The Bartlett School of Planning


PhD student Zheng Wang wins AESOP Best Paper prize

9 April 2013

Zheng Wang with his AESOP award

The Bartlett School of Planning is pleased to announce that one of its PhD students, Zheng Wang, has been awarded the best paper prize by the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).  The prize was awarded during AESOP’s Young Academics conference which took place in Vienna earlier this year. The conference focused on rethinking sustainability in urban planning and rural development from a social, ecological and economic perspective.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, Zheng’s paper is entitled ‘Exploring the social resilience of Chinese cities through the case of integrating rural migrants into the urban society’.  In appreciation for the paper Zheng has been awarded guided support from the Editor-in-Chief towards the publication of the selected article in the Journal of Rural Studies.

The AESOP Young Academics network is designed to encourage and nurture academic involvement by those planners who have only just entered academia, either through PhD study, post-doctoral work or junior academic positions.