AESOP Thematic Groups are working groups on specific themes established in order to create more effective platforms for debate and discussion amongst AESOP members.
Ways in which AESOP can support the TGs :
The draft content of an application for a Thematic Group was prepared and should include:
TG deliver annual report to the SG by the end of January.
Application form for AESOP funding is available here.
The aim of the group is to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a network of lecturers and researchers, who are willing to explore and debate new developments influencing both planning theory and practice in the light of non-linearity, resilience, adaptivity, complexity, complexity thinking and complex adaptice systems.
Coordinated by: Prof. Dr. Gert de Roo
The GOAL: improve the communication and the knowledge between AESOP members on what is the state of the art, the methodologies and the practice of New Technologies in Planning.
Coordinated by: Dr. Elisabete A. Silva
Law is an essential element of planning. Statutory law, as interpreted by the courts, defines planning powers, the planning process, and the mandatory elements of binding development plans. Although the law often attributes a wide margin of discretion to the planning authority, it also limits planning powers for the protection of individual rights.
Coordinated by: Dr. Leonie Janssen-Jansen
Aim of this group is to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a network of researchers and lecturers who are involved in issues of transnational and cross-border planning. This network could be used for many different things. It can be used to share and discuss research results, to learn about each others teaching in this field, to start transnational research projects among different members of the network, to take the initiative to publish research results, to comment on transnational and cross-border planning initiatives etc.
Coordinated by: Dr. Jochem de Vries
The main intention of the urban design group is to develop a better understanding of status of urban design within planning education across Europe, and of its relationship to both the professional disciplines of planning and architecture.
Coordinated by: Dr. Alan Reeve
The GOAL of this group is to create and grow a network of researchers interested in the complex interlinkages between transport behaviour, transport infrastructure, the role of technology, sustainability, governance structures and interventions.
Coordinated by: Professor Angela Hull
This TG is based on the contention that research into planning raises ethical issues which are distinctive enough to warrant more attention than the routine references to standard social science discussions which are the usual responses of research monographs and doctoral theses.
Coordinated by: Prof. Francesco Lo Piccolo
The AESOP Thematic Group on Resilience and Risk Mitigation Strategies has the overall aim to strengthen communication about relationships between risk management and planning at European Level
Coordinated by: Prof. Dr. Murat Balamir
Groupe d'Etudes sur l'Urbanisme Français et Britannique
Coordinated by: dr lauren andres
This group of AESOP researchers is focused on the evaluation of planning interventions - both of physical developments and application of new tools for evaluation. Initially set up to run as a series of conferences to be held every 3-4 years with invited experts presenting case-studies of robust evaluation methods.
The early facilitators of these conferences were Nathaniel Lichfield, Abdul Khakee and Dino Borri.
The 7th international workshop was organised by Angela Hull in Edinburgh in 2008, and the 8th international workshop was organised by Johan Woltjer in Groningen in March 2013.
The main outcomes of these conferences are a series of edited books to disseminate the latest approaches to evaluation in planning. The latest book: Hull, A., Alexander, E.R., Khakee, A., and Woltjer, J., (Eds) (2011) Evaluation for Participation and Sustainability in Planning, Routledge: London.
Coordinated by: Professor Angela Hull
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Coordinated by: Prof. Francesco Domenico Moccia
This Group aims to bring together academics, policy-makers and practitioners from an international audience and provide a forum for discussion and development of sustainable food systems. Fashioning a sustainable food system is one of the most compelling challenges of the 21st Century. Because of its multi-functional character, food is an ideal medium through which to design sustainable places, be they urban, rural or per-urban places.
Meetings are held annually, hosted in different cities. The four meetings that have been held so far have attracted between 80-100 participants and discussed a wide variety of issues within sustainable food planning. Further details of keynote speakers and all of the meeting presentations can be found in the blog posts.
Coordinated by: Prof. Kevin Morgan
The AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures has been established upon an initiative put forward by Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna), Ceren Sezer (TU Delft, Urban4) and Chiara Tornaghi (University of Leeds) in 2009, after the Annual Meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in Liverpool (UK), and has been officially recognized by AESOP as its new thematic group in April 2010. The aim of the group is to settle the research and design focus of planning related disciplines, as well as other related research fields on public spaces and urban cultures.
For more information about the thematic group, please visit the website URL: http://publicspaces- urbancultures.wikispaces.com/Home.
For further inquiries please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinated by: Ceren Sezer
The AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group aims at bringing together different perspectives on conflicts around urban planned developments, with a focus on the role planning practices may play both in defining/framing and in possibly solving/reframing conflicts.
The AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group is open to participants’ proposals for joint initiatives: Please do not hesitate to advance proposals!
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Coordinated by: Enrico Gualini
The call for abstracts Montpellier October 28 Open!
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org until 21st June 2013.
AESOP TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND POLICY RESEARCH GROUP MEETING
ANKARA JULY 13TH 2012
Angela Hull (chair), Luca Bertolini, Els...
5th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference October 28 and 29 in Montpellier France.