AESOP Annual Congress

Every year, usually in July, AESOP holds its Annual Congress, hosted by one of member universities. Congresses are a wide platform of exchange in the fields of research, education and practice in planning. They usually run around 20 thematic tracks and host outstanding invited speakers. Every five years AESOP co-organizes World Planning Schools Congress gathering planning schools from all over the world. AESOP congresses are open to all, but AESOP members benefit of reduced congress fees.

Recent AESOP Congresses took place in Naples (2007), Chicago (2008, with ACSP), Liverpool (2009) and Helsinki (2010). Forthcoming 25th AESOP Congress in 2012 will take place in Ankara, Turkey.

WPSC took place in Shanghai (2001) and Mexico (2006). In July 2011 planning scholars will be welcomed to Perth, Australia.

Acknowledgment to Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology

Published at: 15 July 2014

Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank UTRECHT UNIVERSITY and DELFT UNIVERISTY OF TECHNOLOGY and express our gratitude for the organization of the AESOP Congress 2014 (9th - 12th July 2014) FROM CONTROL TO CO-EVOLUTION. The team from Utrecht and Delft  has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. 

AESOP Annual Congress 2014: From Control to Co-evolution

Published at: 1 January 2014

The AESOP Secretariat General has received several requests to extend the deadline for abstract submission for the 2014 AESOP Congress in Utrecht/Delft.

Due to substantial digital traffic on the last days of the submission, problems with uploading the abstract might have occurred.
The Local Organizing Committee
decided to extend the deadline in order to be able to accommodate the requests from our members.
If you did not succeed until now please submit you abstract until

14th January 2014, 23:59 CET (GMT+1).

Submit your abstract here.


Published at: 28 September 2013

AESOP Annual Congress 2014
in Utrecht/Delft

Call for abstracts is already open.
Check here list of tracks and submit your abstract.

Call closes on 1st January 2014.

Acknowledgment to Middle East Technical Univeristy in Ankara

Published at: 16 July 2012

Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank Middle East Technical Univerisity in Ankara and express our gratitude for the organization of the AESOP Silver Jubilee Congress (11th – 15th July). The team from Ankara has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability.


Published at: 1 January 2012

The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) will hold its 26th Annual Congress in Ankara, Turkey, from 11 to 15 July 2012. As 2012 will also mark the 25th Anniversary of AESOP our aim is to celebrate the occasion with the participation of many distinguished guests and keynote speakers, along with a number of special sessions and activities. The Congress will also provide the setting for stimulating workshops, round-table discussions, and exciting excursions, during which issues of spatial planning and development specific to Ankara may also be explored.



List of AESOP Annual Congresses

1987 - Amsterdam, The Netherland (Inaugural Congress)

1988 - Dortmund, Germany

1989 - Tours, France

1990 - Reggio Calabria, Italy

1991 - Oxford, UK (ACSP-AESOP joint Congress)

1992 - Stockholm, Sweden

1993 - Lodz, Poland

1994 - Istanbul, Turkey

1995 - Glasgow, UK

1996 - Toronto, Canada (ACSP-AESOP joint Congress)

1997 - Nijmegen, the Netherlands

1998 - Aveiro, Portugal

1999 - Bergen, Norway

2000 - Brno, Czech Republic

2001 - Shangai, China (World Planning Schools Congress)

2002 - Volos, Greece

2003 - Leuven, Belgium (ACSP-AESOP joint Congress)

2004 - Grenoble, France

2005 - Wien, Austria

2006 - Mexico City, Mexico (World Planning Schools Congress)

2007 - Naples, Italy

2008 - Chicago, U.S. (ACSP-AESOP joint Congress)

2009 - Liverpool, UK

2010 - Helsinki, Finland

2011 - Perth, Australia (World Planning Schools Congress)

2012 - Ankara, Turkey

2013 - Dublin, Ireland

2014 - Utrecht/Delft, The Netherlands