History of the YA

The AESOP YA Network was formally established in 2002, with the first meeting held as part of the 2002 Volos AESOP Congress.

Since the establishment of the Coordination Team (CT) in 2003, the young academics working group, or the AESOP Young Academics Network as it later become known, has been a standing feature of the annual AESOP Congresses and continues to form part of the AESOP Executive Committee (the YA Chair is an official member of the ExCo). T

he AESOP YA has also worked to actively develop numerous stand-alone initiatives and activities, including the annual AESOP Young Academics Conference (First conference in 2007); plaNext - an online open access journal managed and published by AESOP’s Young Academics Network; and the YA blog (online since 2014), born around the YA’s concern to work towards new outreach and dissemination approaches, which would expand the “impact” of research beyond academia.

AESOP YA Chairs

Foundation of the YA CT - 2003

Roelof Verhage – (2003-2004)

http://www.iul-urbanisme.fr/author/roelof.verhageuniv-lyon2.fr/

Nikos Karadimitriou (2004-2005)

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/nikos-karadimitriou-89217b8

Richard J. Nunes (2005-2006)

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richard-j-nunes-5017928

Giancarlo Cotella (2006-2007)

https://it.linkedin.com/in/giancarlo-cotella-2400ba6

Beatrix Haselberger (2007-2008)

https://at.linkedin.com/in/beatrix-haselsberger-4385a291/en

Vojtěch Novotný (2008-2009)

https://cz.linkedin.com/in/vojtěch-novotný-39ab8570/en

Ceren Sezer (2009-2010)

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/ceren-sezer-5640078

Antonio Raciti (2010-2012)

http://www.memphis.edu/planning/people/antonio-raciti.php

Verena Peer (2012-2013)

https://at.linkedin.com/in/verena-peer-b2a10127/en

Lauren Ugur (2013 – 2015)

https://de.linkedin.com/in/laurenhmnd

Nadia Caruso (2015-2016)

https://it.linkedin.com/in/nadia-caruso-29340080

Karel Van den Berghe (2016-2017)

https://be.linkedin.com/in/karelvandenberghe