Planning and Complexity

Hosting department

11th meeting: Self-organization and spatial planning: in-depth analysis


The University of Aveiro, established in 1973, is part of a generation of public universities conceived to decentralize university teaching in Portugal.

Its Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (DCSPT) will host the event.  The DCSPT offers a diversity of courses, including a graduation on Public Administration, and master programs on Regional and Urban Planning, Public Management and Administration and Political Science. A PhD program on Public Policies is under preparation.

The master of Regional and Urban Planning’s teaching staff is composed by a multidisciplinary group, most of them members of the Research Unit GOVCOPP – Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, rated with “excellent” by FCT (the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology).

Being the first Portuguese university offering a graduation on Regional and Urban Planning in 1983, the UA is a founding member of AESOP. In 1998 hosted the XII AESOP Conference and is currently one of the Portuguese schools with a seat at AESOP’s Council of Representatives. The 11th meeting of AESOP’s thematic group on Complexity & Planning will coincide with the year of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Regional and Urban Planning teaching in Aveiro.

For more information about the 11th meeting of AESOP’s thematic group on Complexity & Planning and for abstract and full paper submissions, please don’t hesitate to contact: