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

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!  
500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

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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SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer who joined the section earlier this month. Eva has a 22-month position as a post-doctoral researcher financed by the LEaDing Fellows / Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in spatial planning from Vienna University of Technology, and a PhD in spatial planning (‘Understanding Europeanisation from Within...
Dominic Stead in dialogue with NWO about future research policy, programming and procedures

Dominic Stead in dialogue with NWO about future research policy, programming and procedures

The Dutch research council (NWO) is preparing to hold a regular dialogue with the academic community in order to shape NWO’s future research policy, programming and procedures. NWO has selected and announced the names of 72 academic representatives from across the whole spectrum of social science and humanities to take part in this dialogue. Just...
What we talk about when we talk about second cities

What we talk about when we talk about second cities

When we talk about urban regions, we often talk about a large core city – a Greater London, Paris, Manchester or Somewhere – surrounded by a rather indistinct hinterland of small and medium-sized secondary cities, which don’t differ much other than being closer to or further away from the core. In Europe, made of a...
About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

‘The Economics of Inequality’ by Thomas Piketty has just come out in Dutch. Jonathan Metzger (2019) might wish I should read it. What it reminded me of straight away was sharing a platform with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose at the ESPON seminar during the Austrian Presidency in December 2018 where I presented my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’....
Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

The situation at the EU’s external border is going viral, and the Corona virus raises concerns. The former has prompted me to in my previous blog (https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-poverty-of-territorialism-Neo-medieval-spatial-planning/update/5e6213ad3843b0499fed3910) to clarify that I am not against borders as such. Invoking a metaphor, I added that managing flows, we needed thresholds and floodgates to be operated according to...
TU Delft is now ranked number 1 in the world in urban planning

TU Delft is now ranked number 1 in the world in urban planning

We are pleased to announce that TU Delft has moved to first place from second for ‘Urban Planning’ in the University Rankings of Academic Performance. See https://www.urapcenter.org/Rankings/2018-2019/Urban%20Planning This is not only the performance of SPS section in Urbanism, but of other groups across TU Delft working on issues related to urban planning. Together we create...
Our 5000th member at the SPS Facebook group

Our 5000th member at the SPS Facebook group

In March 2020, our Facebook group TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy got its 5000th member. It is Bella Hayman Tun, from Yangon in Myanmar. Bella is an architect and works as a district planner at the Urban Planning Board of Yangon City Development Committee. Bella has a Master in Urban Administration and Planning by...
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...