AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting

The Heads of Schools (HoS) Meeting is an annual forum for planning education, usually held in Spring (March- April), where AESOP is happy to welcome delegates from its member schools, whether they are Heads of the Schools or any key persons designated by them, to discuss main problems and challenges for planning education across Europe.

Past HoS Meetings addressed topics such as Professional Recognition for Planners in Europe (Leuven, 2007); Quality Assesment and Accreditation in Planning Education (Łódź, 2009); Planning Between Sovereignty, Interdisciplinarity, and Loss of Identity? (Lille, 2009), Planning Education and Practice (Istanbul, 2010).

In 2011, the meeting in Tirana faced the question of knowledge exchange in Planning, while touching the issue of research, innovation, mobility and creativity. In 2012, in Oslo, AESOP tried to find an answer on how to manage planning schools in times of crisis, while in 2013, in Gdańsk, we discussed Smart Teaching: Innovative Steps Towards 21st Century Spatial Developments. In 2014, in Lisbon, the topic addressed was Planning connecting academia and local communities in a rapidly changing Europe. The 10th HoS Meeting and Plaza for Excellence in Teaching held in Madrid, in 2015, focused on Enhancing International Cooperation in a Connected and Divided World. Hosted by the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki received in 2016 the 11th HoS Meeting with the topic Back to Agora: European Values and Planning Education.

The Warsaw University of Technology
hotsed this year's 12th HoS Meeting, which will focus on the topic of PLANNING EDUCATION IN A DIGITAL WORLD (Warsaw, 31 March to 02 April 2017).

In 2018, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, will be hosting the 13th Heads of Schools Meeting with the theme "Planning Education & Research: Retrospect and Prospect (Newscastle upon Tyne, 18 to 21 April 2018).

PLANNING EDUCATION is the AESOP Journal which addresses contemporary issues and challenges for teaching  and training in the field of planning in Europe. The following issues are available to be downloaded:
PLANNING EDUCATION No 1: Towards a European recognition for the Planning profession
PLANNING EDUCATION No 2: Quality Issues in a changing European Higher Education Area
PLANNING EDUCATION No 3: Excellence in Planning Education: Local, European & Global Perspective also available to be read online.

Acknowledgment to the Warsaw University of Technology

Published at: 6 April 2017

AESOP would like to thank Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Department of Spatial Planning and Environmental Sciences and express our gratitude for the organization of the 12th AESOP Heads of Schools Planning Education in a Digital World.


The event has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us, and has been so largely thanks to the work and hospitality of our Polish colleagues, to whom we remain grateful.

Acknowledgment to Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Published at: 31 March 2016

AESOP would like to thank Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Spatial Planning and Development Engineering and express our gratitude for the organization of the 11th AESOP Heads of Schools Back to Agora: European Values and Planning Education.

Acknowledgment to Technical University of Madrid

Published at: 16 March 2015

Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank Technical University of Madrid and express our gratitude for the organization of the X AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting & Plaza for Excellence in Education (12th – 14th March): Enhancing International Cooperation in a Connected and Divided World­. The team from Madrid has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. We consider the cooperation with Technical University of Madrid very successful and pleasurable. We would also like express our word of gratitude to the city of Madrid supporting the event.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO UNIVERSITY OF LISBON

Published at: 10 March 2014

Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank University of Lisbon and express our gratitude for the organization of the IX AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting (7th – 9th April): WE MUST ADAPT! Planning connecting academia and local communities in a rapidly changing Europe. The team from Lisbon has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. We consider the cooperation with University of Lisbon very successful and pleasurable. We would also like express our word of gratitude to the city of Lisbon supporting the event.

 

AESOP HEADS OF SCHOOLS MEETING 2014

Published at: 23 January 2014

WE MUST ADAPT!

Planning connecting academia and local communities in a rapidly changing Europe

UNIVERISTY OF LISBON

7-9 MARCH 2014

Programme, registration and practicalities here.

AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting, 7-9 March 2014

Published at: 9 October 2013

AESOP HEADS OF SCHOOLS MEETING 2014

WE MUST ADAPT!
Planning connecting academia and local communities in a rapidly changing Europe

UNIVERISTY OF LISBON
7-9 MARCH 2014

Acknowledgment to Gdańsk University of Technology

Published at: 15 April 2013

Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank Gdańsk University of Technology and express our gratitude for the organization of the AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting (12th – 14th April): Smart Teaching Innovative Steps Towards 21st Century Spatial Developments. The team from Gdańsk has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. We consider the cooperation with Gdańsk Univeristy of Technology very successful and pleasurable. We would also like express our word of gratitude to the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot supporting the event.

 

List of AESOP Heads of Schools Meetings

2006 - Bratislava (Slovakia), 17-18 March

2007 - Leuven (Belgium), 14 April

2008 - Lodz (Poland), 29-30 March

2009 - Lille (France), 27-28 March

2010 - Istanbul (Turkey), 17-18 April

2011 - Tirana (Albania), 7-8 May

2012 - Oslo (Norway), 5-6 May

2013 - Gdańsk (Poland), 12-14 April

2014 - Lisbon (Portugal), 7-9 March

2015 - Madrid (Spain), 12-14 March

2016 - Thessaloniki (Greece), 10-12 March

2017 - Warsaw (Poland), 31 March - 02 April