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Contemporary cities and territories face significant challenges – natural disasters due to climate change impacts, ecological crises, growing socio-economic unrest, global migration, political rifts including a rise of right wing factions, ambitious public works and mega-projects – all of which require new capacities in dealing with such individual and multiple groupings of such challenging and profound changes.
It is a matter of fact that at international level a discourse if not a condition of transition is pervading sectors and societies. This discourse points to alternative patterns and solutions to many of the challenges faced. A quickly changing scenario requires forms of planning, both locally and globally, which bear the capacity to support and manage mutable urban and environmental conditions. In fact, although cities do incessantly change, policy-makers and institutions are never fully prepared to respond to complex and risky situations, as well as relying on planning and policy tools which are often outdated;

in addition, also existing theoretical frameworks, concepts, cognitive abilities and approaches become ineffective or outmoded.
Each unintended or unanticipated change comes as a break to existing social, political, and administrative routines and yet is may be anticipated that mechanisms of collective reflection and action will be generated. The congress invites scholars and practitioners to present and discuss case-studies of cities and projects that have engaged in meeting challenging situations – supporting transitions in urban contexts. Specifically, it is aimed at offering an understanding of the forms of knowledge, concepts, tools, and skills needed to plan and address transition. Furthermore, it seeks to explore whether (and how) managing such changes has brought any overall reconsideration of the city design model and towards more general institutional reconfigurations.

Tracks

1

Transforming built heritage and landscapes

Co-chairs
Adrianna Kupidura (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Anna Marson (University Iuav of Venice, Italy)
Rozana Darwich (Université Paris-Sorbonne, France; Université Libanaise, Lebanon)

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2

Urban design for multilevel planning

Ali Madanipour (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
Valeria Lingua (Florence University, Italy)
Isidora Šobot (TU Vienna, Austria)

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3

Teaching planning for the transition

Co-chairs
Artur Rosa Pires (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Cristiana Rossignolo (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy)
Ying-Tzu Lin (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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4

Institutional change and regional transition

Co-chairs
Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Eva Purkarthofer (Aalto University, Finland)
Carla Tedesco (Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy)

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5

Methods and technologies for transformative planning

Co-chairs
Nicolas Douay (University of Grenoble, France)
Michele Campagna (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Irene Luque Martín (FABRICations/University of Twente, Netherlands)

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6

Community-based planning and social innovation

Co-chairs
Seppe De Blust (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Francesco Chiodelli (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
Giusy Pappalardo (University of Catania, Italy)

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7

Theorizing urban change: complexity and ethics

Co-chairs
Tijana Dabovic (University of Belgrad, Serbia)
Francesco Lo Piccolo (University of Palermo, Italy)
Christopher Maidment (Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom)

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8

Transition paths and urban futures

Co-chairs
Peter Ache (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Adriana Galderisi (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy)
Hendawy Mennatullah (TU Berlin, Germany)

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9

Climate proof cities and resilient societies

Co-chairs
Kaliopi Sapountzaki (Harokopio University, Athens, Greece)
Eugenio Morello (Polytecnic of Milan, Italy)
Thomas Verbeek (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)

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10

Urban metabolism and circular economy

Co-chairs
Mendel Giezen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Matelda Reho (University Iuav of Venice, Italy)
Danielle McCarthy (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom)

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11

Housing, gentrification and socio-spatial dynamics

Co-chairs
Gavin Parker (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Laura Colini (Tesserae, Berlin, Germany)
Yvonne Franz (University of Vienna, Austria)

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12

Healthy city planning: food, physical activity and social justice

Co-chairs
Wang Lan (Tongji University, China)
Maria Chiara Tosi (University Iuav of Venice, Italy)
Angeliki Paidakaki (University of Leuven, Belgium)

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13

Planning for accessibility and sustainable mobilities

Co-chairs
Petter Næss (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
Paola Pucci (Polytecnic of Milan, Italy)
Lara Mottee (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

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14

Planning, Law and Property Right: in the face of transitions

Co-chairs
Rachelle Alterman (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Thomas Hartmann (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
Kim Carlotta von Schönfeld (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

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15

Tourism, public spaces and urban cultures

Co-chairs
Ceren Sezer (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Gabriella Esposito De Vita (National Research Council and University Federico II, Italy)
Stefania Ragozino (National Research Council, Italy)

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16

Urban and Regional economics of transition

Co-chairs
Michael Getzner (University of Vienna, Austria)
Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy)
Egbert van der Zee (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

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Special Sessions

The Local Organising Committee is happy to announce that the Call for abstracts linked to the Special Sessions starts today.

Special Sessions represent an added value to AESOP 2019 and their input surely contribute to making our Congress the largest academic event dedicated to urban planning.

This year the LOC also calls for a Congress programme with a stronger interdisciplinary dimension.

Deadline January 31, 2019.

We invite you to share this call to your colleagues and friends.

1

Transition histories

Co-chairs
Michael Hebbert (University College London – United Kingdom)
Carola Hein (Delft University of Technology – The Netherlands)

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2

Urban tourism, neighbourhood change and social conflicts

Co-chairs
Antonio Paolo Russo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili – Spain)
Claire Colomb (University College London – United Kingdom)

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3

Innovative agriculture for healthy cities (healthy city planning: food, physical activity and social justice)

Co-chairs
Gerrit Jan Carsjens (Wageningen University – The Netherlands)
Margherita Emma Turvani (Iuav – Italy)
Mohsen Hosseinifarhangi (Iuav – Italy)

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4

Towards post-growth planning theory and practice

Co-chairs
Federico Savini (University of Amsterdam -TheNetherlands)
Antonio Ferreira (University of Porto – Portugal)
Kim von Schonfeld (Wageningen University – The Netherlands)

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5

Planning and designing green infrastructures

Co-chairs
Gilles Novarina (Université Grenoble Alpes – Frace)
Angioletta Voghera (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)
Benedetta Giudice (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)

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6

Land development and management in post-socialist countries

Co-chairs
Aliaj Besnik (Polis University, International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies – Albania)
Toto Rudina (Polis University, International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies – Albania)
Allkja Ledio (Polis University, International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies – Albania)

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7

Home sharing. Short-term rentals affecting local housing markets

Co-chairs
Vilim Brezina (TU Dortmund University)
Jan Polivka
(ILS-Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development – Germany)
Diane Matuschek (ILS-Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development Development – Germany)

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8

Dynamic change, uncertainty and planning for adaptivity

Co-chairs
Ward Rauws (University of Groningen – The Netherlands)
Stefano Cozzolino (ILS-Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development – Germany)
Angelique Chettiparambil (University of Reading – United Kingdom)
Stefano Moroni (Polytechnic of Milan – Italy)

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9

Space, citizenship and identity: the EU-mena region

Co-chairs
Nurham Abujidi (Zuyd University – The Netherlands)
Alessandra Gola (KU Leuven – Belgium)
Marco Chitti (Université de Montréal – Canada)

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10

The role of the local in improving cohesion and spatial justice

Co-chairs
Petri Kahila (University of Eastern Finland – Finland)
Sabine Weck (ILS-Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development – Germany)

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11

Friendly spaces and mobility for ageing

Co-chairs
Anabela Ribeiro (University of Coimbra – Portugal)
Fernando Brandão Alves (University of Porto – Portugal)
Sara Cruz (University of Porto – Portugal)
Ana Maria César Bastos Silva (University of Coimbra – Portugal)

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12

Emerging spatialities and eu policy instruments: cases and perspectives

Co-chairs
Carlotta Fioretti (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
Loris Servillo (University College London – United Kingdom)
Marco Cremaschi (Science PO – France)

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13

Facing migrants exclusionary urban policies

Co-chairs
Marcello Balbo (Iuav – Italy)
Giovanna Marconi (Iuav – Italy)
Jorge Malheiros (University of Lisbon – Portugal)

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14

Learning loops in the public realm

Co-chairs
Massimiliano Condotta (Iuav – Italy)
Joe Ravetz (Centre for Urban Resilience – UK)
Imre Keseru (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI Research Centre – The Netherlands)

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15

Planning and biodiversity

Co-chairs
Nathalie Bertrand (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculturure – France)
Mathieu Perrin (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculturure – France)

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16

ACSP-AESOP SPECIAL SESSION Morsels of hope: migration and urban planning

Co-chairs
Benjamin Davy (Technische Universität Dortmund – Germany)
Gerardo F. Sandoval (ACSP)
Weiping Wu (President, ACSP)

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17

Spatial tensions: urban microgeographies for changing cities

Co-chairs
Antonio di Campli (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)
Ianira Vassallo (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)
Michele Cerruti But (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)
Agim Kercuku (Politecnico di Milano – Italy)
Giulia Setti (Politecnico di Milano – Italy)

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18

Affordable housing in developing countries: a comparative perspective

Co-chairs
Myounggu Kang (University of Seoul – Corea)
Soeun Park (University of Seoul – Corea)

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19

ACSP-AESOP SPECIAL SESSION Learning from Arnstein's ladder: from citizen participation to public engagement

Co-chairs

Mickey Lauria
(Clemson University – USA)
Carissa Slotterback (University of Minnesota- USA)
Zorica Nedovic-Budic (University of Illinois at Chicago – USA)

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20

Smart cities and regions informing the energy transition

Co-chairs
Adriano Bisello (Eurac Research- Italy)
Daniele Vettorato (ISOCARP/Eurac Research – Italy)
Antonio Novelli (Eurac Research- Italy)
Valentina D’Alonzo (University of Trento/Eurac Research – Italy)

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21

Maritime spatial planning (msp) in europe: challenges in transition

Co-chairs
Kolonias Avgerinou Sofia (NTUA – ATHENS)
Helene Haniotou (NTUA – ATHENS)

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22

Shrinking cities and sustainability

Co-chairs
Tetsuji Uemura (Nomura Research Institute – Japan)

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23

Regional Design: impacts on territorial governance and planning practice

Co-chairs
Valeria Lingua (University of Firenze – Italy)
Alain Thierstein (University of Technology Munich – Germany)
Wil Zonneveld (University of Technology – The Netherlands)

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24

The darker sides of smart city development

Co-chairs
Alessandro Balducci (Politecnico di Milano – Italy)
Klaus Kunzmann (TU Dortmund – Germany)

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Roundtable

All those who wish to promote a Roundtable to take place during the AESOP 2019 Congress in Venice should write a proposal and submit it on at this link. The proposal should include the following

Roundtable title

Speakers to be enrolled in the roundtable

Short description (no more than 300 words)

Chairman(s) identification

All the participants to the Roundtable have to be registered to the conference

The Roundtable should be planned for a session of about 90 minutes, taking place during a dedicated session.
Please find all important information regarding the congress, programme, registration, important dates etc. on the congress web site

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