AESOP-IFHP Lecture Series

Lecture 2: Andreas Faludi Twentieth Century Foundations of European Planning followed by a joint workshop by participants and representatives of European Commission Directorate General for Regional Policy From Cities of Tomorrow to Tomorrow for Cities – What is the Future for European Cities?

2nd June 2012, Paris

AESOP and IFHP wish to express a word of gratitude to the co-organizer of the 2ndLecture - Président de Paris-Sorbonne and Institut d'Urbanisme et d'Aménagement de Paris-Sorbonne (IUAPS).

Please register both for the lecture by Prof. Faludi and the workshop with European Commission DG for Regional Policy. We would like to kindly ask you to register before 30th May. For our not-registered guests we might be not able to ensure place in the auditorium. Registration takes 30 seconds. Please notice that there is NO registration fee.

On behalf of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) we would like to invite you to a lecture by Professor Andreas Faludi ‘Twentieth Century Foundations of European Planning, which will take place at the Université Panthéon-Assas, Amphithéâtre 3, 92 rue d'Assas, Paris on 2nd June 2012.

This will be the second in the Lecture Series by well-known planners and other ‘urban thinkers’, both academics and practitioners, organised by AESOP and IFHP in the framework of respectively our Silver Jubilee (2012) and Centenary (2013). The lecturers in the series have been asked to present their ideas on ‘new thinking’ and a ‘new vision’ for planning. The aim is to find possible answers to present-day and emerging challenges that are faced by planners and planning, as a modern, broad discipline in a new role in our contemporary complex and dynamic society.

The lecture and debate between Prof. Faludi and the participants present will be transmitted live online on both the AESOP and IFHP websites.

Professor Faludi will lecture on EU territorial cohesion policy. Its – uncertain – perspective is for framing policies with territorial impact, with the ‘EU macro-regional Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region’ and the ‘Danube Strategy’ pointing to a future beyond territorialism with its fixation on closed spatial units, and with ‘soft’ rather than ‘hard’ planning.

In any European territorial policy, the city will play a central role. The interconnectivity of cities is after all a major dimension of territorial cohesion. The European Commission has recently brought out a report 'Cities of Tomorrow' which looks at the importance of cities for the territorial, economic, social and environmental future of our continent. To complement Prof. Faludi's lecture, a joint workshop will be organised by invited participants and representatives of the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy to initiate a dialogue on the issues raised in this report. It will deal with the following three questions:

  • What is the European model of the city?
  • What instruments are available to ensure a more sustainable development for European cities?
  • What is the perspective for possible policy orientations in the new phase of EU research and structural policies 2014-2020? What should EU urban policy focus on; what should it avoid?

You are welcome to register on the AESOP & IFHP websites for this lecture and workshop and join a diverse audience of academics, researchers, policy-makers of all government levels and practitioners in what will doubtless be an engaging, stimulating and thought-provoking occasion.


Université Panthéon-Assas
Amphithéâtre 3

92 rue d'Assas Paris 6e

Public transport:
RER B: station Port Royal
Ligne 4: station Vavin
Ligne 12: station Notre Dame des Champs

Please notice, that because of numerous registrations we had to change the venue for the lecture and the workshop. This is no longer Institut d'Urbanisme et d'Aménagement de Paris-Sorbonne (IUAPS) 191, rue Saint Jacques. We do apologize for the change but we intended to give the comfortoble venue for all our guests. Our special word of gratitude goes to Président de Paris-Sorbonne who helped with new venue. New venue is:

Université Panthéon-Assas, Amphithéâtre 3, 92 rue d'Assas, Paris.

General map is available here.

Detailed map is available here.


13:00-14:00 Registration

14:00 Welcome address by Président de Paris-Sorbonne Professor Barthélémy Jobert

14:15 Lecture by Professor Andreas Faludi

15:00 Debate

15:30 Workshop AESOP-IFHP-European Commission DG for Regional Policy (moderated by Prof. Anna Geppert):

From Cities of Tomorrow to Tomorrow for Cities – What is the Future for European Cities?

Introduction: Stephen Duffy, EC, DG Regio

17:30-18:00 Conclusions

Feel free to distribute invitation to the event not only within your institution but also in wider planning community.

We at AESOP and IFHP look forward to seeing you in Paris on 2nd June!

For our guests who wish to stay in Paris we would be happy to offer study tour at Paris-Rive Gauche on Sunday 3rd June at 11:00.

Meeting point in front of the Gare d’Austerlitz.


If you are already on 1st June in Paris we would be happy to meet at 7 pm in the restaurant
Le Mauzac 7 Rue Abbé de l'epée, 75005 Paris


Please visit also Institut d'Urbanisme et d'Aménagement de Paris-Sorbonne (IUAPS) website: