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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) SPS Seminar with Silke Weidner on the New Leipzig Charter - 4 February 2020, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Silke Weidner on the New Leipzig Charter – 4 February 2020, 12:30 CET

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Silke Weidner (BTU Cottbus Senftenberg) 4 February 2021, 12:30-13:30 CET, via Zoom Topic: New Leipzig Charter: The Transformative Power of Cities for the Common Good Abstract: After a good two years of very intensive work by all those involved (Silke Weidner was part of the Consortium), the “Leipzig Charter on...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt: on social life and urban form. 8 December, 12:30 CET

Online SPS Seminar with Tanja Herdt (TU Delft). Topic: on social life and urban form Based on examples taken from both practice and research in urban design, the seminar will focus on the impact of the current structural and social changes on city design. The goal is an open discussion about the question of how...
Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Video: SPS seminar with Gregory Bracken: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Topic: Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West Speaker: Gregory Bracken This seminar presented some of the key ideas contained in the book ‘Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’ (2020), a collection of essays examining urban communities and societies in Asia and the West. this book is volume two in...
Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

Video: Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South

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)  26 October 2020   The seminar was organised jointly by planning scholars from DIST/POLITO and the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Department of Urbanism,...
(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:
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