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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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International Conference – Reframing Urban Resilience Implementation

In the age of the Anthropocene, the topic of resilience has become of utmost importance for contemporary and future spatial planning. Despite many attempts at establishing urban sustainability throughout the world, ample evidence demonstrates that true sustainability and resilience are … Continue reading

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What use of European development targets?

Guest author: Ksenija Banovac, University of Tours In the light of new multi-polar global economy, and the emergence of new country-leaders (China) Europe is no longer the core continent and struggles to identify its new economic role. Yet, her internal functioning … Continue reading

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Changing Planning Culture in Flanders, third time a charm?

Guest author:  Clemens de Olde, University of Antwerp Shifting paradigms It is an interesting time for planners in the Belgian region of Flanders. The spatial planning system that was introduced in 1997 is about to be replaced by a new one … Continue reading

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