News of October 2016

Open Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of the Built Environment Journal

Published at: 26 October 2016

City and Regional Food Systems Planning and Design for Equity, Justice, and Power

The Built Environment journal will publish a special issue to address how the growing engagement of the planning and design disciplines within city and regional food systems subverts, reinforces, or exacerbates inequities and injustices. Authors are invited to submit articles that explore how planning and design may be used to create and strengthen city and regional food systems, while explicitly considering imbalances in equity, justice, and power.

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 November 2016

Retirement of Prof. Hans Mastop, AESOP President (2000-2002)

Published at: 12 October 2016

On September 8th, Professor Hans Mastop took his official retirement during a farewell reception at the Faculty of Management Science at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Hans Mastop is a greatly admired colleague in the planning field. His work focuses on strategic spatial planning and implementation of strategies; a research interest, which he most likely benefited from while being the Dean of Faculty, during two office periods. As President of AESOP, between 2000 and 2002, Hans Mastop used two other interests, internationalization and young academics, to initiate and support the YA network in AESOP.

During the event, former AESOP President Peter Ache spoke on behalf of AESOP and thanked Hans Mastop for his contributions to the association.

Our President, Anna Geppert, is happy to address Hans our warmest thanks for his meaningful contributions to the development of our association. The AESOP community wishes you many fulfillments in this new time of your life!




AESOP'S Position Paper on the NEW URBAN AGENDA

Published at: 10 October 2016

AESOP has recently applied to become an accredited partner of UN HABITAT and it already became one of the members of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative proposed by the World Urban Campaign (WUC) to serve as a platform for non-governmental partners in Habitat III.

The Habitat III Conference aims to adopt a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

AESOP has been contributing to the debates on the New Urban Agenda and, as a result, prepared this Position Paper which focuses on the role that research and academia and, in particular, our planning schools should play in the implementation phase of the NUA, through capacity building, knowledge production, and research that informs policymaking, as  well as data collection and analysis for the subsquent monitoring phases.


The ExCo would like to thank our colleague  Prof. Ela Babalik Sutcliffe  for leading the preparation of this document.