Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

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Announcement: Becoming Local Istanbul

Published at: 31 January 2014

THE AESOP TG PUBLIC SPACES & URBAN CULTURES and OZYEGIN UNIVERSITY HELD a VERY PRODUCTIVE MEETING in ISTANBUL (NOV 20-23, 2013) UNDER the WORKING THEME, BECOMING LOCAL.

PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and hard-working coordinator Burcu Yigit Turan for this impressive and successful event.

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

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.

Call for Paper: Ambivalent Landscapes

Published at: 13 September 2012

AMBIVALENT LANDSCAPES, Sorting out the present by designing the future

Public Spaces & Urban Cultures Conference

Lisbon, 6th -7th December 2012

Ambivalence stands for the simultaneously contradictory and opposing perception of a given phenomenon, which despite disorienting in its manifestations, may be regarded as a condition from which to build renewed frameworks of analysis and criticism.

Recent trends in spatial, social and cultural processes show a growing sense of this ambivalence in the coexisting patterns of spatial polarization and shrinkage, in the informal public spaces patched under recombining networks of individual and collective exchange, in the increasingly difficult access to social and physical infrastructures that (used to) support modern cities. These are the landscapes of a changing urban Europe. No longer confined to the City but ever more dependent on stronger spaces of citizenship.

Ambivalent landscapes are the common ground and the opportunity to address public space and urban culture in the face of an open and transdisciplinary perspective.

This is an invitation to scholars to participate with original papers on a multiple disciplinary basis architecture and urbanism, social sciences and landscape, design and technology. Three trackswere designed to bringing together different approaches into a shared topic: Empty Cities, Collective spaces, Living infrastructures.

Announcement: AESOP Thematic Group “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures”, Meeting with the coordinators of Human Cities Festival

Published at: 26 May 2011

The AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures met to the coordinators of Human Cities Festival in a workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to talk about the possible collaborations of these two working groups in the future. The workshops is organized and hosted by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.

For more information about the workshop please see our website:  http://publicspaces- urbancultures.wikispaces.com

 

 

Invitation: The Thematic Group Launching Event, AESOP Helsinki Conference, Finland

Published at: 1 July 2010


INVITATION THEMATIC GROUP LAUNCHING EVENT, AESOP HELSINKI CONFERENCE, FINLAND

Date: Thursday 8th July, 5.30-7pm.
Place: Track10_SCCRP-T10, Room 22.

The newly established AESOP thematic group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures is inviting you to the launching event to be held during the AESOP Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2010. Public spaces as arenas of social interaction are one of the vital elements of city’s public life as they play a significant role to bring together different groups of people from different cultural backgrounds regardless to aspects of class, ethnic origin, gender and age. Public spaces, however, are under the pressure of globalization, privatization at the macrolevel and of city image and marketing strategies as well as other private sector inspired regeneration strategies at the microlevel. During the phase of postfordist transitions, especially cultural approaches within the planning community have characterized debates on how to deal with this manifest pressures on public spaces. With rising rhythms of development. the degree of conflicts and fragmentation in public spaces – taken from a descriptive perspective – is changing. From a normative perspective, the role of public spaces as places for integration and democracy is, therefore, challenged and contested.

Everybody welcome
Please feel warmly invited to join us!