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AESOP 'compleyity and planning' event

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Dear Young Academics,
This is an open invitation to you all to participate in and to
contribute to the 10th 'complexity & planning' event, which is at
Groningen University, The Netherlands, at 16 & 17 November 2012, and
focusing on complexity, spatial planning and the collaborative rationale.

Keynote speaker is prof Judith Innes, Berkeley University

Have a look at:
http://www.rug.nl/frw/nieuws/actueel/complexityplanning/index

Center of the workshop's discussion is the relationship between
complexity, spatial planning and the collaborative rationale. The
workshop's theme therefore very much touches the issue of social
complexity. Social complexity is an emerging issue within the complexity
sciences, however differs from or extends the complexity sciences
embracing issues such as the social paradox (us humans being part of
social systems, capable to critically self-reflect on these systems and
if wanted, consciously going for opposing behaviour to these systems),
inter-subjectivity as a source of knowledge, duality (object orientation
merging with inter-subjectivity) and more... The collaborative rationale
very much relates to the issue of social complexity. Collaborative
rationale is also very much in the center of the planning theoretical
debate. The collaborative rationale frames the various actors
co-existing within the planning arena appreciating collectively managing
common concerns that arise within urban regions and the daily
environment. As such the collaborative is a wonderful perspective
touching upon various debates within Planning & Complexity.

Best wishes, Gert de Roo