TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING

Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2021

Volume 5, Issue 1,  ISSN 2566-2147


EDITORIAL

Olivier Sykes

This issue (5.1) of Transactions of AESOP brings together a selection of papers submitted to recent rounds of the Best AESOP Congress Paper Award and an invited paper by Tuna Taşan-Kok the Chair of the AESOP Congress Paper Award Committee. They provide original and insightful contributions addressing key themes ...



THE IMPACT OF ACTOR-RELATIONAL DYNAMICS ON INTEGRATED PLANNING PRACTICE

Susa Eräranta, Miloš N. Mladenović

Integrated planning processes involve an increasing number of actors and aim to create synergy between multiple knowledges in communicative settings. Planning research has acknowledged that the actor-relational aspects of planning processes are not yet adequately understood, and that methods to reveal the often- invisible dynamics and their possible effects over ...


CITY-COUNTY CONSOLIDATION AND THE (RE)CONCEPTUALISATION OF URBAN-RURAL PLANNING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TAICHUNG CITY AND TAINAN CITY, TAIWAN

Wei-Ju Huang

The Taiwanese central government views city-county consolidations as an effective method to strengthen national competitiveness and to balance regional development. But for local governments, consolidation presents a series of planning challenges, especially in relation to the reconstruction of planning concepts and discourses in their new territories. Aiming to understand the ...


IMAGINING THE CITY OF TOMORROW THROUGH FORESIGHT AND INNOVATIVE DESIGN: TOWARDS THE REGENERATION OF URBAN PLANNING ROUTINES?

Nicolas Lavoie, Christophe Abrassart, Franck Scherrer

Ecological and digital transitions alongside concerns over social inequalities have signalled the advent of complex new challenges for contemporary cities. These challenges raise issues pertaining to the dynamic capability of urban planners: more specifically, their ability to revise their tools and planning routines in urban projects. New paradigms of collective ...


EMERGING PLACES OF SOCIAL INNOVATION (POSI): A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION IN CITIES

Nicholas Ardill, Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira

Social innovation is recurrently positioned as an important collaborative element in helping cities to transition and address human needs and societal challenges to enhance the health, wellbeing, and welfare of citizens. To address a call for more sector-specific research on the spatiality of social innovation, and also further understanding of ...


THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN URBAN PROJECTS: A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF CURRENT PRACTICES AND TOOLS

Federica Appendino, Charlotte Roux, Myriam Saadé, Bruno Peuportier

Over the last decade, the concept of the circular economy (CE) has gained momentum among practitioners, politicians, and scholars because of its promise of achieving sustainability goals. However, there is still a need to demonstrate and assess the positive environmental impacts of the CE. With respect to the building sector ...