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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...
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...
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...
Roberto Rocco speaks at the Universities Round Table at the World Urban Forum

Roberto Rocco speaks at the Universities Round Table at the World Urban Forum

Roberto Rocco was a keynote speaker at the Universities Round Table organised by the UN-Habitat UNI initiative. Background The World Urban Forum (WUF) offers an opportunity for institutions of higher learning to showcase examples of transformative educational and capacity building initiatives and technical assistance programmes implemented in partnership with city governments, NGOs and the private...
New Horizons Article on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Horizons Article on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Readers of this blog may recall my reporting on the first, thankfully positive review of the ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication where you find a link to that review). I have attended a conference on Maritime Spatial Planning since. It was co-chaired by Jacek who saw to it that there was cake in...
New editorial comment on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

New editorial comment on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

Editorial comment on: ‘New Horizons: Beyond Territorialism’ This is what Zaucha, J., & Pardus, J. (2019). Editorial: Sea dragons. Europa XXI, 36 (https://europa21.igipz.pan.pl/volume/item/36_.html) had to say on my paper (see the previous blog): Faludi (2019) offers a further, much-needed link between marine and terrestrial space, in a crème de la crème article with very deeply argued thoughts as...
New Review "The Poverty of Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Review “The Poverty of Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Jonathan Metzger has published the, so far most challenging review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (https://doi-org.tudelft.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/1473095219894711). No, he is not in the least unfair. In fact he is full of praise to a point which makes me blush. I am particularly grateful that he commends – not as the only one – my interweaving anecdotes...
New book "Future Challenges of Cities in Asia", edited by Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang

New book “Future Challenges of Cities in Asia”, edited by Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang

Future Challenges of Cities in Asia Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang (editors) Volume 3 in the UKNA series Amsterdam University Press, 2020   Table of Contents   Future Challenges of Cities in Asia: An Introduction Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang   Human Agency...
Training Event at the World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, TUE 11 FEB

Training Event at the World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, TUE 11 FEB

Spatial Planning & Strategy, together with members of Urban Design, Urban Studies and Management in the Built Environment, is offering a training session at the upcoming World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi. The governance of slum upgrading strategies must incorporate socio-spatial justice to succeed. Justice is for the acceptability and sustainability of policy, what truth...
Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

The Master 2 Quarter “Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis”. led by Qu Lei and Verena Balz kicks off in February. Regional design is the core theme of the third quarter of the MSc Urbanism curriculum. This is urbanism at a high level of scale. The way global economic powers influence social, cultural and environmental...
Vincent Nadin receives his copy of "Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft"

Vincent Nadin receives his copy of “Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft”

  For the occasion of Alexander Wandl’s PhD defence on 22 JAN, the section of Spatial Planning and Strategy gifted a copy of the book “Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft” to Professor Vincent Nadin, our former boss! This book has an account of 11 years of Spatial Planning at TU Delft under the leadership...
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