Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Group meetings . The members of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures meet annually to discuss and develop approaches proposed under the group’s working topic. These meetings mostly take form of workshops/seminars/conferences accompanied by a fieldtrip in duration of two days, and also provide an environment for engaging in a peer-to-peer discussion on the participants’ research and design projects. The meetings are organized by various types of institutions, which submit their declaration of interest for hosting an event based on the call’s theme, in close collaboration with at least one group member.

The members of the group would like to extend their sincerest thanks to institutions and colleagues that have hosted the group’s events so far: Istituto di Richerche sulle Attivià Terciarie, National Research Council, Italy; Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Department for Spatial Planning, Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Human Cities Symposium Organizers, Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta and ProMateria, Brussels, Belgium; Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey; UN Habitat World Urban Forum, Medellin, Colombia; Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania; La Villette School of Architecture, Paris, France. 

For questions concerning the organization of the meetings please e-mail to: psucnetwork@gmail.com

Join us in Amsterdam Meeting 2018

Published at: 13 April 2018

Re-learning public space: an action-research event to develop an alternative city guide of Amsterdam (June 28-30, 2018)

Deadline is approaching

BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

Published at: 21 July 2017

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

A serie of essays that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft, Urbanism) organized and co-edited is now available online from Built Environment.

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces, 23-27 May 2017, Ljubljana Slovenia

Published at: 3 July 2017

A joint event of EU Human Cities partnership and Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures hosted by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of architecture (UL-FA), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 May 2017.

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / 
Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces.

Annual Report for 2016

Published at: 13 February 2017

Annual Report for 2016
Organized by Stefania Ragozino, Sabine Knierbein and Gabriella Esposito de Vita, in collaboration with further TG members...


About the AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures’

The AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures has been initiated after the Annual Meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in Liverpool (UK) in 2009. In April 2010 the initiative has been recognized as a new thematic group Public Space and Urban Cultures by AESOP. In 2015, the group has decided on self-organized management structure:

AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures – Self-Organized Management Network

A. Group Coordination

2017-2019 Gabriella Esposito De Vita (Italy gabespo(at)unina.it; gabriella.esposito(at)cnr.it) (Main Volunteer), Ceren Sezer (Netherlands/Turkey C.Sezer(at)tudelft.nl) (Secondary Volunteer)
2019-2021 Ceren Sezer (Netherlands/Turkey) (Main Volunteer) – to be elected (Secondary Volunteer) further

B. Research Affairs
Sara Santos Cruz (Oporto, scruz(at)fe.up.pt); Nikolai Roskamm (Erfurt, nikolai.roskamm(at)fh-erfurt.de); Nadia Charalambous (Nikosia, nadiac(at)ucy.ac.cy), Sabine Knierbein (Austria/Germany knierbein(at)skuor.tuwien.ac.at)

C. Public Relations
Burcu Yigit Turan (Uppsala, burcuyigitturan@gmail.com); Stefania Ragozino (Naples, s.ragozino(at)iriss.cnr.it)

D. Public Liaison
Tihomir Viderman (Berlin, tihomir.viderman(at)skuor.tuwien.ac.at); Elina Kränzle (Vienna, elina.kraenzle(at)skuor.tuwien.ac.at)

E. Social Media
Weronika Mazurkiewicz (Gdansk, wero.mazurkiewicz(at)gmail.com), Katarzyna Bartoszevicz (Gdansk, kat.bartoszewicz(at)gmail.com), Matej Niksic (Ljubljana, matejn(at)uirs.si)

The Aesop Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures has been founded upon an initiative of Sabine Knierbein, Ceren Sezer and Chiara Tornaghi in 2010. It has been supported especially by Ali Madanipour (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and Sophie Watson (Open University, UK).

The aim of the group is to settle the research and design focus on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in planning-related disciplines. For more information about the thematic group, please visit the group’s official blog: http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces. For questions please send an e-mail to: psucnetwork@gmail.com

Coordinated by: Dr. Gabriella Esposito De Vita

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