TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING

Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020

Volume 4, Issue 1,  ISSN 2566-2147



ANTIGONE, TODAY: DIGNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY SPACES

Francesco Lo Piccolo

The tragedy of Antigone revolves around the theme of conflict. Both the version written by Sophocles and the one by Jean Anouilh are mainly focused on conflicts. The conflict between Antigone and Creon is real and symbolic at the same time. It is the conflict between a woman’s body and ...


HUMAN DIGNITY: IS THERE A PLACE FOR IT IN PLANNING?

Benjamin Davy

Although human dignity has caught the attention of scholars in many different fields, planners remain unresponsive. Three reasons may be given for planners’ neglect of human dignity: (1) so far, nobody has inspired planners to cherish human dignity as a planning value or goal; (2) planners respect and protect human ...


THE RIGHT TO SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HUMAN FLOURISHING

Mee Kam Ng, Winnie W. S. Mak

This paper explores the literature on spatial development for people’s multifaceted well-being and the rights to the city, and argues for people’s right to live with dignity in cities. Nature and people-friendly spatial developments are fundamental to nourishing capabilities of human beings and realising their well-being. However, in reality, spatial ...


POST-TRAUMATIC SPATIAL SELF- ORGANIZATION OF MOBILE POPULATIONS

Balkız Yapıcıoğlu, Konstantinos Lalenis, Charalampos Tsavdaroglou

Since 2012, and particularly since 2014, instability and wars in North African countries and the Middle East have brought a wave of refugees, trying to flee from violence in their countries, to Europe. They usually go north, crossing the Mediterranean towards Italy, or the Aegean, going west to the Greek ...


PUBLIC SPACE, CIVIC DIGNITY AND URBAN RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF SHRINKING DEMOCRACY

Sabine Knierbein, Jeffrey Hou, Angelika Gabauer

Neoliberal urban restructuring constitutes an underlying challenge facing cities and communities around the world. Public space, as a medium of political engagement and social interactions, may represent a vehicle for resistance against patterns of shrinking democracy. In its capacity as a place for active democracy, public spaces – the lived ...


(DE)SIGNS FOR DIGNITY: TOWARDS AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT IN ATHENS, GREECE

Alcestis P. Rodi

In spite of regulations aimed at ensuring that all people can enter and move through spaces, the need to create physical solutions that do not separate or segregate disabled populations has been overlooked. Further, the response of architects and designers is often to meet these regulations without considering the emotional ...


STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: THE TRANSITION FROM SHELTER TO HOUSING FOR REFUGEES IN BELGIUM

Elizabeth Wyckaert, Hans Leinfelder, Pascal De Decker

Given the increasing number of people seeking refuge in Belgium and across Europe more broadly, it is essential that governments assume responsibility for the integration of refugees into society. An essential aspect of this process is the provision of a durable path from shelter to housing. Choosing a place of ...