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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 or the Global South.  This includes (but is not limited to) urban...
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2000+ 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!  
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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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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) Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” The 2017 SCUPAD Congress will address challenges faced by s and regions everywhere struggling to provide healthy and fair environments for an increasing number of...
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...
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...
Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac's annual conference in Utrecht

Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac’s annual conference in Utrecht

LANDac stands for Netherlands Academy on Land Governance and aims to understand Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. The LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 took place on 30 June and 1 July in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. The conference drew over 150 participants from all continents, including academics, students, policy makers, practitioners and private...
SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

Starting from 2016, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft provides one partial scholarship to students from Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 21 and 26 to participate in the Summer School. The scholarship consists of a stipendium that covers the travel costs and accommodation during the Summer School. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with excellent...
The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is one of the best and most exciting activities we (Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft) promote every year. This edition has seen 70 students from literally all over the world get together to think about sustainability, resilience, governance and...
NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016 The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology,has organised the conference ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean,’  held on 16-17 June 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands.   This 2-day conference...
Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado  and Roberto Rocco led two sessions on “Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America” at the International Planning History Society Conference, held at TU Delft from July 17 to 21, 2016. The 17th IPHS Conference is one of the largest academic events in the Planning Community. This edition included around 500...
Brexit

Brexit

SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij - Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij – Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

Topic: Green City Freiburg’s Challenge? Increase the housing stock by 15% in 15 years, whilst minimalizing the city’s land-use Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij Venue: BG West 270, BK, TU Delft Date and Time: 20 June (Monday) 12:30 – 13:30 Freiburg (South-West Germany, 230.000 inhabitants) is renowned worldwide for its sustainability policies. For over a decade...
Devising solutions to climate change impacts in cities - Adaptation Futures 2016 science-to-practice session

Devising solutions to climate change impacts in cities – Adaptation Futures 2016 science-to-practice session

Marcin Dąbrowski and Dominic Stead, in collaboration with Peter van Veelen (acting as a chair/discussant), organised a science-to-practice session at the recent Adaptation Futures 2016 conference in Rotterdam (10-13 May 2016). The conference was huge, with about 1700 participants, and extremely rich in excellent presentations and discussions. The session we organised “Devising Solutions to Adaptation Challenges in Cities” was intended to...

Learning from implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy – Lessons for a research-policy dialogue Monday 13 June 2016, Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue Roosevelt 39, Brussels (Spaak Room)   WORKSHOP FOCUS The Cohesion Policy has had a major influence on shaping regional policy of EU member states in terms of governance, practices...
Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

On 24 and 25 May 2016, we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners and others concerned with the built environment: the great Jane Jacobs. The two-day conference gathered scholars, practitioners and the general public who could enjoy...
Three teaching jobs at NTNU, Trondheim

Three teaching jobs at NTNU, Trondheim

The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at NTNU is seeking three (Associate) Professors for the Department of Urban Design and Planning: Sustainable Urban Development in the Global South Physical Planning Urban Design The applicants should clearly indicate for which of the three positions they are applying for. All three positions is a 100% fixed...
Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016.  ENROL HERE. The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, are pleased to announce the joint conference, ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America...
SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SP&S Seminar (special edition) 7 June 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 BG West 270 Regional design in planning theory and practice Many recent planning reforms in European countries have enhanced development-led planning approaches, in which plans follow and facilitate occurring development proposals and market initiatives. The need to respond to future opportunities has inspired new planning...
European Community-led Housing Meeting

European Community-led Housing Meeting

Together with Darinka Czichke from MBE, SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers presents ongoing research in COllaborative housing at a European coordination meeting, convened by Urbamonde on MAY 28, in Brussels. For more information, see: https://urbamonde.org To consult the digital platform on the social production of habitat platform: psh.urbamonde.org. More about the growing numbers of co-housing in...
David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture The LECTURE by DAVID MILLER, former Toronto Mayor, will make place on Monday May 23rd, from 18.30 to 20.00 at the Erasmus University College (Nieuwemarkt 1A, 3011 HP, Rotterdam). Registration is required. This lecture is simultaneously part of the Rotterdam Urban Lectures https://rotterdam-urban-lectures.com and the Jane Jacobs 100 Conference at the Faculty of Architecture TU...