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New paper on Dutch national spatial planning

New paper on Dutch national spatial planning

Verena Balz and Wil Zonneveld have published a paper titled ‘Transformations of Planning Rationales: Changing Spaces for Governance in Recent Dutch National Planning’ in Planning Theory & Practice. The paper assesses spatial concepts outlined in Dutch national plans between 1988 and 2012. By focusing on the dimensions of concepts, and the room for interpretation these create,...
Province’s added value in territorial development, by Guus van Steenbergen

Province’s added value in territorial development, by Guus van Steenbergen

Province’s added value in territorial development Text by Guus van Steenbergen PhD Candidate Spatial Planning and Strategy, Urbanism, TU Delft A.A.C.vanSteenbergen@tudelft.nl My PhD project at TU Delft/Architecture and Built Environment is entering a next phase. A committee that evaluates quality and progress – and gives the GO / NO GO –  said that I can...
Dominic Stead co-chairs next AESOP track Gothenburg 2018

Dominic Stead co-chairs next AESOP track Gothenburg 2018

Dominic Stead, together with Lukas Smas from Stockholm University and Anais De Keijser from the Technical University of Darmstadt, will be a track co-chair at next year’s annual congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). There will be sixteen tracks at next year’s AESOP congress and Dominic will be responsible for the...
Publication on Regional Design in Planning Theory

Publication on Regional Design in Planning Theory

Verena Balz, PhD researcher at the chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, has published an article on regional design in the journal Planning Theory. The article Regional design: discretionary approaches to regional planning in The Netherlands explores interrelations between planning and design, from a theoretical perspective and by means of an analysis of regional design initiatives...
SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SP&S Seminar (special edition) 7 June 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 BG West 270 Regional design in planning theory and practice Many recent planning reforms in European countries have enhanced development-led planning approaches, in which plans follow and facilitate occurring development proposals and market initiatives. The need to respond to future opportunities has inspired new planning...
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...
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...
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...
Agnes Förster's lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice"

Agnes Förster’s lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice”

  On 19 February, Agnes Förster from the Munich University of Technology (Technische Universität München) delivered a lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice – Approaches to its performance” as part of the Spatial Planning Seminar Series.     Here you will find the slides and a video from the lecture. Abstract In numerous European regions planning...

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