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The AESOP Thematic Group, Public Spaces and Urban Cultures "Becoming Local Paris" Meeting's program is available online!

The AESOP Thematic Group, Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local Paris” Meeting’s program is available online!

Becoming Local Series are mobile debates and workshops organised by the AESOP (The Association of European Schools of Planning) working group ‘Public Spaces and Urban Cultures’ in collaboration with the local organisers. For more information about the previous events and the working group, please visit:  http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org ,  http://becominglocalbucharest.ro and http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces)    BECOMING LOCAL PARIS / OCTOBER 23-25, 2014...
Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP's Annual Congress

Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP’s Annual Congress

This Thursday July 10th, at 13:45, a group of experts will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to discuss the role of Marketplaces as Urban Development Strategies. The discussion will cover a wide variety of topics, from communities and governance to actual market design. We are proud to present the participants: – Arnold Reijndorp, architect, independent researcher, and...
Call for Abstracts: The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Paris Meeting

Call for Abstracts: The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Paris Meeting

To the interest of researchers and practitioners of public spaces and urban cultures : “BECOMING LOCAL” PARIS MEETING Transforming spaces, redefining localities (23-25 October 2014, Paris) This meeting is organized by the Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie (LAA) and the AESOP Thematic Group “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures” and will be the fourth to take place under...
The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures "Becoming Local" Bucharest Meeting (June 11-14, 2014)

The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Bucharest Meeting (June 11-14, 2014)

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013. The aim of the ‘Becoming Local’ series is...
The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures participates in International Summer School 2014 organised by Vienna University of Technology

The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures participates in International Summer School 2014 organised by Vienna University of Technology

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR) in cooperation with the Centre of Local Planning (IFOER) at the Department of Spatial Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Vienna University of Technology, hosts a 7-days summer school (30 August – 5 September 2014) directed at international Master’s and PhD students, as well as...
Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures,  Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

BECOMING LOCAL BUCHAREST MEETING  (June 11-14, 2014) Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013 ( http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org...
Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

  Marketplaces are often romanticised as traditional spaces of ‘pure’ encounters between producers and consumers in an increasingly privatised world. Farmer’s Markets are well-known example of this and several city governments seem to have embraced the urban marketplace as a tool for ‘placemaking.’ Yet this enthusiasm needs to be supported by a critical analysis of...
The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invited the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures to organize a networking event at The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) in April 5-11 2014, Medellin, Colombia. To foster dialogue between global tendencies and local needs, this networking session will be organized as open as possible to the local public, inviting...
The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local. PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu...
Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize

Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize

Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize for her poster entitled “Transformation of Gecekondu Areas and Housing the Urban Poor in Istanbul” at the ISOCARP Congress Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2010. The jury members of this competition were:  Jeremy Dawkins (University of Technology Sydney),  Irene Keino (Eco Plan Management Limited, Kenya) and Bert Smolders (urban...
Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Ceren Sezer and Camila Pinzon Cortés prepared a special issue for a popular Turkish architectural magazine Betonart on market places. This special issue gathers international examples of market places to present how a market place can support spatial, social and economic development of an urban area, thus be useful strategy for urban development. In her article,...

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