Andreas FALUDI (1940, Budapest, Hungary) is a visiting researcher and emeritus professor of Spatial Policy Systems in Europe.
Andreas studied architecture and urban planning at the Vienna University of Technology, where he obtained his doctorate in 1967. His career as a lecturer began at Oxford Polytechnic (1968-1973), followed by a chair in urban design at the then Technische Hogeschol Delft (1974-7), a chair in urban planning at the University of Amsterdam (1977-1998) and a personal chair of Spatial Policy Systems in Europe at Radboud University Nijmegen (1999-2004).
His specialties are planning theory and methodology, the study of Dutch strategic spatial planning and European and comparative planning. He has conducted research for the Center for Environmental Studies in London (1974-7), the Association of Dutch Municipalities (1977), the Ministry of Finance (1982-3), the SOS contact of growth centers (1989-1990), the Scientific Council for Government Policy (1997) as well as in the context of several assignments for the former National Planning Service and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). During his career he was a promoter twenty-five times. He was a British Council Scholar (1967-8), an Australian-European Fellow (1984), a Fulbright Scholar (1984-5),
He has been visiting professor at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Malta, the University of Bari, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Aalborg, Harvard University, the Technische Universität Wien, the Universität Wien and the University of Marseille-Aix-en-Provence III, the University Chamgagne-Ardennes in Reims and is Research Leader at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona in Sweden.
Publications include ‘A Reader in Planning Theory’ (1973), ‘Planning Theory’ (1973/1984), ‘Flexibility and Commitment in Planning: A Comparative Study of Local Planning and Development in the Netherlands and England’ (co-author , 1983), ‘Critical Rationalism and Planning Methodology’ (1986), ‘A Decision-centered View of Environmental Planning’ (1987), ‘Rule and Order: Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century’ (together with A. van der Valk , 1994), ‘The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective: No Masterplan’ (together with Bas Waterhout, 2002) and ‘Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning in the Making’ (2010).
Articles have appeared in American, Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Croatian, German, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Austrian, Romanian, Serbian, Czech, Spanish, South African and Swiss scientific journals. He is a member of the editorial committee of Planning Theory, the Planning Review ‘disP’ and ‘Scienze Regionali’. In 1993 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in 2008 an Honorary Member of the Association of European Schools of Planning. Also in 2008, the Blekinge Institute of Technology awarded him an honorary doctorate. 2010 he received the Award For Best International Conference Paper from the Regional Studies Association at the annual congress in Pécs, Hungary. In 2011, he received the ‘Bene Merenti’ award from the Senate of the ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. In 2014, the University of Groningen awarded him an honorary doctorate.