Theme: This event will present and discuss some of the current planning trends and ideas in the Nordic countries. What is in particular ‘at stake’ in planning in the Nordic countries at the moment, and how might this relate to a wider AESOP audience? This is partly in order to introduce the recently established AESOP Thematic Group on Nordic Planning, and partly to discuss similarities and differences in Nordic Planning with a broader AESOP and global audience.
Inevitably, in discussing such overall trends, the event will also bring into attention how the COVID pandemic seems to have pushed forward or changed agendas in relation to spatial development and planning. For instance, increases in telecommuting and multilocality, internet-trading and shopping, activity in the housing and second-home market, outdoor recreational activities, etc. How do we see this after the crisis? Based on ‘best guesses’ and some initial views to post-COVID living, what do we think could be the implications to spatial development and hence to planning? Will our spatial governance and planning systems be well suited for post-COVID? What new challenges and opportunities can be expected for planning? New trends towards more rural living? Counter-urbanisation (sub)trends? Reorganisation of general services? Etc.
Host: The AESOP Nordic Planning TG and Aalborg University. Contacts: Carsten Jahn Hansen,
Format: An afternoon session, open-for-all from AESOP and broader international research audiences, and planning practitioners with an interest in Nordic planning. ** When: 25th August 2021. Platform: Teams**
Participation and registration: It is free to join. Please register to the event by sending an email to Carsten Jahn Hansen,
13.00-13.20: Introduction: Nordic planning – what is it?
13.20-13.35: Finland – planning legislation reform and introduction of continuous urban-regional development monitoring policy / Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto University
13.35-13.50: Sweden – Simplifying to shorten detail planning processes. Regional and local planning to support fossil free energy and industry / Kristina L. Nilsson, Luleå University of Technology
13.50-14.05: Planning trends in Iceland / Sigridur Kristjánsdóttir, The Agricultural University of Iceland
14.20-14.35: Norway – Criticism of planning results, revision of sectoral state wind-power planning, effect of COVID19 on planning / Inger-Lise Saglie, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
14.35-14.50: Denmark – New intertwined planning spaces, sharpened sustainability goals and regional-local development / Carsten Jahn Hansen, Aalborg University
14.50-15.10: Comparison of planning trends in the Nordic countries – and how this may relate to a broader AESOP audience / Lukas Smas & Peter Schmitt, Stockholm University
15.25-16.10: Discussion. Short round of reflections from the presenters, followed by an open discussion.
- Key note speech: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and how they contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals : Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield University, UK
- Making Cities Resilient 2030 – _How organisations and partners can support cities in building their urban resilience : Ms Helena Monteiro, MCR2030 Secretariat for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – _Europe and Central Asia
- Disaster Resilience Scorecards and Local Resilience Strategy Development: The Central Asia Initiative : Ms Olga Shashkina, Specialist on Local Resilience Building United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – _Europe and Central Asia
The concept of the module, its agenda and key speakers can be found here. http://isepei.org/sites/default/files/02072021_mcr2030_ceu_concept_note.pdf
We are a team of colleagues from the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies thematic group, working on the ‘Climate Action in Planning Education and Practice’ project, aimed at reviewing how European Planning Schools are addressing climate change and climate action in their urban or spatial planning courses. The results will be presented in the upcoming World Urban Campaign ‘Urban Thinkers Campus’ on this topic in November 2021 and a potential journal publication.
We are currently looking for planning practitioners and researchers willing to collaborate with us on an online survey and review of higher education programmes delivered by Planning Schools in European countries (plus Turkey) listed on the AESOP "members directory" website. The data will be collected using the online platform/app Epicollect5.
This is a great opportunity to tackle an urgent topic and increase your professional and academic networking, while adding research experience to your curriculum. We also anticipate several ways to disseminate our findings, including a potential presentation in the Urban Thinkers Campus event.If you are interested in collaborating in our project please join us on 28th of June at 11.30 am UK / 12.30 pm EU, on Zoom link: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/93893438285,
Meeting ID: 938 9343 8285
For event registration, follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-climate-action-in-planning-education-and-practice-tickets-158705547565
Title: Presentation of the AESOP TG PSUC at the TU Wien
Institution: Technische Universitat, Wien, Austria
Local organizers: Sabine Knierbein, Olivia Kafka, Angelika Gabauer
AESOP TG Representatives: Christine Mady (Lebanon), Stefania Ragozino (Italy), Tihomir Viderman (Germany)
Title: AESOP TG PSUC Conference Thessaloniki “Between THE HOME & THE SQUARE. Bridging the boundaries of public space”
Institution: School of Architecture, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Local organizers: Evie Athanassiou
AESOP TG Representatives: Sara Santos Cruz (Portugal), Burcu Yigit Turan (Sweden)
Date: April/May 2022
Title: AESOP TG PSUC Workshop Cardiff “Knowledge Exchange Workshop in Public Realm Design Research and Policy”
Institution: Cardiff University, UK
Local organizers: Patricia Aelbrecht, Hesam Kamalipour, Nastaran Peimani
AESOP TG Representatives: Stefania Ragozino (Italy), Tihomir Viderman (Germany)
Title: AESOP TG PSUC Conference Uppsala “What is the problem now? Searching for the radical turns in theory and praxis of public space”
Institution: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Local organizers: Burcu Yigit Turan, Mia Ågren, Johan Pries
AESOP TG Representatives: Sabine Knierbein (Austria), Mohamed Saleh (The Netherlands)
Title: AESOP Annual Congress Tartu “Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice”
TRACK #2 CULTURE: Reinterpreting the spatial value of culture, heritage and tourism
Institution: Estonian University of Life Sciences
AESOP TG Representatives: Stefania Ragozino (Italy), Tihomir Viderman (Germany)
In September 2021, IRDR will launch a brand new degree programme aimed at understanding and tackling some of the world's most pressing challenges: the Global Humanitarian Studies BSc. In advance of this launch, the IRDR's annual Humanitarian Summit will offer some provoking debate and discussion around how climate change, conflict and other global phenomena are shaping both the humanitarian sector and humanitarian studies as a field of research and teaching, and vice versa.
We welcome staff, students, alumni, policymakers and the public to join the debate.
The one-day online event will be split into two themes:
10:00-12.30: Humanitarian work and research at risk
In the morning sessions, guests will discuss the increasing risks humanitarian workers and researchers are facing in "the field", with increasing targeting, experiences of harassment/violence, state restrictions, and also COVID-19 related impacts on mobility. A key question will be: What do these violence and "access" challenges mean for the future of humanitarian work and humanitarian studies?
14:00-16:00: “New risks” and old approaches, or vice versa? Interrogating gender and climate security rhetoric
Climate change is the “new” global threat and climate security is a new way of framing the risks posed by climate-related hazards in economically and politically fragile settings. Is this narrative undermining development approaches that aim to address the underlying causes of climate change and environmental degradation e.g. fossil fuel based-economies or gender and race inequalities? Is this yet another distraction to avoid challenging hegemonic discourses on controlling (and destroying) the environment and controlling populations? These afternoon sessions will discuss whether current discourses around climate change adaptation and mitigation have come some way (if at all) in integrating alternative, often more feminist, perspectives to frame the problems and solutions.