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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.

2021
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...
Spatial (In)Justice in the Post-COVID City: Call for Participants

Spatial (In)Justice in the Post-COVID City: Call for Participants

We’d like to invite you to contribute to this event in which we will discuss spatial (in) justice in light of COVID-19, with the help of Professor Susan Fainstein (GSD), on May 26 at 18:00. The idea is to have short statements from participants to be discussed during the session, highlighting lessons learned (and sadly...
Editorial to a Special Issue of Cities on Planning resilient cities and regions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado

Editorial to a Special Issue of Cities on Planning resilient cities and regions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado

The editorial has been co-authored with Malgorzata Hanzl. The purpose of this special issue is to present various strategies and practices that have been applied to achieve climate resilience in cities and regions worldwide. The collection of 14 articles offer innovative contributions to the field of urban resilience in urban areas, filling research gaps and...
Recently published book chapter about socio-spatial segregation in Lima by Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado

Recently published book chapter about socio-spatial segregation in Lima by Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado

The chapter is co-authored with Graciela Fernandez de Cordova and Paola Moschella. It has been published in a new book — Urban socio-economic segregation and income inequality, a global perspective — with the purpose to explain the relationship between increasing levels of inequality and segregation. The book offers a unique global overview of segregation trends...
BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

On Monday 29 MARCH at 18:00 (CET/Amsterdam), TU Delft launched the Book “A Manifesto for the Just City”, with texts by a number of guests and 43 manifestos written by students from 25 universities from all over the world. A “Manifesto for the Just City” comes in the wake of the realisation that socio-spatial justice...
The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After In my last blog I refused to reply myself to the Gretchenfrage: Should I vote for Volt? The new kid on the block would have to gain at least one out of every 150 votes cast and, anyhow, should I change horses midway? And does Volt suit my preferences? Am I still...
An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

At the International Planning History Conference at Delft, Wil Zonneveld and I heared Andrew Sorensen on historical institutionalise and published papers in his special issue of Planning Perspectives on the matter, the one by Zonneveld (2018) being on the Conference of Spatial Planning in North-Western Europe (CRONWE). It expanded on Dühr and Zonneveld (2012) writing on the imagery...
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