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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.

Our 2019 group photo

Our 2019 group photo

This is our group in 2019 with our vision for the future. In 2019 Professor Vincent Nadin has left the section, as he retired. For information about our group, please write to spatial planning-BK@tudelft.nl
Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

Book Celebrating Spatial Planning at TU Delft

On the occasion of Professor Vincent Nadin’s retirement after 11 years at TU Delft, the section Spatial Planning and Strategy launched a book celebrating Vincent’s time as head of the section and later a head of department. This book is a compilation of all our activities during those eleven years....
SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. Click on the logo to go to the official website of the Department of Urbanism Urbanism The Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology...
Join our INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

Join our INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

  The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy promotes activities concerning International Urban Development. This concerns mostly issues of urban development in the Global South. This includes (but is not limited to) urban management, housing, informal urbanisation, governance, resources management, territorial management, urban emergencies, among other topics concerning the built environment in the Global...
Join our Facebook group! 5000+ people have done so!

Join our Facebook group! 5000+ people have done so!

5000+ people have joined our group on Facebook since its creation. That is the space we use to comment on current events, to discuss books and papers and to share the social life of the chair.Go to our Facebook group page by clicking HERE!  
500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

Click here for our LinkedIN Group. Our LinkedIN Group has 500+ people as of October 2012. Join us for updates and announcements.
Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

  Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology led by Professor Wil Zonneveld. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools – visions, strategies, plans and programmes. We are particularly...
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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...
The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

There are Euregios and there is EUREGIO. Consisting of 129 municipalities, homes to 3.4 million inhabitants, two thirds of whom in the Federal Republic and one third in The Netherlands, EUREGIO has been the first of its kind. European Territorial Cooperation, better known as INTERREG is a success. Testimony to its value, German fire engines...
Triumphant Territorialism?

Triumphant Territorialism?

Should there not be an exclamation mark instead? Is the air not filled with complaints about state governments not doing enough for their territories and citizens? But my argument is not against fiscal stimuli nor state investments and border controls. Rather, in ’Considering Border Issues’ on this website I compared them to flood gates to...
Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

‘Under confinement we rediscover the strength of “proximate” solidarity in the family and amongst friend; we also rediscover the power of forms of national solidarity. The states, even those at the heart of the Schengen Area brutally close their borders in often precipitate and disorderly manner. We must not see this solely as nationalism of...
WaVE Interreg Europe project - WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach

WaVE Interreg Europe project – WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach

SPS team members (Kasia Piskorek, Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado, Marcin Dąbrowski, with Wout van den Toorn Vrijthof and Vincent Nadin as external advisors) are involved in Interreg project WaVE – WAter-linked heritage Valorization by developing an Ecosystemic approach. The project runs from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2022. WaVE brings together 7 partners who have in...
SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer

SPS welcomes Eva Purkarthofer who joined the section earlier this month. Eva has a 22-month position as a post-doctoral researcher financed by the LEaDing Fellows / Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in spatial planning from Vienna University of Technology, and a PhD in spatial planning (‘Understanding Europeanisation from Within...
Dominic Stead in dialogue with NWO about future research policy, programming and procedures

Dominic Stead in dialogue with NWO about future research policy, programming and procedures

The Dutch research council (NWO) is preparing to hold a regular dialogue with the academic community in order to shape NWO’s future research policy, programming and procedures. NWO has selected and announced the names of 72 academic representatives from across the whole spectrum of social science and humanities to take part in this dialogue. Just...
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...
About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

‘The Economics of Inequality’ by Thomas Piketty has just come out in Dutch. Jonathan Metzger (2019) might wish I should read it. What it reminded me of straight away was sharing a platform with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose at the ESPON seminar during the Austrian Presidency in December 2018 where I presented my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’....
Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

The situation at the EU’s external border is going viral, and the Corona virus raises concerns. The former has prompted me to in my previous blog (https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-poverty-of-territorialism-Neo-medieval-spatial-planning/update/5e6213ad3843b0499fed3910) to clarify that I am not against borders as such. Invoking a metaphor, I added that managing flows, we needed thresholds and floodgates to be operated according to...
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...
Our 5000th member at the SPS Facebook group

Our 5000th member at the SPS Facebook group

In March 2020, our Facebook group TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy got its 5000th member. It is Bella Hayman Tun, from Yangon in Myanmar. Bella is an architect and works as a district planner at the Urban Planning Board of Yangon City Development Committee. Bella has a Master in Urban Administration and Planning by...