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13th AESOP Heads of Schools meeting: reflective account by Simin Davoudi.

Guest author: Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of GURU, Newcastle University.  On the 20th of April 2018, the City and the University of Newcastle welcomed about 100 delegates representing over 45 universities from across Europe and beyond … Continue reading

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Building Ourselves Fat

Guest author: Jo Ellis, Blue Kayak and Northumbria University.  We all know that it’s bad to be too fat, don’t we? Voices on every side tell us so, particularly those of us who are female. On our right, there is … Continue reading

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Concrete-stop: from metaphor to reality

Guest author: Clemens de Olde, University of Antwerp The new Spatial Policy Plan for Flanders hasn’t been approved by the Flemish Government yet, but it has already stirred up quite a media storm. Since its first announcement it has become known … Continue reading

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How culture played a role in an environmental campaign

Guest author: Kedar Uttam This post presents an initiative that was undertaken by a civil society movement in Mangalore (South India) to fill the gap of cultural impact assessment which most environmental campaigns in that region miss out.   It is … Continue reading

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YA conference summary & selective list of upcoming planning conferences

One of the last major spatial planning events was the 12th AESOP Young Academics conference, held at the University of Groningen 26-29 March 2018. Following last year’s YA conference (focusing on planning and entrepreneurship), this year’s conference was entitled “Navigating … Continue reading

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Planning for green and sustainable public procurement in the construction sector

Guest author: Kedar Uttam A reflection on how green and sustainable public procurement must be steered in the construction sector. My aim is to understand how the construction sector can take responsibility for nature and society affected by its purchasing … Continue reading

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Online platforms for participatory planning and urban development

Guest authors: Enzo Falco & Reinout Kleinhans The use of Web 2.0 technologies for online interaction between citizens and their local governments has increased constantly over the last decade. Initially in the forms of forums and blogs, and then through social … Continue reading

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