Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning

Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal, produced and owned by AESOP, Association of European Schools of Planning. The journal aims at promoting excellence in planning education and research, a key goal for AESOP. It supports and disseminates scholarly work of the highest quality, covering the whole spectrum of the planning discipline, particularly those produced by AESOP members or participants of AESOP events and activities. Transactions is led by a working group of four.

/Ela%20Babalık-Sutcliffe
Working Group Member
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
/Andrea%20Frank
Working Group Member
University of Birmingham, UK
/Nikos%20Karadimitriou
Working Group Member
University College London, UK
/Olivier%20Sykes
Working Group Member
University of Liverpool, UK

LATEST ARTICLES

  • Editorial

    This issue (5.1) of Transactions of AESOP brings together a selection of papers submitted to recent rounds of the Best AESOP Congress Paper Award and an invited paper by Tuna Taşan-Kok the Chair of the AESOP Congress Paper Award Committee. They provide original and insightful contributions

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  • New relational understandings of city building

    In this think piece I will take you on a journey to share my approach to reading contemporary city building, which is increasingly chaotic, fragmented, and complex. Spatial governance, in my understanding, refers to the collective efforts to coordinate and structure the dynamic institutional

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  • The impact of actor-relational dynamics on integrated planning practice

    Integrated planning processes involve an increasing number of actors and aim to create synergy between multiple knowledges in communicative settings. Planning research has acknowledged that the actor-relational aspects of planning processes are not yet adequately understood, and that methods to

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  • City-county consolidation and the (re)conceptualisation of urban-rural planning

    The Taiwanese central government views city-county consolidations as an effective method to strengthen national competitiveness and to balance regional development. But for local governments, consolidation presents a series of planning challenges, especially in relation to the reconstruction of

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  • Imagining the City of Tomorrow Through Foresight and Innovative Design

    Ecological and digital transitions alongside concerns over social inequalities have signalled the advent of complex new challenges for contemporary cities. These challenges raise issues pertaining to the dynamic capability of urban planners: more specifically, their ability to revise their

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  • Emerging Places of Social Innovation (POSI):

    Social innovation is recurrently positioned as an important collaborative element in helping cities to transition and address human needs and societal challenges to enhance the health, wellbeing, and welfare of citizens. To address a call for more sector-specific research on the spatiality of

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  • The circular economy in urban projects

    Over the last decade, the concept of the circular economy (CE) has gained momentum among practitioners, politicians, and scholars because of its promise of achieving sustainability goals. However, there is still a need to demonstrate and assess the positive environmental impacts of the CE. With

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