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New ESPON project - Interregional relations in Europe

New ESPON project – Interregional relations in Europe

A new ESPON research project, “Interregional relations in Europe” (IRiE) launched last week. Dominic Stead and Rodrigo Cardoso, from SP&S, represent TU Delft in a consortium led by Nasuvinsa, from the Government of Navarra. Other partners include the Centre for Economic Prediction – CEPREDE (Spain), University of Eastern Finland (Finland), S&W Urban and Regional Research...
What we talk about when we talk about second cities

What we talk about when we talk about second cities

When we talk about urban regions, we often talk about a large core city – a Greater London, Paris, Manchester or Somewhere – surrounded by a rather indistinct hinterland of small and medium-sized secondary cities, which don’t differ much other than being closer to or further away from the core. In Europe, made of a...
TU Delft is now ranked number 1 in the world in urban planning

TU Delft is now ranked number 1 in the world in urban planning

We are pleased to announce that TU Delft has moved to first place from second for ‘Urban Planning’ in the University Rankings of Academic Performance. See https://www.urapcenter.org/Rankings/2018-2019/Urban%20Planning This is not only the performance of SPS section in Urbanism, but of other groups across TU Delft working on issues related to urban planning. Together we create...
SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez -  EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez – EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

Carlos Mendez is a Senior Research Fellow at the EPRC, University of Strathclyde, which also has a base at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft (EPRC Delft). He has degrees from the University College London (BA), London School of Economics (MSc) and Strathclyde (PhD). As a specialist on the European...
Province’s added value in territorial development, by Guus van Steenbergen

Province’s added value in territorial development, by Guus van Steenbergen

Province’s added value in territorial development Text by Guus van Steenbergen PhD Candidate Spatial Planning and Strategy, Urbanism, TU Delft A.A.C.vanSteenbergen@tudelft.nl My PhD project at TU Delft/Architecture and Built Environment is entering a next phase. A committee that evaluates quality and progress – and gives the GO / NO GO –  said that I can...
Roudtable: Redefining planning in Northern Europe

Roudtable: Redefining planning in Northern Europe

Dominic Stead contributed to the roundtable discussion on redefining planning in Northern Europe at this year’s Nordic Planning Research Symposium (Plannord) in Helsinki. Together with Daniel Galland (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Lukas Smas (Nordregio), Raine Mäntysalo (Aalto University) and Frank Othengrafen (Leibniz Universität Hannover), he highlighted some of the ways in which contemporary planning...
The institutional context and the ability to adapt to the growing flood risk in cities

The institutional context and the ability to adapt to the growing flood risk in cities

How do the features of national or regional governance systems affect the ability of cities to prepare for flooding that climate change will bring? This is the issue addressed in a new paper by Marcin Dąbrowski, just published in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.  It focuses on the Rotterdam / The Hague region and...
Research has shown…

Research has shown…

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H2020 COHESIFY - Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

H2020 COHESIFY – Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

  The more EU money, the more people like Europe or can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions and the perceptions of the European integration project   The EU spends roughly  100€ per citizen per year on regional funds, as part of EU Cohesion policy supporting territorial, economic and...
TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of Urban Planning rankings The first international ranking in the topic of  ‘urban planning’ places TU Delft in first place. The University Ranking of Academic Performance prepared by METU is based on quality and quantity of scholarly publications and applies to the whole university. Therefore all publications in qualifying journals by TU Delft...
RSA Workshop 'EU and the city'

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’ 14 October 2016, Urbanism, BK, TU Delft This 9th workshop of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy focused on the urban dimension of EU Cohesion Policy (CP) and other European policies. While the EU has no formal competence on urban policy, the cities are increasingly important and explicit...
ESPON COMPASS launched - new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

ESPON COMPASS launched – new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

  ESPON COMPASS project has been launched The European Territorial Observatory Network – ESPON – has commissioned the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft to lead a far-reaching comparative analysis of the state of spatial planning systems and territorial governance in Europe. It is the first comprehensive research on European spatial planning since 1997 when...
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