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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.

Events
IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop - Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop – Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

The New Urban Agenda 2016-2036 was approved by the United Nations on 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, endorsed by 167 countries, including all EU countries. The ancient city of Quito ‘in the middle of the earth’, now the highest capital city in the world, is demonstrating the local leadership needed to make a more...
Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

On the 18th of November a symposium on citizen involvement took place at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. During the event the role of citizen engagement in planning decision making was investigated, in the context of different countries and on different levels of scale. The aim of the symposium was to identify key factors that...
Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

On the 28th of October, 14.00-16.00, room C at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, there will be a debate about globalisation and its impact on the local identity of cities. Illustrated by three cases over the world, different prepositions concerning the impact of globalisation on the local identities of cities will be discussed. Experts will...
Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

On 24 and 25 May 2016, we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners and others concerned with the built environment: the great Jane Jacobs. The two-day conference gathered scholars, practitioners and the general public who could enjoy...
David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture The LECTURE by DAVID MILLER, former Toronto Mayor, will make place on Monday May 23rd, from 18.30 to 20.00 at the Erasmus University College (Nieuwemarkt 1A, 3011 HP, Rotterdam). Registration is required. This lecture is simultaneously part of the Rotterdam Urban Lectures https://rotterdam-urban-lectures.com and the Jane Jacobs 100 Conference at the Faculty of Architecture TU...
Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

You are cordially invited to attend the Spatial Planning Seminar The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. Venezuelan cases March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060 @Bouwkunde, Julianalaan 134, Delft By Simone Rots PhD candidate at the Delft University of Technology, faculty of Urbanism Researcher at The International New Town Institute (INTI) Keywords: New Town, Modern Movement,...
“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon”  Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

Dear TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy friend, You are cordially invited to attend the he 2016’s symposium “CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at BOUWKUNDE (the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft), at Berlagezaal The third edition of this symposium will...
Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

With immigration high on the agenda across Europe and elsewhere, and the number of refugees and asylum seekers on the rise, the Global Young Academy (GYA) identified integration as a priority for urgent attention. In partnership with the Dutch Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the GYA convened a two-day...
The End of the Line.

The End of the Line.

In December 2015 the Dutch Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Young Academy hosted a two-day workshop of 20 academic experts and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and from over 10 countries across three continents. The participants endeavoured to provide a fresh and innovative perspective on the refugee crisis, focusing...
Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

CALL FOR POSTERS The Confronting Informality Symposium is a student led event sponsored by the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the TU Delft University of Technology. The 2016 Symposium will approach informal urbanisation with social disarticulation and segregation as main perspectives. We invite you to submit your work for a poster exhibition to...
CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century, 24-25 May 2016 at TU Delft and Erasmus  “A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward” In May 2016, we wish to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has...
Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures Erasmus University College Erasmus University College is launching a new public lecture series on cities and urban issues. All are invited to attend. We have a program of distinguished scholars from the Netherlands and beyond who will be giving informative and accessible lectures aimed at stimulating debate and challenging some of the...
Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

DEADLINE FOR TRACK PROPOSAL: JANUARY 30th, 2016. Jane Jacobs 100: her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century/ A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward: https://janejacobs100.wordpress.com In May 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who...
SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) - Financing plans and projects with land value

SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) – Financing plans and projects with land value

Carlos Morales (IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam) About Carlos Morales Carlos H. Morales-Schechinger is a senior expert on urban land at IHS (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) Erasmus University at Rotterdam. He runs the MSc specialization on Urban Land Development, the research workshop on Land Value Capture instruments and the diploma course on Land Management...
Invitation: Shaping regional futures - A conference on the performance of regional design.

Invitation: Shaping regional futures – A conference on the performance of regional design.

On the 14th-15th of October 2015 the Chair of Urban Development at the Technical University Munich and the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Delft University of Technology are organizing a conference on regional design. During the conference the performance of regional design will be discussed:  the way how the imagination and envisioning of...
Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft:  The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM, delivered a talk as part of the SPS seminar series on 2 June: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience Generational change has always been correlated with evolution in the physical environment.  What are some of the practical impacts of GenY on real estate development?   For...
Register for the 50th anniversary of SCUPAD: The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development

Register for the 50th anniversary of SCUPAD: The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft is a strong supporter of SCUPAD, The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development. This year, SCUPAD celebrates its 50th anniversary at its annual congress in Salzburg from 14 to 17 May at the Schloss Leopoldskron. SCUPAD is one...
Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad will present the lecture “Spatial Tools for Analyzing Urban Structures” at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft on March 26 from 12h30 to 13h30, BK, room 1WEST290 Monica is Associate Professor at the department of Community and Regional Planning, College of Design, Iowa State University.  Her field...
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...
CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd NUL: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE June 24-26 TU Delft

CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd NUL: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE June 24-26 TU Delft

We are really pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Third International Conference New Urban Languages​​, to be held in Delft, June 24 to 26 2015 at the Delft University of Technology Full information at http://www.newurbanlanguages.eu This year’s topic is: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE Discussing New Urban Languages of Equality, Justice and Sustainable Development  The thematic session...
RSA Workshop on Cross-national policy transfer in regional and urban policy

RSA Workshop on Cross-national policy transfer in regional and urban policy

In a globalising world, many countries, regions and cities face similar challenges. As a result, governments and policy-makers increasingly look for policy solutions, ideas and ‘good practice’ examples from other countries, seeking to adapt them to their domestic contexts. At the same time, certain states or supranational and international organisations are keen to export their...
Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan , at the SPS Seminar series on Tuesday 27 JANUARY

Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan , at the SPS Seminar series on Tuesday 27 JANUARY

 Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan presented their PhD reserach on Tuesday 27 JANUARY at a SPS Seminar. Below, the abstracts of the presentations: Azadeh Mashayekhi Dreaming of American City:  Iranian consumer project of modernity Abstract:  All through twentieth century Iranian cities have undergone processes of modernization in successive political regimes that have left their traces in the physical...
AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE

AESOP Prague 2015: TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE

TRACK 19: SMART APPROACHES TO RESPONSIBLE-MINDED PLANNING PRACTICE This chair is chaired by Petra Hirschler (TU Vienna) and Roberto Rocco (TU Delft). There is no single “best practice” for how to do successful spatial planning. The timing and process will differ depending on location, society, economy, market pressures, and the size and the particular planning culture....
Randstad Research Seminar Series #12:  Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq

Randstad Research Seminar Series #12: Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq

Randstad Research Seminar Series #12: Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq Date and time: Friday DEC 12 from 12h30 to 14h00 Location: Anneke van Cootenzaal (OTB, ground floor) Speakers: Marta Relats Torante and Els Leclercq   Els Leclercq and Marta Relats Torante are PhD candidates at the Design and Politics chair of the Urbanism...
Seminar Mapping the City: Ciam 2014

Seminar Mapping the City: Ciam 2014

On initiative of the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Foundation (EFL), the Archives of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH Zurich and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) a seminar on the mapping of cities was organized on 29 October 2014 in Amsterdam. The seminar was...
Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015:  Spatial Justice

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015: Spatial Justice

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015: Spatial Justice The Alexander von Humboldt lectures are an initiative of Prof. Huib Ernste Series organisers: Prof. Huib Ernste, dr. Karel Martens, dr. Olivier Kramsch, dr. Bart van Leeuwen Click here for a more detailed description of this year’s theme.   See also: www.ru.nl/humboldt   The Department of Human Geography, Spatial Planning and Environmental Politics...
New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

The  New Urban Languages Conference is organised by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DAStU of the Politecnico di Milano, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura ETSA of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and now also by the Group of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology.  The theme of the second edition of the conference was  Re-thinking...
Invitation Round Table AESOP Conference 2014: Emerging regional design in an era of co-governance and co-evolution.

Invitation Round Table AESOP Conference 2014: Emerging regional design in an era of co-governance and co-evolution.

Thursday 10th July, 15.30-17.00, chaired by Wil Zonneveld (Delft University of Technology), Michael Neuman (University of New South Wales) & Verena Balz (Delft University of Technology).   Many recent planning reforms across the world have led to shifts in planning regimes, often seeking to balance statutory plan-led with development-led approaches. The wish to simultaneously create...
IHS Erasmus University and SPS in joint networking activity

IHS Erasmus University and SPS in joint networking activity

On April 24, the IHS and the Group of SPS promoted a joint networking activity. Roberto Rocco was invited to present to students of the Research Workshop ‘SOC’ (Self Organised Cities) at the IHS, which was followed by a discussion between students of IHS and TU Delft on possible collaborations and research agendas for the future....
Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil presented his research on The sustainable mobility potential of TOD neighbourhoods in the city-region at the SPS Seminar Series Abstract: Departing from the concept of ‘multi-modal urban regional development’ in Bertolini and le Clercq (2003), the urban environment is described using a framework where the urban activity space is organised by modes of movement (non-motorised,...

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