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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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Online seminar:  Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South (26 October, 14:30 CET)

Online seminar: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South (26 October, 14:30 CET)

Online seminar: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South Convenors: Francesca Blanc, Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino), Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft)   Date and time: 26 October, 14:30 – 16:30 CET   Register here. Registration is open until 12:00 noon CET on 26 October, after which the...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

Speaker: Matthijs van Oostrum (University of Melbourne) Topic: Urban villages: co-productive urban design in India and China Urban villages are erstwhile villages that have been enveloped by the formal city, densified and diversified, yet retain a distinct social mix and informal governance. Through the mapping of twelve urban villages in four cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Delhi...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities - 18 June 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities – 18 June 12:30 CET

  Speakers: Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabe and Lei QuTopic: Future Challenges of Cities in Asia   The seminar will focus on the new book edited by the speakers: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463728812/future-challenges-of-cities-in-asia   Future Challenges of Cities in Asia, edited by G. Bracken, P. Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, N. Sami, B. Zhang   The ten essays in Future Challenges...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek - Public Engagement as a trust-building device - 16 June, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek – Public Engagement as a trust-building device – 16 June, 12:30 CET

More details to follow… HOW TO TAKE PART? We welcome all participants interested in the topic. Link and password to the Zoom meeting will be provided later to registered participants by email. You can register here: https://forms.gle/8XVcq4YVLDQ98YT56 It goes without saying that participation is free of charge. Please follow and like us:
(Online) SPS seminar with David Evers (PBL) - Sustainable Urbanisation and Land-use (ESPON SUPER), video and slides available

(Online) SPS seminar with David Evers (PBL) – Sustainable Urbanisation and Land-use (ESPON SUPER), video and slides available

SPS Seminar online via zoom 2 June 12:30-13:30 Speaker: David Evers (PBL) Slides from the lecture are available here Topic: Sustainable urbanization and land use In the past year, the ESPON SUPER project –  Sustainability of Urbanization and land use Practices in European Regions – has amassed a considerable body of knowledge on physical developments...
(Online) EPRC-SPS Seminar: Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission) - Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong - Video available

(Online) EPRC-SPS Seminar: Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission) – Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong – Video available

  Slides from the lecture are available here. (Online) EPRC – SPS Seminars on contemporary challenges in European spatial development 28 May 2020 – 12:30-14:00 (CET) Lewis Dijkstra : “Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong” Abstract: The UN Statistical Commission endorsed the first ever global definition of cities, towns and rural areas earlier this...
Video: (Online) SPS Seminar with Caroline Newton on Urban Pathology of Neo-Liberal Control

Video: (Online) SPS Seminar with Caroline Newton on Urban Pathology of Neo-Liberal Control

SPS seminar with Caroline Newton (TUD) on Urban Pathology of Neo-Liberal Control was organised via Zoom. The recording from the seminar is available here: Title: Pathologies of neo-liberal urban planning. Spatial Justice as a Design Principle to Recover the Soul of the City Abstract During the last two weeks of March the number of calls...
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...
Lecture by Stephen Read on Climate Change and Thermodynamics of Urbanisation - 29 October

Lecture by Stephen Read on Climate Change and Thermodynamics of Urbanisation – 29 October

Farewell lecture by Stephen Read is taking place on 29 October! Title: Climate Change and the Thermodynamics of Urbanisation: Toward a Climate Change Realism by Associate Professor dr. ir. Stephen Read Metaphysics for Millennials Series Lunch Lecture Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (12.45-13.45 hrs) Berlagezaal I Faculty of Architecture Please follow and like us:
EPRC-SPS seminar: Territorialising European Policies, 14 November 2019

EPRC-SPS seminar: Territorialising European Policies, 14 November 2019

This is the first in the series of seminars organised jointly by EPRC Delft (University of Strathclyde) and Spatial Planning and Strategy section of Urbanism, TUD. Programme: 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-13:35 Introduction by John Bachtler and Marcin Dąbrowski 13:35 – 14:15 – Lecture by Nicolas Rossignol (ESPON EGTC) 14:15-15:30  – Round table discussion with Irene McMaster...
SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus - Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus – Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

  Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo Johan Martinus 3 September 2019, 12:30 Room 01 West 640 The presentation starts with an overview of the growth of Paramaribo. Planning by the Governor was left in the first half of the 19th century. The five and ten years planning after WW II needed a renewed...
SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij - It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij – It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij (Municipality of Freiburg, Germany) 18 June 2019, 12:30-13:30 Room: BG West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft   It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg (Germany)   Freiburg is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and ever rising prices characterise its housing market. With unemployment...
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