Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Group meetings. The members of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures meet annually to discuss and develop approaches proposed under the group’s working topic. These meetings mostly take the form of  workshops/seminars/conferences accompanied by a fieldtrip in duration of two days, and also provide an environment for engaging in a peer-to-peer discussion on the participants’ research and design projects. The meetings are organized by various types of institutions, which submit their declaration of interest for hosting an event based on the call’s theme, in close collaboration with at least one group member.

The members of the group would like to extend their sincerest thanks to institutions and colleagues that have hosted the group’s events so far:

Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Department for Spatial Planning, Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria); Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (Ljubljana, Slovenia); Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of Naples, National Research Council of Italy (Naples, Italy); 
Human Cities Symposium OrganizersFaculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta and ProMateria (Brussels, Belgium); Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey); Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal); Ozyegin University (Istanbul, Turkey); UN Habitat World Urban Forum (Medellin, Colombia); Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning (Bucharest, Romania); La Villette School of Architecture (Paris, France); Public Space Biennale aFaculty of Architecture Roma Tre (Rome, Italy); University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK); Czech Technical University Faculty of Architecture (Prague, Czech Republic); CITTA Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, University of Porto (Porto, Portugal); Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design, Notre Dame University Louaize (Louaize, Lebanon); Tracce Urbane and Laboratory of Urban Studies at Sapienza (Rome, Italy); Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus (Cyprus); Wageningen University (Wageningen, the Netherlands); Gothenburg University (Gothenburg, Sweden); Cardiff University (Cardiff, UK); University of Venice (Venice, Italy); Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands)

For questions concerning the organization of the meetings please e-mail to: psucnetwork@gmail.com

Invitation Webinar: Making room. Social innovation in urban planning (October 22,2020 16:00-19:00 CET)

Published at: 4 October 2020

Webinar Making room. Social innovation in urban planning is a joint event AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures and Iuav of Venice, Department of Architecture and Arts October the 22nd 2020 16:-19 pm (CET) - online seminar on Microsoft Teams (code: kxa5kcw).

Participants: Alessandro Balducci, Cecilia Bertozzi, Nadia Charalambous, Gabriella Esposito De Vita, Laura Fregolent, Christine Mady, Ezio Micelli, Francesco Musco, Valentina Orioli, Elena Ostanel, Federico Savini, Ceren Sezer, Carla Tedesco.

The workshop is free of charge for participants and will be supported in the framework of the Marie Curie Project NEIGHBOURCHANGE (ostanel@iuav.itwww.elenaostanel.com) and in partnership with Master U-Rise (www.urisemaster.org). 

AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Roundtables (23/24 September 2020 - 15:30 CET)

Published at: 22 September 2020

AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures and City Street 4 Conference Roundtables

Roundtable1: Public Spaces - Knowledge Transition Between Research, Policy and Practice

Date: 23 September 2020 Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Moderators: Matej Nikšič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana and Ceren Sezer, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen 

Roundtable 2: Moving Around our Cities in the Times of Epidemics – the Changed Demand for Public Spaces

Date: 24 September 2020 Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Moderators: Alenka Fikfak, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana and Christine Mady, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Beirut 

 

Invitation/ Webinar 'Power to co-produce: Careful power distribution in collaborative city-making' - 14 September 2020

Published at: 20 August 2020

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning warmly invites participation in the Webinar "Power to co-produce. Careful Power Distribution in Collaborative City Making - Practices - Pedagogies - Policies“ which will be hosted online at TU Wien on the 14th September 2020. This event is realized in the course of the KTH + TU Wien Visiting Professorship Program in Urban Studies 2019-2021 and will be featured by the Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures of the Association of European School’s of Planning.

Solidarity Statement with our colleagues in Beirut, August 2020

Published at: 12 August 2020


Solidarity Statement with our colleagues in Beirut, August 2020

On August 4, 2020 more than 100 people were dead and dozens were injured after the explosion in the port area of Beirut. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in Beirut, who have experienced this devastating blast, lost their family members, friends and colleagues. 

AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Roundtable: City, diversity and social inclusion: a myth or reality?

Published at: 21 February 2020

ROUNDTABLE : City, diversity and social inclusion: a myth or reality? (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, 24 Feb 2020)

When: 24 February 2020, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Berlagezaal, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Delft University of Technology
Participation: free / public participation / registration is not required. 
Moderator: Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University)
Speakers: Prof. Sophie Watson (Open University, UK), Prof. Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen University), Prof. Marja Elsinga (TU Delft), Prof. Ali Madanipour(Newcastle University), Prof. Jan Rath (University of Amsterdam), Assoc. Prof. Reinout Kleinhans (TU Delft)  


About the AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures’

The AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures has been initiated after the Annual Meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in Liverpool (UK) in 2009. In April 2010 the initiative has been recognized as a new thematic group Public Space and Urban Cultures by AESOP. In 2015, the group has decided on self-organized management structure which is updated every two years:

AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures – Self-Organized Management Network

A. Group Coordination

2021 (March-July)
Stefania Ragozino (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy) and Christine Mady (Notre Dame University - Louaize, Lebanon)
2023-2021 (August)
Stefania Ragozino (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy) and Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
2025-2023 
Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) and secondary volunteer is to be elected

B. Research Affairs
2021-2019

Nikolai Roskamm (University of Applied Sciences Erfurt); Nadia Charalambous (University of Cyprus), Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna); Stefania Ragozino (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy)

C. Public Relations 
2021-2019

Tihomir Viderman (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) and Mohamed Saleh (University of Groningen)

Advisory Board Ali Madanipour (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK); Sophie Watson (Open University, UK); Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna, Austria); Gabriella Esposito De Vita (CNR-IRISS National Research Council of Italy); Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) 

The Aesop Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures has been founded upon an initiative of Sabine Knierbein, Ceren Sezer and Chiara Tornaghi in 2010. The aim of the group is to settle the research and design focus on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in planning-related disciplines. For more information about the thematic group, please visit the group’s official blog: http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces. For questions please send an e-mail to: psucnetwork@gmail.com

Coordinated by: Dr Stefania Ragozino

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