Innovation in Planning Education

AESOP Co-Chair : Anna Geppert, Sorbonne, France
E-mail : Anna.Geppert@paris-sorbonne.fr

ACSP Co-Chair : Charlie Hoch, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
E-mail : chashoch@uic.edu

 

Track Description

In an increasingly interdependent world cities and regions re-discover that they are vulnerable to natural disasters, political disruption, economic crises, and industrial hazards. Resilience thus becomes a motto and a new challenge for planners. How do cities react to and recover from military or civil conflicts? If energy prices escalate rapidly what can large city-regions do to cope? If global trade collapses can local regions produce adequate food and necessary goods for their population? Diverse and flexible regions, compact and slow cities, cities able to recycle and reuse urban space to regenerate, offer examples of planning resilience. How do we educate planners for this challenge?

We encourage contributions that focus on introducing the concept and issues of resilience in planning education. Universities play a prominent role as sites for learning, but we also welcome research on planning education in other institutional settings including government, corporations, NGOs, place communities and social movements. Submissions may include accounts or evaluations of educational practice, critiques of contemporary educational practices, and proposals for more focused and influential educational practices. As the track is well established as a place of debate on planning education, proposals related to other educational issues are also welcome. Drawing transatlantic comparisons of educational institutions, practices and policies would be of particular interest.
 

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