From a Minor to a Major Profession: Can Planning and Planning Theory Meet the Challenges of Globalisation?
Author:
Rachelle Alterman
Title:
From a Minor to a Major Profession: Can Planning and Planning Theory Meet the Challenges of Globalisation?
doi:
10.24306/TrAESOP.2017.01.001
Journal:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING
Edition:
Volume 1, Issue 1 | June 2017 | 1-17

I am deeply honoured by the invitation to share with you some thoughts on a double occasion: AESOP’s
30 th anniversary, and the launching of its open-access e-journal. Both these occasions represent important
milestones towards the future of the planning profession globally. To reveal why this is not an exaggeration,
I will take the readers on a journey across time and continents, to encounter the story of the evolution of
planning as a discipline and a profession. The journey will also expose challenges facing planning theory.