The AESOP Young Academics Booklet Series address crucial issues in an inviting and explanatory way, allowing the reader to easily engage with the issue at stake. The series will evolve towards an essential library containing issues, discussions, arguments and proposals relevant to the discipline. The booklets are all carefully put together and reviewed by scholars digging deep to elaborate on the essence of the issue at stake. The booklets aim to share these elaborations with everyone having an interest in the discipline of planning.
The AESOP Booklet Series is a Young Academics initiative, documenting conversations between scholars about theories, ideas, concepts and practices that matter. These conversations explore pressing issues and present them to a broad audience through the delivery of a booklet series. The initiative of this booklet series emerged from the idea of linking PhD researchers with senior academics, enabling them to work together in producing valuable outputs. The project therefore connects early career researchers who are willing to explore and digest, with senior academics willing to share and to guide. The Young Academics took the lead and established an editorial committee for the booklet series in 2013. The first connections were quickly established and the first booklet in the series was launched, detailing Jean Hillier in conversation with Gareth Abrahamson on Deleuze and Guattari.
The Booklet Series serves multiple purposes. Aside from connecting early career researchers and senior academics, this initiative also brings the activities of AESOP and its Young Academics Network closer together as both organisations work towards the common objective of producing and publishing this elegant series of valued talks.
For online versions of the booklets please click on the links below;
2021: SPECIAL ISSUE: Planning Practices and Theories from the Global South
2019: LACAN: Introducing thinkers for planners - a narrative and conversation
2019: FAINSTEIN: Fragmented states and pragmatic improvements
2018: THE WORK OF ROY: Reckonings and Encounters
2017: Changing planning discourses and practices: The Flanders structure plan
2015: INNES: The evolution of communicative planning theory
2015: DELEUZE and GUATTARI: Jean Hillier in converstion with Gareth Abrahams
2015: FALUDI: Introducing a theory of planning
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