During the congress three awards will be announced:

  • Excellence in Teaching Prize
  • Best Published Paper Prize
  • Best Congress Paper Prize

The AESOP Best Congress Paper Prize competition has been running, as part of the AESOP Congresses, since 2005. The aim of the competition is to promote and disseminate high-quality congress papers as well as to stimulate the willingness of congress participants to submit and present full congress papers of high quality.

Papers are judged according to the following criteria:

• relevance to current debates on the chosen topic, 

• clarity of argument(s), 

• originality of the approach and the ideas presented, 

• high methodological quality, 

• clarity of expression and quality of presentation

If you are an author who wishes to participate in the competition, then please nominate your paper when you submit it to the Conference. The self-nominated papers will be reviewed by Track Chairs and the shortlist will be sent to the AESOP Best Congress Paper Prize Committee, who will select the winner, all in due time so that the winners can be announced at the General Assembly. The Committee is nominated by AESOP’s Council of Representatives and currently consists of the following members:

• Tuna Tasan-Kok, Chair (University of Amsterdam)

Mike Raco, Vice Chair (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)

 Sabine Knierbein (Vienna University of Technology)

 Jonathan Metzger (Royal Institute of Technology, KTH)

 Cristiana Rossignolo (Politecnico di Torino)

 Pieter Van den gv (Katholieke Univerfsiteit Leuven)

We strongly encourage the participants of AESOP Annual Congress 2017 in Lisbon “Spaces of Dialogue for Places of Dignity: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning” to take part in the competition.


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