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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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The YA blog in 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes The YA blog in 2020 2020 broke a new record in terms of the number of visitors on the blog of the AESOP Young Academics network since its inception in 2014: over 11,000 visitors for more … Continue reading

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Welcome 2021 – a fresh new start!

Reading time: 3 minutes Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021 Without doubt, 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Equally, the challenges came with a silver lining. Every challenge, personal or collective, is an opportunity to become more resilient and … Continue reading

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Adapting PhD research during the Covid-19 pandemic

5 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (@CaitlinHafferty), PhD researcher at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Please note, this post was initially published on the author’s own blog, https://caitlinhafferty.blogspot.com. The pandemic has had a substantial … Continue reading

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Call for blog posts – EU Climate Pact & Green Deal

2 minutes read Launching the EU Climate Pact On December 16th, the EU will officially launch its Climate Pact. Here is the official blurb on the EU Commission’s climate action web page, enticing you to join the online event on … Continue reading

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You could be… the next editor-in-chief of the blog of the AESOP YA network

On behalf of the YA coordination team and the small but growing team of YA blog editors, I would personally like to invite you to consider a small but key move in your career as academic / researcher / spatial … 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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