PLANNING THEORIES AND PRACTICES FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH & EAST

The AESOP TG Planning Theories and Practices for the Global South & East provides a platform for mutual interaction of planning scholars, researchers and practitioners from different world regions. The group members are willing to reflect on ideas, concepts, theories (including 'Southern theories'), practices, that make sense in this context. They are interested in knowing how the 'knowledge' produced in this TG can be useful for their work, no matter where they are. The group also reflects on teaching students, particularly international ones, who are travelling globally. We are equally interested to hear reactions to this group, of scholars from indigenous societies in the North.

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Planning Theories and Practices for the Global South & East
Planning Theories and Practices for the Global South & East
First online meeting: Planning Theories and Practices for Global South
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The first online meeting for the new AESOP Thematic Group Planning Theories and Practices for Global South Date: 15th...

The main aims of Planning Theories and Practices for the Global South & East are:

  • To embrace all positionalities and to open up radically new dialogues and relationships;
  • To consider the South as above all a genealogical relation - the history of North/South (post-) colonial relations - and a set of ontologies and epistemologies (post-/de-colonial, subaltern, southern...) that, by expanding the geographies of theorisation, have above all made social sciences (and planning), in a word, better;
  • To exchange our descriptive views and normative positions about planning with regard to Global south and Global East;
  • To learn about planning practices from the South-Eastern context;
  • To be actively involved in preparing research policy and practice documents through collaboration.