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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.

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Spatial Planning colleagues presented at the RSA Annual Conference in Lugano, 3-6 June 2018

Spatial Planning colleagues presented at the RSA Annual Conference in Lugano, 3-6 June 2018

Ana María Fernández-Maldonado, Marcin Dąbrowski and Roberto Rocco, together with Marjolein Spaans from OTB, presented the results of the COHESIFY project (www.cohesify.eu/) entitled ‘Linking Cohesion Policy and Citizens’ Identification with the EU in Regions: Between Opportunism and Euroscepticism in the Netherlands’. Beyond reporting COHESIFY results, Marcin Dąbrowski also presented his on-going work on the regional...
Vincent Nadin presented COMPASS project at ESPON seminar in Tallinn

Vincent Nadin presented COMPASS project at ESPON seminar in Tallinn

Vincent Nadin and Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado attended an ESPON seminar in Tallinn on 5 -6 December 2017, which gathered more than 200 researcher, policy makers and government officials. The topic was ‘Transforming territorial thinking through digitalisation’, having Estonia as the example of the most advanced digital society in the world, according to Times magazine....
The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

Thursday 30 November Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Marjolein Spaans (OTB department) presented two Dutch case studies — Flevoland and Limburg — in a meeting of the COHESIFY project in front of DG Regio and Committe of the Regions officials. COHESIFY is a Horizon 2020 project led by the University of Strathclyde, in which the TUDelft...
Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado  and Roberto Rocco led two sessions on “Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America” at the International Planning History Society Conference, held at TU Delft from July 17 to 21, 2016. The 17th IPHS Conference is one of the largest academic events in the Planning Community. This edition included around 500...
Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, an alumno of the Department of Urbanism and the Complex Cities graduation studio, is special advisor to the President of Okayama University in Japan. Yoko got his degree in Urbanism in 2008 with work on an alternative mobility system for the city of Lusaka, in Zambia, guided by Roberto Rocco, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Willem...
Gathering of Latin American Researchers of Bouwkunde and OTB

Gathering of Latin American Researchers of Bouwkunde and OTB

Latin American researchers of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment gathered for an informal meeting in April to get to know each other and discuss further collaboration. The gathering is part of the effort of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy to foster initiatives in international development partnerships. Meeting at the restaurant Rossio...
Special panel at AESOP 2014: Planning Latin America

Special panel at AESOP 2014: Planning Latin America

AESOP 2014 Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands July 9-12, 2014 Call for papers for a special panel in: Track 11: International Comparative Planning http://aesop2014.eu   Panel 1: Critical characterization of spatial planning/territorial management in Latin America: How is spatial planning conceived and enacted in Latin America? Panel organizers: Dr. Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado, Dr. Roberto...
Contribute to the BLOG 'Planning Latin America'

Contribute to the BLOG ‘Planning Latin America’

The Development Studies Group of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (TU Delft), together with colleagues from the Universities of Toronto and Aalborg,  has launched a new BLOG to circulate information and promote debate on themes related to spatial planning in Latin America. With the aim of expanding...
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...
Best papers of the 9th edition of Graduation Lab Urbanism Conference available online

Best papers of the 9th edition of Graduation Lab Urbanism Conference available online

[issuu width=420 height=272 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120522135647-4dff0a021af146d6993fc964e0fa28b7 name=9th_glu_conference username=robertorocco tag=graduation unit=px v=2] These are the proccedings of the 9th Graduation Lab Urbanism TU Delft Conference. Every year, Remon Rooij and Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado promote a mini-conference to present the best papers produced for the course AR3U010 Theory of Urbanism. Students are supposed to develop an academic paper...
New book on creative knowledge cities  with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco

New book on creative knowledge cities with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco

Creative Knowledge Cities: Myths, Visions and Realities, edited by  Marina van Geenhuizen and Peter Nijkamp     A new book on aspects of the creative city with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco has been launched. “This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools...
New publication on knowledge-based development

New publication on knowledge-based development

Edward Elgar has a recently published a book edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Carrillo entitled Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities. Policies, Plans and Metrics.  The book provides a thorough understanding of the transformations and the key issues in building prosperous knowledge cities by focusing particularly on the policy making, planning process and performance assessment aspects. The contributors...

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