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Social disruption and complexity: Transformative power of crises

Reading time: 10 minutes Guest authors: Pinar Dörder (chair of the YA Coordination Team; Darmstadt University of Technology) and Flavia Giallorenzo (University of Florence) The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)’s Planning and Complexity Thematic Group is an open … Continue reading

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Scanning for disturbances in Munich: Resilience for the prosperous

Reading time: 10 minutes Guest author: Markus Stenger (Stenger2, Munich) Editor’s note: This post is a short paper that was submitted to the URNet conference ‘Reframing Urban Resilience and Implementation’ held in Barcelona in the winter of 2018. Summary: To … Continue reading

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How planners can play a key role in addressing the climate crisis

Reading time: 4 minutes Editor’s note: This post is part of the permanent call for blog posts to mark the European Climate Pact and Green Deal. Send your contributions about how spatial planning can help leverage climate transition to: blog@aesop-youngacademics.net. … Continue reading

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Why we should stop publishing in open-access journals with article processing charges

Reading time: 4 minutes Guest author: Francesco Chiodelli (University of Turin) In recent years, a new generation of academic journals has emerged and grown rapidly. It is a particular type of open-access journal with an article processing charge [hereafter: APC … Continue reading

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Public and stakeholder engagement, covid-19 and the ‘digital explosion’ – are we heading towards a more ‘blended’ approach?

This post highlights the need, value and challenges of adopting a blended approach to community engagement to help overcome digital divides and other hinders to citizen participation in spatial planning Continue reading

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Governing the Unknown: Adaptive Spatial Planning in the age of uncertainty

5 minutes read This is a short contribution by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), from POLIS University, Tirana, unfolding the inspirations and underlying events that led to the theme for the 2021 AESOP YA Conference. At the beginning of September … Continue reading

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Cognitive mapping to understand neighbourhoods – Kenya

3 min read Editor’s note: This post is the concluding post in a series of entitled ‘Mapping – a tool to build urban resilience’ (see post 1 about community-led heritage mapping, and post 2 about environmental resources mapping for sustainable … Continue reading

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Desassossego [disquiet]: reflecting on being academics during the Covid-19 pandemic

8 min read Guest authors: Urban Transitions Hub (UTH) (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon) Editor’s note: This post is an engaging contribution by the members of UTH, including the founder and former editor-in-chief of the YA blog.  With … Continue reading

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Environmental resource mapping

3 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This post reviews the importance of mapping local environmental resources using diverse data to support agricultural practices in the state of Karnataka (India). The post is the second one in … Continue reading

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Community-led Heritage Mapping in Kathmandu (Nepal)

4 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This piece is the first in a series of three posts entitled ‘Mapping – a tool for urban resilience’ which reviews varied uses of mapping from across the globe. The … Continue reading

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