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H2020 COHESIFY - Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

H2020 COHESIFY – Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

  The more EU money, the more people like Europe or can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions and the perceptions of the European integration project   The EU spends roughly  100€ per citizen per year on regional funds, as part of EU Cohesion policy supporting territorial, economic and...
ESPON COMPASS launched - new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

ESPON COMPASS launched – new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

  ESPON COMPASS project has been launched The European Territorial Observatory Network – ESPON – has commissioned the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft to lead a far-reaching comparative analysis of the state of spatial planning systems and territorial governance in Europe. It is the first comprehensive research on European spatial planning since 1997 when...
Evert Meijers: "Good fences make good neighbour cities? SPS Seminar, June 4

Evert Meijers: “Good fences make good neighbour cities? SPS Seminar, June 4

Evert Meijers presented his work as part of the NAPOLEON project at a seminar as part of the Spatial Planning and Strategy Seminar series on 4th of June 2015. He explored the concept of  “borrowed size” in Dutch planning and its implications for regional development. ‘Good fences make good neighbours’ is a proverb that has...
Tainan lectures

Tainan lectures

During a visit to the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taiwan in December, Vincent Nadin gave lectures on ‘urban planning for the heritage in Europe’. The lectures were based on work for the current international project ‘SHUC: Sustainable Futures for the Historic Urban Core funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Heritage, and being conducted...
Workshop of Urban System and Environment (USE) Joint Research Centre between SCUT and TU Delft

Workshop of Urban System and Environment (USE) Joint Research Centre between SCUT and TU Delft

Urban planning and urban environment are one of the key areas for cooperation between China and the Netherlands and the European Union more broadly. A workshop providing an opportunity to discuss and learn more about those issues was held at  TU Delft on 9th and 10th  April in Delft under the banner of the Urban Systems and Environment...
PLEEC project meeting takes place in Stoke-on-Trent, UK

PLEEC project meeting takes place in Stoke-on-Trent, UK

A general meeting for the Planning for Energy Efficient Cities (PLEEC) took place in November at the British city of Stoke-on-Trent. The section of Spatial Planning and Strategy is involved in several Work Packages in the PLEEC project. The meeting was attended by Evert Meijers (OTB) and Roberto Rocco (SPS), representing TU Delft. PLEEC is funded...
Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Spatial Planning at TU Delft is involved in a Taiwan national research project on carrying capacity of the territory and population size. The project is examining possible optimum city size in relation to the carrying capacity of the built and natural environment and indicators that can be used to assess these relationships. At the project’s third...
TU Delft at the PLEEC Project Meeting in Copenhagen (OCT 2013)

TU Delft at the PLEEC Project Meeting in Copenhagen (OCT 2013)

The Spatial Planning Section of the TU Delft (Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy and OTB) is a major partner in the FP-7 Planning for Energy Efficiency Cities  Research Project with several partners from all over Europe. Partners are universities and research institutes, municipalities and private companies, all working together towards understanding policies, behaviours and...
ESPON North Sea STAR Workshop: Energy and the North Sea Region.

ESPON North Sea STAR Workshop: Energy and the North Sea Region.

The ESPON North Sea STAR project is working with the Interreg IVb North Sea Region Secretariat to evaluate energy themed projects within the 2007-2013 programme and provide recommendations as to how energy issues might be addressed in the forthcoming Interreg Vb programme. As part of our activities we are inviting stakeholders from the North Sea...
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...
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...
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...
Spatial Planning and Strategy gets an FP-7 project

Spatial Planning and Strategy gets an FP-7 project

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy and the OTB have won a bid for a FP7 project (FP7-energy-smartcities-2012) funded by the European Commission as partners with a number of municipalities and universities led by Eskilstuna in Sweden. The project will be called Planning for Energy Efficient Cities (PLEEC). It is worth 350 000 euros...

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