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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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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,...
Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Urbanism Randstad Research Programme Regional Governance, Planning and Design Research Cluster Research Seminar: March 20th, from 15:00-17:00 at OTB, TU Delft, Hugo Priemus Zaal TOPIC: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design? Urban farming has received a lot of attention in the last few years. For many, food production...
RSA workshop on the new cycle of the Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020  MONDAY 24 MARCH 2014

RSA workshop on the new cycle of the Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020 MONDAY 24 MARCH 2014

RSA workshop on the new cycle of the Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020 The Group Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft  co-organises this workshop in collaboration with partners at Cosmopolis and the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), the European Policies Research Centre (University of Strathclyde) and Prague University...
Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

  Marketplaces are often romanticised as traditional spaces of ‘pure’ encounters between producers and consumers in an increasingly privatised world. Farmer’s Markets are well-known example of this and several city governments seem to have embraced the urban marketplace as a tool for ‘placemaking.’ Yet this enthusiasm needs to be supported by a critical analysis of...
The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invited the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures to organize a networking event at The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) in April 5-11 2014, Medellin, Colombia. To foster dialogue between global tendencies and local needs, this networking session will be organized as open as possible to the local public, inviting...
The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local. PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu...
SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON Students of the EXPLORE LAB GRAD STUDIO of TU Delft with the support of the CHAIR SPATIAL PLANNING AND STRATEGY will promote an event about the tools of knowledge and methodologies that can be applied in the built environment where informal processes are closely interrelated...
CALL FOR PAPERS: SCUPAD 2014: Salzburg 16-18 May 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: SCUPAD 2014: Salzburg 16-18 May 2014

The following call for papers could be of interest to you. Please forward the message further within your networks. With best regards on behalf of the SCUPAD organizing committee,       – CALL FOR PAPERS – 46th Annual SCUPAD Congress May 16th -18th, 2014 in Salzburg, Austria No Time to Waste: Planning to Reduce,...
Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

On Monday, the 23rd of September at 12.30, Michael Neuman will give a lecture with the title ‘Images of place in urban and regional planning’ at the Hugo Priemuszaal, OTB. His position is that the plan matters because the images of place that are contained in plans not only guide the planning process and the...
Urbanism Week 2013! 8 till 11 October

Urbanism Week 2013! 8 till 11 October

  Urbanism Week 2013 Symposium, Workshops, Lunch lectures Location: University of Technology Delft, the Netherlands, Faculty of Architecture Date: 7 – 11 October 2013 In October POLIS, the student association of the University of Technology in Delft, is organizing the third edition of the Urbanism Week. This yearly event is an attempt to strengthen the...
ESPON North Sea STAR Workshop: Energy and the North Sea Region.

ESPON North Sea STAR Workshop: Energy and the North Sea Region.

The ESPON North Sea STAR project is working with the Interreg IVb North Sea Region Secretariat to evaluate energy themed projects within the 2007-2013 programme and provide recommendations as to how energy issues might be addressed in the forthcoming Interreg Vb programme. As part of our activities we are inviting stakeholders from the North Sea...
Housing in Ecuador: Meet the Developers on TUE May 7 at 10h30 in room 1WEST060

Housing in Ecuador: Meet the Developers on TUE May 7 at 10h30 in room 1WEST060

On Tuesday MAY 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 (room 1WEST 060), we will receive ECO&ARQUITECTOS. They are an Ecuadorian group of developers/architects working in Guayaquil, Ecuador. As commercial developers, they are in charge of developing a neighborhood with 12.600 low cost housing units for the Ministry of Housing of that country. We would like to invite...
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...
Andreas Faludi: European Spatial Planning à la carte?

Andreas Faludi: European Spatial Planning à la carte?

What if the containers that we came to see as the dominant planning spaces in Europe, the national territories and the many other administrative ones below, would follow a pathway of decay? Against the background of his science of European spatial planning and a brief review of recent debates on the role of the EU,...
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...
Alexander Wandl presents at the SPS Seminar

Alexander Wandl presents at the SPS Seminar

Alexandre Wandl has presented at the customary lunch seminar promoted by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy. Wandl has spoken about the research and recently published book “Amsterwam”, which he wrote in collaboration with Frank van den Hoeven. The book is available at http://press.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/book/17 Amsterwarm contributes through the development of an area typology to...
100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has received 100 grad students and teachers from the Planning Course at the University of the West of England (UWE) at Bristol. The 100 students and teachers were led by Marcus Grant of the Institute of Sustainability, Health and Environment of the UWE. The Chair of Spatial Planning...
Former TU Delft student, Anastasia Moiseeva, defends her PhD at Eindhoven University

Former TU Delft student, Anastasia Moiseeva, defends her PhD at Eindhoven University

Anastasia Moiseeva is a former Masters student of TU Delft. She moved on and now she will defend her PhD entitled Experience the City: Analysis of Space-Time Behavior and Spatial  Learning” at the Eindhoven University. The defense will take place on the 24th April (Wednesday) at 16.00 Collegzaal 4 ( Auditorium ) of the University. Click here to access...
Polycentric Metropolitan Areas in the Process of Metropolisation. By Evert Meijers.

Polycentric Metropolitan Areas in the Process of Metropolisation. By Evert Meijers.

During the 8th SP&S seminar Evert Meijers presented his recent research on polycentric metropolitan areas. He described ‘metropolisation’ as an upward development spiral to more welfare, more sustainability and, inevitably, more happiness. The beckoning perspective of metropolisation did not come as a surprise to the audience. The vocabulary he used to describe a pathway was...
Critical Regionalism/Anti-Regionalism

Critical Regionalism/Anti-Regionalism

During the 7th SP&S seminar Liane Lefaivre presented some of the history of the polemics surrounding the issue ‘regionalism’ in the Post World War II world.  By reviewing the discourse on regionalism which took place in the US between the 1930s and 60s she demonstrated how planning and design styles rapidly changed under the influence...
Azadeh Mashayekhi presents at the University College London (UCL)

Azadeh Mashayekhi presents at the University College London (UCL)

PhD candidate Azadeh Mashayekhi presented a paper at University College London. The paper in the  ‘Iran urban changes’ conference hosted by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit was a great success. Check out the review of this conference that Azadeh wrote for the Lebanese journal Portal 9. http://www.portal9journal.org/blogdetails.aspx?id=8 Please follow and like us:
Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on 'Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units'

Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on ‘Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units’

On the fifth SP&S seminar, dr. Arie Romein and dr. Jan Jacob Trip, senior researchers at OTB Research Institute gave a presentation entitled InCompass: Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units. They presented the preliminary results of their on-going research funded by Interreg 4C in partnership with several European public authorities, universities and...
Territorial Governance

Territorial Governance

The 2nd meeting on OTB-Urbanism Joint Research Themes took place on November 21st at the Hugo Priemus zaal at the OTB. The aim of the meeting was to bring aspects of territorial governance that are addressed in ongoing research in both groups to the foreground. Roberto Rocco gave a general introduction on governance. In this...
Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

[issuu width=420 height=158 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=121122153313-add6dcb4df4641578fd9890f7232f464 name=issues_of_governance_in_regional_planning username=robertorocco tag=city-regions unit=px v=2] Issues of Governance in Regional Planning. This a lecture given at the seminar Regional Governance Planning and Design on November 21st at the OTB Research Institute. The lecture was prepared by Roberto Rocco. The seminar was organized by Professor Wil Zonneveld, Verena Balz and Roberto...
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