ETHICS, VALUES AND PLANNING

This Thematic Group (TG) aims to facilitate lively debates on crucial ethical urban planning issues. It organizes events (e.g. colloquiums and conferences) and provides an open space for members to initiate debates.

The TG addresses mainly four themes:
• The correlation between ethics and spatial configurations (e.g. distributive issues, access to resources, freedom)
• The role and meaning of "spatial/urban justice";
• How to appropriately include values in urban governance, design and planning;
• Different types of ethical approaches in planning and their concrete operationalization.

Important aspects:
• The TG acknowledges and welcomes different ethical perspectives and different ideas of justice;
• The TG aims at overcoming dogmas, especially ideologically blinded and biased conversations.

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Events and Updates from the AESOP TG on Ethics, Values, and Planning
Tuesday, January 02, 2024
Dear friends and members of the AESOP Thematic Group on Ethics, Values and Planning , we want to inform and involve...
Ethics, Values and Planning
Call for papers: Exploring Conformorality in Planning Debates: Perspectives and Implications
Tuesday, January 02, 2024
The AESOP TG Ethics, Values and Planning welcomes contributions to a themed special issue of Transactions of AESOP on...
Ethics, Values and Planning
POST-CONFERENCE REPORT - "BREAKING THROUGH CONFORMORALITY" (September 14-15, 2023)
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
In this two-day event, which took place at the ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (Dortmund,...
Ethics, Values and Planning
Two-Day Programme for the Conference on "Breaking through 'Conformorality' in Urban and Regional Studies" AESOP - September 14-15 at ILS
Tuesday, September 05, 2023
Breaking through ‘conformorality’ in urban and regional studies September 14-15, 2023 - ILS (Dortmund, Brüderweg...
Ethics, Values and Planning
Annual conference of TG on Ethics, Values & Planning: "Breaking through ‘conformorality’ in urban and regional studies" (14 & 15 September 2023, Dortmund)
Friday, March 03, 2023
Annual conference of TG on Ethics, Values & Planning Breaking through ‘conformorality’ in urban and regional studies...
Ethics, Values and Planning
Annual conference of TG on Ethics, Values & Planning: "Breaking through ‘conformorality’ in urban and regional studies" (14 & 15 September 2023, Dortmund)
Friday, March 03, 2023
Annual conference of TG on Ethics, Values & Planning Breaking through ‘conformorality’ in urban and regional studies...
Ethics, Values and Planning
AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - COLLOQUIUM 7: "JUST URBAN DESIGN: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE PUBLIC CITY", MARCH 28, 5-6 PM (CET)
Monday, February 20, 2023
Curious to explore and discuss the interrelation between urban design and justice ? The AESOP TG on Ethics, Values and...
Ethics, Values and Planning
CALL FOR NEW COORDINATORS - Thematic Group on Ethics, Values and Planning (Deadline: September 25, 2022)
Thursday, August 04, 2022
The AESOP thematic group on Ethics, Values and Planning is searching for candidates who would like to contribute to...
Ethics, Values and Planning
Extended deadline - Call for papers - Annual conference TG Ethics, Values and Planning - Operationalizing the Just City
Thursday, November 11, 2021
EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE UNTIL 26 NOV Call for abstracts Operationalizing the Just City Annual conference...
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AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - Colloquium: Human Dignity in Planning, November 23rd from 4 to 5pm (CET), with Ben Davy
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The AESOP TG on Ethics, Values and Planning continues the conversation and debate on Tuesday 23 November 2021, from 4...
Ethics, Values and Planning
AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - Colloquium 5: Overcoming the false dichotomy between procedural and distributive justice, October 13th from 5 to 6pm (CET), with Ali Madanipour, Sabine Weck and Peter Schmitt
Monday, September 20, 2021
The AESOP TG on Ethics, Values and Planning continues the conversation and debate on Wednesday 13 October 2021, from 5...
Ethics, Values and Planning
AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - OPEN SPACE event: “What are AESOP’s shared values?”, June 8th from 4.00 to 6.00 pm (CET)
Monday, May 24, 2021
First OPEN SPACE* event: What are AESOP’s shared values? While AESOP is a European association, its network extends...

Typology of events and activities

Colloquiums 

Format:

One invited speaker and two/three selected discussants. The meetings are open to the public but subject to registration. In these events, an already published article will be presented and discussed. The necessary condition to participate in the event is to read the article in advance. Registered participants will receive a copy of the article.

Structure:
  • Input: guest speaker’s presentation (15 minutes)
  • Reactions: discussants’ comments (15 minutes)
  • Questions and answers: from other participations (30 minutes)

Open space 

The TG’s OPEN SPACE is an opportunity provided to all members who want to present and discuss new works or topics (e.g. new books and articles). Initiators must submit their proposals in advance to the coordinators, who will evaluate them. This type of event can be organised and proposed anytime.

Annual Conference 

The annual conference will investigate in depth one prevalent topic. A possible objective of the event is to publish a special thematic issue based on the selected submitted abstracts. 

 

Recent activities

Colloquiums

  • "If neoliberalism is everything, maybe it is nothing" with Edwin Buitelaar (February 24, 2021)
  • "Our curious silence about kindness"  with John Forester (March 24, 2021)
  • "Revisiting the concept of the just city" with Stefano Moroni (April 21, 2021)
  • "Back to normality or perpetual threat? Exploring scenarios of future urban life and planning" (May 26, 2021)
  • "Overcoming the false dichotomy between procedural and distributive justice" with Ali Madanipour, Sabine Weck and Peter Schmitt (October 13, 2021)
  • "Human Dignity in Planning" with Ben Davy (November 23, 2021)

Open space events

  • "What are AESOP's shared values?", Initiator: Ben Davy (June 8, 2021)

Annual Conference

  • “Operationalising the Just City”, Presenters: 48 (February 24-25, 2022)

Annual congress

  • “Making and unmaking spatial inequalities”, AESOP Congress Tartu, Estonia – Track 9: SPATIALITIES, 10 sessions (July 25-29, 2022)