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Planum News 05.2012 </br> International Award  Young Planning Professionals 2012

11 May 2012

International Young
Planning Professionals
Award 2012 (YPPA)

London, United Kingdom
DEADLINE: 27.05.2012
I&M - Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment   
AESOP Association of European School of Planning
ECTP - CEU European Council of Spatial Planner | Conseil européen des urbaniste
International Federation for Housing and Planning 

The Directorate responsible for planning at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment 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. 


Since 200 years, urbanization has been almost continuous and the processes of growth have prevailed globally. Nevertheless, during the last decade, another trend has emerged in Europe: not all cities are growing, and many face the prospect of a long-term stagnation and a process of (demographic) shrinkage. The shrinkage, such as growth, involves profound changes of the principles of urban planning perspectives and models of intervention in the territory. The institutions have so far been able to react to the effects of the shrinkage but not to plan proactively in order to turn the decline into an opportunity.
The aim of the competition is to find and evaluate new tools for spatial planning, collecting research and projects about planning on the specific aspects of the shrinkage and with a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. 

Willemeieke Hornis 
Directorate for National Spatial Planning, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Piotr Lorens
International Society of City and Regional Planners, ISOCARP
Derek Martin
International Federation of Housing and Planning, IFHP
Izabela Mironowicz
Association of European School of Planning, AESOP

There will be a maximum of five prizes, consisting of free registration at the EUSS, reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs and a small cash prize. The prizes will be awarded during the European Urban Summer School organized by AESOP, ECTP-CEU, IFHP and ISOCARP at the University of Westminster, School of Architecture and Built Environment, London UK in September 2012. The prize winners will be invited to present their work during the opening days of the EUSS.

Young planning professionals (
• 27 May 2012
Abstracts submission deadline
• 4 June 2012
Notification of 15 selected abstracts to deliver full papers
• 22 July 2012
Full papers submission deadline
• 29 July 2012
Winners' announcement on the websites
• 15 August 2012
Confirmation about the winners’ participation in EUSS
• 19 August 2012
Confirmation of the participants from a reserved list, in case some of the winners are not able to participate in EUSS.
• 21-30 September 2012
European Urban Summer School 2012

AESOP - Association of European School of Planning Website
IFHP - International Federation for Housing and Planning Website