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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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Conference Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance, University of Stavanger, Norway, September 2021

Conference Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance, University of Stavanger, Norway, September 2021

The smart city research network of the University of Stavanger Norway is organising a scientific symposium, which will be held in Stavanger on September 22, 2021. Among the proposed panels, one focuses on Measuring the Built Environment’s form and performance. We think your research is relevant within this field, and we will be delighted of having you...
Europe Day Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

The announcement of Europe Day 2021 reminded me of my visit to Tirana. Polis University there wanted to celebrate the then French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Schuman inviting Germany and also other countries to join what would become the European Coal and Steel Community. Presently, the day he announced this intention at a press...
[Edit: Recording Available] Online SPS Seminar with Andreas Faludi - Populism and Spatial Planning

[Edit: Recording Available] Online SPS Seminar with Andreas Faludi – Populism and Spatial Planning

Online SPS Seminar with Prof. Andreas Faludi (TU Delft) Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12-30-13.30 CET, via Zoom (prior registration needed) Topic: Populism and Spatial Planning Theory       Making territories the object of spatial planning amounts to a meta-planning theory shared by planners and populists: territorialism. Prioritising their territory and their people, except as...
Spatial (In)Justice in the Post-COVID City: Call for Participants

Spatial (In)Justice in the Post-COVID City: Call for Participants

We’d like to invite you to contribute to this event in which we will discuss spatial (in) justice in light of COVID-19, with the help of Professor Susan Fainstein (GSD), on May 26 at 18:00. The idea is to have short statements from participants to be discussed during the session, highlighting lessons learned (and sadly...
Editorial to a Special Issue of Cities on Planning resilient cities and regions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado

Editorial to a Special Issue of Cities on Planning resilient cities and regions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado

The editorial has been co-authored with Malgorzata Hanzl. The purpose of this special issue is to present various strategies and practices that have been applied to achieve climate resilience in cities and regions worldwide. The collection of 14 articles offer innovative contributions to the field of urban resilience in urban areas, filling research gaps and...
Recently published book chapter about socio-spatial segregation in Lima by Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado

Recently published book chapter about socio-spatial segregation in Lima by Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado

The chapter is co-authored with Graciela Fernandez de Cordova and Paola Moschella. It has been published in a new book — Urban socio-economic segregation and income inequality, a global perspective — with the purpose to explain the relationship between increasing levels of inequality and segregation. The book offers a unique global overview of segregation trends...
BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

BOOK A Manifesto for the Just City launched!

On Monday 29 MARCH at 18:00 (CET/Amsterdam), TU Delft launched the Book “A Manifesto for the Just City”, with texts by a number of guests and 43 manifestos written by students from 25 universities from all over the world. A “Manifesto for the Just City” comes in the wake of the realisation that socio-spatial justice...
The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Morning After In my last blog I refused to reply myself to the Gretchenfrage: Should I vote for Volt? The new kid on the block would have to gain at least one out of every 150 votes cast and, anyhow, should I change horses midway? And does Volt suit my preferences? Am I still...
An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

An alternative path to European planning? A text by Andreas Faludi.

At the International Planning History Conference at Delft, Wil Zonneveld and I heared Andrew Sorensen on historical institutionalise and published papers in his special issue of Planning Perspectives on the matter, the one by Zonneveld (2018) being on the Conference of Spatial Planning in North-Western Europe (CRONWE). It expanded on Dühr and Zonneveld (2012) writing on the imagery...
New paper - Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper – Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper, co-authored by Marcin Dąbrowski and Erwin Heurkens (Management in the Built Environment, Bouwkunde, TU Delft) is out in Open Access format, published in European Spatial Research and Policy. The paper uses the case of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to explore and classify the barriers for managing transitions towards circular economy in that urban...
SPS Seminar on the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation, with Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij - 30 March 12:15 CET

SPS Seminar on the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation, with Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij – 30 March 12:15 CET

Title: Union for the Mediterranean: Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation Event Timing: 30 March, 12:15-13:45 CET Speakers: Roberto Rocco, Carola Hein & Remon Rooij This seminar addressed the two-year drafting process of the Union for the Mediterranean Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation and the results of this process. We discussed this in light...
New article on policy tools for planners

New article on policy tools for planners

Many policy tools can be used to develop spatial plans and implement them. Surprisingly there have been few attempts to classify and illustrate the whole range of tools available. Partly based on ideas and examples developed during classes with several cohorts of students at TUDelft, this newly published article outlines the different policy tools that...