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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...
Join our INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

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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Join our Facebook group! 5000+ people have done so!

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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Click here for our LinkedIN Group. Our LinkedIN Group has 500+ people as of October 2012. Join us for updates and announcements.
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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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...
The Civilisational State, a new text by Andreas Faludi

The Civilisational State, a new text by Andreas Faludi

The Civilisational State A text by Andreas Faludi   Raya pointed me to a Dutch article about the civilisational state, with China the paradigmatic example.  I am not really knowledgeable about China, but once there were plans for a session on what was then called OBOR: One Belt One Road. I was convinced that the...
Writing your first academic article - RSA professional development webinar with Marcin Dąbrowski and Sarbina Lai

Writing your first academic article – RSA professional development webinar with Marcin Dąbrowski and Sarbina Lai

  Marcin Dąbrowski will present some top tips about publishing academic papers for early career researchers. It will be helpful for the PhD candidates and TU Delft Urbanism master students willing to publish a paper on the basis of their thesis research. Join us!   RSA Webinar Professional Development Webinar Series – Writing Skills: Writing...
Beyond REPAiR - H2020 REPAiR final (online) conference - registration open!

Beyond REPAiR – H2020 REPAiR final (online) conference – registration open!

The H2020 REPAiR project, led by Prof. Arjan van Timmeren and involving many of us a the Department of Urbanism and our Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, is coming to an end soon. On Tuesday, the 13th of October 2020, between 09.00 and 17.15 CET a final online conference for the project will be held....
Urban Geography master students reflect on Covid-19 and its impact on our cities

Urban Geography master students reflect on Covid-19 and its impact on our cities

In recent months, no other topic has framed our attention, constrained our activity and defined our lifestyle as much as the Covid-19 global pandemic. As thousands of papers, news articles and opinion pieces written about it attest, there is hardly any area of society that the pandemic does not touch upon. And there is hardly...
A review of "Poverty of Territorialism" in German

A review of “Poverty of Territorialism” in German

The ’meta-review’ of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Alois Humer (2020) in Raumforschung und Raumordnung deserves a meta-answer, starting with observing the coincidence of its being reviewed in a journal once implicated in the Third Reich (Kübler 2007; Mädling, Strubelt eds. 2009) with my father its victim. Concerning the review itself, its recounting that my...
New article in IIAS Newsletter 86 (summer 2020)

New article in IIAS Newsletter 86 (summer 2020)

New article by Gregory Bracken in IIAS Newsletter 86 (summer 2020) https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/shanghai-lilong-new-concept-home-china  
Call for abstracts + conference on regional design

Call for abstracts + conference on regional design

The AESOP Thematic Group Regional Design launched a call for abstracts @ Planning Practice and Research and invites to the related online conference “Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning” – as part of the Shaping Regional Futures Conference Series 2020. The conference will take place 2nd of October 2020, and intends to discuss empirical...