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Uneasy Bedfellows?  A text by Andreas Faludi

Uneasy Bedfellows? A text by Andreas Faludi

What does Viktor Orbán have in common with the German Constitutional Court? They both defend a ‘Westphalian’ system under which sovereign states are seen as masters in their own house. Accordingly, the EU is no more than the sum of its parts. Attacking the European Parliament ever so critical of him, Orbán for instance wants...
Softening up the Nation-state? a text by Andreas Faludi

Softening up the Nation-state? a text by Andreas Faludi

Reading Estelle Evrard (2021) about legal geography and spatial justice in borderlands evoked memories of Edward Soja speaking about the relation of society and space – also described as spatiality, or the relationship between people and things, including other people – at Radbout University Nijmegen maybe twenty years ago. Evrard is from the University of...
Nordregion a model? a text by Andreas Faludi

Nordregion a model? a text by Andreas Faludi

In a film about neutral Sweden during World War II, the protagonist, a young women hiking in the woods near her home sees an escapee from Norway fall dead into the brook marking the common border. The German officer of the occupying force calmly puts away his gun, saluting the Swedish border guard having rushed...
SPS has a new publications platform with several publications by us!

SPS has a new publications platform with several publications by us!

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Visit the online exhibition 'Circular Southern Holland'!

Visit the online exhibition ‘Circular Southern Holland’!

We proudly present results of the Research & Design studio Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis, part of the MSc Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences/Track Urbanism programme at Delft University of Technology in an online exhibition. The thematic focus of the 2020-2021 round of the studio was informed by an ambitious policy agenda that the...
New book on Regional Design edited by Neuman and Zonneveld

New book on Regional Design edited by Neuman and Zonneveld

Michael Neuman and Wil Zonneveld (eds) (2021) The Routledge Handbook of Regional Design, New York/Abingdon: Routledge, ISBN 9780367258665, 464 pages. Routledge recently published a new volume in its ongoing Handbook series: The Routledge Handbook of Regional Design. The book is edited by Michael Neuman (University of Westminster) and Wil Zonneveld. Next to a section on...
Regional planning cultures: New open access article in Planning Theory & Practice, by Eva Purkarthofer

Regional planning cultures: New open access article in Planning Theory & Practice, by Eva Purkarthofer

The concept of planning culture acknowledges the significance of choices, leeway and attitudes of actors in the planning process as well as the structuring force of established practices at organisational and societal levels. Planning culture can thus be a useful concept to link system-centred and practice-oriented research perspectives. However, planning cultures are still often understood...
A Non-Paper, a text by Andreas Faludi

A Non-Paper, a text by Andreas Faludi

Many youthful German speakers have been reading Karl May. His first six of many dozens of volumes recount the adventures of one Kara ben Nemsi and his indefatigable servant-companion Hadschi Halef Omar Ben Hadschi Abul Abbas Ibn Hadschi Dawud al Gossarah. (My stepfather could still recite the full name decades after he had read the books.)...
New Special Issue on the process of metropolisation - by Rodrigo Cardoso and Evert Meijers

New Special Issue on the process of metropolisation – by Rodrigo Cardoso and Evert Meijers

The first issue of 2021 of Urban Geography is a special issue guest edited by Rodrigo Cardoso and Evert Meijers. Based on our long-standing research agenda and several special sessions in conferences, we joined forces with other authors to consolidate the concept of metropolisation as a lens to examine regional and metropolitan integration processes. We...
Conference Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance, University of Stavanger, Norway, September 2021

Conference Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance, University of Stavanger, Norway, September 2021

The smart city research network of the University of Stavanger Norway is organising a scientific symposium, which will be held in Stavanger on September 22, 2021. Among the proposed panels, one focuses on Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance. We think your research is relevant within this field, and we will be delighted of having you...
Europe Day Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

The announcement of Europe Day 2021 reminded me of my visit to Tirana. Polis University there wanted to celebrate the then French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Schuman inviting Germany and also other countries to join what would become the European Coal and Steel Community. Presently, the day he announced this intention at a press...
[Edit: Recording Available] Online SPS Seminar with Andreas Faludi - Populism and Spatial Planning

[Edit: Recording Available] Online SPS Seminar with Andreas Faludi – Populism and Spatial Planning

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Andreas Faludi (TU Delft) Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12-30-13.30 CET, via Zoom (prior registration needed) Topic: Populism and Spatial Planning Theory       Making territories the object of spatial planning amounts to a meta-planning theory shared by planners and populists: territorialism. Prioritising their territory and their people, except as...
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