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.

NEWS
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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...
Ethics, Values and Planning
AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & Planning - Colloquium 4: “Back to normality or perpetual threat? Exploring scenarios of future urban life and planning”
Thursday, April 29, 2021
There is a lot of speculation on the lasting effects of COVID-19 and how it will change (urban) life and planning. One...
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AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - Colloquium 3: "Revisiting the concept of the ‘just city’ (Stefano Moroni)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Dear all, after two lively and highly stimulating sessions on “neoliberalism” and “kindness in planning”, the AESOP TG...
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AESOP TG - ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - Second event: "Our curious silence about kindness" prof.dr. John Forester, with prof.dr. Ben Davy and dr. Michiel Stapper - Wednesday, March 24th, 4-5 pm (CET)
Sunday, February 28, 2021
The AESOP thematic group on ETHICS, VALUES AND PLANNING has been recently renovated. After several years of excellent...
Ethics, Values and Planning
AESOP TG ETHICS, VALUES & PLANNING - First event: "If neoliberalism is everything, maybe it is nothing" with prof. Edwin Buitelaar - Wednesday, February 24th, 5-6 pm (CET)
Saturday, January 23, 2021
The AESOP thematic group on ETHICS, VALUES AND PLANNING has been recently renovated. After several years of excellent...
Ethics, Values and Planning
The Just City: A Roundtable
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
AESOP 2014 – Track Ethics and Justice in Planning The Just City: A Roundtable - July 10 th , 2014 Moderators: Claudia...

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)