Call for authors: Booklet on Erik Swyngedouw

Call for authors: Booklet on Erik Swyngedouw image

This is a Call for Young Academic (YA) Author(s) to work in collaboration with distinguished Prof Erik Swyngedouw, reflecting on his research into urban design theory and practice. This is a great opportunity for the YA authors to get to work on the booklet with direct guidance from Prof Erik Swyngedouw himself.

This booklet project presents conversations with influential planners in theory to reflect on the path of their career and discuss how they inspired and addressed the development of planning theory. It aims to provide an introduction to their theories and ideas: what and how they contributed to the field of planning; what and who influenced the development of these theories; and how this implicated/reflected on planning debate in theory and/or practice. Accordingly, it focuses on their contribution to academic literature. At the same time, it considers significant people and events that have influenced the evolution of the planner’s ideas and themes.

The suitable candidate should have an interest in political economy, political ecology, and urban theory and culture. The approximate word count for the booklet is 20,000 words (developed in two parts: the first part (c. 10,000 words) will consist of a draft prepared by YA author(s); the second part (c. 10,000 words) includes interviews with planner’s peers, followers, and critics). Most of the booklets were co-authored by more than one YA members - one being the lead author or coordinator. We welcome candidates interested in being co-authors. The timeline and deadlines will be planned with authors and Editorial Board. Prof Erik Swyngedouw and the editorial board of Conversations in Planning YA Booklet will select the candidate(s).

Please submit a brief CV and a short write up (maximum 500 words) on your interest in the project by the 30th of November 2021. If you have any queries, please send an email to the editors: We look forward hearing from you.

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Best regards,

On behalf of both:
The Editorial Board of Conversations in Planning Theory and Practice
The Coordination Team of the AESOP Young Academics network

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