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Our 2019 group photo

Our 2019 group photo

This is our group in 2019 with our vision for the future. In 2019 Professor Vincent Nadin has left the section, as he retired. For information about our group, please write to spatial planning-BK@tudelft.nl Please follow and like us:
Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi's "Poverty of New Territorialism"

Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi’s “Poverty of New Territorialism”

Urban Morphology is the Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form. It is published biannually, in April and October. http://www.urbanform.org/journal.html. For a note (but not a proper review) competently done on my book see the latest issue. The note points out the centrality to the idea of territorialism of what is called the ?territorial...
Andreas Faludi's Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

Andreas Faludi’s Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

On 17 October I was attended this forum ‘Towards Spatial Justice – Territorial Development and Marginalization’. Reacquainting myself with Warsaw and meeting Polish colleagues – my last visit dates from 2013 – was a pleasant experience, in particular since my host from the recent visit to Sopot, Jacek Zaucha, and the chair of the Strategic...
Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

The first thorough review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication) drew my attention to maritime spatial planning, his current field of expertise as an economist. In my book, I had already referred to Hugo Grotius and the Law of the Seas. Reading ‘Maritime Spatial Planning: Past, Present, Future’ edited by Zaucha...
Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

In March 2018 I attended – not for the first time – the 4th bi-annual international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST) Representing territories held at Rouen in France. Naturally, my paper – one out of two submitted in English – related to my book, then still under preparation on ‘The...
New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

‘Globalization marks daily life, of which this audience needs no reminder. On one hand, the title ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ rings in synch with globalism, yet on the other, its subtitle ‘A Neo-Medieval View’ seems out of step.’ The above quote is from the recent review of my book by Michael Neuman (2019) of the...
Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

On the occasion of Professor Vincent Nadin’s retirement after 11 years at TU Delft, the section Spatial Planning and Strategy launched a book celebrating Vincent’s time as head of the section and later a head of department. This book is a compilation of all our activities during those eleven years. The book contains short texts...
Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

For years, extremely high housing price (second in the world, ranked by the ratio of housing price to income) and market-driven urban renewal practices have been dancing around the perimeter of urban governance in Taipei. The municipal policy that aiming at the solutions such as the provision of a sufficient number of social housing units,...
New book edited by Verena Balz and Valeria Lingua on "Shaping Regional Futures"

New book edited by Verena Balz and Valeria Lingua on “Shaping Regional Futures”

This book discusses the role of regional design and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance to offer a better understanding of (1) how a recognition of spatial dynamics and the visualization of spatial futures informs, and is informed by, planning frameworks and (2) how such design processes inform co-operation and collaboration on planning...
AESOP Round Table on Faludi's "The Poverty of New Territorialism"

AESOP Round Table on Faludi’s “The Poverty of New Territorialism”

At the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning AESOP (Venice, 9 – 13 July, 2019), Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino) convened a Round Table on my book. I briefly defined (state) territorialism, making the case for and against, including the part it has in the EU crisis. With Jan Zielonka (2014)...
BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN. The summer school will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, during an intensive eight days course from 12-19 September 2019 in Copenhagen. The summer school aims at providing multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the different global and local challenges in cities of the...
'The Poverty of Territorialism', a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

The first, long and thoughtful – and gratefully (very) positive – review has been published. See: Zaucha, J. (2018) Book Review: The Poverty of Territorialism. A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning. Europa XXI, vol. 35, 2018, pp. 127-131. Reading it, I was gasping. Jacek Zaucha succeeded in summing it all, including the dilemmas...
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