Best Paper Prizes : AESOP YA Best Paper Prizes

The YA Network awards two best paper prizes in collaboration with international journals annually: 
i) the YA conference Best Paper Prize (launched in 2009) and
ii) the YA Best Paper Prize at the AESOP congress (launched in 2013).

YA Conference Best Paper Prize

2017, DiSP - The Planning Review & PlaNext
Matoga, Agnes , How media shape the perception of temporary uses. A qualitative media analysis on vacancy and temporary uses in Vienna
Chen, Xueying, Deconstructing Chinese entrepreneurialism in urban regeneration programmes: A case study in Shanghai and Hangzhou
Luque-Martin, Irene & Izquierdo-Cubero, Jorge, Developing a planning support system towards a collaborative planning practice 
Guadalupi, Camilla, Professionals of the unplanned - An emerging expertise

2016, Journal of European Planning Studies
Babelon, Ian, "Engaging with the Virtual City: PPGIS, 3D Models and Spatial Governance".

2015, Urban Research and Practice
Ludwig, Carol, "From Bricks and Mortar to Social Meanings: Epistemology and Heritage Designation in England".
Melgaço, Lorena Silva Marques, "Spatial Practices in Socio-technological Peripheries: The Case of Rurban Communities in Brazil".

2014, Urban Research and Practice

Garcia Lamarca, Melissa, “From Occupying Plazas to Recuperating Housing: Insurgent Practices in Spain”.

2013, Journal of Rural Studies

Wang, Zheng, “Exploring the Social Resilience of Chinese Cities through the Case of Integrating Rural Migrants into the Urban Society”.


2012, Urban Research and Practice

Hammami, Feras, “Legitimation of Interventions in Historic City Areas: The case of the Well–preserved Ystad”, (published ahead of print 27 May 2015).


2010, Planning Theory and Practice

Hammami, Feras, “Cultural Conservation Under Occupation Conflictual Powers and Meanings” (published on vol. 13, n. 2, 2012);


2009, Town Planning Review

Hopkins, Diane, “The Emancipatory Limits of Participation in Planning: Equity and Power in Deliberative Plan-making in Perth, Western Australia” (published on vol. 81, n. 1, 2010).


AESOP Congress YA Best Paper Prize

Sponsored by the Journal of Urban Design and Planning


Doyle, Aoife, "Urban Resilience in a Post-Crisis Context - The Regeneration of the Dublin Docklands" (Best Paper Prize, published ahead of print).

Xue, Jin, "Eco-city Planning Conditioned by Growth Ideology: The Case of Copenhagen" (runner-up).

Jones, Edward, "Planning for the Tech City: Economic Imaginaries in Post-recession London" (runner-up).

Sanli, Tugce, Crafting Tools of Planning Practice and Pseudo-participation: Hegemonic Power Relations in Decision Making Process of Urban Development in Turkey" (mention).


Katapidi, Ioanna, “Perceiving Heritage: The case of Greek Traditional Settlements” (Best Paper prize, published on vol. 168, n. 5, 2015).

Shevah, Dana, “Planning and Community in a Complex/Involved/Tangled Space” (first runner-up, published on vol. 168, n. 5, 2015).

Durrant, Daniel, “‘Why does it have to go so bloody fast?’ Speed as a problematic feature of High Speed Rail” (second runner up, published on vol. 168, n. 5, 2015).

Khoshnood, Sahar, “A Discussion on the Share of Intangible Qualities in City's Transformation” (special mention for short paper).



 De Boer, Jessica and Zuidema, Christian, “Towards an Integrated Energy Landscape” (Best Paper prize, published on vol. 168, n. 5, 2015).

Smith, Kari, “The information imperative: exploring information’s role in urban and community resilience” (runner-up).