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Monthly archive September, 2020
+ Consider to attend final session of the conference on 'Regional Design & Democracy'

+ Consider to attend final session of the conference on ‘Regional Design & Democracy’

Consider to visit the final discussion round during the conference Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning, on 2 October 2020, from 16.10 -17.00. The title of the discussion is ‘Regional Design & Democracy’. It’s topic is inspired by observations of an erosion of democratic institutions. We – organizers of the conference – share a deep...
How to go to conference 'Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning'

How to go to conference ‘Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning’

Online Conference | 2nd of October 2020 on Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning by AESOP Thematic Group on REGIONAL DESIGN Part of the Shaping Regional Futures Conference Series 2020 The AESOP Thematic Group Regional Design invites to the online conference “Regional Design: A Transformative Approach to Planning” – as part of the Shaping Regional...
I could have done better, a text by Andreas Faludi

I could have done better, a text by Andreas Faludi

In ‘Stockholm Calling’ I admitted to my incomplete understand of Pierre Rosanvallon. Discusse there, Sherif Zakhour (2020) helped me in identifying his concern, like that of his teacher’s Claude Lefort to be the void left by the French king ending under the guillotine. Reading Rosanvallon mostly in French, I overlook this but have discovered now...
Stockholm Calling, a text by Andreas Faludi

Stockholm Calling, a text by Andreas Faludi

14 September 2020 saw Sherif Zakhour successfully defending his PhD (Zakhour 2020a) at the Royal Institute of Technology. Comparing planning theorists as to where they stand on democracy, Sherif’s comments on my ‘A Decision Centred View of Environmental Planning’ (Faludi 1987) are meticulously fair. He also intimates that there have been, sometimes ill-conceived comments on...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

Speaker: Matthijs van Oostrum (University of Melbourne) Topic: Urban villages: co-productive urban design in India and China Urban villages are erstwhile villages that have been enveloped by the formal city, densified and diversified, yet retain a distinct social mix and informal governance. Through the mapping of twelve urban villages in four cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Delhi...
Nationalism Studies Rebooted, a text by Andreas Faludi

Nationalism Studies Rebooted, a text by Andreas Faludi

Printing made it possible for people who have never met to develop bonds, says Benedict Anderson (1983). For this to become possible, vernaculars needed to be clustered into standardised languages. Identities to be constructed in this way supports my claim of the nation-state being a modernist construct. (Faludi 2020 [2018]) In an idle moment, I...
Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Fresh from the print, a new paper by Marcin Dąbrowski, Marjolein Spaans, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado & Roberto Rocco has just been published in European Planning Studies. The paper builds on the Horizon 2020 project COHESIFY which explored the links between EU’s investment in regional and local development via Cohesion Policy and the ways in which...
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