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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.

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WEBINAR: Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? 4 MAY 17:00 GMT+2

WEBINAR: Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? 4 MAY 17:00 GMT+2

  4 May 17:00 GMT+2. Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? Organised by Ombretta Caldarice from Politecnico di Torino on possible reconceptualisationS of URBAN RESILIENCE after the pandemics. Apart from Ombretta, this event features Nicola Tollin (University of Southern Denmark), Stefano Cozzolino ILS Sara Meerow (University of Arizona) and...
Smart Breaks at Complex Cities Studio takes off, organised by Verena Balz

Smart Breaks at Complex Cities Studio takes off, organised by Verena Balz

  On April 15, the great Emeritus Professor Andreas Faludi met students from the Graduation Studio Complex Cities at a SMART BREAK organised by Verena Balz. Smart Breaks were conceived by students themselves as a way to keep in touch with each other during the COVID-19 crisis. Students missed the opportunity to attend lectures and...
Review Forum in 'Regional Studies' on 'The Poverty of Territorialism' by Andreas Faludi

Review Forum in ‘Regional Studies’ on ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Andreas Faludi

Text by Andreas Faludi. Readers of this blog may remember my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ having been the object of a forum discussion at the 2019 AESOP conference. (see: http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/category/european-spatial-planning/) Meanwhile, one of the speakers, Jonathan Metzger has done a review of his own. (http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/andreas-faludi/review-poverty/).  Recently, Regional Studies has also published a Review Forum with the convenor...
The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

There are Euregios and there is EUREGIO. Consisting of 129 municipalities, homes to 3.4 million inhabitants, two thirds of whom in the Federal Republic and one third in The Netherlands, EUREGIO has been the first of its kind. European Territorial Cooperation, better known as INTERREG is a success. Testimony to its value, German fire engines...
Triumphant Territorialism?

Triumphant Territorialism?

Should there not be an exclamation mark instead? Is the air not filled with complaints about state governments not doing enough for their territories and citizens? But my argument is not against fiscal stimuli nor state investments and border controls. Rather, in ’Considering Border Issues’ on this website I compared them to flood gates to...
Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

‘Under confinement we rediscover the strength of “proximate” solidarity in the family and amongst friend; we also rediscover the power of forms of national solidarity. The states, even those at the heart of the Schengen Area brutally close their borders in often precipitate and disorderly manner. We must not see this solely as nationalism of...
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...
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