Welcome to the SPS BLOG

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.

Conferences
CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CALL FOR PAPERS In anticipation of the upcoming RC21 Conference, titled “Rethinking Urban Global Justice” to take place from 11-13 September in Leeds, UK, we are seeking paper proposals for a session  on ‘The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation; building democracy while building the city’. We welcome contributions from authors working on connected topics, and who...
Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD): DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED! Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” Urban and regional policies, projects and actions concerning migration, displacement and refuge. Deadline for submission of short abstracts: JAN 30, 2017....
Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac's annual conference in Utrecht

Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac’s annual conference in Utrecht

LANDac stands for Netherlands Academy on Land Governance and aims to understand Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. The LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 took place on 30 June and 1 July in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. The conference drew over 150 participants from all continents, including academics, students, policy makers, practitioners and private...
NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016 The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology,has organised the conference ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean,’  held on 16-17 June 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands.   This 2-day conference...
Devising solutions to climate change impacts in cities - Adaptation Futures 2016 science-to-practice session

Devising solutions to climate change impacts in cities – Adaptation Futures 2016 science-to-practice session

Marcin Dąbrowski and Dominic Stead, in collaboration with Peter van Veelen (acting as a chair/discussant), organised a science-to-practice session at the recent Adaptation Futures 2016 conference in Rotterdam (10-13 May 2016). The conference was huge, with about 1700 participants, and extremely rich in excellent presentations and discussions. The session we organised “Devising Solutions to Adaptation Challenges in Cities” was intended to...
Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

On 24 and 25 May 2016, we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners and others concerned with the built environment: the great Jane Jacobs. The two-day conference gathered scholars, practitioners and the general public who could enjoy...
Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016.  ENROL HERE. The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, are pleased to announce the joint conference, ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America...
EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th.   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th.  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century “A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward” For more information, please visit our website: http://janejacobs100.co On 24 and 25 May 2016, we wish to celebrate the 100th birthday of one...
“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon”  Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

Dear TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy friend, You are cordially invited to attend the he 2016’s symposium “CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at BOUWKUNDE (the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft), at Berlagezaal The third edition of this symposium will...
CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN   CONTEMPORARY LATIN   AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN  CONTEMPORARY LATIN  AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN . NALACS – TU DELFT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DATE: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 VENUE: DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS.   The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft...
Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

CALL FOR POSTERS The Confronting Informality Symposium is a student led event sponsored by the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the TU Delft University of Technology. The 2016 Symposium will approach informal urbanisation with social disarticulation and segregation as main perspectives. We invite you to submit your work for a poster exhibition to...
CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century, 24-25 May 2016 at TU Delft and Erasmus  “A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward” In May 2016, we wish to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has...
Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research.

Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research.

The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission organised a two-day conference to explore and demonstrate how European research can support policy makers in designing effective and sustainable migration policies. To this end, past and current research on migration were presented and debated from a policy perspective. During the conference the evidence...
Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

DEADLINE FOR TRACK PROPOSAL: JANUARY 30th, 2016. Jane Jacobs 100: her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century/ A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward: https://janejacobs100.wordpress.com In May 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who...
Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

The Chair of Urban Development at the Munich University of Technology and the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Delft University of Technology convened a conference on regional design on the 14th and 15th of October, 2015 in Munich. The conference ‘Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!’ invited scholars and practitioners with...
Third International Conference:  NEW URBAN LANGUAGES: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE (TU Delft 24-26 JUN 2015)

Third International Conference: NEW URBAN LANGUAGES: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE (TU Delft 24-26 JUN 2015)

The 3rd International Conference “New Urban Languages: Tales and Images of Spatial Justice” took place from June 24 to 26 2015 at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft (Bouwkunde). The Conference is a joint initiative of the Politecnico di Milano (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies), the Politecnica of...
Invitation: Shaping regional futures - A conference on the performance of regional design.

Invitation: Shaping regional futures – A conference on the performance of regional design.

On the 14th-15th of October 2015 the Chair of Urban Development at the Technical University Munich and the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Delft University of Technology are organizing a conference on regional design. During the conference the performance of regional design will be discussed:  the way how the imagination and envisioning of...
Invited speaker at "Modelling World 2015"

Invited speaker at “Modelling World 2015”

Jorge Gil was an invited speaker at this year’s “Modelling World 2015” conference in London. “Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s longest running, best attended and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport, data and urban professionals. This year’s event will focus on what models can expect to deliver in the next decade, and...
Register for the 50th anniversary of SCUPAD: The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development

Register for the 50th anniversary of SCUPAD: The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft is a strong supporter of SCUPAD, The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development. This year, SCUPAD celebrates its 50th anniversary at its annual congress in Salzburg from 14 to 17 May at the Schloss Leopoldskron. SCUPAD is one...
ROUND TABLE 'The political meaning of informal urbanisation': AESOP Annual Congress, Prague July 13-16

ROUND TABLE ‘The political meaning of informal urbanisation’: AESOP Annual Congress, Prague July 13-16

Association of the European School of Planning AESOP Annual Congress, Prague July 13 ROUND TABLE ‘The political meaning of informal urbanisation’ Democracy’s access depends not only on the ability of formal institutions to respond to the legitimate demands and rights of its citizens, but also on how these citizen are able to enter the political...
CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd NUL: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE June 24-26 TU Delft

CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd NUL: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE June 24-26 TU Delft

We are really pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Third International Conference New Urban Languages​​, to be held in Delft, June 24 to 26 2015 at the Delft University of Technology Full information at http://www.newurbanlanguages.eu This year’s topic is: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE Discussing New Urban Languages of Equality, Justice and Sustainable Development  The thematic session...
Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

    Interest in international comparisons of the performance and planning of cities and regions has never been higher, though much international comparison raises as many questions as it answers. Are we comparing apples and oranges? Stuttgart and Dortmund Universities organised a colloquium under this banner, asking how we do we manage the great challenges...
AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA

AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA

TRACK 02: TERRITORIAL COHESION IN THE MULTI-ACTOR ARENA   Co-chairs: Dominic Stead (TU Delft) , Juho Luukkonen (University of Oulu) The EU concept of territorial cohesion is being increasingly used to frame spatial planning and regional development policies at different spatial scales across Europe (and beyond). Addressing the issue of territorial cohesion (and also social and...
AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE

AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE

TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE This chair is chaired by Petra Hirschler (TU Vienna) and Roberto Rocco (TU Delft). There is no single “best practice” for how to do successful spatial planning. The timing and process will differ depending on location, society, economy, market pressures, and the size and the particular planning culture....
Spatial Planning at iCities 2014 Conference at NCKU, Taiwan

Spatial Planning at iCities 2014 Conference at NCKU, Taiwan

In October 2014, NCKU hold the iCities  “Workshop on Workshop” – a special event devoted to the discussions of “workshops” “Workshop as we know is an educational activity with emerging significance in planning and design education. In the dictionary, workshop is defined as “a meeting at which a group of people engaging in intensive discussion...
SPS at LASA (Latin American Studies Association) in Chicago 2014

SPS at LASA (Latin American Studies Association) in Chicago 2014

With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA’s mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the...
New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

The  New Urban Languages Conference is organised by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DAStU of the Politecnico di Milano, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura ETSA of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and now also by the Group of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology.  The theme of the second edition of the conference was  Re-thinking...
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...
1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

Organisers and track chairs for the joint TU Delft-Utrecht University Congress for the Association of European Schools of Planning have sifted through 1000 abstracts from academics around the world hopeful of securing a place in the programme for 9-12 July 2014. The congress attracted 896 abstracts for papers and 18 for roundtable sessions, whilst the...
Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures,  Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

BECOMING LOCAL BUCHAREST MEETING  (June 11-14, 2014) Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013 ( http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org...

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)