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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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Europe Day: Myth and Reality, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day: Myth and Reality, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day is little known. At least I have been invited once to speak at the occasion in would-be EU candidate member state Albania. (See my blog ’Europe Day in Tirana’) On that day – 9 May 1950 – on advice of Jean Monnet, ‘First Statesman of Interdependence’ (Duchêne, 1994) French foreign minister Robert Schuman...
RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival - call for abstracts on circular economy

RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival – call for abstracts on circular economy

Marcin Dąbrowski, together with Karel Van den Berghe, Aksel Ersoy, Ellen Van Bueren (TU Delft), Frank van Oort (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Joanna Williams (University College London) are organising a series of special sessions as part of the Regional Studies Association Global E-Festival “Regions in Recovery”. This online conference takes place over 16 days between 2...
Spatial Planning & Strategy publications in 2020

Spatial Planning & Strategy publications in 2020

2020 may have been an annus horribilis in many ways. The pandemic clearly also affected our work and disrupted academic publishing. However, it was still a successful year for publishing the research done in the Spatial Planning & Strategy section. Several books and many articles in leading journals written by our team were during that...
Territoriality and COVID-19, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territoriality and COVID-19, a text by Andreas Faludi

In March James Meek (2000) has pointed out the news prioritising ‘our’ casualties and ‘our’ people stranded overseas and travellers ‘here’ being infected by a traveller from ‘there’. This encourages suspicion, hostility, racism, tighter borders, even violence. ‘Sometimes the coverage becomes the vehicle for a criticism, implicit or explicit, of something “their” society does that “our”...
A ‘hopelessly simple-minded take on sovereignty’*, a text by Andreas Faludi

A ‘hopelessly simple-minded take on sovereignty’*, a text by Andreas Faludi

Whilst I write, there is much to do about (British) sovereignty, and well in planning, too. For instance, in the 1990, the Dutch national planning director thought  it unthinkable for ‘Brussels’ to have say over the extension of the Port of Rotterdam. Of ‘territorial trap’ fame (for the first mention see: Agnew 1994) Agnew (2020, 44)...
Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage - putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Interreg WaVE: Good Practices in valorisation of Water-linked heritage – putting stakeholder engagement at the centre.

Our team has helped prepare a catalogue of good practices put forward by the WaVE project partners. This document brings together solutions in valorization of water-linked heritage from five European locations: the Municipality of Aarhus (DK), the Province of Alicante (ES), the Municipality of Breda (NL), Ister-Granum crossborder region (HU-SK) and the Municipality of Ravenna...
UfM Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation greenlighted by UfM working groups and European Commission

UfM Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation greenlighted by UfM working groups and European Commission

This is the exact moment in which Commissioner Wallis Goelen from the European Commission Directorate General on Regional and Urban Policy announced the recommendation to adopt the Union for the Mediterranean Action Plan on Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanisation. The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is the intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all countries of the...
The Deconstruction - and Reconstruction? -of Hungary, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Deconstruction – and Reconstruction? -of Hungary, a text by Andreas Faludi

It’s not so much that I am a born Hungarian. My purpose is to fathom Hungary’s dealing with the 1920 Treaty of Trianon taking two-thirds of the “Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen” from it and leaving millions of compatriots in the diaspora. ’Nem-nem-soha’ (no-no-never) will some accept this! Margaret MacMillan (2001) writes on...
The Construction of Poland, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Construction of Poland, a text by Andreas Faludi

No, this is not against Poland. Norman Davies (2004) has shown me its heroism. But Margaret MacMillan (2001) writing on the 1919 Paris Peace Conference ending the Great War vouches to Poland having been the product of nationalism-cum-territorialism. US President Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Fourteen Points’ were meant to guide the proceedings. Point 13 promised a Poland...
Territorialism in the Cross Hairs, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism in the Cross Hairs, a text by Andreas Faludi

Contending with state borders and their divisive effects, those in cross-border cooperation are with me in having territorialism in the cross hairs. They after all have first hand experience of the divisive effects of borders and the advantages of working with their neighbours in overcoming them. The EU helps, not only financially but also with...
(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...
'The Shanghai Lilong: Approaches to Rehabilitation and Reuse' by Gregory Bracken

‘The Shanghai Lilong: Approaches to Rehabilitation and Reuse’ by Gregory Bracken

The Newsletter 87. Click on the image or follow the link below to access the document.