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Spatial Justice Master Thesis Award

Spatial Justice Master Thesis Award

We are looking for outstanding Master graduation theses, written at Dutch institutions (in either Dutch or English), which contemplate aspects of justice, democracy building and participation in urban development studies and design.  These may include theses developed in spatial planning, urban design, urbanism, human geography, sociology, political sciences, and other fields...
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...
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Join our DEVELOPMENT STUDIES MAILING LIST

At the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology, we promote activities concerning “development” and “development studies”. By “development studies”, we mean the study of issues concerning spatial development in the so-called developing countries. Within our discipline, we can think of urban development, housing, urbanisation...
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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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EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th.   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10th.  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: JANE JACOBS 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st century “A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward” For more information, please visit our website: http://janejacobs100.co On 24 and 25 May 2016, we wish to celebrate the 100th birthday of one...
Bartlett's Summer School on Urban Planning and Development

Bartlett’s Summer School on Urban Planning and Development

This summer, the DPU SummerLab 2016 programme is heading off to the following destinations to work with local communities and their projects. This is a great opportunity for any student who is studying and/or interested in urban development issues as it gives them an opportunity to gain practical urban development experience as they work on a real case. Participants...
Lecture postponed: Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco (TU Delft) Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 at the Erasmus University College

Lecture postponed: Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco (TU Delft) Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 at the Erasmus University College

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco, TU Delft Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 Erasmus University College, Nieuwemarkt, 1A,  Rotterdam (next to Rotterdam Blaak Station) This lecture introduces the socio-political context in which the Rio 2016 Olympics will take place and addresses the limitations of the Olympic legacy for the city of Rio...
Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza  TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms. A study case of the Zaragoza TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

  We have the pleasure to invite you for the SPS SEMINAR of Andrés Fernández-Ges , Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza on April 21st at BOUWKUNDE (TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft) at 12h30 in ROOM 00WEST290 Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza urban transformation: Expo 2008 and...
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Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

You are cordially invited to attend the Spatial Planning Seminar The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. Venezuelan cases March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060 @Bouwkunde, Julianalaan 134, Delft By Simone Rots PhD candidate at the Delft University of Technology, faculty of Urbanism Researcher at The International New Town Institute (INTI) Keywords: New Town, Modern Movement,...
Akkelies van Nes invited as a key note speaker on the international women's day

Akkelies van Nes invited as a key note speaker on the international women’s day

Akkelies van Nes was invited to give a keynote lecture at the Norwegian dwelling and urban planning association ( BOBY ) on the international women’s day 8th March 2016. The title on the lecture was: “Kvinnestrategi og -kultur innen byplanlegging” (translated to: “Female strategy and culture in urban planning”). The main message of this lecture is that...
“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon”  Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

“CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at TU Delft

Dear TU Delft Spatial Planning and Strategy friend, You are cordially invited to attend the he 2016’s symposium “CONFRONTING INFORMALITY: Informal Urbanisation: Understanding and Mitigating a Global Phenomenon” Thursday, March 17th, 2016, from 09:00 – 17:00 at BOUWKUNDE (the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft), at Berlagezaal The third edition of this symposium will...
Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

With immigration high on the agenda across Europe and elsewhere, and the number of refugees and asylum seekers on the rise, the Global Young Academy (GYA) identified integration as a priority for urgent attention. In partnership with the Dutch Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the GYA convened a two-day...
Scupad* student Workshop Ethiopia, 16-20 May 2016 in Addis-Ababa

Scupad* student Workshop Ethiopia, 16-20 May 2016 in Addis-Ababa

The intensifying ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES around the globe areproducing unprecedented reorganization of societies in space. Among the multifold causes, poverty and climate change are referred among the prime roots of the crisis which is producing massive migration (be it rural-urban or cross border). In an attempt to address the challenge of our time,...
The End of the Line.

The End of the Line.

In December 2015 the Dutch Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Young Academy hosted a two-day workshop of 20 academic experts and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and from over 10 countries across three continents. The participants endeavoured to provide a fresh and innovative perspective on the refugee crisis, focusing...
NALACS Thesis Award: Sven da Silva (WUR), wins with thesis on the politics of informality

NALACS Thesis Award: Sven da Silva (WUR), wins with thesis on the politics of informality

On FEB 26, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (@NALACS) awarded a prize for the best Master thesis written at a Dutch Institution on a Latin American or Caribbean theme. The finalists presented their theses in Petcha Kutcha format. The quality of their work was outstanding. Sven da Silva with his thesis...
SPS Seminar, THU 3 March, 12:30 - Nasibe Charbgoo: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings

SPS Seminar, THU 3 March, 12:30 – Nasibe Charbgoo: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings

Nasibe Charbgoo (Iran University of Science and Technology) Topic: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings Thursday 3 March, 12:30-13:30, Room BG West 270, BK, TU Delft   This work has been inspired by a major question links to the work of Kevin Lynch, who was concerned with the experience of time in cities: What about...
CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN   CONTEMPORARY LATIN   AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN  CONTEMPORARY LATIN  AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN . NALACS – TU DELFT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DATE: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 VENUE: DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS.   The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft...
Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

Confronting Informality Symposium : CALL FOR POSTERS

CALL FOR POSTERS The Confronting Informality Symposium is a student led event sponsored by the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the TU Delft University of Technology. The 2016 Symposium will approach informal urbanisation with social disarticulation and segregation as main perspectives. We invite you to submit your work for a poster exhibition to...
CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

CALL FOR PAPERS! Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century

Jane Jacobs 100: Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century, 24-25 May 2016 at TU Delft and Erasmus  “A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward” In May 2016, we wish to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has...
Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures Erasmus University College Erasmus University College is launching a new public lecture series on cities and urban issues. All are invited to attend. We have a program of distinguished scholars from the Netherlands and beyond who will be giving informative and accessible lectures aimed at stimulating debate and challenging some of the...
UCL Planning students on a visit to Bouwkunde

UCL Planning students on a visit to Bouwkunde

A group of students and staff from the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) led by Ben Clifford (course director)  visited the section of Spatial Planning of the TU Delft on FEB 16, 2016. The group composed by 30 students and 3 staff members was introduced to the Department of Urbanism and had lectures on the Spatial Structure of the Randstad (by...
SPS Seminar, 18 February, 12:30 PM: Ilgi Toprak - Urban Heterotopias

SPS Seminar, 18 February, 12:30 PM: Ilgi Toprak – Urban Heterotopias

SPS Seminar Speaker: İlgi Toprak (Istanbul Technical University / Guest Researcher at TU Delft) Date and time: Thursday 18 February, 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: BG West 270 Topic: URBAN HETEROTOPIAS According to Michel Foucault’s “The Order of Things” and “Of Other Spaces”, heterotopias define different or other spaces. They are spatio-temporal structures, which result in...
Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research.

Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research.

The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission organised a two-day conference to explore and demonstrate how European research can support policy makers in designing effective and sustainable migration policies. To this end, past and current research on migration were presented and debated from a policy perspective. During the conference the evidence...
SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

Enrolment is open for the third edition of the TU Delft SUMMER SCHOOL Planning and Design with Water, in which we will explore the challenges of planning and designing cities that are resilient and friendly to water issues. The Summer School is a 10-day experience organised by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy, Department...
Michael Hebbert (BARTLETT UCL) at TU Delft: CROSSRAIL, the tunnel join London East and West

Michael Hebbert (BARTLETT UCL) at TU Delft: CROSSRAIL, the tunnel join London East and West

TUDelft Spatial Planning & Strategy Seminar January 28th 12.30-1.30 Bouwkunde, Julianalaan 134, Delft, ROOM 01 WEST 060 Professor Michael Hebbert (Professor of Town Planning, Bartlett UCL, Editor Planning Perspectives) Crossrail – the tunnel joining London East and West   London Crossrail, scheduled for completion in 2018, is currently Europe’s largest construction project. In scale and...
New paper on climate change adaptation in delta cities out in Progress in Planning

New paper on climate change adaptation in delta cities out in Progress in Planning

A new collaborative paper, co-authored by three Urbanism colleagues Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai and Dominic Stead as well as Maria Francesch-Huidobro (Hong Kong City University) and Faith Chan (Nottingham Ningbo University) and entitled “Governance challenges of flood-prone delta cities: Integrating flood risk management and climate change in spatial planning” has been accepted for publication in Progress in Planning and is published online ahead of...
Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

Call for Tracks: Jane Jacobs 100th. A conference at TU Delft, 24-25 May 2016

DEADLINE FOR TRACK PROPOSAL: JANUARY 30th, 2016. Jane Jacobs 100: her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century/ A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs and a look forward: https://janejacobs100.wordpress.com In May 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who...
Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, an alumno of the Department of Urbanism and the Complex Cities graduation studio, is special advisor to the President of Okayama University in Japan. Yoko got his degree in Urbanism in 2008 with work on an alternative mobility system for the city of Lusaka, in Zambia, guided by Roberto Rocco, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Willem...
Planning the historic urban core

Planning the historic urban core

Spatial Planning at TU Delft has published the final summary report of a pilot project on urban planning for historic urban cores funded by the EU Joint Programming Initiative: Cultural Heritage. The report explains the impact of the urban planing reforms on the management of historic urban cores in three countries in north-west Europe. Planning...
Stephen Read's "Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity": 14 JAN 12:30 BK

Stephen Read’s “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”: 14 JAN 12:30 BK

You are cordially invited to attend Stephen Read’s lecture “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”. The questions of migration and urban community provokes still more questions about what cities are for, why people come to them and what we should be doing to support and enable them. Are they victims of abstract power and entrenched interests,...
JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA: International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016)

JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA: International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016)

  JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA at the International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016) We invite papers that explore the change and exchange of planning ideas among Latin American countries in the 20th and 21st century and /or discuss planning approaches...
Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis: an Interdisciplinary Approach.

Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis: an Interdisciplinary Approach.

The Dutch Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Young Academy hosted a two-day workshop of 20 academic experts and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and from over 10 countries across three continents. The participants endeavoured to provide a fresh and innovative perspective on the refugee crisis, focusing in particular on societal...