The call for the 2024 International Module in Spatial Development Planning (IMSDP) is out ! Maximum 24 students will be selected to take part at the intensive three months teaching and research programme. Spread the word ! See information on application procedures: https://onderwijsaanbod.kuleuven.be/opleidingen/e/CQ_51671701.htm#activetab=diploma_omschrijving The deadline for applications is 23thd of November 2023.

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Dear friends, dear colleagues, alumni and students, On October 26, 2023, our colleague and great friend Serena Vicari left this world. We mourn her deeply. We remember her innate elegance, in deportment and speech, her equanimity, her humour and irony, her support and care of the younger generations. We shall miss her deeply. A professor […]

IMSDP 2018 Successfully Accomplished

On May 25th, a lively farewell lunch marked the official end of the IMSDP 2018. A very active group of 24 students from all continents were part of the programme and are now part of the alumni network of the ESDP. The experiment of expanding the group as to include partners in the Global South, […]

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In 2017, the EMSDP went through major transformations regarding its epistemological underpinnings and geographical foci, by opening up collaboration with scholars from the Global South and through the exploration of global questions of development and planning. The program is now called IMSDP (International Module in Spatial Development Planning) and is being supported by the  Flemish […]

Lesvos Conference 2017

  In July 2017, the ESDP network successfully organized a conference in the frame of the Indigo Project. The conference also celebrated the retirement of Professor Frank Moulaert. http://www.indigo-lesvos.hua.gr/

Career Achievement Award for ESDPN member Michael Edwards

Professor Michael Edwards, an ESDP network colleague, was awarded the 2014 lifetime achievement award at a prestigious ceremony held in UCL Bartlett School of Planning in London. The award acknowledges his remarkable contribution in supporting citizens’ interests, community actions, and wider collaborations between academia and the community. See the award announcement on UCL Events Blog See […]

AESOP Prize for Teaching Excellence 2011 awarded to the EMSDP

In 2011the EMSDP Programme obtains the AESOP – Association of European Schools of Planning Prize for Teaching Excellence, ex aequo withthe Settlement Project Module at the School of Environment and Development of the University of Manchester. In awarding the prize to the EMSDP programme, the jury appreciated “the strong and sustained collaboration of a range of […]