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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...
Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza  TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms. A study case of the Zaragoza TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

  We have the pleasure to invite you for the SPS SEMINAR of Andrés Fernández-Ges , Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza on April 21st at BOUWKUNDE (TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft) at 12h30 in ROOM 00WEST290 Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza urban transformation: Expo 2008 and...
Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft:  The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM, delivered a talk as part of the SPS seminar series on 2 June: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience Generational change has always been correlated with evolution in the physical environment.  What are some of the practical impacts of GenY on real estate development?   For...
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...
SPS Seminar: Hongyuan Yang - Major spatial planning concerns in China

SPS Seminar: Hongyuan Yang – Major spatial planning concerns in China

  Speaker:Dr. Hongyuan Wang, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (our guest researcher – Urban Knowledge Network Asia fellow)  Title: Major concerns and instruments of spatial planning practices in China Abstract: China is a fast developing country facing many challenges. Spatial planning plays a major role in solving these problems in China. This presentation focuses on the following questions:...
Invitation Round Table AESOP Conference 2014: Emerging regional design in an era of co-governance and co-evolution.

Invitation Round Table AESOP Conference 2014: Emerging regional design in an era of co-governance and co-evolution.

Thursday 10th July, 15.30-17.00, chaired by Wil Zonneveld (Delft University of Technology), Michael Neuman (University of New South Wales) & Verena Balz (Delft University of Technology).   Many recent planning reforms across the world have led to shifts in planning regimes, often seeking to balance statutory plan-led with development-led approaches. The wish to simultaneously create...
100 students from the University of the West of England visit TUDelft

100 students from the University of the West of England visit TUDelft

On April 2, 105 students and a  number of teachers from the University of the West of England (UWE) have visited the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The students were accompanied by Janet Askew, Marcus Grant, Adam Sheppard, Nicholas Smith and Nick Croft. They were received by Professor Vincent Nadin, who spoke about comparative...
SCUPAD preparatory meeting takes place at BK

SCUPAD preparatory meeting takes place at BK

The preparatory meeting of the Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) took place in Delft between 26 and 28 of September 2013. SCUPAD is an independent, non-profit, international network organization of planners and development specialists, which was founded by the fellows of the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Planning session in 1965. As an alumni organization of...
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...
100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has received 100 grad students and teachers from the Planning Course at the University of the West of England (UWE) at Bristol. The 100 students and teachers were led by Marcus Grant of the Institute of Sustainability, Health and Environment of the UWE. The Chair of Spatial Planning...
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...
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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