Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

P. Hirschler:
"Tomorrow's urban and regional planners -between miracle cure and mediation";
Talk: AESOP Congress Gothenburg, Gothenburg; 07-10-2018 - 07-14-2018.

English abstract:
Values - professional and personal - resonate in teaching and projects, but are rarely addressed, discussed and questioned openly. In the training of planners, the question arises - to what extent values of teachers influence the young colleagues? Moreover, in the planning practice - who sets the value framework for our spatial concepts?
The curriculum defines the "criteria of sustainability and common good based on the public interest" (Technische Universität Wien 2015b) as the guiding framework. These fundamental discourses revolves around the public debate about the common good - but where do we spatial planners position ourselves? Are the goals and principles formulated in the spatial planning laws enough? Or do we need more arguments for planners? Are we prepared for this discourse of values?
A value framework is not easy to work out, especially with regard to the complexity of developments - global to local - and perspectives for space and environment. But who else should take care of spatial development, if not we spatial planners? Itīs the planners, with our transdisciplinary and explicitly spatial view and our future visions, should take over the leadership in this subject.
However, the necessary ethical discourse cannot be conducted in education alone - even if the graduates enter the planning practice after completing their studies. A discussion with practicing planners in various professions, interest associations and the educational organisations develops knowledge and continues the planning-ethical discourse in a practical way.

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