Dr Andreas Faludi

Andreas Faludi (1940, Budapest, Hungary) is professor emeritus of Spatial Policy Systems in Europe.

Andreas studied architecture and urban planning at the Vienna University of Technology, where he obtained his doctorate. His was teaching at Oxford Polytechnic (1968-1973), held a chair at the then Technische Hogeschol Delft (1974-7) and in urban planning at the University of Amsterdam (1977-1998) followed by a personal chair in Spatial Policy Systems in Europe at Radboud University Nijmegen (1999-2004) and at Delft University of Technology (2005-2010) where he continued as a visiting researcher until the end of 2022.

His specialties have been planning theory and methodology, Dutch, 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 Dutch Ministry of Finance (1982-3), the SOS contact of growth centers (1989-1990), the Scientific Council for Government Policy (1997), the Dutch National Planning Service (RPD) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). He has supervised 25 PhDs and was a British Council Scholar (1967-8), an Australian-European Fellow (1984), a Fulbright Scholar (1984-5 and 2000).

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, the University of Aalborg, Harvard University, the Technische Universität Wien, the Universität Wien, the University of Marseille-Aix-en-Provence III, the University Chamgagne-Ardennes in Reims and was Senior Professor at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona.

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’ (with A. van der Valk , 1994), ‘The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective: No Masterplan’ (with Bas Waterhout, 2002), ‘Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning in the Making’ (2010), ‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning’ (2018) and the editor, together with Roberto Rocco, of ‘Chasing Territorialism’ (2022).

Papers in American, Australian, Austrian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, German, French, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Serbian, South African, Spanish and Swiss journals. 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.

He lives at Delft in the Netherlands.


Select Papers over the years on European planning:

  • 1997: ‘A roving band of planners’, in: Shaping Europe: The European Spatial Development Perspective, Built Environment, 23 (4), 281-7.
  • 2005: ‘The usual suspects: The Rotterdam informal ministerial meeting on territorial cohesion’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Social Geografie, 96(3) 338-342 (met B. Waterhout).
  • 2006: ‘From European spatial development to territorial cohesion policy’, Regional Studies, 40(6), 667-678.
  • 2007: ‘Territorial cohesion policy and the European model of society’, European Planning Studies, 15(4), 567-583.
  • 2008: ‘The learning machine: European integration in the planning mirror’, Environment and Planning A, 40(6) 1470-1484.
  • 2010: ‘Beyond Lisbon: Soft European spatial planning’, disP 182 3/2010, 14-24.
  • 2013: ‘Territorial cohesion, territorialism, territoriality, and soft planning: A critical review’, Environment and Planning A, 45(6), 1302-1317.
  • 2014: ‘EUropeanisation or Europeanisation of spatial planning?’, Planning Theory and Practice, 15:2, 155-169.
  • 2015: ‘Place is a no-man’s land’, Geographia Polonica, 88(1), 5-20.
  • 2016: ‘European integration and the Territorial-Administrative Complex’, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 98(1), 71-80.
  • 2019: ‘New horizons: Beyond Territorialism’, Europa XXI, 36, 35-44.
  • 2020: ‘European Spatial Planning Beyond Sovereignty’, Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning, 4(2), 99-110.
  • 2021: ‘Populism and spatial planning meta-theory’, disP – The Planning Review, 57(4), 68–76.
  • 2022: ‘Declaration of Interdependence’, Planning Theory & Practice, 23(1) pp 145-153.