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14th Head of Schools Meeting

Interdisciplinarity in Planning Education

Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 27-29, 2019

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Programme

Venue

Organisers

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The 14th AESOP Head of Schools meeting in 2019 will be hosted by University of Ljubljana (UL), jointly by the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering and Biotechnical Faculty. The date coincides with the 100th anniversary of the UL, and the topic of ‘Planning and the Disciplinarity Question’ was chosen to celebrate the contribution of planning disciplines to the challenges of transition of the academia towards ‘Xdisciplinarity’.

The  notions of single-, multi-, trans- and interdisciplinarity (jointly referred to as Xdisciplinarity) have been introduced over the past decades and has been addressed by AESOP at numerous occasions and various outlets. However, due to the changing nature of issues planning is facint, the topic continues to be relevant at various levels, including the input of applied knowledge into planning education. In practice, Xdisciplinarity requires both a good understanding of the planning discipline and of other disciplines it interacts with; and skills and competencies for collaborating with different professionals. These requirements are translated to planning programs.  The question is what kind of Xdisciplinary knowledge makes students sufficiently equipped to tackle contemporary and upcoming urban challenges and what are the implications for the planning curricula. In addition, it is important to consider the roles of the planning practice, the market needs, and the academia in shaping these curricula.,

Therefore, this 14th meeting of the heads of AESOP institutional members is taking on the perennial theme of Xdisciplinarity with an intention to grasp the shifting meaning and scope of it for planning education. The program will include 5 sessions, 2 plenaries and 3 break out sessions:

  1. New (additional) disciplinary knowledge to be included planning education;
  2. Capacities, skills and competences for future Xdisciplinary planners; and
  3. Innovative approaches in planning education to prepare students for contemporary and future urban complexities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Ljubljana in the end of March.

 

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Draft Programme

Time

Day 1, March 27th:

ExCo meeting

Day 2, March 28th:

CoReP meeting

Day 3, March 29th:

Thematic event

Morning

09.00 -18.00: ExCo meeting

The ExCo will be greeted by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Emil Erjavec and Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

08.30 – 09.00: Registration

09.00 – 17.00: CoRep meeting 

On the basis of the number of registered people we willl organise either U-shape or a normal lecture hall (if number exceeds 40 people). Coffee breaks and lunch included 

08.30 – 09.00: Registration

09.00 – 09.15: Welcome speeches

09.15 – 11.00: Plenaries

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00: Break- out sessions
  1. New (additional) disciplinary knowledge to be included planning education
  2. Capacities, skills and competences for future Xdisciplinary planners
  3. Innovative approaches in planning education to prepare students for contemporary and future urban complexities

13.00 – 13.45: Lunch

13.45 – 15.30: Plenary and conclusions

Location:
Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture, Jamnikarjeva ulica 101, Ljubljana
Location:
Faculty of Civil and Geodeetic Engineering, Jamova c. 2, Ljubljana
Location:
Faculty of Civil and Geodeetic Engineering, Jamova c. 2, Ljubljana
Afternoon 19.00
Cocktail Reception at the Ljubljana City Hall

15.45 – 18.00
City tours w
alk (start at the Faculty of Civic and Geodetic Engineering, Jamova 2, Ljubljana)

19.30
Gala dinner in Hotel Cubo

 

Venue

ExCo meeting

ExCo meeting will be hosted at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnical Faculty (Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana) in its meeting room. Meeting room has capacity of up to 15 people and is equipped with the computer and the beamer.

CoReP

CoReP will be hosted at the Faculty of Civic and Geodetic Engineering (Jamova 2, 1000 Ljubljana). For the CoReP meeting we will arrange the U shape in one of the lecture rooms. Lecture rooms are equipped with the computer and the beamer.

Thematic event on Friday

Thematic event will be also hosted at the Faculty of Civic and Geodetic Engineering (Jamova 2, 1000 Ljubljana). We will use the big lecture hall for around 150 people for the joint sessions and smaller classrooms for the group workshops.

Organising team:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naja Marot
Biotechnical Faculty,
University of Ljubljana

Prof. Dr. Mojca Golobič
 Biotechnical Faculty,
University of Ljubljana

Assist. Prof. Dr. Alma Zavodnik Lamovšek
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering,
University of Ljubljana

Senior Lect. Dr. Mojca Foški
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering,
University of Ljubljana

Assist. Dr. Gašper Mrak
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering,
University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana, the largest Slovenian university, which was established in 1919 and is a public autonomous educational, research and artistic HE institution. It encompasses 23 faculties and 3 art academies. UL ranks among the top 400 universities according to the ARWU Shanghai ranking and among the top 3% Universities in the world according the Times ranking. By number of students, UL ranks among the largest HEI with 22.667 students enrolled in the first cycle study programmes, 14.338 to the second cycle study programmes and 1757 to the third cycle in the year 2017/2018. UL is very active in national and international R&D and educational programmes. It has 3700 R&D personnel and creates almost half of the research results of Slovenia. In the period 2007-2013 University of Ljubljana cooperated in 745 European projects, including 163 FP7 projects, which rank UL on the first place among the research organisations in the EU-13 countries (source MIRRIS).

Biotechnical Faculty offers higher professional education, undergraduate and postgraduate university study programs, as well as research and professional and advisory services in the areas of living nature, agriculture, forestry and fishery and in closely related production technologies. On average, 2,300 students undergraduates and 450 graduates are enrolled per year. Landscape architecture education (BSc, MSc, PhD) which is an EFLA (European Foundation For Landscape Architecture) accredited programme, includes the courses in landscape design, environmental/spatial planning, and protection of the environment. The dedicated research staff of the department concerns itself with a broad list of topics including spatial planning, policy analysis, regional planning, territorial cohesion and impact assessment, health and green areas, landscape identity and climate change.

At present, the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (UL FGG) consists of three departments: Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Geodesy and also the Department of Environmental Civil Engineering. Worth mentioning are also our study programmes Buildings and Spatial Planning. The Faculty has over 1000 students studying in 5 undergraduate, 5 graduate and 1 doctoral programmes. The Faculty employs close to 200 full-time employees, over 90 of them are academic staff. The number of employees at the UL FGG with PhD is already above 70. At the same time, the number of high quality publications of its researchers in scientific journals is growing as well. The Faculty implements its basic teaching, research and professional activities within three departments, two laboratories for experimental research, education and scientific work, and three research institutes for the areas of structures, earthquake engineering, computer science, water management and geo- and hydro threats.

 

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Contact and Registration

Contact

Please contact us for any further questions.

Registration

The registration to the event if obligatory and is possible via this on-line form.  The registration deadline is March, 15th, until 2pm. If you contact us after this date, we might not be able to guarantee you participation in all the meeting’s event.