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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...
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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...
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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!  
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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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(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...
"Balkan Ghosts", a text by Andreas Faludi

“Balkan Ghosts”, a text by Andreas Faludi

Balkan Ghosts At loggerheads over their claims to Gotse Delchev (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotse_Delchev) will Bulgaria derail the start of negotiations over EU accession of Northern Macedonia? ( https://www.euractiv.com/section/all/short_news/bulgaria-could-block-north-macedonias-eu-path-over-common-history-interpretation/) But who is Delchev? A Bulgarian national, he had been campaigning for Macedonian independence when it was still under the Ottomans for which he was killed in 1903. The...
Talking about Urban Resilience: What changes for cities? A call for reframing resilience in planning

Talking about Urban Resilience: What changes for cities? A call for reframing resilience in planning

This WEBINAR organised by Politecnico di Torino discussed the concept of resilience in relation to planning and to the system shocks of the COVID-19 pandemics, climate change and more.  Roberto Rocco gave a lecture about the connections between urban resilience, social sustainability and justice. You can see Roberto’s presentation HERE 17:00 Introduction by Ombretta Caldarice...
(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...
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...
WEBINAR: Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? 4 MAY 17:00 GMT+2

WEBINAR: Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? 4 MAY 17:00 GMT+2

  4 May 17:00 GMT+2. Talking about urban resilience: what changes for cities during a global crisis? Organised by Ombretta Caldarice from Politecnico di Torino on possible reconceptualisationS of URBAN RESILIENCE after the pandemics. Apart from Ombretta, this event features Nicola Tollin (University of Southern Denmark), Stefano Cozzolino ILS Sara Meerow (University of Arizona) and...
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...
Review Forum in 'Regional Studies' on 'The Poverty of Territorialism' by Andreas Faludi

Review Forum in ‘Regional Studies’ on ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Andreas Faludi

Text by Andreas Faludi. Readers of this blog may remember my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ having been the object of a forum discussion at the 2019 AESOP conference. (see: http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/category/european-spatial-planning/) Meanwhile, one of the speakers, Jonathan Metzger has done a review of his own. (http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/andreas-faludi/review-poverty/).  Recently, Regional Studies has also published a Review Forum with the convenor...
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...