Welcome to the SPS BLOG

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.

Podcast Player

Monthly archive June, 2019
SPS section excursion to The Hague.

SPS section excursion to The Hague.

We did not go very far, but it was great. And we have a new SPS family photo. Please follow and like us:
Urban Living Labs Summit

Urban Living Labs Summit

On Friday 21 June, we took part in the Urban Living Labs Summit, organised by AMS Institute as part of the We Make the City Festival 2019, celebrating urban life, work and knowledge. The Urban Living Labs Summit hosted a range of leading scholars (e.g. Prof. Ellen van Bueren from TU Delft or Niko Alexander...
Invited lecture: Urban policy and neighbourhood transformation in the Netherlands

Invited lecture: Urban policy and neighbourhood transformation in the Netherlands

Ceren Sezer is invited by the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts to give a lecture about urban policy and transformation of immigrant neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. This lecture will take place during the International Summer School on Interdisciplinary Urban and Community Planning on July 2 2019 . The summer school is organised by the Lucerne University...
BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN. The summer school will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, during an intensive eight days course from 12-19 September 2019 in Copenhagen. The summer school aims at providing multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the different global and local challenges in cities of the...
Book review: Building Access, Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Book review: Building Access, Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Ceren Sezer reviewed Building Access, Universal Design and the Politics of Disability by Aimi Hamraie (2017, University of Minnesota press) for Built Environment. This book provides a critical analysis of the Universal Design from the historical, philosophical and the material perspectives in order to seek an answer to the question on how to make a more...
SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij - It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij – It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij (Municipality of Freiburg, Germany) 18 June 2019, 12:30-13:30 Room: BG West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft   It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg (Germany)   Freiburg is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and ever rising prices characterise its housing market. With unemployment...
'The Poverty of Territorialism', a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

The first, long and thoughtful – and gratefully (very) positive – review has been published. See: Zaucha, J. (2018) Book Review: The Poverty of Territorialism. A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning. Europa XXI, vol. 35, 2018, pp. 127-131. Reading it, I was gasping. Jacek Zaucha succeeded in summing it all, including the dilemmas...
'Territorialism in the Balkans", by Andreas Faludi

‘Territorialism in the Balkans”, by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism in the Balkans Text by Andreas Faludi, Emeritus Professor, SPS In ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (Faludi 2018) I show the territorial nation-state to be a modernist construct imposed on a more fluid and complex reality. Although critical of it, one must give the nation-state its due, also in the Balkans. Thanks to the role...
Lunch talk in Cosmopolis / Brussels Center for Urban Studies

Lunch talk in Cosmopolis / Brussels Center for Urban Studies

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lunch talk in Vrije Universiteit Brussel – the Brussels Center for Urban Studies about her research on the recent urban transformation processes in Amsterdam. Date: June 6, 2019. Location: Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Geography Dept. – Room F 4.66 – Pleinlaan 2, BE1050 Brussels More information: http://www.cosmopolis.be/news-event/cosmopolis-lunch-seminar-ceren-sezer-tu-delft-visibility-public-space-and-socially      ...
Professor James Holston (UC Berkeley):  Democratic innovation  using new digital platform  technologies

Professor James Holston (UC Berkeley): Democratic innovation using new digital platform technologies

Professor James Holston from UC Berkeley will speak about digital democracy and show examples of innovative digital participatory tools. JAMES HOLSTON is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also founding director of the Social Apps Lab at CITRIS and former co-director of Global Metropolitan Studies. He is a political...

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)