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New paper in Urban Studies: Adaptive capacity of the Pearl River Delta cities in the face of the growing flood risk: Institutions, ideas and interests

New paper in Urban Studies: Adaptive capacity of the Pearl River Delta cities in the face of the growing flood risk: Institutions, ideas and interests

Cities around the world face a growing flood risk as a result of climate change, bringing more extreme weather, more rainfall and more frequent and more severe storm surge events, pushing sea water into the streets. This problem is exacerbated by the rapid urban development, leading to expansion of cities onto flood-prone, low-lying areas, or...
Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) on the New Leipzig Charter - video available

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) on the New Leipzig Charter – video available

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus Senftenberg) 4 February 2021, 12:30-13:30 CET, via Zoom Topic: New Leipzig Charter: The Transformative Power of Cities for the Common Good Abstract: After a good two years of very intensive work by all those involved (Silke Weidner was part of the Consortium), the “Leipzig Charter on...
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...
Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage - putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage – putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Our team has helped prepare a catalogue of good practices put forward by the WaVE project partners. This document brings together solutions in valorization of water-linked heritage from five European locations: the Municipality of Aarhus (DK), the Province of Alicante (ES), the Municipality of Breda (NL), Ister-Granum crossborder region (HU-SK) and the Municipality of Ravenna...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

Online SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt (TU Delft). Topic: on social life and urban form Based on examples taken from both practice and research in urban design, the seminar will focus on the impact of the current structural and social changes on city design. The goal is an open discussion about the question of how...
Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Topic: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West Speaker: Gregory Bracken This seminar presented some of the key ideas contained in the book ‘Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’ (2020), a collection of essays examining urban communities and societies in Asia and the West. this book is volume two in...
New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

Spatial planning in Europe has been shifting towards more integration across policies, more adaptive planning, and more participatory decision-making. You can find out more about the patterns, drivers and some caveats behind those trends in our new paper just published online in Regional Studies. The paper builds on the ESPON COMPASS project.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1817363 Integrated, adaptive...
Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

Online seminar: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South Convenors: Francesca Blanc, Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino), Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft)  26 October 2020   The seminar was organised jointly by planning scholars from DIST/POLITO and the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Department of Urbanism,...
(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...
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...
New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper co-authored by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski has just been published in Urban Planning open access journal. Please have a look: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/3047  The paper builds on Pablo’s brilliant EMU graduation thesis and focuses on socio-spatial segregation in Lima. We use this case study to propose a new perspective on socio-spatial...
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