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SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus - Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus – Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

  Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo Johan Martinus 3 September 2019, 12:30 Room 01 West 640 The presentation starts with an overview of the growth of Paramaribo. Planning by the Governor was left in the first half of the 19th century. The five and ten years planning after WW II needed a renewed...
SPS at AESOP 2019 Congress in Venice

SPS at AESOP 2019 Congress in Venice

SPS sent a large delegation to AESOP Congress in Venice, taking place from 9 to 13 July. We were delighted to take part in what was apparently the biggest planning conference in the world. Here is what we presented: THE POVERTY OF TERRITORIALISM. TOWARDS A NEO-MEDIEVAL PLANNING? (roundtable around A. Faludi’s new book) Faludi A., Cotella...
SPS section excursion to The Hague.

SPS section excursion to The Hague.

We did not go very far, but it was great. And we have a new SPS family photo. Please follow and like us:
Urban Living Labs Summit

Urban Living Labs Summit

On Friday 21 June, we took part in the Urban Living Labs Summit, organised by AMS Institute as part of the We Make the City Festival 2019, celebrating urban life, work and knowledge. The Urban Living Labs Summit hosted a range of leading scholars (e.g. Prof. Ellen van Bueren from TU Delft or Niko Alexander...
SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij - It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij – It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij (Municipality of Freiburg, Germany) 18 June 2019, 12:30-13:30 Room: BG West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft   It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg (Germany)   Freiburg is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and ever rising prices characterise its housing market. With unemployment...
SPS Seminar: Gregory Bracken & Deirdre Sneep - Citizenship in Asia and the West in a Comparative Perspective

SPS Seminar: Gregory Bracken & Deirdre Sneep – Citizenship in Asia and the West in a Comparative Perspective

At the upcoming SPS seminar Gregory Bracken and Deirdre Sneep will present their work on citizenship and on travel of urban design ideas between East and West. The presentations will be based on chapters from a recently published book edited by Gregory Bracken, entitled “Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West....
SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez -  EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez – EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

Carlos Mendez is a Senior Research Fellow at the EPRC, University of Strathclyde, which also has a base at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft (EPRC Delft). He has degrees from the University College London (BA), London School of Economics (MSc) and Strathclyde (PhD). As a specialist on the European...
New paper by Meng et al.: Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities

New paper by Meng et al.: Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities

Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities: A policy framing perspective by Meng Meng, Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai, Dominic Stead and Faith Chan Available in OPEN ACCESS at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.03.006 New paper, building on Meng Meng’s PhD research and with contributions from Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai, Dominic Stead and Faith Chan...
SPS Seminar 28 March: Andrea Pliego - Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City

SPS Seminar 28 March: Andrea Pliego – Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City

SPS Seminar with Andrea Pliego (UNAM, Mexico City) Thursday 28 March, 12:30-13:30, 01 West 270 Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City Towards an integral approach on adaptable housing systems in the water basin of México City The interaction between the biophysical systems and the urban area in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of México...
SPS Seminar: Azadeh Arjomand Kermani - Planning reform, heritage management and sense of place, 7 February

SPS Seminar: Azadeh Arjomand Kermani – Planning reform, heritage management and sense of place, 7 February

SPS seminar, 7 February 2019 12:30 – 13:30 01 West 290 Azadeh Arjomand Kermani (TU Delft) Planning reform, heritage management and sense of placeFindings from PICH project In most countries the historic built environment is conserved and managed to a greater or lesser degree by governance regimes. The form and quality of governance has a...
SPS Seminar: Faith Chan - Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities, 24 January

SPS Seminar: Faith Chan – Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities, 24 January

Speaker: Faith Chan (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China)Date: 24 Jan 2019 Time: 1230-1330 Room: 01 West 060 Title: Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities – the cases of Ningbo, Hong Kong and other cities Coastal cities in East Asia have emerged rapidly over recent decades, transformed from a primarily agricultural to a...
SPS Seminar with Nico Larco: Sustainable Urban Design Framework, Tuesday 8 January, 12:30

SPS Seminar with Nico Larco: Sustainable Urban Design Framework, Tuesday 8 January, 12:30

Venue: 01.West.290 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Topic: Sustainable Urban Design Framework. Speaker: Nico Larco (University of Oregon) Nico Larco is an expert in sustainable urban design and suburban development, with a focus on how city design affects transportation choices. His works includes looking at how to create well-connected and vibrant multifamily housing complexes and strip...
Our publications in 2018.

Our publications in 2018.

When it comes to publishing, 2018 has been a very fruitful year for the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Urbanism department. We are very happy to present here a selection of our publications in journals and books from the past year. General audience publications: Bracken, G. & Bracken, A. (2018) Cork Strolls: Exploring...
Our publications in 2018.

Our publications in 2018.

When it comes to publishing, 2018 has been a very fruitful year for the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Urbanism department. In case you don’t know what to read on the long winter nights of the upcoming holiday, we are very happy to present here a selection of our publications in journals and...
SPS seminar with Keisuke Sugano: Discovering the authenticity of historical city through a collaborative design project

SPS seminar with Keisuke Sugano: Discovering the authenticity of historical city through a collaborative design project

SPS seminar with Keisuke Sugano (Waseda University / TU Delft) 18 December 2018 Think Room Discovering the authenticity of historical city through a collaborative design project The city center of Tsuruoka-city in Yamagata-Prefecture, located in the Tohoku region of Japan, is an urban area built on the foundation of pre-modern castle town. Since the late...
Chapter on development of the Sponge City Programme in Guangzhou by Meng et al.

Chapter on development of the Sponge City Programme in Guangzhou by Meng et al.

Meng Meng, together with Marcin Dąbrowski, Faith Chan (Nottingham Ningbo University) and Dominic Stead published a chapter on the Sponge City programme in Guanghzou in a book edited by Adriana Galderisi and Andrea Colucci. The book is entitled “Smart, Resilience and Transition Cities. Emerging Approaches and Tools for a Climate-Sensitive Urban Development” and was published...
20 Nov - SPS Seminar, 12:30, ROOM F: Prof. Claydon - Citizen Engagement in Planning Major Infrastructure Projects

20 Nov – SPS Seminar, 12:30, ROOM F: Prof. Claydon – Citizen Engagement in Planning Major Infrastructure Projects

SPS Seminar Citizen engagement in planning major infrastructure projects in England Professor Jim Claydon 20 November 2018 Room F (please note room change), 12:30-14:00 Large scale infrastructure projects are a universal feature of urban development. They help to meet basic needs for energy, water, accessibility, and other services, and may steer development along more sustainable...
SPS Seminar: Paolo de Martino - Spatial and institutional path dependencies in Naples port-city region (2 Oct, 12:30)

SPS Seminar: Paolo de Martino – Spatial and institutional path dependencies in Naples port-city region (2 Oct, 12:30)

Speaker: Paolo de Martino (Delft University of Technology/University of Naples Federico II) Time and place: 02 October, 12:30, 01.West.270, BK, TU Delft Topic: Defending the past by challenging the future. Analysis of spatial and institutional path dependencies in Naples port-city region Today the port of Naples is experiencing a problem of relations with the city and the...
Special issue of Planning Perspectives on the history of European spatial planning

Special issue of Planning Perspectives on the history of European spatial planning

In a context where European integration is put into question, under the weight of external (migration, safety issues, economic) and centrifugal forces (Brexit, growing Euroscepticism), European spatial planning has been somewhat sidelined in the debates on the European Union’s goals, cohesion and future. Following a session organised at the IPHS conference in Delft in 2016,...
SPS Seminar: Patrizia Sulis - Urban Dynamics and Spatial Behaviour in London (20 Sept, 13:30)

SPS Seminar: Patrizia Sulis – Urban Dynamics and Spatial Behaviour in London (20 Sept, 13:30)

Speaker: Patrizia Sulis (The Bartlett, UCL) Time and place: 20 September, 13:30, 01.West.060, BK, TU Delft Topic: Applying a computational method to explore the diversity of urban dynamics and spatial behaviour in London Abstract: The availability of large amounts of new data containing human mobility information at a higher spatiotemporal resolution represents an unprecedented opportunity...
Regional Studies special issue on policy-transfer in regional development and planning, edited by M.Dąbrowski, I.Musiałkowska and L.Polverari

Regional Studies special issue on policy-transfer in regional development and planning, edited by M.Dąbrowski, I.Musiałkowska and L.Polverari

A special issue of Regional Studies on policy transfer is finally out both online and in print. It was edited by Marcin Dąbrowski, Ida Musiałkowska (Poznań University of Economics) and Laura Polverari (EPRC, University of Strathclyde). The initiative stemmed from a workshop organised at Urbanism, TU Delft, on policy transfer that was organised under the...
SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner - The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner – The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

As part of the first SPS Seminar of this semester, our colleague Birgit Hausleitner (Urbanism, BK, TU Delft) will present the results of her research on the spatial form of economic activities as part of an SPS Seminar on 6 September at 12:45 in the Think Room (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU...
IPHS2018 Conference in Yokohama

IPHS2018 Conference in Yokohama

    SPS chair and the Urbanism Department were very well represented at the International Planning History Society 2018 Conference in the port city of Yokohama. Cinco Yu presented his PhD research on participation in urban regeneration in Taipei and Luiz Carvahlo Filho his work on planning codes and urban form. Moreover, Yu-Tzu Lin (Keats),...
SPS Seminar 28 June - Prof. Martin de Jong: City branding in the face of ecological modernization

SPS Seminar 28 June – Prof. Martin de Jong: City branding in the face of ecological modernization

SPS Seminar 28 June 2018, 12:30-13:30 Venue: Think Room, Bouwkunde, TU Delft Speaker: Prof. Martin de Jong Topic: City branding in the face of ecological modernization: Evidence from polycentric regions in China, North-Western Europe and the Gulf States Prof. Martin de Jong – City branding in the face of ecological modernization  Abstract: It has become common...
SPS Seminar 21 June - Milos Mladenovic: How should we drive emerging mobility technologies?

SPS Seminar 21 June – Milos Mladenovic: How should we drive emerging mobility technologies?

SPS Seminar  Speaker: Milos Mladenovic Topic: How should we drive emerging mobility technologies? – Anticipation and collective imagination in governing of mobility futures Milos Mladenovic, (Ph.D., civil engineering) is an assistant professor of transport systems planning at Aalto University, Department of Built Environment, Finland. He has received his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Environmental...
H2020 COHESIFY project final conference

H2020 COHESIFY project final conference

The COHESIFY project (COHESIFY – Understanding the Impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European Identification), supported as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, is coming to an end. The project kept busy a good part of our section (Marcin Dąbrowski, Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado, Roberto Rocco, Dominic Stead, Wil Zonneveld and Vincent Nadin) and...
SPS Seminar 31 May 2018: Akkelies van Nes - Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic

SPS Seminar 31 May 2018: Akkelies van Nes – Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic

SPS Seminar – 31 May 2018 12:30-13:30 00 West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft Akkelies van Nes (TU Delft and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) will present her research on “Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic”. Please follow and like us:
SPS Seminar 17 May 2018: José van Campen en Sandra van Assen - Spatial Quality Advice in the Netherlands

SPS Seminar 17 May 2018: José van Campen en Sandra van Assen – Spatial Quality Advice in the Netherlands

The upcoming SPS Seminar will be with José van Campen en Sandra van Assen (TU Delft) on spatial quality advice in the Netherlands. The seminar will take place on Thursday 17 May at 12:30-13:30 in room 01 West 270 at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. José and Sandra will present their...
SPS Seminar: Victor Muñoz Sanz: Automated Landscapes, 24 April, 12:00-13:00

SPS Seminar: Victor Muñoz Sanz: Automated Landscapes, 24 April, 12:00-13:00

SPS Seminar 24 March 2018 12:00-13:00 BG West 290, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft Speaker: Victor Muñoz Sanz (TU Delft) Automated Landscapes: Planning and Technology in the Port of Rotterdam   The increasing use of robotization and computer algorithms in industrial processes seem to indicate that we are heading to a future of workspaces without...
New paper on flood risk management in Hong Kong and Singapore in Journal of Cleaner Production

New paper on flood risk management in Hong Kong and Singapore in Journal of Cleaner Production

Marcin Dąbrowski’s new paper on flood risk management (FRM) in coastal Asian cities is about to be published in Journal of Cleaner Production. It was written is collaboration with colleagues from Nottingham Ningbo University and University of Leeds (F. Chan – lead author), National University of Singapore (C.C. Joon and A. Ziegler) and Aalto University (O. Varis). ...

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