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New book chapters on planning policy transfer

New book chapters on planning policy transfer

A new book entitled “Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions From Research to Practice” has been published by Edward Elgar. The book, edited by Nicola Francesco Dotti, provides theories, experiences, reflections and future directions for social scientists engaged with policy-oriented research in cities and regions.  Dominic Stead has co-authored two of the book’s chapters: Chapter 4:...
Newspaper articles about book 'Cork Strolls'

Newspaper articles about book ‘Cork Strolls’

Lovely newspaper articles about my sister Audrey’s and my latest book ‘Cork Strolls’. Go and read them! You can find them on: here at the Irish Examiner, or here at the Southern Star.   Please follow and like us:
Jane Jacobs is still here, book of the conference celebrating Jacobs' centennial published online

Jane Jacobs is still here, book of the conference celebrating Jacobs’ centennial published online

Jane Jacobs is still here: Jane Jacobs 100 Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century This book is downloadable from BK BOOKS.   Edited Roberto Rocco TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0331-7295 SYNOPSIS On the occasion of Jane Jacobs’ 100 anniversary, the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University...
'The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning',  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning’,  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning‘, a book  by Andreas Faludi. This book will by published in summer by Edgar Elgar Publishing. This book identifies cases for and against territorialism giving states a monopoly on controlling their territories. The territoriality of EU members is also a barrier to European...
New Book

New Book

‘Cork Strolls’, written by brother-and-sister team Gregory and Audrey Bracken has just been published. A guide to Cork’s architecture, it is the follow-up to their bestselling ‘Dublin Strolls’ (The Collins Press, 2016). Please follow and like us:
The Poverty of Territorialism: Book Proposal Accepted

The Poverty of Territorialism: Book Proposal Accepted

I am delighted to be able to report that this book project, on which I have reported before has been accepted. All being well it will come out before the end of this year with Edgar Elgar, a publisher in the United Kingdom. The title refers to my concern about territorialism encapsulating all of us...
co-housing publications

co-housing publications

Two new books on co-housing in Europe have been published in November, both with a contribution from SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers: “The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe” (Routledge 2015) contains a contribution about the planning perspective on co-housing:  (contributions can also be found separately at the Journal of Urban Reseach and Policy) and: “Europe, co-operative...
Publication on co-housing

Publication on co-housing

In March 2015, a special issue on co-housing research was published by the Journal of Urban Research and practice: “Taking apart co-housing: Towards a long-term perspective of self-managed collaborative housing initiatives.” Guest editer is SPS colleague Lidewij Tummers and features 8 articles on research from different countries. Please find the contributions here: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rurp20/8/1   Please...
New book chapter in "OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications"

New book chapter in “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications”

A new book chapter has been published by Jorge Gil in the book “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications” , edited by Jokar Arsanjani, Zipf, Mooney and Helbich, for the Springer series “Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography”. Title: Building a Multimodal Urban Network Model Using OpenStreetMap Data for the Analysis of Sustainable Accessibility Abstract: This chapter presents...
Roberto Rocco speaks at Urban Books: Are We The World? - The Export of Dutch Planning

Roberto Rocco speaks at Urban Books: Are We The World? – The Export of Dutch Planning

Book presentation by Design As Politics Are We The World’ is a thought provoking polemic about the values of Dutch planning. All over the world designers and planners from the Netherlands are being invited to solve complex questions with their ‘Dutch approach’ of integral planning, wherein technical skills, planning and process management are combined. Simultaneously the...
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...
Book chapter in "Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul", edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

Book chapter in “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul”, edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

The book “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul” is edited by Wouter Vanstiphout and Marta Relats.  Roberto Rocco has contributed a chapter in the book entitled “Sao Paulo: constructing the city, reinventing democracy”. The book review at the NAI site says “Are we the world? is part six of the Design and Politics series,...
Call for Contributions: Book "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation"

Call for Contributions: Book “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”

  WE ARE NOW COLLECTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A PEER-REVIEWED BOOK ON THE POLITICAL MEANING OF INFORMAL URBANISATION THE POLITICAL MEANING OF INFORMAL URBANISATION IS A PEER-REVIEWED BOOK BEING EDITED BY ROBERTO ROCCO (TUDelft) AND JAN VAN BALLEGOOIJEN. IT EXPLORES THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN INFORMAL URBANISATION PROCESSES AND POLITICS, PARTICULARLY THE POLITICAL STRUGGLES...
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’....
New publication: A themed issue ' Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy' in Built Environment (October 2013)

New publication: A themed issue ‘ Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy’ in Built Environment (October 2013)

A new themed issue on ‘ Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy’ will be available soon in Built Environment in October 2013. (http://www.alexandrinepress.co.uk/default.php) The editors of Built Environment are Sir Peter Hall, Professor David Banister and Dr Stephen Marshall The guest editors of the themed issue are Freek Janssens from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research,...
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...
New book on creative knowledge cities  with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco

New book on creative knowledge cities with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco

Creative Knowledge Cities: Myths, Visions and Realities, edited by  Marina van Geenhuizen and Peter Nijkamp     A new book on aspects of the creative city with contributions by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco has been launched. “This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools...
New publication on knowledge-based development

New publication on knowledge-based development

Edward Elgar has a recently published a book edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Carrillo entitled Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities. Policies, Plans and Metrics.  The book provides a thorough understanding of the transformations and the key issues in building prosperous knowledge cities by focusing particularly on the policy making, planning process and performance assessment aspects. The contributors...
The 10 Essential Books for Spatial Planning Students

The 10 Essential Books for Spatial Planning Students

We have put together a list of 10 essential books for spatial planning students. Our choice is based on ideas put forward by staff of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, compiled by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado in 2010. We made some bold choices, especially concerning the books we’ve left out. The idea is to get your...
Making Room for People: Choice, Voice and Liveability in Residential Places, a new book

Making Room for People: Choice, Voice and Liveability in Residential Places, a new book

Making Room for People Choice, Voice and Liveability in Residential Places   Edited by Lei Qu and Evert Hasselaar Published by: Techne Press Authors: Gabriela Rendón, Edward Hulsbergen, Paul Stouten, Evert Hasselaar, Luuk Boelens, Anne-Jo Visser, Hein de Haan, Lidewij Tummers, Lei Qu   Making Room for People elaborates on preferences in housing. It explores...

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