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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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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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Recent Publication in International Planning Studies

Recent Publication in International Planning Studies

Simone Rots and Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado co-authored a journal paper published (open access) in International Planning Studies (Vol 24, No. 3-4) entitled ‘Planning Ciudad Guayana, an industrial new town in oil-rich Venezuela’.  The publication is part of a Special Issue ‘Visionary Cities or Spaces of uncertainty? Satellite Cities and New Towns in Emerging Economies’.  The...
SPS participation at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

SPS participation at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

SPS, represented by Roberto Rocco, will take part in several activities at the WUF: (i) Training event given in partnership with UN-Habitat Capacity Building Unit, in a team with Igor Pessoa, Rachel Keeton and Luz Maria Vergara: https://www.unhadb.org/2019_wuf10/user/trainDetails , (ii) Participation at the Universities Round Table, when Roberto Rocco will speak about the importance to...
Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD scholarship award by the German Government and a frontrunner grant by the IDEA League

Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD scholarship award by the German Government and a frontrunner grant by the IDEA League

Ceren Sezer has received a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) scholarship award by the German Government in November 2019. Since then, Ceren has been working as a research fellow in RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism – Chair of Urban Design, which is led by Prof. Christa Reichter. Ceren supports the chair...
Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi's "Poverty of New Territorialism"

Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi’s “Poverty of New Territorialism”

Urban Morphology is the Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form. It is published biannually, in April and October. http://www.urbanform.org/journal.html. For a note (but not a proper review) competently done on my book see the latest issue. The note points out the centrality to the idea of territorialism of what is called the ?territorial...
Andreas Faludi's Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

Andreas Faludi’s Keynote at the Warsaw Regional Forum 2019

On 17 October I was attended this forum ‘Towards Spatial Justice – Territorial Development and Marginalization’. Reacquainting myself with Warsaw and meeting Polish colleagues – my last visit dates from 2013 – was a pleasant experience, in particular since my host from the recent visit to Sopot, Jacek Zaucha, and the chair of the Strategic...
Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

Conference in Sopot, Poland: Shaping Marine and Coastal Space

The first thorough review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication) drew my attention to maritime spatial planning, his current field of expertise as an economist. In my book, I had already referred to Hugo Grotius and the Law of the Seas. Reading ‘Maritime Spatial Planning: Past, Present, Future’ edited by Zaucha...
Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

Andreas Faludi at the international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST)

In March 2018 I attended – not for the first time – the 4th bi-annual international conference of the College international des sciences du territoire (CIST) Representing territories held at Rouen in France. Naturally, my paper – one out of two submitted in English – related to my book, then still under preparation on ‘The...
New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

New Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, by Andreas Faludi

‘Globalization marks daily life, of which this audience needs no reminder. On one hand, the title ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ rings in synch with globalism, yet on the other, its subtitle ‘A Neo-Medieval View’ seems out of step.’ The above quote is from the recent review of my book by Michael Neuman (2019) of the...
Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

Cinco Yu, PhD candidate at SPS, invited to Taipei municipality

For years, extremely high housing price (second in the world, ranked by the ratio of housing price to income) and market-driven urban renewal practices have been dancing around the perimeter of urban governance in Taipei. The municipal policy that aiming at the solutions such as the provision of a sufficient number of social housing units,...
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...
AESOP Round Table on Faludi's "The Poverty of New Territorialism"

AESOP Round Table on Faludi’s “The Poverty of New Territorialism”

At the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning AESOP (Venice, 9 – 13 July, 2019), Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino) convened a Round Table on my book. I briefly defined (state) territorialism, making the case for and against, including the part it has in the EU crisis. With Jan Zielonka (2014)...
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