Tag Archives: urban planning

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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The medina as a historic urban landscape

4 min read Guest author: Sarah Ben Salem (Szent István University) The ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ concept in an approach that was declared by the UNESCO in 2011. It refers to the historical sites that should no longer be considered as … Continue reading

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Share summaries of webinars & events

2 min read This post invites you to share summaries of the latest/most engaging webinars you attended or hosted recently. Recovery planning: yes we can! The webosphere currently abounds with ideas and plans for recovery from the covid-19 pandemic. These … Continue reading

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Cartoons for systemic change & recovery

2 min read We normally change only if we have to. A popular idiom encapsulates this: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. If we don’t acutely perceive the need to change, we might just settle for the status quo, and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and climate resilience: Effective disaster prevention and management practices 

Read time: 7 minutes Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This post shares the findings of two related articles that link the current crisis with climate resilience. These investigate: 1) human encroachment into natural ecosystems; and 2) resilience planning in … Continue reading

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Placemaking: trends & people

Read time: 4-5 minutes This brief post presents some trends and people that shape the placemaking movement worldwide. See the companion post: Placemaking: toolkits & books. Feel free to contribute more placemaking resources to: blog@aesop-youngacademics.net The post is structured as … Continue reading

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YA blog outlook: 2014-2020 & beyond

Read time: 5 minutes This post gives an overview of the growing activity on the blog since its launch in 2014. Based on the results of a short survey, the post also provides an outlook for 2020 and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Highlights from 2018

Read time: 4-5 minutes 2018 was the year which generated the most traffic on the blog: 13,000 views and 9,300 visitors for 29 published posts. The posts covered such diverse themes as territorial governance, active mobility, sustainable food systems, development, … Continue reading

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2019 Recap: AESOP YOUNG ACADEMICS in ACTION

Read time: 2-3 minutes Guest author: Agnes Matoga (Chair of AESOP YA Coordination Team, TU Kaiserslautern) As Chair of the AESOP Young Academics Network 2019-2020 I proudly look back on the past year. Not only was the YA Network praised … Continue reading

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Top 14 books & events of the 2010s (views from the USA)

Read time: 3-4 minutes As we enter a brand new decade, the American spatial planning community has been generous in providing retrospectives of the past decade. Here are some highlights. Planetizen, the iconic US-based portal for professional planners, researchers and … Continue reading

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