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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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Roberto Rocco
New Urban Languages: Re-Imaging the City after the knowledge-based turn

New Urban Languages: Re-Imaging the City after the knowledge-based turn

Roberto Rocco has presented a keynote speech at the International Conference “New Urban languages: Re-Imaging the City after the Knowledge-Based Turn” at the Politecnico di Milano. Rossella Salerno and Daniele Villa of the School of Architecture and Society of the Politecnico have organized a 3-day conference to discuss issues related to knowledge and communication and...
SPS participates in the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

SPS participates in the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Pursuing our partnership with the National Cheng-Kung University of Tainan (Taiwan), Vincent Nadin and Roberto Rocco have made keynote speeches at the iCities conference in Taiwan in May 2013. iCities is the international Forum on Innovative Planning. The theme of this year’s conference was “Operating Sustainability: Teaching Sustainability on Planning Education”. CLICK HERE for the conference...
Integrating sustainability and spatial planning, by Roberto Rocco

Integrating sustainability and spatial planning, by Roberto Rocco

Integrating sustainability and spatial planning from Roberto Rocco Please follow and like us:
Akkelies van Nes & Roberto Rocco guest speakers at Conference on Urban Development in Prague

Akkelies van Nes & Roberto Rocco guest speakers at Conference on Urban Development in Prague

Akkelies van Nes and Roberto Rocco were both invited speakers at the Conference on Urban Development promoted by the Mayor of Prague on 11 April 2013. The conference was primarily intended to professionals (spatial planners, developers, designers, etc) from the Czech Republic and neighbouring Central European States (Slovakia, Austria and Hungary). van Nes presented advancements...
Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) will take place between 9 and 12 May 2013 in the Schloss Leopoldskroon in Salzburg, Austria. The theme of the congress will be “Diverse Tools” for Planning: a reference both to the variety and the novelty of planning tools emerging in the last twenty years. The...
A presentation on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic legacy at SCUPAD

A presentation on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic legacy at SCUPAD

Rio Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities This presentation was given at the 44th SCUPAD | Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development The theme of this edition was “Frontpage Planning Before and After Major Events, Disasters, and Social Unrest” and Roberto Rocco was invited keynote speaker.44th Annual SCUPAD Congress May 3rd, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria. For...
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...

Photo album for Randstad 2040

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Academic Research in Areas of Design Practice

On Sept 11, 2009, the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy (Urbanism) organizes an all-day event about the relationship between research and design practice. The invited guests are Professor Michael Biggs and Dr. Daniela Buchler, University of Hertfordshire, UK, leading researchers in the field. When? Sept 11, 2009-09-01 Location: Bouwkunde, Belagezaal (from 8:45 to 13:00),...

8th June 7th Seminar

We are very pleased to have Dr. Roberto Rocco to present “Design, Planning and Research: Looking for parameters to assess academic value in areas with strong elements of practice”. The abstract of his presentation is:In professional areas in which there is an element of design practice, such as architecture and urbanism, the academic model of...

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