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Retirement of Prof. Hans Mastop, AESOP President (2000-2002)

Published at: 12 October 2016

On September 8th, Professor Hans Mastop took his official retirement during a farewell reception at the Faculty of Management Science at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Hans Mastop is a greatly admired colleague in the planning field. His work focuses on strategic spatial planning and implementation of strategies; a research interest, which he most likely benefited from while being the Dean of Faculty, during two office periods. As President of AESOP, between 2000 and 2002, Hans Mastop used two other interests, internationalization and young academics, to initiate and support the YA network in AESOP.

On behalf of AESOP, Anna Geppert is happy to address Hans our warmest thanks for his meaningful contributions to the development of our association. The AESOP community wishes you many fulfillments in this new time of your life!

AESOP'S Position Paper on the NEW URBAN AGENDA

Published at: 10 October 2016

AESOP has recently applied to become an accredited partner of UN HABITAT and it already became one of the members of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative proposed by the World Urban Campaign (WUC) to serve as a platform for non-governmental partners in Habitat III.

The Habitat III Conference aims to adopt a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

AESOP has been contributing to the debates on the New Urban Agenda and, as a result, prepared this Position Paper which focuses on the role that research and academia and, in particular, our planning schools should play in the implementation phase of the NUA, through capacity building, knowledge production, and research that informs policymaking, as  well as data collection and analysis for the subsquent monitoring phases.

The ExCo would like to thank our colleague  Prof. Ela Babalik Sutcliffe  for leading the preparation of this document.

New AESOP President

Published at: 20 July 2016

Anna GEPPERT is the new AESOP President from July 2016 until July 2018.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Anna Geppert as the new AESOP President and greatly appreciates and thanks Francesco Lo Piccolo's remarkable work and dedication to our Association in the previous years.

New Conferences Officer

Published at: 20 July 2016

Zorica Nedovic-Budic is the new AESOP Conferences Officer and new member of the Executive Committee.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Zorica Nedovic-Budic as the new AESOP Conferences Officer and greatly appreciates Gerhard Schimak for his attentive and dedicated work as Events Officer in the previous years.

New YAN Representative

Published at: 20 July 2016

Karel Van den Berghe is the new Young Academics Network Representative.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Karel Van den Berghe and acknowledges Nadia Caruso's most valuable contribution to both the ExCo and the YAN in the previous years.

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Statement of solidarity with the academics in Turkey and Turkish scholars abroad

Published at: 21 July 2016

An Open Letter to the AESOP academic community: Statement of solidarity with the academics in Turkey and Turkish scholars abroad

In the current unsettling climate of Turkey, the Turkish government prohibits the basic pillars of the scientific and academic works by limiting the freedom of speech, mobility and international exchange of the academics in Turkey, and of Turkish academics abroad. We, as the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, are concerned about these silences and the selective condemnations. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues affected by this and fully claim for their rights to practice their profession in a full extent, in a global community of academic scholars.

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