AESOP News of July 2018

Ben Davy AESOP President 2018–2020

Published at: 30 July 2018

In the closing session of the 2018 AESOP Congress in Gothenburg, Ben Davy (University of Dortmund) succeeded Anna Geppert (University Paris IV Sorbonne) as AESOP President.

Anna Geppert, who will be AESOP Vice President through the 2019 AESOP Congress in Venice, during her tenure strongly supported the AESOP Knowledge Management and Sharing Platform (AEKOM) developed by Camilla Perrone, Alex Deffner, Michele Campagna, Paulo Silva, Tijana Dabovic, Anaïs de Keijser and Jan Schreurs.

In his first speech as president, Ben Davy confirmed AESOP’s continuing support for the AEKOM project and encouraged all AESOP members to complete the AEKOM questionnaire.

Over the next years, AESOP will strengthen its international activities inside and outside of Europe. As a first step, two special sessions at the 2018 AESOP Congress were dedicated to a renewed cooperation between ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning) and AESOP.

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AESOP New President

Published at: 20 July 2018

Since the AESOP Congress in Gothenburg, Prof. Ben Davy is the new AESOP President for a 2 year mandate ending on July 2020.

Ben Davy, a Professor at the School of Spatial Planning, Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany), has been a very active member of the AESOP Community for several years and one of the co-founders of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR).

AESOP Secretary General 2019-2023

Published at: 19 July 2018

Angelique Chettiparamb was elected AESOP Secretary General 2019-2023.


Angelique Chettiparamb (University of Reading) will replace Paulo Pinho (University of Porto) as AESOP Secretary General after the 2019 AESOP Congress in Venice.

The election occured at the Council of Representatives Meeting during the AESOP 2018 Congress in Gothenburg. Angelique Chettiparamb will be working as AESOP  Vice-Secretary General in 2018-2019.

New YAN Representative

Published at: 19 July 2018

Daan Bossuyt is the new Young Academics Network Representative in the AESOP Executive Committee.

The PhD candidate in Urban Planning at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) replaced Anaïs De Keijser the former YAN Representative.