Blog posts of 2013

Call for Abstracts: Becoming Local Series_Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013, Istanbul)

Published at: 9 October 2013

BECOMING LOCAL SERIES  (2013-2015) ISTANBUL MEETING (Nov, 20-23 2013)

Deadine for abstracts: October 21 2013

Local Coordinator: Burcu Yigit Turan, Thematic Group Coordinator: Ceren Sezer Hosting Institution: Ozyegin University 

Please join us in the forthcoming first event of the
Association of European Schools of Planning's Thematic Groupon Public Spaces and Urban Cultures within the "Becoming Local Series" 2013 to 2015 in Istanbul in Nov 20-23 2013.www.becominglocalistanbul.org


New Themed Issue 'Marketplaces as an urban development strategy' in Built Environment

Published at: 9 October 2013

PUBLICATION: A THEMED ISSUE 'MARKETPLACES as an URBAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY' in BUILT ENVIRONMENT (OCT 2013) by FREEK JANSSENS and CEREN SEZER

A new themed issue on ' Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy' will be available soon in Built Environment in October 2013. (http://www.alexandrinepress.co.uk/default.php)

The editors of Built Environment are Sir Peter Hall, Professor David Banister and Dr Stephen Marshall

The guest editors of the themed issue are Freek Janssens and Ceren Sezer

12th meeting: Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation

Published at: 13 August 2013

16th & 17th of January 2014, the 12th meeting of AESOP's thematic group on Complexity & Planning will be held in Manchester. The event is hosted by the Manchester School of Architecture and is aimed at exploring more closely the potentials and parallels between processes of Spatial Planning and Urbanism/Design. In particular, how the complexity sciences can create and enhance this discourse through an examination of processes of inevitable transformation. A keynote speech will be provided by prof. Micheal Weinstock.

Please click read more to find more information about the call for papers

12th meeting - Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation

Published at: 13 August 2013

During the 16th & 17th of January 2014, AESOP's thematic group on Complexity and Planning held its 12th meeting in Manchester. The event was hosted by the Manchester School of Architecture and focused on exploring more closely the potentials and parallels between processes of Spatial Planning and Urbanism/Design. In particular, how the complexity sciences can create and enhance this discourse through an examination of processes of inevitable transformation.

A special word of gratitude goes to Manchester School of Architecture and in particular Ulysses Sengupta for an incredibly warm and well organized event.

Please click read more  for all presentations, and videos of the keynote speech of prof. Micheal Weinstock and the Round Table discussion with him and Prof. Michael Batty and Prof. Gert de Roo.

Dublin 2013: TG meeting minutes

Published at: 16 July 2013

Minutes from the Transport Planning & Policy thematic group meeting at the 2013 joint AESOP/ACSP Congress in Dublin

Call for Interest: Becoming Local

Published at: 11 May 2013

BECOMING LOCAL’ – CALL FOR INTEREST
The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

The Thematic Group ‘Public Spaces and Urban Cultures’ (TG PS-UC) / May 2013

The AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures hereby opens a call to different partner institutions, in Europe and beyond, to host the group’s future meetings in the years 2013 to 2015. After having dealt with the subject of “Conviviality” during the group’s meetings in Vienna, Ljubljana, Naples, Brussels and Lisbon, which took place in the period between 2010 and 2012, the new topic BECOMING LOCAL has been initially developed during the group’s meeting in Lisbon in December 2012. This umbrella topic complements the group’s preceding approaches and activities aimed at critically reflecting, analysing and discussing current trends and tendencies pertaining to public spaces and urban cultures in the field of urban research, design and planning. If you are interested in hosting an upcoming group meeting, please contact us at psucnetwork@gmail.com until 21st June 2013.

Jerry Kaufman (1933-2013)

Published at: 5 February 2013

Prof. Jerry Kaufman the pioneer of community food planning studies in North America deceased.

Call for papers – 11th meeting: Self-organization and spatial planning: in-depth analysis

Published at: 27 January 2013

Please find attached the call for papers for the 11th meeting AESOP's thematic group on Complexity & Planning. This meeting will be centered around the concept of self-organization, being a follow-up on the 9th meeting in Istanbul in 2011.

We hope many of you will attend this upcoming meeting, which is hosted by the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

The meeting will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2013

11th meeting: Self-organization and spatial planning: in-depth analysis

Published at: 10 January 2013

The 2nd and 3rd of May 2013 the University of Aveiro, Portugal, hosted the 11th meeting AESOP's thematic group on Complexity & Planning. A committed group of planners and urban designers from Europe and North-America had an intense dialogue on the relation between the concept of self-organization and planning. How to understand this concept in a socio-spatial context? To what extent can processes of self-organization be identified in spatial systems and networks? And what are the possible insights gained for planning theory and practice?

A special word of gratitude goes to Paulo Silva for organizing the event.

Update:

- Video recordings are published online.