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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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Sharing Cities - Shaping Cities

Sharing Cities – Shaping Cities

Lidewij Tummers will be presenting at the Sharing cities – Shaping cities 2018 conference, organised by the Politechnico di Milano on 5+6 March 2018. The proposal “Low-carbon local initiative meets regional climate change policies: How to create effective synergies between local and regional agents of change?” was retained at an acceptance rate of about 20%...
Houston's Floods and Urban and Regional Planning

Houston’s Floods and Urban and Regional Planning

  Houston is currently on the news. Contrary to what many people think, Houston does have planning, although it does not have conventional zoning as all other big cities in the United States. According to an article in UrbanLand.com: “Other legal and governance mechanisms have evolved, including deed restrictions and historic designations that allow homeowners...
Session on regional design and governance re-scaling at the RSA annual conference

Session on regional design and governance re-scaling at the RSA annual conference

On 4-7 June 2017 the Regional Studies Association (RSA) 2017 Annual Conference has taken place in Dublin, Ireland, under the title ‘The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions’. A group of researchers from universities in several European countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia) have been involved in the organization of a session on regional...
Conference SHAPING REGIONAL FUTURES: Designing and visioning in governance rescaling

Conference SHAPING REGIONAL FUTURES: Designing and visioning in governance rescaling

On 18th and 19th of May 2017 the conference SHAPING REGIONAL FUTURES: Designing and visioning in governance rescaling took place at the Medici Riccardi Palace in Florence. During the conference the roles of regional design and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance were discussed. The conference aimed at an increased understanding of how...
Complex Cities Graduation Studio at the Department of Urbanism

Complex Cities Graduation Studio at the Department of Urbanism

Our Complex Cities studio at MSc Urbanism of the  Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft is quite old and experienced. It has been functioning at least from 2006 (some say 2000, because they connect it to the Globalisation Studio the managed by Dr. Marisa Carmona). The graduation studio is currently being managed by...
IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop - Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop – Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

The New Urban Agenda 2016-2036 was approved by the United Nations on 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, endorsed by 167 countries, including all EU countries. The ancient city of Quito ‘in the middle of the earth’, now the highest capital city in the world, is demonstrating the local leadership needed to make a more...
Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

On the 18th of November a symposium on citizen involvement took place at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. During the event the role of citizen engagement in planning decision making was investigated, in the context of different countries and on different levels of scale. The aim of the symposium was to identify key factors that...
Marcin Dąbrowski's lecture on adaptive cities at Urban Studies Foundation symposium

Marcin Dąbrowski’s lecture on adaptive cities at Urban Studies Foundation symposium

Marcin Dąbrowski presented his research on governance challenges in climate change adaptation in the Dutch and Chinese delta cities as a lecture at a symposium organised by the Urban Studies Foundation (USF) at the University of Glasgow. Marcin’s research is conducted as part of a USF postdoctoral research fellowship. You can see the video here:...
AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA

AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA

TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA   Co-chairs: Dominic Stead (TU Delft) , Juho Luukkonen (University of Oulu) The EU concept of territorial cohesion is being increasingly used to frame spatial planning and regional development policies at different spatial scales across Europe (and beyond). Addressing the issue of territorial cohesion (and also social and...
Article on the governance of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development in Regional Studies

Article on the governance of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development in Regional Studies

New paper by Marcin Dąbrowski looking into the impacts of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development projects (JESSICA) is to be published in Regional Studies. JESSICA, one of the financial engineering instruments (FEI) within European Union cohesion policy framework in the 2007–13 period, created scope for developing cooperation between sub-national authorities and financial institutions...
Melbourne Peri-urban conference

Melbourne Peri-urban conference

        Spatial planning at TU Delft made a major contribution to Beyond the Edge: the first Australian peri-urban conference in Melbourne, organised jointly by La Trobe University and RMIT. Alex Wandl gave a paper based on his PhD project on ‘territories-in-between’ and Vincent Nadin gave the first keynote presentation on Peri-urbanism in Europe (co-authored...
Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

On Monday, the 23rd of September at 12.30, Michael Neuman will give a lecture with the title ‘Images of place in urban and regional planning’ at the Hugo Priemuszaal, OTB. His position is that the plan matters because the images of place that are contained in plans not only guide the planning process and the...
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