Acknowledgement to the 2018 AESOP Congress Team
Published at: 18 July 2018
AESOP would like to acknowledge Gothenburg University – Department of Conservation, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg – Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm – Department of Urban Planning and Environment and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona – Department of Spatial Planning, the four schools that hosted the 2018 AESOP Annual Congress in Gothenburg, on the general theme MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.
We wish to thank in particular Bosse Lagerqvist (Gothenburg University, Department of Conservation), Maria Håkansson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Julia Fredriksson (Chalmers University of Technology), Lina Berglund-Snodgrass (Blekinge Institute of Technology), Agneta Johnsson (Gothenburg University, Department of Conservation), and Chiara Valli (Gothenburg University, Department of Conservation) for their excellent work in the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and for all their cooperation and support.
We also wish to extend a special thanks to the Local Scientific Committee, Jonathan Metzger, Chair (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Kristina Grange (Chalmers University of Technology), Feras Hammami (Gothenburg University, Department of Conservation), Ebba Högström (Blekinge Institute of Technology),and Kristina L Nilsson (Luleå University of Technology) for all their work and dedication to the organization of the 2018 AESOP Gothenburg Congress and for their contribution to the success of this event.
The Swedish team has shown an incredible dedication to the task and remarkable reliability and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the technical staff and volunteers who helped during the event.
A special acknowledgment also goes to Ananya Roy (Institute on Inequality and Democracy, University of California, Los Angeles), Ceyda Sungur (Istanbul Technical University, Urban and Regional Planning Department), John Law (Open University, UK) and Eyal Weizman (University of London) who presented most stimulating keynote speeches.
Another special word of gratitude goes to all the Track Co-Chairs and Roudtables Chairs and Speakers for their crucial work of selecting and organising the numerous papers and presentations.
The Congress reached a significant number of participants and constituted a memorable event not only for the scientific quality of the presentations but also for the responsible measures taken for providing a sustainable event.