Category: EUSS

TIMES OF SCARCITY – RECLAIMING THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING

Globalisation, climate change, resource depletion and financial crises are the prevailing – and often crippling – conditions which shape our immediate professional and academic lives and longer-term futures. In our times of rapid change, young planners, architects and designers must develop and adopt new and more holistic approaches to planning and design in order to engage in a meaningful manner with an increasingly urban world and to propose creative interventions that go beyond the immediately physical.

The 3rd European Urban Summer School (EUSS), hosted by the University of Westminster, School of Architecture and the Built Environment in September 2012, aims to bring together postgraduate students, emerging and experienced academics and young and established design and planning professionals from all over Europe (and further away) to develop a better understanding of some of the most pressing contemporary issues related to the built environment and to amplify and strengthen the links between planning- and design-relevant research and professional practice.

More on facebook.

EUSS Agenda now online!

The detailed programme can be downloaded here. More on facebook. 21 SEPTEMBER: PREFACE The EUSS will open with a welcome from David Dernie (Dean, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster), Tim Edmundson (Head of Department of Planning and Transport, University of Westminster), Jeremy Till (Central St Martins/SCIBE) and Deljana Iossifova (University of Westminster/SCIBE). Scarcity Shorts I 22 SEPTEMBER: INTRODUCTION 9.00 – ...

International Young Planning Professionals Award 2012: Winners announced!

The Directorate responsible for spatial planning at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (Min I&M) is encouraging young planning professionals to provide new ideas on the form, methods and possibilities in spatial planning needed to face present-day challenges facing our human settlements. The theme of the competition was decided by the promoter institutions, Min I&M, IFHP, ISOCARP and AESOP. This year's ...

[1] EUSS Background

In 2010, the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) launched a new annual event: the European Urban Summer School (EUSS) for young professionals. AESOP wanted to bring together young professionals and both experienced academics and practitioners from across Europe to discuss planning issues and invited European partners from other planning organizations to cooperate in this project. All partners offered ...

[2] EUSS 2012 Theme

TIMES OF SCARCITY – RECLAIMING THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING The EUSS is an invitation – a call to arms – to engage in the quest for and development of new ways of thinking about and new tools in response to emerging issues of scarcity – a condition generally defined by the insufficiency of cultural, social or economic resources. But scarcity is ...

[3] EUSS Format

This year, the European Urban Summer School will be hosted by London's University of Westminster, founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838 and has developed into a hub for business, professional and academic life. The School of Architecture and the Built Environment (SABE) is one of the country's leading centres in the field. The main partner in facilitating the EUSS is the ...

[4] EUSS Application Process: Tutors

Experienced professionals and academics can apply to teach and tutor at the 3rd European Urban Summer School, 'Times of Scarcity - reclaiming the possibility of making'.  The organisers will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for those travelling from outside of London. Prospective tutors can apply by submitting their CV and a short outline of a lecture or workshop around ...

[5] EUSS Application Process: Participants

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 JUNE 2012!!! Prospective participants - Young Planning Professionals* - can apply to the 3rd European Urban Summer School by submitting their response to the following task: Identify one instance of ‘scarcity’ in the context of the built environment and propose a physical or process-related response. Issues and responses may be presented as text, drawings, photographs, videos or in any ...

[6] EUSS Important Dates

31 May 2012 24 June 2012 | Application deadline 15 June 2012 30 June 2012 | Notification of selected participants 31 July 2012 | Final registration deadline (incl. payment of registration fee) 21-30 September 2012 | 3rd European Urban Summer School

[7] EUSS International Award for Young Planning Professionals 2012

Introduction The Directorate responsible for planning at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (I&M) is encouraging young planning professionals to provide new ideas on the forms, methods and possibilities in spatial planning needed to face present-day challenges facing our human settlements. It is therefore using the European Urban Summer School (EUSS) as the main forum to organise an International Young ...