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SPS Seminar 6 April 2017 - Prof. Andreas Faludi: The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning

SPS Seminar 6 April 2017 – Prof. Andreas Faludi: The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning

We warmly invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS Seminar with Prof. Andreas Faludi, who will present his work in progress on a new book. Venue: Room R, BK, TU Delft Time: 12:15 – 13:45 Date: 6 April 2017   The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning The seminar shares ideas about a book project criticising...
SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

We cordially invite all to attend the SPS Seminar Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder by Enzo Falco 16 MARCH 12h30 , room BGWEST290 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628BL, Delft, The Netherlands.   Abstract: Citizen participation in planning is still in the hands...
SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers 'Co-housing and the Circular City'

SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers ‘Co-housing and the Circular City’

  In Europe, inhabitants increasingly take initiatives collectively to create and manage housing projects. Under the umbrella term “Collaborative housing” (co-housing) these experiences are spreading as a socially innovative practice, also generating alternative forms of knowledge on low-impact technology and operating recycling systems. The co-housing typology of clustered, self-managed dwellings offers a unique intermediate scale, between...
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...
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...
SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken - The Shanghai Alleyway House

SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken – The Shanghai Alleyway House

We invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS seminar on 22 of September. Gregory Bracken, who recently joined the Spatial Planning and Strategy section at the Department of Urbanism,will deliver a talk on the Shanghai alleyway house, an endangered generator of street life. Gregory Bracken (1968) is from Ireland and received his B.Sc. from the Dublin Institute...
Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft  students

Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft students

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has had the honour to invite Dana McKinney to visit TU Delft and talk about race relations, spatial justice, equity and fairness in urban design and planning at the Urbanism and Landscape Week and to talk to students of the European Master of Urbanism @TU Delft. Dana McKinney is a fourth...
Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning  01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij discusses:The European Union and Spatial Planning THURSDAY 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270 Abstract: There are many misunderstandings about the European Union and its relation to the field of spatial planning. Therefore it would be good to consider what really is happening in the Union with regard to our profession. Why should we consider...
Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes gave a talk on planning in Norway at an SPS seminar on 10 September. Please see the video from Akkelies’ talk below. Speaker: Akkelies van Nes (SPS, Urbanism, BK, TUD) Title: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges. Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to present the planning system in Norway. First it presents...
We are sad to announce the passing of Paul Drewe and Hein de Haan

We are sad to announce the passing of Paul Drewe and Hein de Haan

It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of three former members of the department of Urbanism who have passed away this week: Ina Klaasen (2 Aug) Paul Drewe (6 Aug) and Hein de Haan (6 Aug). The Department of Urbanism are in mourning for their loss. Ina, Paul and Hein had long...
SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano  (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar 11 June 2015 Carlo Pisano   (University of Cagliari)  The Patchwork Metropolis. A Dutch case study towards the end of the compact city. ABSTRACT: The patchwork, as a metaphor, is opposed to the idea of fragmentation[4], it is instead a composition of a series of entities arranged together, in which a superior unity...
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...
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...
SPS Seminar 23 April by Paul Benneworth (University of Twente): ‘Global science scapes: how  global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes

SPS Seminar 23 April by Paul Benneworth (University of Twente): ‘Global science scapes: how global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes

On Thursday 23 April 2015 Dr. Paul Benneworth (University of Twente) offered a talk as part of SPS Seminar Series on ‘Global science scapes: how  global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes.’ Please see the abstract, slides and the video from the event below. Abstract: Major science and technology spaces are central to...
Professor Susan Buckingham at BOUWKUNDE February 5th 12:30 : "Sex and the City: Why planning for climate change needs is a gender issue"

Professor Susan Buckingham at BOUWKUNDE February 5th 12:30 : “Sex and the City: Why planning for climate change needs is a gender issue”

On FEB 5, Professor Susan Buckingham presented her work on gender and climate change. Susan Buckingham is a feminist geographer whose main focus is on gender and environmental issues. Her teaching, research, and activist work are interlinked through a commitment to environmental and social justice. She has worked with academic and government institutions, as well as...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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’....
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...
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...
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...
Vincent Nadin presents at the SPS Seminar Series: The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe

Vincent Nadin presents at the SPS Seminar Series: The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe

Vincent Nadin has presented a lecture titled “The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe. Are there alternatives?” In his lecture, Vincent has discussed the approach to implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, concentrated on technocratic river basin management plans and imperative land use zoning plans. The results have...
Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Mariana Fix, Professor of Economics at the University of Campinas (Brazil) talked about “Global finance and the right to the city struggle in Brazil”. Mariana is an architect and urbanist by the University of Sao Paulo, with a post-graduate Masters in Sociology and a PhD in Economics. She follows urban social movements in Brazil closely...
New Spatial Planning Chair Staff Poster for 2013

New Spatial Planning Chair Staff Poster for 2013

Here you can see the new staff poster for the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy for the year 2013. All our staff is portrayed here, including our PhD candidates and visiting scholars. Please follow and like us:
Sebastião M.F. Bhatt, from the University of Lisbon, starts his collaboration with the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy

Sebastião M.F. Bhatt, from the University of Lisbon, starts his collaboration with the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy

Sebastião M.F. Bhatt is a PhD candidate in I.C.S.-University of Lisbon, and guest researcher at TU Delft. His research project entitled “Urban Governance under conditions of Globalization: Governance of large and medium-sized Urban Projects in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon” is supervised by João Seixas (ICS-UL) and Roberto Rocco (TU Delft). Sebastião’s doctoral research is...
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...
Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy at AESOP 2120

Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy at AESOP 2120

AESOP is the Association of European Schools of Planning. This year, AESOP held its annual congress at METU (Middle East Technology University) in Ankara, Turkey. This is a very big event, with more than 700 presenters and key-note speakers, divided into several tracks. Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado, Akkelie van Nes, Alex Wandl, Hebe and Roberto Rocco,...
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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