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Monthly archive March, 2021
BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

On Monday 29 MARCH at 18:00 (CET/Amsterdam), TU Delft launched the Book “A Manifesto for the Just City”, with texts by a number of guests and 43 manifestos written by students from 25 universities from all over the world. A “Manifesto for the Just City” comes in the wake of the realisation that socio-spatial justice...
The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After In my last blog I refused to reply myself to the Gretchenfrage: Should I vote for Volt? The new kid on the block would have to gain at least one out of every 150 votes cast and, anyhow, should I change horses midway? And does Volt suit my preferences? Am I still...
An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

At the International Planning History Conference at Delft, Wil Zonneveld and I heared Andrew Sorensen on historical institutionalise and published papers in his special issue of Planning Perspectives on the matter, the one by Zonneveld (2018) being on the Conference of Spatial Planning in North-Western Europe (CRONWE). It expanded on Dühr and Zonneveld (2012) writing on the imagery...
New paper - Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper – Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper, co-authored by Marcin Dąbrowski and Erwin Heurkens (Management in the Built Environment, Bouwkunde, TU Delft) is out in Open Access format, published in European Spatial Research and Policy. The paper uses the case of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to explore and classify the barriers for managing transitions towards circular economy in that urban...
SPS Seminar on the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation, with Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij - 30 March 12:15 CET

SPS Seminar on the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation, with Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij – 30 March 12:15 CET

Title: Union for the Mediterranean: Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation Event Timing: 30 March, 12:15-13:45 CET Speakers: Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij This seminar addressed the two-year drafting process of the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation and the results of this process. We discussed this in light...
New article on policy tools for planners

New article on policy tools for planners

Many policy tools can be used to develop spatial plans and implement them. Surprisingly there have been few attempts to classify and illustrate the whole range of tools available. Partly based on ideas and examples developed during classes with several cohorts of students at TUDelft, this newly published article outlines the different policy tools that...
New article (Journal of Planning Literature): Soft Spaces as a Traveling Planning Idea: Uncovering the Origin and Development of an Academic Concept on the Rise

New article (Journal of Planning Literature): Soft Spaces as a Traveling Planning Idea: Uncovering the Origin and Development of an Academic Concept on the Rise

The concept of ‘soft spaces’ is increasingly used in academic debates to describe planning spaces and processes outside the statutory planning system. By being used in research that is based in different geographical contexts, addresses different spatial scales and deals with different thematic fields, the idea of ‘soft spaces’ has undergone a considerable conceptual evolution....
Special issue on ‘The legacy and future of the ESDP’ with two contributions from SPS researchers

Special issue on ‘The legacy and future of the ESDP’ with two contributions from SPS researchers

A recently published special issue in the journal Transactions of AESOP reflects on the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) – more than 20 years after its initial publication and shortly after the release of newest ‘European planning documents’ (EU Territorial Agenda 2030 & New Leipzig Charter) at the end of 2020. The special issue features...
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