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Monthly archive January, 2020
Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado's 25th Anniversary at TU Delft

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado’s 25th Anniversary at TU Delft

Our dear colleague, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado has celebrated her 25th work anniversary at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. She received a certificate and a silver pendant representing the flame of Prometheus, the Greek Titan who stole the flame of civilisation and knowledge from the Gods to give it to humanity. Professor Will...
Recent Publication in International Planning Studies

Recent Publication in International Planning Studies

Simone Rots and Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado co-authored a journal paper published (open access) in International Planning Studies (Vol 24, No. 3-4) entitled ‘Planning Ciudad Guayana, an industrial new town in oil-rich Venezuela’.  The publication is part of a Special Issue ‘Visionary Cities or Spaces of uncertainty? Satellite Cities and New Towns in Emerging Economies’.  The...
SPS participation at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

SPS participation at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

SPS, represented by Roberto Rocco, will take part in several activities at the WUF: (i) Training event given in partnership with UN-Habitat Capacity Building Unit, in a team with Igor Pessoa, Rachel Keeton and Luz Maria Vergara: https://www.unhadb.org/2019_wuf10/user/trainDetails , (ii) Participation at the Universities Round Table, when Roberto Rocco will speak about the importance to...
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 Please follow and like us:
Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD scholarship award by the German Government and a frontrunner grant by the IDEA League

Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD scholarship award by the German Government and a frontrunner grant by the IDEA League

Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) scholarship award by the German Government in November 2019. Since then, Ceren has been working as a research fellow in RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism – Chair of Urban Design, which is led by Prof. Christa Reichter. Ceren supports the chair...
Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi's "Poverty of New Territorialism"

Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi’s “Poverty of New Territorialism”

Urban Morphology is the Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form. It is published biannually, in April and October. http://www.urbanform.org/journal.html. For a note (but not a proper review) competently done on my book see the latest issue. The note points out the centrality to the idea of territorialism of what is called the ?territorial...
Andreas Faludi's Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

Andreas Faludi’s Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

On 17 October I was attended this forum ‘Towards Spatial Justice – Territorial Development and Marginalization’. Reacquainting myself with Warsaw and meeting Polish colleagues – my last visit dates from 2013 – was a pleasant experience, in particular since my host from the recent visit to Sopot, Jacek Zaucha, and the chair of the Strategic...
Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

The first thorough review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication) drew my attention to maritime spatial planning, his current field of expertise as an economist. In my book, I had already referred to Hugo Grotius and the Law of the Seas. Reading ‘Maritime Spatial Planning: Past, Present, Future’ edited by Zaucha...
Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

In March 2018 I attended – not for the first time – the 4th bi-annual international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST) Representing territories held at Rouen in France. Naturally, my paper – one out of two submitted in English – related to my book, then still under preparation on ‘The...
New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

‘Globalization marks daily life, of which this audience needs no reminder. On one hand, the title ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ rings in synch with globalism, yet on the other, its subtitle ‘A Neo-Medieval View’ seems out of step.’ The above quote is from the recent review of my book by Michael Neuman (2019) of the...
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. The book contains short texts...
Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

For years, extremely high housing price (second in the world, ranked by the ratio of housing price to income) and market-driven urban renewal practices have been dancing around the perimeter of urban governance in Taipei. The municipal policy that aiming at the solutions such as the provision of a sufficient number of social housing units,...
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