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Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

  SPS members have contributed two chapters to the book Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe, published in April 2014. Vincent Nadin and Dominic Stead wrote the chapter ‘Spatial Planning in the United Kingdom 1990-2013’, and Wil Zonneveld and David Evers wrote the chapter ‘Dutch National Spatial Planning at the End of an Era’....
1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

Organisers and track chairs for the joint TU Delft-Utrecht University Congress for the Association of European Schools of Planning have sifted through 1000 abstracts from academics around the world hopeful of securing a place in the programme for 9-12 July 2014. The congress attracted 896 abstracts for papers and 18 for roundtable sessions, whilst the...
China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China needs ‘a new type of urbanisation’ and ‘deeper exchange with Europe on urban planning, urban design and sustainable transport’ said Premier Li Keqiang at the China-EU Forum on Urbanisation held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November. Vincent Nadin, Lily Li and others attended the Forum on behalf of the...
South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

Vincent Nadin has made a keynote presentation to staff and students of South China Normal University, Guangzhou as part of its 80th birthday celebrations. I outlined how planning practices and policies in Europe have responded to changing demands over the last twenty years, at the invitation of Professor Wu Zhigang of the Center for Urban &...
Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Spatial Planning at TU Delft is involved in a Taiwan national research project on carrying capacity of the territory and population size. The project is examining possible optimum city size in relation to the carrying capacity of the built and natural environment and indicators that can be used to assess these relationships. At the project’s third...
Melbourne Peri-urban conference

Melbourne Peri-urban conference

        Spatial planning at TU Delft made a major contribution to Beyond the Edge: the first Australian peri-urban conference in Melbourne, organised jointly by La Trobe University and RMIT. Alex Wandl gave a paper based on his PhD project on ‘territories-in-between’ and Vincent Nadin gave the first keynote presentation on Peri-urbanism in Europe (co-authored...
Urban Systems and Environment Research Centre

Urban Systems and Environment Research Centre

TU Delft has established a joint research centre with South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, on Urban Systems and Environment (USE). The Department of Urbanism and Chair of Spatial Planning are centrally involved in the centre together with colleagues in the Faculties of Technology, Policy and Management (TBM) and Civil Engineering. Vincent Nadin is the...
Keynote presentation in Taipei

Keynote presentation in Taipei

Vincent Nadin gave the keynote presentation to the International Symposium of Urban Planning (ISUP) at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The symposium brings together researchers on urban planning from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and many other east Asian countries. Vincent made a presentation on the dominant models and trends in strategic planning...
Joint Utrecht - TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

Joint Utrecht – TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

At its May meeting in Oslo the AESOP Council of Representatives chose the joint bid from the University of Utrecht and TU Delft to host the Annual Congress of AESOP in July 2014. See http://www.aesop2014.eu The proposal presented by Professors Luuk Boelens and Vincent Nadin offered the combined strengths of the two institutions – a...
Planning for the Great Palace Museum Area, Taipei, project bid

Planning for the Great Palace Museum Area, Taipei, project bid

The Chair of Spatial Planning is cooperating with the National Taipei University’s Graduate Institute of Urban Studies on a bid to the Taipei City Government. The proposal is to assist with a strategy and regeneration plan for the National Palace Museum, Taipei and the nearby Yangming Mountain National Park. The initiative comes from Yu-Tzu Lin...
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