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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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The Construction of Poland, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Construction of Poland, a text by Andreas Faludi

No, this is not against Poland. Norman Davies (2004) has shown me its heroism. But Margaret MacMillan (2001) writing on the 1919 Paris Peace Conference ending the Great War vouches to Poland having been the product of nationalism-cum-territorialism. US President Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Fourteen Points’ were meant to guide the proceedings. Point 13 promised a Poland...
Territorialism in the Cross Hairs, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism in the Cross Hairs, a text by Andreas Faludi

Contending with state borders and their divisive effects, those in cross-border cooperation are with me in having territorialism in the cross hairs. They after all have first hand experience of the divisive effects of borders and the advantages of working with their neighbours in overcoming them. The EU helps, not only financially but also with...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

Online SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt (TU Delft). Topic: on social life and urban form Based on examples taken from both practice and research in urban design, the seminar will focus on the impact of the current structural and social changes on city design. The goal is an open discussion about the question of how...
'The Shanghai Lilong: Approaches to Rehabilitation and Reuse' by Gregory Bracken

‘The Shanghai Lilong: Approaches to Rehabilitation and Reuse’ by Gregory Bracken

The Newsletter 87. Click on the image or follow the link below to access the document.
Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Topic: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West Speaker: Gregory Bracken This seminar presented some of the key ideas contained in the book ‘Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’ (2020), a collection of essays examining urban communities and societies in Asia and the West. this book is volume two in...

The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization, edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen has been finally published in paperback. This book was originally published in 2018 in hardcover but is now also available in paperback and digital form, making it accessible to a much wider audience. This book investigates the mutual relationship between the struggle...
Environmental Migration, new article by Sharma, Bracken and Balz.

Environmental Migration, new article by Sharma, Bracken and Balz.

Environmental Migration and Regional Livelihood Planning: A Livelihood Planning Approach to Circular Migration Asmeeta Das Sharma, Gregory Bracken, Verena Balz Environmental Justice, Vol. 13, No. 5 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env.2020.0010
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...
Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

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)  26 October 2020   The seminar was organised jointly by planning scholars from DIST/POLITO and the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Department of Urbanism,...
+ 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...