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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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Join our INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

  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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5000+ people have joined our group on Facebook since its creation. That is the space we use to comment on current events, to discuss books and papers and to share the social life of the chair.Go to our Facebook group page by clicking HERE!  
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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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Territorialism, Populism and the Third Reich, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism, Populism and the Third Reich, a text by Andreas Faludi

Planning in the Third Reich would have been my preferred PhD topic. Presently, Germans, including the ‘Academy for Territorial Development’, deal with their history (1), but then it was too early. Here I discuss international literature on the ‘infamous crown jurist’ (Smeltzer, 2018, 591) of the Third Reich, Carl Schmitt, an apostle also of territorialism...
No European War of Secession, a text by Andreas Faludi

No European War of Secession, a text by Andreas Faludi

Like Michael Crichton in ‘State of Fear’ (Avon Books, 2004), I declare this to be a work of fiction. Footnotes are real. After deliberating about the Future of Europe (1) a new Community dealing with the Single Market remained open to all European states. Many a former member remained. Members of the one-time European Free Trade...
New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

Spatial planning in Europe has been shifting towards more integration across policies, more adaptive planning, and more participatory decision-making. You can find out more about the patterns, drivers and some caveats behind those trends in our new paper just published online in Regional Studies. The paper builds on the ESPON COMPASS project.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1817363 Integrated, adaptive...
Online seminar:  Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South (26 October, 14:30 CET)

Online seminar: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South (26 October, 14:30 CET)

Online seminar: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South Convenors: Francesca Blanc, Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino), Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft)   Date and time: 26 October, 14:30 – 16:30 CET   Register here. Registration is open until 12:00 noon CET on 26 October, after which the...
+ Consider to attend final session of the conference on 'Regional Design & Democracy'

+ Consider to attend final session of the conference on ‘Regional Design & Democracy’

Consider to visit the final discussion round during the conference Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning, on 2 October 2020, from 16.10 -17.00. The title of the discussion is ‘Regional Design & Democracy’. It’s topic is inspired by observations of an erosion of democratic institutions. We – organizers of the conference – share a deep...
How to go to conference 'Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning'

How to go to conference ‘Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning’

Online Conference | 2nd of October 2020 on Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning by AESOP Thematic Group on REGIONAL DESIGN Part of the Shaping Regional Futures Conference Series 2020 The AESOP Thematic Group Regional Design invites to the online conference “Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning” – as part of the Shaping Regional...
I could have done better, a text by Andreas Faludi

I could have done better, a text by Andreas Faludi

In ‘Stockholm Calling’ I admitted to my incomplete understand of Pierre Rosanvallon. Discusse there, Sherif Zakhour (2020) helped me in identifying his concern, like that of his teacher’s Claude Lefort to be the void left by the French king ending under the guillotine. Reading Rosanvallon mostly in French, I overlook this but have discovered now...
Stockholm Calling, a text by Andreas Faludi

Stockholm Calling, a text by Andreas Faludi

14 September 2020 saw Sherif Zakhour successfully defending his PhD (Zakhour 2020a) at the Royal Institute of Technology. Comparing planning theorists as to where they stand on democracy, Sherif’s comments on my ‘A Decision Centred View of Environmental Planning’ (Faludi 1987) are meticulously fair. He also intimates that there have been, sometimes ill-conceived comments on...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

Speaker: Matthijs van Oostrum (University of Melbourne) Topic: Urban villages: co-productive urban design in India and China Urban villages are erstwhile villages that have been enveloped by the formal city, densified and diversified, yet retain a distinct social mix and informal governance. Through the mapping of twelve urban villages in four cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Delhi...
Nationalism Studies Rebooted, a text by Andreas Faludi

Nationalism Studies Rebooted, a text by Andreas Faludi

Printing made it possible for people who have never met to develop bonds, says Benedict Anderson (1983). For this to become possible, vernaculars needed to be clustered into standardised languages. Identities to be constructed in this way supports my claim of the nation-state being a modernist construct. (Faludi 2020 [2018]) In an idle moment, I...
Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Fresh from the print, a new paper by Marcin Dąbrowski, Marjolein Spaans, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado & Roberto Rocco has just been published in European Planning Studies. The paper builds on the Horizon 2020 project COHESIFY which explored the links between EU’s investment in regional and local development via Cohesion Policy and the ways in which...
New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper co-authored by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski has just been published in Urban Planning open access journal. Please have a look: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/3047  The paper builds on Pablo’s brilliant EMU graduation thesis and focuses on socio-spatial segregation in Lima. We use this case study to propose a new perspective on socio-spatial...