PLANNING THEORIES

The AESOP TG Planning Theories offers space for academic conversations on plural theories about spatial planning. We appreciate planning theories as an unfinished project. We want to understand the strategies and dynamics of theory-building. We promote the use of social, economic, political, legal, philosophical, or other theories in planning theories. We wish to understand the criteria adequate for assessing the quality of planning theories.

The TG’s main aims are:

- unfolding the different meanings of ‘planning’ as object and subject of planning theories;
- contributing to a better understanding of the interconnections between planning practices, planning theories, and planning academia;
- understanding the strategies and dynamics of theory-building in planning theories.

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Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES: THE SOUL OF PLANNING
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES: THE SOUL OF PLANNING
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
On 10 May 2022, 10 A.M. CEST , the AESOP Thematic Group "Planning Theories" (plural) will meet for Infinity Series No. 6: Jean Hillier (RMIT Melbourne) will...
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 5b
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 5b
Sunday, March 27, 2022
April 5, 2022 at 16:00 am CET, the thematic group "Planning Theories" will meet to discuss "Planning and Time", inspired by the green infinity stone. The...
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 5a
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 5a
Sunday, March 27, 2022
April 5, 2022 at 10:00 am CET, the thematic group "Planning Theories" will meet to discuss "Planning and Time", inspired by the green infinity stone. The...
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 4
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 4
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
March 8, 2022 at 10:00 am CET, the thematic group "Planning Theories" will meet to discuss "Planning and the Mind", inspired by the yellow infinity stone. The...
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 3
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 3
Monday, January 24, 2022
February 8, 2022, from 4.00 through 5.00 pm, the thematic group "Planning Theories" will meet to discuss "Planning and Power", inspired by the purple Infinity...
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 2
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 2
Monday, December 27, 2021
On January 11, 2022, 10:00 a.m. CET, "Planning and reality" , the meeting inspired by Marvel's Inifinity Stones, will be introduced by Ernest Alexander....
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 1
Planning Theories
PLANNING THEORIES (plural) INFINITY SERIES No. 1
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
"Planning and Space" , introduced by Scott D. Campbell (University of Michigan) and moderated by Meike Levin-Keitel (TU Dortmund University). December 7,...
Planning Theories
Welcome to the New Thematic Group Planning Theories
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Interested in planning theories and thirsty for joint reflection, critical discussion and fruitful enrichment? That's a good match; we too would like to...