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.

Working Group Member
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Working Group Member
University of Birmingham, UK
Working Group Member
University College London, UK
Working Group Member
University of Liverpool, UK


  • Higher Education Futures?

    Predicting the future is a difficult and inexact business and, generally, humans are more prone to focus on immediate problems and short-term problem-solving rather than long-range planning. In fact, long-range forecasts are tricky and often rendered wrong due to catalytic events. The dramatic

  • The International Cooperation in Planning Studio as a Pedagogical Approach

    In 2012, an international planning studio was organized by the Urban Planning Institute of Grenoble (France) at Sfax (Tunisia). What could have been a one-off project evolved into a long-term cooperation between French and Tunisian partners. The international cooperation in urbanism studio is

  • Embedding Landscape in the Education of Young Planners

    Understanding the relationships between a development and its wider setting is not new to planning. This often delicate balance has been contemplated by planners since well before the ground-breaking European Landscape Convention emerged in 2000. Nevertheless, and in the sustainable management

  • Facilitating the Smooth Transition of Second-Year XJTLU Students into Planning Programmes at the University Of Liverpool

    Increasingly internationalised student cohorts within planning schools offer opportunities to enhance existent student learning, but may also present potential issues, such as language difficulties, cultural disorientation, and the need to assimilate learning styles, internationalise curricula,

  • Editorial

    This issue (5.2) of Transactions of AESOP brings together a selection of papers which address current themes and issues in planning education. Two of the papers reflect on the experience of teaching modules submitted to recent rounds of the AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA), one reports