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Monthly archive January, 2021
The Nation: Myth and Reality, a text a by Andreas Faludi

The Nation: Myth and Reality, a text a by Andreas Faludi

First post-World War II Austrian President Karl Renner (I remember the stamps issued at the occasion of his passing away) has been a Social Democrat since the 1890s. With a view to the Austrian part of the then double monarchy up to a point catering to various national aspirations, in a pamphlet, Renner proposed for...
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...
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