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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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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...
I May Have Betted on the Wrong Horse, a text by Andreas Faludi

I May Have Betted on the Wrong Horse, a text by Andreas Faludi

My infatuation with planning at EU level may have been at the expense of due attention to cross-border cooperation. It could have gone the other way. One of my first interviews has been with Viktor Freiherr von Malchus, German pioneer of cross-border cooperation largely through the Council of Europe. But I grasped the opportunity instead...
Europe Day: Myth and Reality, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day: Myth and Reality, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day is little known. At least I have been invited once to speak at the occasion in would-be EU candidate member state Albania. (See my blog ’Europe Day in Tirana’) On that day – 9 May 1950 – on advice of Jean Monnet, ‘First Statesman of Interdependence’ (Duchêne, 1994) French foreign minister Robert Schuman...
RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival - call for abstracts on circular economy

RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival – call for abstracts on circular economy

Marcin Dąbrowski, together with Karel Van den Berghe, Aksel Ersoy, Ellen Van Bueren (TU Delft), Frank van Oort (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Joanna Williams (University College London) are organising a series of special sessions as part of the Regional Studies Association Global E-Festival “Regions in Recovery”. This online conference takes place over 16 days between 2...
Spatial Planning & Strategy publications in 2020

Spatial Planning & Strategy publications in 2020

2020 may have been an annus horribilis in many ways. The pandemic clearly also affected our work and disrupted academic publishing. However, it was still a successful year for publishing the research done in the Spatial Planning & Strategy section. Several books and many articles in leading journals written by our team were during that...
Territoriality and COVID-19, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territoriality and COVID-19, a text by Andreas Faludi

In March James Meek (2000) has pointed out the news prioritising ‘our’ casualties and ‘our’ people stranded overseas and travellers ‘here’ being infected by a traveller from ‘there’. This encourages suspicion, hostility, racism, tighter borders, even violence. ‘Sometimes the coverage becomes the vehicle for a criticism, implicit or explicit, of something “their” society does that “our”...
A ‘hopelessly simple-minded take on sovereignty’*, a text by Andreas Faludi

A ‘hopelessly simple-minded take on sovereignty’*, a text by Andreas Faludi

Whilst I write, there is much to do about (British) sovereignty, and well in planning, too. For instance, in the 1990, the Dutch national planning director thought  it unthinkable for ‘Brussels’ to have say over the extension of the Port of Rotterdam. Of ‘territorial trap’ fame (for the first mention see: Agnew 1994) Agnew (2020, 44)...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Silke Weidner on the New Leipzig Charter - 4 February 2020, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Silke Weidner on the New Leipzig Charter – 4 February 2020, 12:30 CET

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...
Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage - putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage – putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Our team has helped prepare a catalogue of good practices put forward by the WaVE project partners. This document brings together solutions in valorization of water-linked heritage from five European locations: the Municipality of Aarhus (DK), the Province of Alicante (ES), the Municipality of Breda (NL), Ister-Granum crossborder region (HU-SK) and the Municipality of Ravenna...