News of year 2014

Planning Thought Award for Early Career Planning Researchers

If you:
-        are a highly motivated early career planning scholar, meaning a planning student (Master or Ph.D) or an early career planning post-doc researcher (within 5 years after completing your Ph.D or equivalent);

-        are passionate about planning and keen to understand the roots of planning on the basis of oral histories;

-        have experiences (in the classroom and/or in practice) alongside a strong interest and a significant familiarity with planning literature and practice;

-        are looking for a meaningful way to contribute to the international disciplinary debate on what planning is, might and/or should be, and

-        want to engage in an inter-generational dialogue with leading planning scholars from Europe, America and beyond;

… then you seriously should consider applying for the Planning Thought Award!

URBAN RESISTANCES as Identity Politics in Cities Today

Public Panel Debate
Monday 10 March 2014, 17.00-19.00
Wallenstamsalen, Göteborg City Museum

Informal urban resistances, including everyday life insurgencies, protests, riots, and urban social movements, have become evident in Sweden and elsewhere. Looking at cities as spaces of power and indifference, six international scholars are invited to a public debate where they will critically rethink the “familiars” of cities, and attempt to make theoretical and political sense of these resistances. The debate is an introductory event to the 8th Conference of the Young Academics Network of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP-YA), “Cities that Talk”, 10-15 March 2014. The Urban Heritage Cluster of Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg and Göteborg City Museum cohost the debate.