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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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SPS research strategy meeting held on 12 June 2018

SPS research strategy meeting held on 12 June 2018

Monday 10 June the SPS chair had the second meeting about strategy of the chair for the coming years. This time it was about research strategy. EPRC colleagues Laura Polverari and Fabian Gal were invited and contributed to the output of the meeting. Four emerging research themes and opportunities were identified for the near future:...
Spatial Planning Section Group Photo: that's us!

Spatial Planning Section Group Photo: that’s us!

The Spatial Planning Section of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft  is composed by more than 20 researchers, teachers, young researchers and support staff. We strive every day to do excellent research and education in issues of urban development, not only in Europe, but internationally.  On this photo, from left to right: Guus, Greg,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Iranians can’t prolong staying permits.

Iranians can’t prolong staying permits.

The Dutch government has yesterday announced its interpretation of the EU regulations on the sanctions of Iran. Stating that these are still undefined, the parliament has decided to give and prolong, for the time being, no staying permits for work and research of any kind, carried out by Iranians in The Netherlands. We would like...
Spatial Planning TU Delft Boat Event

Spatial Planning TU Delft Boat Event

Spatial Planning TU Delft Boat Event, a set on Flickr. On Saturday 21 April, the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy gathered for a social event. The Chair was invited by one of its members, Alexander Vollebregt, for a Spring celebration aboard his boat “Avontuur”, anchored on one of the renewed docks of Rotterdam, with the...

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