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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.

Verena Balz
Smart Breaks at Complex Cities Studio takes off, organised by Verena Balz

Smart Breaks at Complex Cities Studio takes off, organised by Verena Balz

  On April 15, the great Emeritus Professor Andreas Faludi met students from the Graduation Studio Complex Cities at a SMART BREAK organised by Verena Balz. Smart Breaks were conceived by students themselves as a way to keep in touch with each other during the COVID-19 crisis. Students missed the opportunity to attend lectures and...
Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis kicks off!

The Master 2 Quarter “Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis”. led by Qu Lei and Verena Balz kicks off in February. Regional design is the core theme of the third quarter of the MSc Urbanism curriculum. This is urbanism at a high level of scale. The way global economic powers influence social, cultural and environmental...
New book edited by Verena Balz and Valeria Lingua on "Shaping Regional Futures"

New book edited by Verena Balz and Valeria Lingua on “Shaping Regional Futures”

This book discusses the role of regional design and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance to offer a better understanding of (1) how a recognition of spatial dynamics and the visualization of spatial futures informs, and is informed by, planning frameworks and (2) how such design processes inform co-operation and collaboration on planning...
The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

  On the occasion of him leaving his practical chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, Prof. Ir. Joost Schrijnen gave a lecture titled ‘The Impossible Design of the Randstad”. Despite this pessimistic title, the lecture turned out to be a plaidoyer for regional design. Reviewing the way how spatial structures have been perceived in recent decades and evaluating...
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