacy of using the existing, more traditional planning approaches based on the methodology of long-term strategic planning aimed at building stable foundations for the development of society and - in contrast to this - searching for new approaches corresponding to the indicated planning challenges in conditions of high uncertainty of events, risks and anthropogenic and natural hazards. A particular challenge seems to be the need to use planning tools in international cooperation to reduce the negative externalities related to the side effects of globalization processes.

Therefore, the 35th AESOP Annual Congress 2023 Lodz welcomes the submission of abstracts within the following scientific tracks:

  • Track 1: Integrated Planning for Complexity
  • Track 2: Smart and Agile Planning: Smart Cities and Regions
  • Track 3: Planning and Law for Turbulent Futures
  • Track 4: Integrated Planning over The Borders
  • Track 5: Planning for Mobility: Accessibility, Affordability and Sustainability
  • Track 6: Planning for Democracy and Governance
  • Track 7: Planning for Resilience: Territories, Communities and Environment
  • Track 8: Planning for Culture and Tourism: Public Spaces, Heritage, Identity, Regeneration
  • Track 9: Planning for Inclusive, Multicultural and Just Cities
  • Track 10: Interdisciplinary Planning Education: Challenges, Dialogues, Innovations
  • Track 11: Turbulent Urban Futures: Uncertainty and Adaptability
  • Track 12: Territorial Governance and Cohesion
  • Track 13: Multiverse of Planning Theories
  • Track 14: CEE Planning Doctrines and Practices
  • Track 15: Environmentalism: Climate Crisis and Green Deal
  • Track 16: Territories Under Pressure: Geopolitics and Logistics
  • Track 17: Planning for Post-Pandemic World

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