First OPEN SPACE* event: What are AESOP’s shared values?
While AESOP is a European association, its network extends beyond such boundaries. What does it mean for the community? What are (or should be) the primary and shared values of the AESOP community? What could this mean for AESOP’s future? The purpose of the event is to foster an open discussion about the values of the association. Its goal is to explore ongoing questions, challenges and find new connections.
On June 8th from 4.00 to 6.00 pm (CET) invited speakers will deal with this issue and respond to three questions: 1. What are the fundamental values that all members of the AESOP community should share and promote? 2. How would or should AESOP like to be seen by planning schools outside of Europe? 3. Does the current AESOP logo represent AESOP's fundamental values? Does the logo present AESOP to planning schools outside Europe in a suitable fashion?
After a panel presentation, the floor will be open for a discussion by participants of the TG session. The session will be recorded for further use in future debate.
Participants to the panel discussion:
- Rachelle Alterman (Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Neaman Institute for National Policy Research - AESOP Honorary Member)
- Claudia Basta (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Tijana Dabovic (University of Belgrade)
- Pinar Dörder (Technical University of Darmstadt – Chair of YA Coordination Team)
- Francesco Lo Piccolo (University of Palermo)
- Izabela Mironowicz (Gdansk University of Technology)
- Paulo Silva (University of Aveiro)
Register to the event by sending an e-mail to
- This TG aims to facilitate lively debates on relevant ethical urban planning issues. It organizes monthly colloquiums, an annual conference and provides an open space for members to initiate debates and workshops. This event is an idea of Ben Davy. Everybody, who is interested in why Ben had this idea, should watch his 2021 JAMMAL INTERNATIONAL LECTURE: [“Random Planning Values?” at https://buffalo.zoom.us/rec/share/134jyJTIsc8RLi4MxIOntJLgDirUuEx7XbX1lMzHK0s0uIhCp9CzKnYK1rwRu3.xjihdl8Z4o_9270f .]