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 with Alex). We were able to visit growth areas and the urban fringe around Melbourne and we learned (again) just how difficult it is to define concepts such as ‘peri-urban’ across places as diverse as Australia and the Netherlands. For our abstracts and other details see:

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