Planning is one of the activities – on different levels and in different contexts – striving for better futures. We live in dark times – climate crisis, economic regression, war and conflicts of political, ethnical and religious reasons. What used to be unrecognized by traditional planning debates can be useful to respond to contemporary planning problems. In-between spaces, insurgencies and untold stories can be rethought and re-explored to energize planning debates and practice. The challenges should be considered as triggers for transformations to a sustainable future. Planning should contribute to MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.
AESOP Annual Congress is one of the world's largest spatial planning conferences that will now be held in Gothenburg (2018). Representing Chalmers and the ACE Department in the congress Local Organising Committee is the research group Urban and Regional Transformations.
Scientific and social programme
• Invited keynote speakers
• 16 paper tracks
• Round table sessions
• Thematic group meetings
• Mobile workshops
• Congress dinner
• …and more
• Call for abstract: October 2017
• Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2018
• Notification abstracts: February 28, 2018
• Early bird registration deadline: April 30, 2018
• Full paper submission deadline: May 15, 2018
• PhD Workshop in Karlskrona: July 5-8, 2018
• AESOP 2018 Congress in Gothenburg: July 10-14, 2018
• Post Congress Tour, Stockholm metropolitan region: July 15-17, 2018
Pre-congress PhD workshop
The PhD workshop will be held on July 5-8, 2018 on an island in the archipelago outside Karlskrona, Sweden. Karlskrona is a small baroque town and a UNESCO world heritage site located in the southeast corner of Sweden and has approximately 65,000 inhabitants. Blekinge Institute of Technology (Department of Spatial Planning) is responsible for the workshop.
A three-day Post-Congress tour will take place in the Stockholm metropolitan region on July 16-18, 2018.
Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg