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).

AESOP Congress YA Best Paper Prize

Sponsored by the Journal of Urban Design and Planning


Machiels, Thomas “The role of uncertainties in the decision-making process of the ‘New Sea Lock’ megaproject in the port of Zeebrugge” (Best Paper Prize)

Sept, Ariane “Digitalization and social innovation: side by side in rural areas” (runner-up)


Matoga, Agnes “Governance of Temporary Use” (Best Paper Prize)

Delphine “RUN IN PLACE. Conflicting Images in the Place Making of Tangerang LIVE 2020”
Li Zhuo “Effects of Collecting Social Stock as Public Housing: An Empirical Study in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province”


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).