YA Network

Join the Young Academics Coordination Team!

Published at: 25 April 2019

Would you like to be involved in the organization and management of AESOP YA Activities and Projects? Elections for three new members of the coordination team will take place from May 8 until May 26 2019! Make sure to register as a candidate from April 29 to May 7, 2019. For more info, click below

Call for co-author: Booklet on Vanessa Watson

Published at: 18 April 2019

This is a Call for Young Academic (YA) Author to work in collaboration with distinguished Prof Vanessa Watson and another YA author, Aditya Kumar, reflecting on her research into planning theory and practices. This is a great opportunity for the YA authors to get to work on the booklet with direct guidance from Prof Vanessa Watson herself.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Research Award: Young Investigator Training Program 2019

Published at: 6 March 2019


Thanks to a financial contribution received from the Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Spa (ACRI), full founding is available for up to 23 researcher positions, for:
  • participating to the international conference AESOP 2019 “Planning for Transition”, that will take place in Venice from 12 to 15 July 2019.
  • spending a one-month period as visiting scientist in one of the leading Italian departments that agreed to participate to the network.
  • receiving a full bursary of 3000 to 4000 euro's (without witholding tax) 
The objective of the “Young investigation training program - YITP” is to promote scientific research and collaboration among internationally-recognized research institutions and to encourage the mobility of young scientists. In particular, scholarships are designed to support the participation of young researchers, working in research centers abroad, to internationally-recognized research seminars and conferences organized by Italian research institutions. The ultimate purpose is to enable young researchers to establish and consolidate relationships with Italian research centers, with the aim of developing common research projects. The AESOP 2019 YITP is targeted to AESOP Young Academics that will be hosted in 8 Italian Universities for a research period of 1 month before Aesop Conference 2019 in Venice.

The program is organised by the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence within the framework of the AESOP, the AESOP Young Academics network, and the AESOP thematic group on regional design.

Deadline for application: EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2019

Call for Editor(s) - Booklets

Published at: 12 September 2018

The editorial board of the YA-AESOP booklet series is looking for new board members. Please read the full call for more infromation.

Call for hosting the 2020 YA Conference

Published at: 12 September 2018

The YA Coordination Team is looking for a group of members of an AESOP member school to organise and host the 2020 AESOP Young Academics Conference. Please read the full call for more information regarding the application process.

Call for Abstracts - YA Conference 2019

Published at: 11 September 2018

The Local Organizing Comittee and the YA Coordination team invites young researchers, academics, and practitioners from all relevant disciplines to submit a written contribution to our 13th AESOP Young Academics Conference at the Technical University of Darmstadt between 2 - 5 April 2019. The submission deadline for abstracts is 14 October 2018. 

Click here for more information!

YA Memzine published

Published at: 24 July 2018

Issue 1 of the Memzine is now available online

The Memzine is the member's magazine of the AESOP Young Academics Network. The project has been launched in 2017 with its inaugural issue published durich the AESOP Annual Congress in Gothenburg in 2018. The Memzine is a non-academic magazine for young researchers interested in activities of YA network. The Memzine consists of reports of recent YA activities, a list PhDs published by YA members, general advice for young researchers, and many more. The magazine will be published yearly. 

All YA members are invited to contribute. Please contact the Coordination Team with your ideas!

Please click here to download!

AESOP Young Academics


The AESOP YA network is an AESOP working group in particular addressed at planners who have only recently entered the academic world: PhD students, postdocs, people starting in academic positions. The activities of the AESOP YA network are complementary to other activities that are being deployed within AESOP as a whole.

Make AESOP a challenging environment for young academics

Form a network of young academics within AESOP

Initiate activities for young academics

Make the AESOP congress more attractive for young academics

Open up the structure of AESOP to better encourage young academic involvement

Ensure that attention is paid to the particular wishes and needs of young academics in the activities of AESOP

Use the opportunities offered by the Internet to make the organization more accessible and interactive, and to disseminate useful information.

The YA Network is organized by a Coordination Team (CT) of five elected members. One person from the CT represents the YA network in the AESOP Executive Committee.

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plaNext–Next Generation Planning is an international peer-reviewed open access e-journal.

The young academics network of AESOP founded plaNext to provide prospective authors an opportunity to engage their ideas in international planning debates as well as make their research available to the wider planning audience.