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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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Special issue on ‘The legacy and future of the ESDP’ with two contributions from SPS researchers

Special issue on ‘The legacy and future of the ESDP’ with two contributions from SPS researchers

A recently published special issue in the journal Transactions of AESOP reflects on the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) – more than 20 years after its initial publication and shortly after the release of newest ‘European planning documents’ (EU Territorial Agenda 2030 & New Leipzig Charter) at the end of 2020. The special issue features...
Global Housing Design:  EdX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Global Housing Design: EdX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Learn about the key design strategies required to develop adequate housing and inclusive dwelling environments for sustainable urban development. Global Housing Design EdX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Launch on Mar 03, 2021 at 10:00 UTC Length: 6 weeks Price: FREE https://www.edx.org/course/global-housing-design About this course Building adequate housing is a pressing issue worldwide. With close...
A Bullet Misses Its Target in Sarajevo…, a text by Andreas Faludi

A Bullet Misses Its Target in Sarajevo…, a text by Andreas Faludi

Thus opens the blurb of ‘Altered Pasts’. (Evans 2014) The same counterfactual – Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand surviving to succeed Franz Joseph to the Austrian-Hungarian throne is what ‘Der Komet’ (The Comet; Stein 2013) is about. Engaging in our friendly barter, Klaus Kunzmann has made me read this scenario of cultural and linguistic communities cohabiting...
Wie hältst du es mit der Europäischen Union?, a text by Andreas Faludi

Wie hältst du es mit der Europäischen Union?, a text by Andreas Faludi

German speakers will recognise the allusion to the Gretchenfrage: one of the characters in Johann Wolfgang Goethe‘s ‘Faust’, an innocent young woman seduced by the chief protagonist secretly in league with the devil asking: Wie hast du’s mit der Religion? – “how do you feel about religion?”. (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Gretchenfrage) When reading a campaign folder of one of the 31 parties...
New paper in Urban Studies: Adaptive capacity of the Pearl River Delta cities in the face of the growing flood risk: Institutions, ideas and interests

New paper in Urban Studies: Adaptive capacity of the Pearl River Delta cities in the face of the growing flood risk: Institutions, ideas and interests

Cities around the world face a growing flood risk as a result of climate change, bringing more extreme weather, more rainfall and more frequent and more severe storm surge events, pushing sea water into the streets. This problem is exacerbated by the rapid urban development, leading to expansion of cities onto flood-prone, low-lying areas, or...
Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) on the New Leipzig Charter - video available

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) on the New Leipzig Charter – video available

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus Senftenberg) 4 February 2021, 12:30-13:30 CET, via Zoom Topic: New Leipzig Charter: The Transformative Power of Cities for the Common Good Abstract: After a good two years of very intensive work by all those involved (Silke Weidner was part of the Consortium), the “Leipzig Charter on...
The EU a Tangle, a text by Andreas Faludi

The EU a Tangle, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Portuguese Presidency wants to kickstart the Conference on the Future of Europe promised after the tug-of-war between the European Parliament and the European Council over appointing the President of the European Commission. The underlying issue is whether the EU is an ‘intergovernmental’ or a ‘federal’ construct. Dutch philosopher of law Jaap Hoeksma (2020) looks...
The Nation: Myth and Reality, a text a by Andreas Faludi

The Nation: Myth and Reality, a text a by Andreas Faludi

First post-World War II Austrian President Karl Renner (I remember the stamps issued at the occasion of his passing away) has been a Social Democrat since the 1890s. With a view to the Austrian part of the then double monarchy up to a point catering to various national aspirations, in a pamphlet, Renner proposed for...
New book: Wil Zonneveld & Vincent Nadin (eds) (2021) The Randstad: A polycentric metropolis.

New book: Wil Zonneveld & Vincent Nadin (eds) (2021) The Randstad: A polycentric metropolis.

New book: Wil Zonneveld & Vincent Nadin (eds) (2021) The Randstad: A polycentric metropolis. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. 361 pages, 54 bw illustrations.   On New Year’s Eve Routledge published a new book in the series Regions and Cities: The Randstad: a polycentric metropolis. Edited by Wil Zonneveld and Vincent Nadin the book contains 16 chapters...
Peter Paul Witsen new PhD candidate at SPS

Peter Paul Witsen new PhD candidate at SPS

The Netherlands again needs a Minister of Space. Many political parties go into elections with that intention and in the professional world the call for such a minister has never really died down. He or she should work with a plan, and that plan better be integral. But how do you do that, make an...
The New Urban Normal: publication out

The New Urban Normal: publication out

Our new publication *The New Urban Normal: Urban Sustainability and Resilience Post-COVID-19* is out and available for download from this LINK. This is the result of the online Urban Thinkers Campus with the same title organised by the Global Urban Laband the group of TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy in June 2020. This book was...
No Fraud, a text by Andreas Faludi

No Fraud, a text by Andreas Faludi

The night from 6 to 7 January, 2021 we saw over and over again the surge up the steps of the Capitol sweeping away security guards. Fit for the occasion, amongst the flags I spotted a banner: AMERICANPOPULISTPARTY.COM. I googled it and found a website in what seemed Polish with a link to a private...