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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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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.

Acknowledgement to the 2018 AESOP PhD Workshop Team

Published at: 18 July 2018


AESOP would like to thank all the Universities involved and in particular the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BIT) for the successful organization of the 2018 AESOP PhD Workshop in Karlskrona, Sweden.

The AESOP 2018 PhD Workshop took place between 5-8th of July on the Tjärö island in the Blekinge Archipelago with the theme MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE - exploring its ethical, activist and methodological implications.

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.

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5th iCities Innovative Planning Education and Research Forum.

Published at: 30 April 2018

The Department of Urban Planning at Nation Cheng Kung University and the Urbanism Department at TU Delft invite you to participate in 5th iCities Innovative Planning Education and Research Forum on October 26th - 28th, 2018 at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

The theme of 2018 iCities is Grounded Planning: University Social Responsibility and the Reflections on Planning Education, Research and Practices.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2018

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