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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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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...
Latest entries

New article in IIAS Newsletter 86 (summer 2020)

New article 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...
Planning Complex Cities student Felipe Chaves Gonzalez wins Archiprix 2020

Planning Complex Cities student Felipe Chaves Gonzalez wins Archiprix 2020

We are very proud to announce that the graduation project of Felipe Chaves Gonzalez – a 2019/20 Planning Complex Cities student – won one of the in the Netherlands very prestigious Archiprix 2020 first prizes. We congratulate Felipe on this great success! We also compliment his mentors: Luiz de Cavalho Filho and Birgit Hausleitner. The...
Remon Rooij: from faculty bachelor program leader to head of education department Urbanism

Remon Rooij: from faculty bachelor program leader to head of education department Urbanism

From 2012-2020 Remon Rooij held the faculty position as bachelor Bouwkundeprogram leader. With 1,400 students BSc BK is one of the largest programs TU Delft offers. 1 Jun,e Remon passed on this responsibility to Urbanism colleague MaartenJan Hoekstra. And Remon took up some new responsibilities for the faculty of Architecturen & the Built Environment and...
Urban Design and Planning book reviews by Remon Rooij

Urban Design and Planning book reviews by Remon Rooij

Since 2019, SPS-er Remon Rooij has been member of the editorial board of the ICE Proceedings – Urban Design and Planning. In 2019 he co-authored with Roberto Rocco and Gregory Bracken a briefing article on ‘Professor Vincent Nadin’s decade of spatial planning and strategy at TU Delft’. In 2020 he reviewed two interesting books in...
New publication Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst: A pattern language approach to learning in planning

New publication Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst: A pattern language approach to learning in planning

A pattern language approach to learning in planning A new paper by Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst published in Urban Planning. SPS-er Remon Rooij wrote a commentary article in the Urban Planning journal together with Urbanism colleague Machiel van Dorst on how (former) urbanism students use and perceive the value of a pattern language...
Theorising Borders and Identity, a text by Andreas Faludi

Theorising Borders and Identity, a text by Andreas Faludi

At Radboud University Nijmegen I met Peter Weichhart who gave a paper. The published version refers to my joint paper with Earnest Alexander on planning doctrine. (Alexander, Faludi 1996) In Faludi (2018, 49) I distance myself somewhat from planning doctrine. Its strength was in explaining the onetime success of Dutch national planning, prefaced as it...
A European Republic? Text by Andreas Faludi

A European Republic? Text by Andreas Faludi

Austrian radio is my antidote to BBC World and the Dutch Evening News. On 27 May the latter featured Ulrike Guérot whose campaign for a European republic (Guérot 2019) I was familiar with, so I listened. With German and French academic qualifications, she divorced her French husband – hence the name – has grown-up children...
NEW BOOK: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West: Care of the Self, by Gregory Bracken

NEW BOOK: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West: Care of the Self, by Gregory Bracken

Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West: Care of the Self Gregory Bracken (ed.) Amsterdam University Press (2020) This collection of essays is the second volume in my Care of the Self series, which examines urban communities and societies in Asia and the West, shedding some much-needed light on issues that have emerged...
Mt French Connection, a text by Andreas Faludi

Mt French Connection, a text by Andreas Faludi

‘The French Connection I & II’ featured one Gene Hackman chasing drugs traffickers. A former US Marine, he narrated another film about the training of his corps. (I have a, perhaps morbid interest in the the military craft!) So he seemed to know how to take out their boss when a moving target on a...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities - 18 June 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities – 18 June 12:30 CET

  Speakers: Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabe and Lei QuTopic: Future Challenges of Cities in Asia   The seminar will focus on the new book edited by the speakers: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463728812/future-challenges-of-cities-in-asia   Future Challenges of Cities in Asia, edited by G. Bracken, P. Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, N. Sami, B. Zhang   The ten essays in Future Challenges...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek - Public Engagement as a trust-building device - 16 June, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek – Public Engagement as a trust-building device – 16 June, 12:30 CET

More details to follow… HOW TO TAKE PART? We welcome all participants interested in the topic. Link and password to the Zoom meeting will be provided later to registered participants by email. You can register here: https://forms.gle/8XVcq4YVLDQ98YT56 It goes without saying that participation is free of charge.