Foundation for the
Urban Environment

"Fostering the European
Dimension of Planning"

Lisbon 11-14 July 2017

Foundation for the
Urban Environment
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The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) will hold its 2017 Congress in Lisbon on the general theme "SPACES OF DIALOG FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY: FOSTERING THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION OF PLANNING". It will include 21 tracks.

Track 11 - Healthy & liveable cities will be co-chaired by T. Dabovic; P. Laconte; N. Marques da Costa

The achievement of healthy and liveable cities is related to the development of the best practices not only on the health promotion, but also on the promotion of more inclusive cities. Urban problems such as: social and economic exclusion, poor air quality, traffic congestion, waste production, industrial emissions etc. faced by elected officials and urban managers are marked by strong social and territorial disparities as result of a multidimensional set of factors. In this context, public health policy changed from a focus on the disease to a more holistic and, at same time, territorialized perspective. Since 1986, when the World Health Organization launched the Healthy Cities movement, policy and planning for healthy cities was centred on urban poverty, inclusion, participatory governance, as well as on social, economic and environment determinants of health.

Abstracts & Full Paper Submissions - DEADLINE 9th JANUARY 2017


The book proposes a critical assessment of the techniques used to assess urban environments, including factors affecting climate change.

It presents a number of best practices, including Urban Transport in France (Peter Hall’s last paper), Manchester’s waterfront, Amsterdam’s ring canals, London’s King's Cross development, Hamburg’s energy efficiency district, the Lee Kuan Yea World City Prizes Bilbao, New York and Suzhou (see illustration), Singapore being their common model, and the new university town of Louvain near Brussels. The presentation will focus on the cases of Singapore (state), Bilbao (city), and Louvain (part of a city).

Special Offer Price £52.50 (Regular Price £75.00*) until 31st December 2016 - Hardback | 288 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 9781784532321 | Order online via and enter the discount code AN2 when prompted.

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