When it comes to publishing, 2018 has been a very fruitful year for the Spatial Planning and Strategy section of the Urbanism department. In case you don’t know what to read on the long winter nights of the upcoming holiday, we are very happy to present here a selection of our publications in journals and books from the past year.

General audience publications:

  1. Bracken, G. & Bracken, A. (2018) Cork Strolls: Exploring Cork’s Architectural Treasures, Collins Press. https://www.collinspress.ie/cork-strolls.html
  2. Rocco, R. (Ed.) (2018). Jane Jacobs is still here: Proceedings of the Conference Jane Jacobs 100: her legacy and relevance in the 21st century. Delft. ISBN: 978-94-6186-900-5.  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0331-7295

Policy transfer and learning:

  1. Dąbrowski, M., Musiałkowska, I., Polverari, L. (2018). Introduction: drawing lessons from international policy transfer initiatives in regional and urban development and spatial planning, Regional Studies, 52(9), pp. 1165-1168.https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1462490
  2. Dąbrowski, M., Musiałkowska, I., Polverari, L. (2018). EU–China and EU–Brazil policy transfer in regional policy, Regional Studies, 52(9), pp. 1169-1180.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1431389
  3. Stead, D., Pojani, D. (2018). Dutch experiences of policy mobility in urban planning. In Dotti, N.F. (ed.). Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions – From Research to Practice. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 123-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781786433640
  4. Stead, D., Pojani, D. (2018). Learning across cities and regions: the limits to transferring “best practice”. In Dotti, N.F. (ed.). Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions – From Research to Practice. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 58-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781786433640

Resilience and climate adaptation:

  1. Dąbrowski, M. (2018) Boundary Spanning for Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Cities: Insights from a Dutch Urban Region, Environment and Planning C: Politics & Space, 36(5), 837-855, https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417725077
  2. Meng, M., Dąbrowski, M., Chan, F., Stead, D. (2018) Spatial Planning for Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk: Development of the Sponge City Program in Guangzhou. In A. Galderisi, A. Colucci (eds.) Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities. Emerging Approaches and Tools for a Climate-Sensitive Urban Development. Amsterdam, Oxford, Cambridge, MA: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811477-3.00019-5
  3. Chan, F., Joon, C. C., Ziegler, A. D., Dąbrowski, M., & Varis, O. (2018). Towards resilient flood risk management for Asian coastal cities: lessons learned from Hong Kong and Singapore. Journal of Cleaner Production, 187, pp. 576-589.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.217


  1. Pangbourne, K., Stead, D., Mladenović, M., & Milakis, D.  (2018). The case of Mobility as a Service: a critical reflection on challenges for urban transport and mobility governance. In Marsden, G. & Reardon, L. (eds) Governing Smart Mobility. Emerald, Bingley, pp.33-48. http://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78754-317-120181003
  2. Pojani, D., & Stead, D. (2018). Past, Present and Future of Transit-Oriented Development in three European Capital City-Regions. In Shiftan, Y. & Kamargianni, M. (eds) Preparing for the New Era of Transport Policies: Learning from Experience. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp.93-118. http://doi.org/10.1016/bs.atpp.2018.07.003
  3. Pojani, D., & Stead, D. (2018). Policy design for sustainable urban transport in the global south. Policy Design and Practice, 1-13.http://doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2018.1454291
  4. Thomas, R., Pojani, D., Lenferink, S., Bertolini, L., Stead, D., & van der Krabben, E. (2018). Is transit-oriented development (TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept?, Regional Studies, 52:9, 1201-1213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1428740

European Spatial Planning and planning in Europe:

  1. Nadin, V., Zonneveld, W., Stead, D., Fernandez Maldonado, A. M., Piskorek, K., Dąbrowski, M., et al. (2018) COMPASS: Comparative Analysis of 32 Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe, Luxembourg; ESPON.https://www.espon.eu/planning-systems
  2. Faludi, A. The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning. Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-poverty-of-territorialism
  3. Balz, V., & Zonneveld, W. (2018). Transformations of Planning Rationales: Changing Spaces for Governance in Recent Dutch National Planning. Planning Theory & Practice, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2018.1478117
  4. Zonneveld, W. (2018) CRONWE: first attempts to institutionalize European spatial planning. Planning Perspectives, 33(4), pp. 523-542.  https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2018.1507006
  5. Dąbrowski, M., & Piskorek, K. (2018). The development of strategic spatial planning in Central and Eastern Europe: between path dependence, European influence, and domestic politics. Planning Perspectives, 33(4), pp. 571-589.https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2018.1513373
  6. Faludi, A. (2018) A historical institutionalist account of European spatial planning, Planning Perspectives, 33(4), pp. 507-522. https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2018.1437554
  7. Dąbrowski, M., & Lingua, V. (2018). Introduction: historical institutionalist perspectives on European spatial planning. Planning Perspectives, 33(4), pp. 499-505. https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2018.1513374

Planning in the Global South:

  1. Fernández Maldonado, A., M. (2018). Peru, DisP – The Planning Review, 54:1, 42-44, Special Issue: The State of the Art of Planning in Latin America. https://doi.org/10.1080/02513625.2018.1454692 
  2. Rocco, R., & Van Ballegooijen, J. (Eds.) (2018). The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization. London ; New York: Routledge.  ISBN: 978-11-3818-388-9. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-on-Informal-Urbanization/Rocco-Ballegooijen/p/book/9781138183889 
  3. Rocco, R., & da Silva, S. (Eds.) (2018). Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: NALACS Conference 16-17 June 2016, TU Delft. ISBN: 978-94-6366-050-1. https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/book/isbn.9789463660501
  4. Rocco, R. (Ed.) (2018). Confronting Informality: Preserving communities and creating public goods in informal settlements. Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN: 978-94-6366-055-6 https://pure.tudelft.nl/admin/files/46081538/CONFRONTING_INFORMALITY_REPORT_2018.pdf
  5. Rocco, R. (2017). Planning for Rights: Bewildered young planners in Brazil, in T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (Eds.), From student to urban planner: Contemporary ethical challenges and reflections of a young practitioner. New York, Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/From-Student-to-Urban-Planner-Young-Practitioners-Reflections-on-Contemporary/Tasan-Kok-Oranje/p/book/9781138847354

Public space:

  1. Sezer, C. (2018) Visibility of Turkish amenities: immigrant integration and social cohesion in Amsterdam’, in Public space design and social cohesion: comparative perspectives. In  Lopes, P.  Aelbrecht, S., Stevens, Q. (eds) Public Space Design and Social Cohesion: An International Comparison. New York and London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/9781138594036
  2. Sezer, C. (2018). Public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion: the presence and changes of Turkish amenities in Amsterdam. Journal of Urban Design23(6), 823-842.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2018.1475221,
  3. Moiseeva, A., Rooij, R. M., & Timmermans, H. J. P. (2018). The restructuring of urban public space in the ‘Baltic Pearl’. In Hristova, S., Czepczyński, M. (eds), Public space: between reimagination and occupation, New York and London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/9781472453648
  4. Bekkering, H., Hoekstra, M., Rooij, R., Wagenaar, C., & Zeinstra, J. (2018). The Delft fundamentals: integration of disciplines, projects and analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers–Urban Design and Planning171(2), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.1680/jurdp.18.00008
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