TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING

Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019

Volume 3, Issue 1,  ISSN 2566-2147


Editorial

Ela Babalık-Sutcliffe, Andrea Frank, Nikos Karadimitriou, Olivier Sykes

We are pleased to present the third issue of Transactions of the Association of the European Schools of Planning, the open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of AESOP.

The purpose of AESOP is promoting within Europe the development of teaching and research in the field of planning. Since its foundation it has ...


LET US TEACH FOR REAL! A PLEA FOR TRADITIONAL TEACHING

Anna Geppert

Before we even noticed, electronic devices and the internet have invaded our lives and our universities. Far from being just an instrument, they change the way we teach, whether we want it or not. Unfortunately, instead of helping, they carry negative effects, well documented by research in psychology, psychiatry and ...



PLANNING THE MIRAGE: LESSONS FOR PLANNING EDUCATION FROM ABU DHABI

Surajit Chakravarty, Abdellatif Qamhaieh

Throughout the 1980s planning educators disagreed on the appropriateness of Western planning education for poor countries’ students, and on the question of whether training of students from developing countries should be based on “general principles” or “contextual material specific to poor countries” (Sanyal, 1990, p.8). Today most planning programs ...



PRACTICAL PLANS: REFUGEES, SPATIAL DESIGN, AND A WORKSHOP OF PLANNING

Marco Cremaschi

Migration generates both challenges and opportunities. The magnitude of flows and effects on local resources are rarely equally distributed, indeed, the demographic size and economic strength of arrival cities or regions consistently affect outcomes. The nature of these challenges and opportunities is, therefore, extremely varied. These elements have already structured ...


RETHINKING PLANNING EDUCATION USING MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES: THE CASE OF RETHINK THE CITY

Igor Moreno Pessoa, Luz Maria Vergara, Willem Korthals Altes, Roberto Rocco

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are becoming a popular educational tool in different disciplines. Urban planning education is no exception and new MOOCs are being released every year. Despite this, it is still not clear how this new learning experience is being developed, delivered, and impacting upon planning education. This ...