News of 2016

Quality Recognition Project - Applications are open

Published at: 29 November 2016

The applications for Quality Recognition are open.


The AESOP QR is awarded to single programmes (eg. BA or Msc) that fulfill the European standards of quality of planning education recognized by the AESOP charter and complemented by an effective internationalization record. It is valid for a period of 6 years.

Retirement of Prof. Hans Mastop, AESOP President (2000-2002)

Published at: 12 October 2016

On September 8th, Professor Hans Mastop took his official retirement during a farewell reception at the Faculty of Management Science at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Hans Mastop is a greatly admired colleague in the planning field. His work focuses on strategic spatial planning and implementation of strategies; a research interest, which he most likely benefited from while being the Dean of Faculty, during two office periods. As President of AESOP, between 2000 and 2002, Hans Mastop used two other interests, internationalization and young academics, to initiate and support the YA network in AESOP.

During the event, former AESOP President Peter Ache spoke on behalf of AESOP and thanked Hans Mastop for his contributions to the association.

Our President, Anna Geppert, is happy to address Hans our warmest thanks for his meaningful contributions to the development of our association. The AESOP community wishes you many fulfillments in this new time of your life!




AESOP'S Position Paper on the NEW URBAN AGENDA

Published at: 10 October 2016

AESOP has recently applied to become an accredited partner of UN HABITAT and it already became one of the members of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative proposed by the World Urban Campaign (WUC) to serve as a platform for non-governmental partners in Habitat III.

The Habitat III Conference aims to adopt a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

AESOP has been contributing to the debates on the New Urban Agenda and, as a result, prepared this Position Paper which focuses on the role that research and academia and, in particular, our planning schools should play in the implementation phase of the NUA, through capacity building, knowledge production, and research that informs policymaking, as  well as data collection and analysis for the subsquent monitoring phases.


The ExCo would like to thank our colleague  Prof. Ela Babalik Sutcliffe  for leading the preparation of this document.

New AESOP President

Published at: 20 July 2016

Anna GEPPERT is the new AESOP President from July 2016 until July 2018.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Anna Geppert as the new AESOP President and greatly appreciates and thanks Francesco Lo Piccolo's remarkable work and dedication to our Association in the previous years.

New Conferences Officer

Published at: 20 July 2016

Zorica Nedovic-Budic is the new AESOP Conferences Officer and new member of the Executive Committee.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Zorica Nedovic-Budic as the new AESOP Conferences Officer and greatly appreciates Gerhard Schimak for his attentive and dedicated work as Events Officer in the previous years.

New YAN Representative

Published at: 20 July 2016

Karel Van den Berghe is the new Young Academics Network Representative.

The AESOP Community warmly welcomes Karel Van den Berghe and acknowledges Nadia Caruso's most valuable contribution to both the ExCo and the YAN in the previous years.

2017 Heads of Schools Meeting in Warsaw

Published at: 13 July 2016

At the last CoRep meeting, on July 3rd, in Rio de Janeiro, the Council of Representatives has voted, by a large majority, the
Department of Spatial Planning and Environmental Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland,
as the host of the 2017 Heads of Schools Meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Warsaw, next year!

AESOP YA Elections 2016

Published at: 2 May 2016

AESOP Young Academics invites its members to join the Coordination Team (CT).

Enrollment period of candidates: May 5th and May 15th  
Election period : May 16th and June 6th
Election results announcement by June 7th.