The Heads of Schools (HoS) Meeting is an annual forum for planning education, usually held in Spring (March- April), where AESOP is happy to welcome delegates from its member schools, whether they are Heads of the Schools or any key persons designated by them, to discuss main problems and challenges for planning education across Europe.
Past HoS Meetings addressed topics such as Professional Recognition for Planners in Europe (Leuven, 2007); Quality Assesment and Accreditation in Planning Education (Łódź, 2009); Planning Between Sovereignty, Interdisciplinarity, and Loss of Identity? (Lille, 2009), Planning Education and Practice (Istanbul, 2010).
In 2011, the meeting in Tirana faced the question of knowledge exchange in Planning, while touching the issue of research, innovation, mobility and creativity. In 2012, in Oslo, AESOP tried to find an answer on how to manage planning schools in times of crisis, while in 2013, in Gdańsk, we discussed Smart Teaching: Innovative Steps Towards 21st Century Spatial Developments. In 2014, in Lisbon, the topic addressed was Planning connecting academia and local communities in a rapidly changing Europe. The 10th HoS Meeting and Plaza for Excellence in Teaching held in Madrid, in 2015, focused on Enhancing International Cooperation in a Connected and Divided World. Hosted by the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki received in 2016 the 11th HoS Meeting with the topic Back to Agora: European Values and Planning Education.
PLANNING EDUCATION is the AESOP Journal which addresses contemporary issues and challenges for teaching and training in the field of planning in Europe. The following issues are available to be downloaded:
PLANNING EDUCATION No 1: Towards a European recognition for the Planning profession
PLANNING EDUCATION No 2: Quality Issues in a changing European Higher Education Area
PLANNING EDUCATION No 3: Excellence in Planning Education: Local, European & Global Perspective also available to be read online.
Published at: 1 April 2019
AESOP would like to thank the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering and the Biotechnical Faculty and express our most gratitude for the excellent organization of the 14th AESOP Heads of Schools.
The date coincided with the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana and the topic of ‘Planning and the Disciplinarity Question’ was chosen to celebrate the contribution of planning disciplines to the challenges of transition of the academia towards ‘Xdisciplinarity’.
Published at: 17 January 2019
Published at: 30 April 2018
AESOP would like to thank the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University and the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) for the excellent organization of the 13th AESOP Heads of Schools Planning Education & Research: Retrospect and Prospect.
This year the AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting coincided with the 25th Anniversary of the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) and the event has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us, so largely thanks to the dedicated work and hospitality of our English colleagues, to whom we remain grateful.
Published at: 18 January 2018
Planning Education & Research: Retrospect and Prospect
Newcastle, 18 - 21 April 2018
This year the 13th AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting is hosted by the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, and coincides with the 25th Anniversary of its planning research centre, Global Urban Research Unit (GURU).
Published at: 6 April 2017
AESOP would like to thank Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Department of Spatial Planning and Environmental Sciences and express our gratitude for the organization of the 12th AESOP Heads of Schools Planning Education in a Digital World.
The event has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us, and has been so largely thanks to the work and hospitality of our Polish colleagues, to whom we remain grateful.
Published at: 19 December 2016
Planning Education in a Digital World
Warsaw, 31 March - 2 April, 2017
Published at: 31 March 2016
AESOP would like to thank Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Spatial Planning and Development Engineering and express our gratitude for the organization of the 11th AESOP Heads of Schools Back to Agora: European Values and Planning Education.
Published at: 21 December 2015
Back to Agora: European Values and Planning Education
Thessaloniki, 10-12 March, 2016
School of Spatial Planning and Development Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Published at: 16 March 2015
Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank Technical University of Madrid and express our gratitude for the organization of the X AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting & Plaza for Excellence in Education (12th – 14th March): Enhancing International Cooperation in a Connected and Divided World. The team from Madrid has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. We consider the cooperation with Technical University of Madrid very successful and pleasurable. We would also like express our word of gratitude to the city of Madrid supporting the event.
Published at: 24 November 2014
Enhancing International Cooperation in a Connected and Divided World
12-14 March 2015
Technical University of Madrid.
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