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Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools - visions, strategies, plans and programmes.

2012
Edwin Hans' graduation project is selected for publication in Blauwe Kamer

Edwin Hans’ graduation project is selected for publication in Blauwe Kamer

The graduation project of Edwin Hans (Complex Cities 2012) has been selected for publication in the prestigious magazine Blauwe Kamer. Edwin was supervised by Francisco Colombo, senior planner and designer at the Province of South Holland and teacher at the Complex Cities studio. His second mentor was Luisa Calabrese, urban designer and associate professor at TU...
Saba Golchehr, of the Complex Cities Studio, wins the Metten Stein Design and Urbanism Award

Saba Golchehr, of the Complex Cities Studio, wins the Metten Stein Design and Urbanism Award

The Metten Stein + Design Urbanisme Award 2012 The Knowledge Lab of Urbanism organized this year for the first time the Metten Stein + Design Urbanism Award. They hope this will be the beginning of a tradition. This Urban Planning Award is intended for students at HBO or WO colleges in the Netherlands. The key question of this...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please follow and like us:
Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on 'Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units'

Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on ‘Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units’

On the fifth SP&S seminar, dr. Arie Romein and dr. Jan Jacob Trip, senior researchers at OTB Research Institute gave a presentation entitled InCompass: Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units. They presented the preliminary results of their on-going research funded by Interreg 4C in partnership with several European public authorities, universities and...
Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

On December 6, 2013 Wei-Ju (Astor) Huang, a PhD candidate at the chair of Spatial Planning Strategy presented preliminary results of her ongoing doctoral project on Spatial Planning and Governance in developing processes of high tech spaces. Astor is conducting a comparison between development strategies of high tech spaces in regions in the Netherlands (Eindhoven)...
The Great Planning Game

The Great Planning Game

This is a game based on a paper by Karina Sehested from the UNiversity of Copenhagen. (SEHESTED, K. 2010. Urban Planners as Network Managers and Metagovernors, Planning Theory & Practice 10:2, 245-263). The aim of this game is to familiarize students with the different roles and combinations of roles they can play in network governance...
Territorial Governance

Territorial Governance

The 2nd meeting on OTB-Urbanism Joint Research Themes took place on November 21st at the Hugo Priemus zaal at the OTB. The aim of the meeting was to bring aspects of territorial governance that are addressed in ongoing research in both groups to the foreground. Roberto Rocco gave a general introduction on governance. In this...
Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

[issuu width=420 height=158 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=121122153313-add6dcb4df4641578fd9890f7232f464 name=issues_of_governance_in_regional_planning username=robertorocco tag=city-regions unit=px v=2] Issues of Governance in Regional Planning. This a lecture given at the seminar Regional Governance Planning and Design on November 21st at the OTB Research Institute. The lecture was prepared by Roberto Rocco. The seminar was organized by Professor Wil Zonneveld, Verena Balz and Roberto...
Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Earlier in 2012, students of the Departments of Urbanism and Real Estate and Housing have participated in a Winter School organised by the Bureau Zuidas, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, and the Rotterdam Biennale of Architecture, coordinated by the Architectural Office Site UD of Amsterdam. The TU Delft students were...
Assessing the performance of spatial representations of TOD concepts by Verena Balz

Assessing the performance of spatial representations of TOD concepts by Verena Balz

On the fourth SP&S seminar Verena Balz presented her research as part of the NWO-funded project Implementing Transit Oriented Development (iTOD). This project is being carried out by TU Delft (department of urbanism & OTB) in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Radboud University, Nijmegen. As part of the work package ‘Understanding the processes...
Survey for Planning Practitioners

Survey for Planning Practitioners

SURVEY FOR PLANNING PRACTITIONERS. A team at TU Delft’s OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment is currently working on a research project entitled Implementing Transit-Oriented Development (iTOD). The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. It focuses on achieving the integration of urban development and transport nodes – often referred to as...
Dorina Pojani guest speaker at 1st Conference on Urban Mobility and Management in Albania

Dorina Pojani guest speaker at 1st Conference on Urban Mobility and Management in Albania

On October 5-6, Dorina Pojani was a guest speaker at the 1st Conference on Urban Mobility Management in Albania. She discussed current traffic problems in the city of Tirana, and described the experience of Dutch cities with bike planning and car traffic management. She also presented a poster, which was conceived as a test on sustainable transport...
Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress "Cities for people"

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress “Cities for people”

Ana Maria’s presentation was entitled “Housing Production and Spatial Planning in Peru”. Other presenters at the plenary session included James Holston, Alfredo Rodriguez, Pedro Pírez, Pedro Abramo and Fernando Carrion. The congress, organized by the Popular Habitat and Social Inclusion Group of CLACSO, was held in Rio de Janeiro from 15 to 17 October 2012. There...
New issue of Built Environment: Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003

New issue of Built Environment: Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003

The new issue of Built Environment features articles focusing on ‘Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003. The journal is edited by Ina Klaasen and Wil Zonneveld. “The European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) is confident that in the 21st century Europe will advance decisively towards the goal of integration. Within this developing framework, the ECTP presents a common and widely shared...
ESPON North Sea STAR

ESPON North Sea STAR

The Department of Urbanism/OTB gained funding for an ESPON Targeted Analysis relating to sustainable energy in the North Sea Region. The research seeks to provide recommendations on accelerating the take-up of renewable energy technologies and supporting relevant green economic activities in this region by investigating future energy scenarios, evaluating the effectiveness of regional energy policies...
Regional Governance and Design

Regional Governance and Design

On the 21st of November, from 15.00 to 17.30, we will hold a second meeting on the OTB-Urbanism Joint Research Themes at the Hugo Priemus Room at OTB. In this meeting we will focus on the theme ‘Regional Governance and Design’. Research that relates to this theme concerns the policy, politics and administration of territory...
Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

The course Methodology for Urbanism AR2U090 is a 5 ects course given within the Masters programme of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. This course is coordinated by the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy and given in partnership with the Chair of Sustainable Metropolitan Design. The course tackles issues related to academic research...
Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of 'European Planning Studies'

Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of ‘European Planning Studies’

  In recognition of his scholarship and expertise in planning studies, Dominic Stead (associate professor of urban and regional planning) has been nominated as a new member of the editorial board of the journal European Planning Studies. The journal is a well-respected and firmly-established planning journal published by Taylor and Francis in cooperation with the...
Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

  Fresh from the oven: the collection of best essays for the course ‘Methodology for Urbanism’ Ar2U090, where we discuss academic research in urban design and planning. Click below to read the document in ISSUU. Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012. Please follow and like us:
Sebastião M.F. Bhatt, from the University of Lisbon, starts his collaboration with the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy

Sebastião M.F. Bhatt, from the University of Lisbon, starts his collaboration with the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy

Sebastião M.F. Bhatt is a PhD candidate in I.C.S.-University of Lisbon, and guest researcher at TU Delft. His research project entitled “Urban Governance under conditions of Globalization: Governance of large and medium-sized Urban Projects in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon” is supervised by João Seixas (ICS-UL) and Roberto Rocco (TU Delft). Sebastião’s doctoral research is...
Hanneke Weststrate discusses her perspective on humanitarian aid and urban management.

Hanneke Weststrate discusses her perspective on humanitarian aid and urban management.

On 4 October 2012, Hanneke Weststrate presented some ideas about her PhD research proposal at the SPS Seminar series. Hanneke is a Masters in Architecture at Bouwkunde, but has since then shifted her focus to humanitarian aid and urban management. Hanneke has worked in several humanitarian organizations that tend to refugees in case of conflict...
TOD strategies for Tirana, Albania. By Dorina Pojani.

TOD strategies for Tirana, Albania. By Dorina Pojani.

During the second SP&S seminar in this period, Dorina Pojani presented parts of her PhD research which she has carried out at the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, and the University of California, Los Angeles. In her research she examined potentialities for urban transport planning in the city of Tirana. She demonstrated that large parts...
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...
New round of SP&S seminars

New round of SP&S seminars

The SP&S seminars start again on Thursday, the 6th of September. The formula remains. Researchers at and around our chair will present and discuss their work. We have planned seminars on Thursdays, once or twice a month. The location will always be BK, 01-west-290. Please see the attached file for the overall program. Please also...
iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

The International Forum on Innovative Planning Education & Studio Exhibition took place this summer in the College of Plannnig and Design at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)  in Tainan, South-West Taiwan. the conference brought together several planning and design schools (University of the West of England, University of California, Tokyo University, Manchester, Washington University...
A Mini Dictionary Dutch-English for Urbanists by Ina Klaasen

A Mini Dictionary Dutch-English for Urbanists by Ina Klaasen

Our former colleague Dr. Ina Klaasen has compiled a list of relevant words for Urban Planners and Designers in Dutch an their equivalent in English. This is useful for students and professionals alike. You can download it here Mini-dictionary for Urbanists Dutch to English by Ina Klaasen.     Please follow and like us:
Spatial Planning TU Delft has a new member

Spatial Planning TU Delft has a new member

The Spatial Planning and Strategy group  is very pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral researcher, Dr Dorina Pojani. Dorina has recently started work on a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Dorina is working with Dominic Stead and Verena Balz on research that focuses on processes of using, representing and...
Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy at AESOP 2120

Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy at AESOP 2120

AESOP is the Association of European Schools of Planning. This year, AESOP held its annual congress at METU (Middle East Technology University) in Ankara, Turkey. This is a very big event, with more than 700 presenters and key-note speakers, divided into several tracks. Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado, Akkelie van Nes, Alex Wandl, Hebe and Roberto Rocco,...
Iranians can’t prolong staying permits.

Iranians can’t prolong staying permits.

The Dutch government has yesterday announced its interpretation of the EU regulations on the sanctions of Iran. Stating that these are still undefined, the parliament has decided to give and prolong, for the time being, no staying permits for work and research of any kind, carried out by Iranians in The Netherlands. We would like...
Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture

Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture

From the Faculty website: Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture 24 May 2012 by M&C Dr R.M. (Remon) Rooij has been appointed coordinator of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture as of 1 June 2012. His duties will include leading the implementation of the new Bachelor’s degree programme and, in this role, he will support...

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