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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...
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...
UN Habitat HUB on Gender

UN Habitat HUB on Gender

On behalf of SP&S, Lidewij Tummers participated in the joint event to launch the UNI-Habitat Gender HUB in Madrid 20-21 January 2014. The event was co-funded by UN-Habitat, through the Capacity Unit and by COST, the Program for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, The objective of the event was threefold: 1) Launch the new...
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...
Dorina Pojani practices what she preaches: featured article on TU Delft Campus newspaper

Dorina Pojani practices what she preaches: featured article on TU Delft Campus newspaper

This month, Dorina Pojani, post-doc researcher of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy/OTB, was featured on the pages of the TU Delft on campus newspaper DELTA.  The newspaper publishes profiles of staff and students using well-humoured descriptions  their bikes as leverage. Dorina Pojani is a postdoctoral fellow in the Spatial Planning and Strategy group of...
Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of 'European Planning Studies'

Dominic Stead nominated to editorial board of ‘European Planning Studies’

  In recognition of his scholarship and expertise in planning studies, Dominic Stead (associate professor of urban and regional planning) has been nominated as a new member of the editorial board of the journal European Planning Studies. The journal is a well-respected and firmly-established planning journal published by Taylor and Francis in cooperation with the...
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...
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...
Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture

Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture

From the Faculty website: Remon Rooij new coordinator of Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture 24 May 2012 by M&C Dr R.M. (Remon) Rooij has been appointed coordinator of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture as of 1 June 2012. His duties will include leading the implementation of the new Bachelor’s degree programme and, in this role, he will support...
RSA Conference organised in partnership with OTB and participation of the Chair of Spatial Planning

RSA Conference organised in partnership with OTB and participation of the Chair of Spatial Planning

The RSA EUROPEAN CONFERENCE 2012 took place at TU Delft between May 13th and 16th The theme of the conference, organised in partnership with the OTB Research Institute,  was Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation: Developing smart, sustainable and inclusive places. The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy helped OTB organise the conference. The...
Spatial Planning and Strategy gets an FP-7 project

Spatial Planning and Strategy gets an FP-7 project

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy and the OTB have won a bid for a FP7 project (FP7-energy-smartcities-2012) funded by the European Commission as partners with a number of municipalities and universities led by Eskilstuna in Sweden. The project will be called Planning for Energy Efficient Cities (PLEEC). It is worth 350 000 euros...
Join our Facebook group! 2400+ people have done so!

Join our Facebook group! 2400+ people have done so!

2400+ people have joined our group on Facebook since its creation. That is the space we use to comment on current events, to discuss books and papers and to share the social life of the chair.Go to our Facebook group page by clicking HERE!   Please follow and like us:
UWE visits TU Delft

UWE visits TU Delft

Students from the Spatial Planning programme of the University of the West of England in Bristol visited TU Delft in March 2012. The visit is part of the filed trip first-years make to the Netherlands in the course coordinated by Marcus Grant. This is the third time UWE students visit TU Delft. Students and teachers...
The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

  On the occasion of him leaving his practical chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, Prof. Ir. Joost Schrijnen gave a lecture titled ‘The Impossible Design of the Randstad”. Despite this pessimistic title, the lecture turned out to be a plaidoyer for regional design. Reviewing the way how spatial structures have been perceived in recent decades and evaluating...
Justina Muliuolyte and Tadas Jonauskis, former students of Complex Cities, win EUROPAN11 Architectural Competition

Justina Muliuolyte and Tadas Jonauskis, former students of Complex Cities, win EUROPAN11 Architectural Competition

Justina Muliuolyte, Tadas Jonauskis and Lukas Rekevicius won the EUROPAN11 architectural competition MULTITALENTED CITY – design proposal for Reims in France.   TU Delft spatial planning students win prestigious Europan award with proposals to transform a university campus into a self-sufficient Multitalented City. Europan is a biennial competition for young architects under 40 years old organized by the...
Complex Cities student Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate'

Complex Cities student Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate’

This is a transcription of the article published by the BK-City News on 10.11.2011. For the original article, please visit here. Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate’ 10 November 2011 by M&C Architecture student Hanne van den Berg (MSc, Urbanism) has been selected for the UfD-Mecanoo ‘Best TU Delft Graduate’ prize for...
Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

Welcome to the BLOG Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology

  Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Faculty of Architecture 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.   We are particularly interested in how intervention through spatial planning can meet...

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