PLANNING/CONFLICT

The AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group aims at bringing together different perspectives on conflicts around urban planned developments, with a focus on the role planning practices may play both in defining/framing and in possibly solving/reframing conflicts. The purpose of the Planning/Conflict thematic group is to offer a durable framework for scholarly exchange, focussing on the empirical analysis of planning conflicts and promoting their critical/interpretive inquiry, in order to highlight what planning conflicts can teach us:

- about changing features of urban development policies and trends and their impact on local societies and communities;
- about changing conditions under which urban planning practices take place;
- about the effectiveness and legitimacy of established planning practices in dealing with conflicts;
- about the transformative potential that might be brought to light by facing planning conflicts;
- about the potential productive and innovative contribution of agonistic practices in view of a democratization of planning.

/Enrico%20Gualini
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New Publication: Beyond the post political: Exploring the critical spaces between consensus and conflict in planning
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Beyond the post political: Exploring the critical spaces between consensus and conflict in planning As an initiative born out of the symposium ‘Moving beyond...
Planning/Conflict
Another City is Possible II: Anarchist inspired practices in the alternative production of urbanity
Monday, July 05, 2021
Public Lecture Series (online) The second part of our planning theory lecture series Another city is possible II: Anarchist-inspired practices in the...
Planning/Conflict
Another City is Possible: Anarchist thinking in the alternative production of urbanity
Monday, July 05, 2021
Public Lecture Series (online) An exploration of central ideas of the political theory, philosophy, and practice of anarchism, aiming to identify and discuss...
Planning/Conflict
Symposium Title: ‘Moving beyond conflict in planning; towards a critical consensus politics?’
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Where: RMIT University, Barcelona Campus, Spain When: 16th & 17th June 2016 Hosts: Critical Urban Governance Program, RMIT University, Australia & AESOP...
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Forum 2: Themes
Monday, November 23, 2015
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Forum 1: Activities
Monday, November 23, 2015
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Conflict in the City: Contested Urban Spaces and Local Democracy
Monday, October 12, 2015
Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic...
Planning/Conflict
Call for papers
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
RC 21 Conference 2015 ‘The Ideal City: between myth and reality - Representations, policies, contradictions and challenges for tomorrow's urban life’ Urbino...
Planning/Conflict
Planning Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments
Monday, February 09, 2015
Planning and Condlict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an...
Planning/Conflict
Call for papers
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
International Conference Conflicts in the City: Reflections on Urban Unrest Valencia (Spain), 2-4 April 2014
Planning/Conflict
Call for papers
Sunday, April 21, 2013
International Conference Planning/Conflict - Cities and Citizenship in Times of Crisis Lisbon, 9-11 October 2013
Planning/Conflict
Call for papers
Sunday, January 06, 2013
RC 21 Conference Berlin, 29-31 August 2013 Session 27: Contentious movements, conflict and agonistic pluralism in urban development transformative...

Activities

The initiative of establishing the AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group follows up on an international conference held in Berlin on October 27-28, 2011, titled: Planning/Conflict – Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments (concept/organization: Enrico Gualini and the Chair of Planning Theory of TU Berlin). link to conference website ; link to conference poster

The AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group was officially launched at the AESOP Congress in Ankara in July 2012. After its founding in 2013, the thematic group has held two international academic events: the conference ‘Planning/Conflict: Cities and Citizenships in Times of Crisis’ held in Lisbon on October 9-11, and the conference ‘Conflicts in the City: Reflections on Urban Unrest’ held in Valencia on April 2-4, 2014. A further international conference focusing on conflict and urban governance is planned for Spring/Summer 2016. The conferences of the thematic group have resulted so far in three international publications (Gualini 2015; Gualini, Morais Mourato and Allegra 2015; Romero Renau 2015). link to conference websitelink to Ankara presentation