Introduction
Author:
Anna Geppert
Title:
Introduction
Journal:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING
Edition:
Volume 1, Issue 1 | June 2017 | ii

I am very pleased to introduce a new journal, Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning.
A first question may arise to the reader: is there a need for another planning journal? Indeed, although the
planning discipline developed in the twentieth century, it remains rather young, and today there is a number
of very good journals. However, after vivid discussions, AESOP has come to the conclusion that the project of
Transactions, developed with a remarkable dedication by Ela Babalık-Sutcliffe, Andrea Frank, Nikos Karadimitriou
and Olivier Sykes, is to provide our community with something complementary to existing journals: unique
and precious.