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Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools - visions, strategies, plans and programmes.

Our 2019 group photo

Our 2019 group photo

This is our group in 2019 with our vision for the future. In 2019 Professor Vincent Nadin has left the section, as he retired. For information about our group, please write to spatial planning-BK@tudelft.nl
Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

On the occasion of Professor Vincent Nadin’s retirement after 11 years at TU Delft, the section Spatial Planning and Strategy launched a book celebrating Vincent’s time as head of the section and later a head of department. This book is a compilation of all our activities during those eleven years....
SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. Click on the logo to go to the official website of the Department of Urbanism Urbanism The Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology...
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  The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy promotes activities concerning International Urban Development. This concerns mostly issues of urban development in the Global South. This includes (but is not limited to) urban management, housing, informal urbanisation, governance, resources management, territorial management, urban emergencies, among other topics concerning the built environment in the Global...
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Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

  Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology led by Professor Wil Zonneveld. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools – visions, strategies, plans and programmes. We are particularly...
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Landscapes of Trade - review presentation Merten Nefs

Landscapes of Trade – review presentation Merten Nefs

  Thursday morning February 27th from 10:45 (TUDelft Architecture faculty, Berlage Room) I present the outlines of my Phd research Landscapes of Trade. My supervisory team: Wil Zonneveld (TUD SPS), Frank van Oort (EUR), Tom Daamen (TUD UDM) and Paul Gerretsen (Deltametropolis Association). Shile Zhou gives his presentation on metropolitan greenery there from 10:00. If...
Roberto Rocco speaks at the Universities Round Table at the World Urban Forum

Roberto Rocco speaks at the Universities Round Table at the World Urban Forum

Roberto Rocco was a keynote speaker at the Universities Round Table organised by the UN-Habitat UNI initiative. Background The World Urban Forum (WUF) offers an opportunity for institutions of higher learning to showcase examples of transformative educational and capacity building initiatives and technical assistance programmes implemented in partnership with city governments, NGOs and the private...
New Horizons Article on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Horizons Article on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Readers of this blog may recall my reporting on the first, thankfully positive review of the ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication where you find a link to that review). I have attended a conference on Maritime Spatial Planning since. It was co-chaired by Jacek who saw to it that there was cake in...
New editorial comment on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

New editorial comment on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

Editorial comment on: ‘New Horizons: Beyond Territorialism’ This is what Zaucha, J., & Pardus, J. (2019). Editorial: Sea dragons. Europa XXI, 36 (https://europa21.igipz.pan.pl/volume/item/36_.html) had to say on my paper (see the previous blog): Faludi (2019) offers a further, much-needed link between marine and terrestrial space, in a crème de la crème article with very deeply argued thoughts as...
New Review "The Poverty of Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Review “The Poverty of Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Jonathan Metzger has published the, so far most challenging review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (https://doi-org.tudelft.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/1473095219894711). No, he is not in the least unfair. In fact he is full of praise to a point which makes me blush. I am particularly grateful that he commends – not as the only one – my interweaving anecdotes...
New book "Future Challenges of Cities in Asia", edited by Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang

New book “Future Challenges of Cities in Asia”, edited by Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang

Future Challenges of Cities in Asia Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang (editors) Volume 3 in the UKNA series Amsterdam University Press, 2020   Table of Contents   Future Challenges of Cities in Asia: An Introduction Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang   Human Agency...
Training Event at the World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, TUE 11 FEB

Training Event at the World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, TUE 11 FEB

Spatial Planning & Strategy, together with members of Urban Design, Urban Studies and Management in the Built Environment, is offering a training session at the upcoming World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi. The governance of slum upgrading strategies must incorporate socio-spatial justice to succeed. Justice is for the acceptability and sustainability of policy, what truth...
Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

The Master 2 Quarter “Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis”. led by Qu Lei and Verena Balz kicks off in February. Regional design is the core theme of the third quarter of the MSc Urbanism curriculum. This is urbanism at a high level of scale. The way global economic powers influence social, cultural and environmental...
Vincent Nadin receives his copy of "Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft"

Vincent Nadin receives his copy of “Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft”

  For the occasion of Alexander Wandl’s PhD defence on 22 JAN, the section of Spatial Planning and Strategy gifted a copy of the book “Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft” to Professor Vincent Nadin, our former boss! This book has an account of 11 years of Spatial Planning at TU Delft under the leadership...
Alexander Wandl obtains his PhD at TU Delft

Alexander Wandl obtains his PhD at TU Delft

Alexander Wandl obtained his PhD at TU Delft with a dissertation titled “Territories-in-between: A Cross-case Comparison of Dispersed Urban Development in Europe”. The defense took place at the AULA TU Delft  on 22 JAN 2020. The promotors were Professor Vincent Nadin and Professor Wil Zonneveld, and the co-promotor was Associate Professor Remon Roiij. Birgit Hausleitner...
Handbook on Informal Urbanisation featured by Politecnico di Milano

Handbook on Informal Urbanisation featured by Politecnico di Milano

Roberto Rocco’s and Jan van Ballegooijen’s book “The Routledge Book on Informal Urbanisation” is featured as “book of the month” at Politecnico di Milano’s library. 2020 will see the publication of the paperback version. For more information about the book, please visit ROUTLEDGE Books.
Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado's 25th Anniversary at TU Delft

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado’s 25th Anniversary at TU Delft

Our dear colleague, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado has celebrated her 25th work anniversary at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. She received a certificate and a silver pendant representing the flame of Prometheus, the Greek Titan who stole the flame of civilisation and knowledge from the Gods to give it to humanity. Professor Will...