Dear Colleagues,

Please join us in the forthcoming first event of the Association of European Schools of Planning's Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures within the "Becoming Local Series" 2013 to 2015:

The Faculty of Architecture and Design at Özyeğin University Istanbul will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Istanbul between 20-23 November 2013. The aim of the meeting is to share international and interdisciplinary perspectives in studies of public spaces and urban cultures under the theme of ‘Becoming Local’.The meeting will be dedicated to the presentations and discussions of high quality work of scholars and practitioners who will reflect on the theme from different perspectives.

In addition, the meeting will include a field-trip and a workshop in Istanbul.

For more information about the event please see the link

Date of the event: Nov 20-23, 2013

Deadline to send an abstract: Oct 21, 2013

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Sophie Watson, Open University

Cristina Cerulli, Sheffield University

İpek Akpınar, Istanbul Technical University

Participation fee: Free of charge

Contact: Burcu Yigit Turan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We will update our blog abut the following thematic group meetings in Paris, Bucharest, Glasgow, Vienna, Delft/Amsterdam, Oporto and Ankara in 2014 and 2015.