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Monthly archive March, 2020
WaVE Interreg Europe project - WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach

WaVE Interreg Europe project – WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach

SPS team members (Kasia Piskorek, Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado, Marcin Dąbrowski, with Wout van den Toorn Vrijthof and Vincent Nadin as external advisors) are involved in Interreg project WaVE – WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach. The project runs from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2022. WaVE brings together 7 partners who have in...
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...
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