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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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IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop - Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop – Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

The New Urban Agenda 2016-2036 was approved by the United Nations on 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, endorsed by 167 countries, including all EU countries. The ancient city of Quito ‘in the middle of the earth’, now the highest capital city in the world, is demonstrating the local leadership needed to make a more...
SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij - Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij – Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

Topic: Green City Freiburg’s Challenge? Increase the housing stock by 15% in 15 years, whilst minimalizing the city’s land-use Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij Venue: BG West 270, BK, TU Delft Date and Time: 20 June (Monday) 12:30 – 13:30 Freiburg (South-West Germany, 230.000 inhabitants) is renowned worldwide for its sustainability policies. For over a decade...
The Bartlett DPU Summer Lab series 2015

The Bartlett DPU Summer Lab series 2015

Dear friend and colleague We are delighted to finally announce the launch of the DPU summerLab 2015 series. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the DPU summerLab – by now five years old – is a unique platform for one-week design workshops in urban contested spaces. Through the summerLab, we have been partnering...
Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad will present the lecture “Spatial Tools for Analyzing Urban Structures” at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft on March 26 from 12h30 to 13h30, BK, room 1WEST290 Monica is Associate Professor at the department of Community and Regional Planning, College of Design, Iowa State University.  Her field...
Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Urbanism Randstad Research Programme Regional Governance, Planning and Design Research Cluster Research Seminar: March 20th, from 15:00-17:00 at OTB, TU Delft, Hugo Priemus Zaal TOPIC: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design? Urban farming has received a lot of attention in the last few years. For many, food production...
500 members at SPS LindekIN Group!

500 members at SPS LindekIN Group!

Carolina Lima, a PhD Candidate from the Bauhaus University at Weimar (Germany) was the 500th person to join the LinkedIN group of Spatial Planning and Strategy. This is a great reason for celebration. As a THANK YOU present, we will send Carolina the book THE DUTCH METROPOLIS by professor Maurits de Hoog, a beautiful book...
SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON Students of the EXPLORE LAB GRAD STUDIO of TU Delft with the support of the CHAIR SPATIAL PLANNING AND STRATEGY will promote an event about the tools of knowledge and methodologies that can be applied in the built environment where informal processes are closely interrelated...
Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Mariana Fix, Professor of Economics at the University of Campinas (Brazil) talked about “Global finance and the right to the city struggle in Brazil”. Mariana is an architect and urbanist by the University of Sao Paulo, with a post-graduate Masters in Sociology and a PhD in Economics. She follows urban social movements in Brazil closely...
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...
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:
Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

    “Rick Vermeulen is an urban planner with a clear interest in metropolitan development. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a master in Metropolitan studies, both at the University of Amsterdam, he started a dual career combining both research and practice. Within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) he has started as PhD candidate...

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