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Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools - visions, strategies, plans and programmes.

2020
SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer who joined the section earlier this month. Eva has a 22-month position as a post-doctoral researcher financed by the LEaDing Fellows / Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in spatial planning from Vienna University of Technology, and a PhD in spatial planning (‘Understanding Europeanisation from Within...
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...
Landscapes of Trade - review presentation Merten Nefs

Landscapes of Trade – review presentation Merten Nefs

  Thursday morning February 27th from 10:45 (TUDelft Architecture faculty, Berlage Room) I present the outlines of my Phd research Landscapes of Trade. My supervisory team: Wil Zonneveld (TUD SPS), Frank van Oort (EUR), Tom Daamen (TUD UDM) and Paul Gerretsen (Deltametropolis Association). Shile Zhou gives his presentation on metropolitan greenery there from 10:00. If...
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...
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