SCUPAD 2015 POSTERSCUPAD VINTAGE POSTER 2 VersionThe 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 of the most venerable platforms for the discussion of urban issues and ideas in Europe. It gathers scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and many others who are concerned with the development of our cities.

This year, SCUPAD will explore concepts of justice and the creation of the just city.

Spatial justice and inclusive governance are instruments of change that enable actions to improve our cities. Spatial Justice refers to the promotion of access to public goods, basic services, culture, economic opportunity and healthy environments through fair and inclusive spatial planning and management of both urban and rural spaces and their resources. Inclusive governance refers to our shared belief that the voices of all citizens are vital in building equitable places.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Mindy Fullilove has dedicated her professional life toward advancing justice for all. A board-certified psychiatrist interested in the links between the environment and mental health, she has explored the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal, and mismanaged toxins. Her widely acclaimed book Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, is just one example of her scholarship and commitment to advancing human rights.
As we look to the next 50 years of SCUPAD we hope you will join us for a broad, energetic discussion of how our work as planners can advance our commitment to create the just CITY. Along with our First Annual SCUPAD Film Festival, a Presidents’ Roundtable, and our 50th Gala Celebration, the 2015 Congress promises memorable conversations with old and new friends, and opportunities to imagine how we can have an even greater impact in the places we care about.

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