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Spatial Planning Section Group Photo: that's us!

Spatial Planning Section Group Photo: that’s us!

The Spatial Planning Section of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft  is composed by more than 20 researchers, teachers, young researchers and support staff. We strive every day to do excellent research and education in issues of urban development, not only in Europe, but internationally.  On this photo, from...
Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

As of March 1 2017, Prof. Vincent Nadin is the new chairman of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Vincent has the experience and the position to represent the interests of our department in the world. Staff and students say farewell to Machiel van...
SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft

SPS is part of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. Click on the logo to go to the official website of the Department of Urbanism Urbanism The Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology...
Join our INTERNATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

Join our INTERNATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT MAILING LIST

  The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy promotes activities concerning International Urban Development. This concerns mostly issues of urban development in the Global South. This includes (but is not limited to) urban management, housing, informal urbanisation, governance, resources management, territorial management, urban emergencies, among other topics concerning the built environment in the Global...
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!  
500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

500+ people have joined our LinkeIN group so far. You can also join!

Click here for our LinkedIN Group. Our LinkedIN Group has 500+ people as of October 2012. Join us for updates and announcements.
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...
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Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Thursday 2 February at 12:30–13:30 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft ROOM 01WEST620 Ivan Thung, former consultant at UN-Habitat HQ in Nairobi will describe how the agency is addressing some of the enduring urban challenges in the global south> he will give an account of the UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning...
2017 Summer School 'Planning and Design with Water' applications now OPEN

2017 Summer School ‘Planning and Design with Water’ applications now OPEN

Hey folks! Applications for the 2017 Summer School “Planning and Design with Water” are now OPEN! This Summer School introduces students from all over the world to the Dutch tradition of urban and regional planning and design with water for sustainable healthy and far cities. The school is very dynamic, with practical workshops, lectures, site...
SPS in Jane Jacobs Walk with IHS "Urban Strategies and Planning" course

SPS in Jane Jacobs Walk with IHS “Urban Strategies and Planning” course

On Monday 16, SPS took part in a Jane Jacobs Walk with students from the course Urban Strategies and Planning of the IHS Erasmus Rotterdam. This course is led by Alexander Jachnow and taught by Alexandra Tsatsou and Magdalena Derdzikowska, among others. There were around 25 students of many nationalities, but mainly from the Global South. Young people from...
SCUPAD Congress: Displacement: Our world in motion, Deadline for abstracts extended!

SCUPAD Congress: Displacement: Our world in motion, Deadline for abstracts extended!

The deadline for the call for papers and contributions from practice for the 52nd SCUPAD congress has been extended. If you are looking into migration, refugees, high-skilled migration, brain drains and other forms of human displacement and their impact on cities and regions, join us for this exciting SCUPAD congress. The deadline for submission of...
Online Course 'Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges'

Online Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’

Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’ is online! How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south. Enrol HERE. The Chair of Spatial Planning coordinated one of the main sections of this course, namely, the Spatial Justice component. About this...
Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies *visit our webpage HERE. About NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is an association for everyone in the Netherlands who is engaged with Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Its members include researchers, PhD candidates and students, as well as journalists, NGO staff,...
AESOP Congress 2017: Deadlines postponed!

AESOP Congress 2017: Deadlines postponed!

AESOP Annual Conference, Lisbon July 11-14 2017: Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity:Fostering the European Dimension of Planning New Deadlines:  Abstratcs – January 30th , Roundtables – January 16th   Track: Spaces of dialogue for active, networked and responsible citizenship Chaired by: Camilla Perrone, e-mail: camilla.perrone@unifi.it, Department of Architecture (DIDA), University of Florence, ITALY Lia Vasconcelos, e-mail: ltv@fct.unl.pt, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering,...
SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg,  JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg, JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor: Achieving climate justice through urban resilience strategies  A seminar by Hanne van den Berg, MSc MA “Even though climate change has an impact on most city dwellers, the urban poor are affected disproportionately as poverty remains a key contributing factor in vulnerability. This is due for instance to the...
IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop - Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop – Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

The New Urban Agenda 2016-2036 was approved by the United Nations on 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, endorsed by 167 countries, including all EU countries. The ancient city of Quito ‘in the middle of the earth’, now the highest capital city in the world, is demonstrating the local leadership needed to make a more...
City Street2 Conference, Beirut

City Street2 Conference, Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited as a track chair and a member of the scientific committee of the Second City Street Conference in Beirut in 9-11 November 2016. She also gave a speech about the activities of the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures following the keynote speeches by Dr. Camilla van Deurs (partner, Gehl Architects), Prof. Andreas...
Join the mailing list about the 2017  TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

Join the mailing list about the 2017 TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

We have had lots of emails and enquiries about our upcoming Summer School Planning and Design with Water Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft in July 2017. Enrolment begins at the end of January at our website, but if you wish to get updates about how to apply and other aspects of...
H2020 COHESIFY - Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

H2020 COHESIFY – Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

  The more EU money, the more people like Europe or can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions and the perceptions of the European integration project   The EU spends roughly  100€ per citizen per year on regional funds, as part of EU Cohesion policy supporting territorial, economic and...
Special SPS Seminar 15 December - The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special SPS Seminar 15 December – The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special edition of SPS Seminar on the Chinese Urban Transformation was organised on Thursday 15 December. It included presentations from three speakers: Yanliu Lin (University of Utrecht); Yawei Chen (TUD, MBE, BK); Lei Qu (TUD, Urbanism, BK). While adopting different perspectives and focusing on different cities (Guangzhou,  Shanghai, Shenzhen), the three speakers shared a common focus on new...
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...
Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD): DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED! Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” Urban and regional policies, projects and actions concerning migration, displacement and refuge. Deadline for submission of short abstracts: JAN 30, 2017....
Donald Trump and Urbanism

Donald Trump and Urbanism

Urbanism is concerned with the design and planning of the built environment. Urbanists are guided by a desire for spatial quality, social, economic and environmental sustainability and the creation, preservation and equitable distribution of public goods. As researchers and educators in Urbanism, we express our concern about recent political changes all over the world. The election...
Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

On the 18th of November a symposium on citizen involvement took place at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. During the event the role of citizen engagement in planning decision making was investigated, in the context of different countries and on different levels of scale. The aim of the symposium was to identify key factors that...
Visit by professors from  University of Pristina

Visit by professors from University of Pristina

On November 8, Professor Ilir Gjinolli from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pristina in Kosovo has visited the Department of Urbanism with two colleagues from the same university and Professor Carley Pennink, Head of International Projects and Advisory Services at Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of...
Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

On 29 November 2016, from 12:30 to 13:30, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco will give an account of the Habitat III Conference that took place between 17 and 20 October in Quito, Ecuador. They will discuss the conference, as well as the likely impact of the New Urban Agenda and its implications for education and...
SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua - 'Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China'

SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’

SPS Seminar: Li Dihua (Peking University) – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’ BG Oost 090, BK 1 November (Tuesday), 12:45-13:45 Li Dihua is an associate professor at Peking Univeristy, College of Architecture and Landscape, having a multiplied backgrounds of academy and landscape planning practice; devoting himself to the field of urban and...
Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler - The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities? (11 Nov, 10:00)

Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler – The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities? (11 Nov, 10:00)

Urbanism and OTB present: Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler, Director of the European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, UK “The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities?” Friday 11 November 10:00-11:15 01.West.620, BK John Bachtler is Professor of European Policy Studies and a Director of the European...
Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

On the 28th of October, 14.00-16.00, room C at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, there will be a debate about globalisation and its impact on the local identity of cities. Illustrated by three cases over the world, different prepositions concerning the impact of globalisation on the local identities of cities will be discussed. Experts will...
RSA Workshop 'EU and the city'

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’ 14 October 2016, Urbanism, BK, TU Delft This 9th workshop of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy focused on the urban dimension of EU Cohesion Policy (CP) and other European policies. While the EU has no formal competence on urban policy, the cities are increasingly important and explicit...
Presentation in Migrinter - CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Presentation in Migrinter – CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored...
ESPON COMPASS launched - new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

ESPON COMPASS launched – new project investigating spatial planning systems in 39 countries

  ESPON COMPASS project has been launched The European Territorial Observatory Network – ESPON – has commissioned the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft to lead a far-reaching comparative analysis of the state of spatial planning systems and territorial governance in Europe. It is the first comprehensive research on European spatial planning since 1997 when...
Students and teachers of L'École Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

Students and teachers of L’École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

A group of 70 students and 10 teachers of the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris (ESA) visited Bouwkunde in September 2016. The visit was organised by Dr. Marta Mendonça, a PhD from TU Delft who now teaches at ESA, and Roberto Rocco. The group included Professor Marc Vaye, pedagogical coordinator of ESA, and Michael Koller, guest teacher...
SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken - The Shanghai Alleyway House

SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken – The Shanghai Alleyway House

We invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS seminar on 22 of September. Gregory Bracken, who recently joined the Spatial Planning and Strategy section at the Department of Urbanism,will deliver a talk on the Shanghai alleyway house, an endangered generator of street life. Gregory Bracken (1968) is from Ireland and received his B.Sc. from the Dublin Institute...
Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

  Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016. Planning for Energy Efficient Cities in Latin America Organised by: Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado, senior researcher, Delft University of Technology, A.M.FernandezMaldonado@tudelft.nl Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl Number of participants: not limited. Language of discussion: Spanish. Building upon the European...
Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

  If you are a teacher and you want to get updates about the Summer School, please subscribe to our mailing list HERE. FOLDER (for distribution in your school). In this folder you can find summarised information. BRIEF POWER POINT PRESENTATION on THE SUMMER SCHOOL This powerpoint has very comprehensive information about the Summer School. TEACHING APPROACH....
Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

The third edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Water took place between 12 and 22 July 2016 at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The school gathered 70 students from 5 continents for an intensive exercise on plan making and design for sustainability. The School ended with a big boost...