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TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of Urban Planning rankings The first international ranking in the topic of  ‘urban planning’ places TU Delft in first place. The University Ranking of Academic Performance prepared by METU is based on quality and quantity of scholarly publications and applies to the whole university. Therefore all publications in qualifying journals by TU Delft...
Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

On 29 November 2016, from 12:30 to 13:30, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco will give an account of the Habitat III Conference that took place between 17 and 20 October in Quito, Ecuador. They will discuss the conference, as well as the likely impact of the New Urban Agenda and its implications for education and...
co-housing publications

co-housing publications

Two new books on co-housing in Europe have been published in November, both with a contribution from SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers: “The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe” (Routledge 2015) contains a contribution about the planning perspective on co-housing:  (contributions can also be found separately at the Journal of Urban Reseach and Policy) and: “Europe, co-operative...
Globalisation Studio final presentations

Globalisation Studio final presentations

Students on the 2015 Globalisation Free Choice Studio made their final presentations in June. The Studio was based on urban development and spatial planning in the context of flood risk management in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One team from Argentina joined the presentations in Delft together with Profession Flavio Janches of the University of Buenos Aires...
Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Presentations of Urbanism studio work by Wenchi Yang and Sebastiaan Huls made a big impact at the iCities conference at the National Cheng Kong University, Tainan, Taiwan in May. Their presentations on studio work from the IJssel-Vecht-Delta / Zwolle region and Sāo Paulo, Brazil raised by far the most questions and comments from the audience....
URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO: Professor Guilherme Lassance, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO: Professor Guilherme Lassance, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

SPS Seminar 21 May 2015: Urban Transformations in Rio de Janeiro Professor Guilherme Lassance, from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, discussed urban transformations in the city of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. He highlighted the transformations happening at the outskirts of the...
TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

In July 2015, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft and the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) will promote the second edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Sustainability. The 2015 edition of the Summer School will combine spatial planning, design and environmental technology to tackle issues of water in complex urban environments. It will invite...
Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

  Vincent Nadin attended the Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning (TIUP) Conference in December at the National Taipei University. The Chairman of TIUP, Professor Peng Gung-Hui is Dean at the National Taipei University of Technology College of Design, and the Executive director, Professor Lin Feng-Tian is Dean at the National Cheng Kung Univerity College of Design....
IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

Phd candidates from around Europe visited Guangzhou and Singapore in November 2014 as part of the IDEA League PhD School on ‘urban systems’. Professor Han Meyer and Yuting Tai of urban design organised the Guangzhou visit.  Spatial Planning played an important part in the Guangzhou visit through our existing cooperation programme. Colleagues in Guangzhou including...
Article on the governance of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development in Regional Studies

Article on the governance of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development in Regional Studies

New paper by Marcin Dąbrowski looking into the impacts of EU financial engineering instruments for sustainable urban development projects (JESSICA) is to be published in Regional Studies. JESSICA, one of the financial engineering instruments (FEI) within European Union cohesion policy framework in the 2007–13 period, created scope for developing cooperation between sub-national authorities and financial institutions...
Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

  SPS members have contributed two chapters to the book Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe, published in April 2014. Vincent Nadin and Dominic Stead wrote the chapter ‘Spatial Planning in the United Kingdom 1990-2013’, and Wil Zonneveld and David Evers wrote the chapter ‘Dutch National Spatial Planning at the End of an Era’....
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...
China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China needs ‘a new type of urbanisation’ and ‘deeper exchange with Europe on urban planning, urban design and sustainable transport’ said Premier Li Keqiang at the China-EU Forum on Urbanisation held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November. Vincent Nadin, Lily Li and others attended the Forum on behalf of the...
COST-SMST grant for comparative study

COST-SMST grant for comparative study

Lidewij Tummers, tutor-researcher at Spatial Planning & Strategy, has obtained a COST Grant for a Short Stay Scientific Mission in the Gender Science and Technology program. With hospitality of  Leibniz University Hannover, she will perform a concise comparative study on gender approaches in Planning; highlighting the case of Germany. Germany is advanced in the development...
Annalisa Lodigiani presents at the SPS Seminar series

Annalisa Lodigiani presents at the SPS Seminar series

Annalisa Lodigiani is a planner and a PhD candidate from the Politecnico of Milan working at TU Delft as a guest for a few months. Her daily supervisor is Alex Wandl, currently at the Chair of Environmental Technology and Design (led by Professor Arjan van Timmeren). Annalisa presented a talk entitled:  Across boundaries: Visions and norms for the...
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...
Melbourne Peri-urban conference

Melbourne Peri-urban conference

        Spatial planning at TU Delft made a major contribution to Beyond the Edge: the first Australian peri-urban conference in Melbourne, organised jointly by La Trobe University and RMIT. Alex Wandl gave a paper based on his PhD project on ‘territories-in-between’ and Vincent Nadin gave the first keynote presentation on Peri-urbanism in Europe (co-authored...
Gender and the city

Gender and the city

April 2013 Lidewij Tummers performed a consultancy on Gender and urban development for the Bordeaux region CUB. The programme consisted of two parts: One an interactive workshop with the staff of different departments involved in planning, such as mobility, infrastructure, housing and urban design. As Bordeaux already has strong diversity and social participation policies, this...
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...
Andreas Faludi on Territory and Territoriality.

Andreas Faludi on Territory and Territoriality.

During the fourth meeting on OTB/Urbanism joint research themes, held on the 10th of April, 15.00-17.00 at the Hugo Priemus Zaal, OTB, Andeas Faludi will discuss his recent work on territorial cohesion, territorialism and territoriality.  He will review these concepts central to European spatial planning as well as related forms of planning to argue ‘…that...
Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

On December 6, 2013 Wei-Ju (Astor) Huang, a PhD candidate at the chair of Spatial Planning Strategy presented preliminary results of her ongoing doctoral project on Spatial Planning and Governance in developing processes of high tech spaces. Astor is conducting a comparison between development strategies of high tech spaces in regions in the Netherlands (Eindhoven)...
Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Earlier in 2012, students of the Departments of Urbanism and Real Estate and Housing have participated in a Winter School organised by the Bureau Zuidas, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, and the Rotterdam Biennale of Architecture, coordinated by the Architectural Office Site UD of Amsterdam. The TU Delft students were...
Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress "Cities for people"

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress “Cities for people”

Ana Maria’s presentation was entitled “Housing Production and Spatial Planning in Peru”. Other presenters at the plenary session included James Holston, Alfredo Rodriguez, Pedro Pírez, Pedro Abramo and Fernando Carrion. The congress, organized by the Popular Habitat and Social Inclusion Group of CLACSO, was held in Rio de Janeiro from 15 to 17 October 2012. There...
Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of 'European Planning Studies'

Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of ‘European Planning Studies’

  In recognition of his scholarship and expertise in planning studies, Dominic Stead (associate professor of urban and regional planning) has been nominated as a new member of the editorial board of the journal European Planning Studies. The journal is a well-respected and firmly-established planning journal published by Taylor and Francis in cooperation with the...
Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

  Fresh from the oven: the collection of best essays for the course ‘Methodology for Urbanism’ Ar2U090, where we discuss academic research in urban design and planning. Click below to read the document in ISSUU. Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012. Please follow and like us:
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...
Keynote presentation in Taipei

Keynote presentation in Taipei

Vincent Nadin gave the keynote presentation to the International Symposium of Urban Planning (ISUP) at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The symposium brings together researchers on urban planning from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and many other east Asian countries. Vincent made a presentation on the dominant models and trends in strategic planning...
List of Geography, Spatial Planning and Environmental Science Journals

List of Geography, Spatial Planning and Environmental Science Journals

  Australian Planner Built Environment Children, Youth and Environments Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action City and Community Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance Community Development Disasters DISP Environment and Planning Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design Environment and Planning D: Society and...
Spatial Planning TU Delft has a new member

Spatial Planning TU Delft has a new member

The Spatial Planning and Strategy group  is very pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral researcher, Dr Dorina Pojani. Dorina has recently started work on a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Dorina is working with Dominic Stead and Verena Balz on research that focuses on processes of using, representing and...
Joint Utrecht - TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

Joint Utrecht – TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

At its May meeting in Oslo the AESOP Council of Representatives chose the joint bid from the University of Utrecht and TU Delft to host the Annual Congress of AESOP in July 2014. See http://www.aesop2014.eu The proposal presented by Professors Luuk Boelens and Vincent Nadin offered the combined strengths of the two institutions – a...

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