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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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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...
7 JAN: Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell

7 JAN: Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell

You are cordially invited to attend our first seminar of 2016. Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): will talk about the Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell clock 7 January at 16:00–17:00 Next Week pin Bouwkunde room BGWEST270 Created for Spatial Planning and Strategy TU Delft Evelyn Gustedt is from ARL – Academy...
co-housing publications

co-housing publications

Two new books on co-housing in Europe have been published in November, both with a contribution from SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers: “The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe” (Routledge 2015) contains a contribution about the planning perspective on co-housing:  (contributions can also be found separately at the Journal of Urban Reseach and Policy) and: “Europe, co-operative...
Call for inclusion as partners in Horizon2020 Bid on Spatial justice, social cohesion and territorial inequalities

Call for inclusion as partners in Horizon2020 Bid on Spatial justice, social cohesion and territorial inequalities

Call for inclusion as partners in Horizon2020 Bid on Spatial justice, social cohesion and territorial inequalities Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges Call : H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016-2017 TOPIC : Spatial justice, social cohesion and territorial inequalities The Section of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is looking for opportunities to be included as...
SPS Seminar 10 Dec 2015: Kasia Piskorek - Communication for Urban Transformations

SPS Seminar 10 Dec 2015: Kasia Piskorek – Communication for Urban Transformations

Title: Communication for Urban Transformations in Perspective of the Relation Between the Citizens and the Local Authorities. Case study of Wroclaw (PL)   Speaker: Katarzyna Piskorek (TU Wrocław, visiting scholar at Urbanism) Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Date: 10 December 2015 Place: 00 West 670, BK Abstract: If we look at the public involvement in general, and public...
Department of Urbanism Alumno's graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Plan

Department of Urbanism Alumno’s graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Plan

Rio’s West Harbor Activation Plan  MSc. Rafael Saraiva Rafael Saraiva is an associate of MLA+ Architecture, Planning and Consulting, responsible for the company’s operations in Latin America. He graduated from TU Delft in 2010 with the thesis entitled “Innovation Backbone: a new economic zone in Rio de Janeiro’s urban voids”, where he analysed the area...
"The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology" 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 - Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg Keynote-speakers Karsten Harries (Yale University, philosophy) Mari Hvattum (Oslo CCAS, architectural) Angelika Krebs (Basel University, philosophy) Andres Lepik (TU-Munich, architecture) Nick...
SPS Seminar: Mohammad Ghanbari - Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran

SPS Seminar: Mohammad Ghanbari – Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran

Thursday November 5, 12:30-13:30 Speaker: Mohammad Ghanbari (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, visiting scholar at the Department of Urbanism) Topic: Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran. Room: BG west 270 Abstract: By 2050 70% of the global population will reside within cities. We all have different reasons to live in a city. Some cities appear comfortable to live in. Some are...
CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs Dear All, In 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners: the great Jane Jacobs. I want to organise a one-day colloquium on Jane Jacob’s...
Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

The Chair of Urban Development at the Munich University of Technology and the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Delft University of Technology convened a conference on regional design on the 14th and 15th of October, 2015 in Munich. The conference ‘Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!’ invited scholars and practitioners with...
Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft  students

Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft students

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has had the honour to invite Dana McKinney to visit TU Delft and talk about race relations, spatial justice, equity and fairness in urban design and planning at the Urbanism and Landscape Week and to talk to students of the European Master of Urbanism @TU Delft. Dana McKinney is a fourth...
NALACS Film Screening BURDEN OF PEACE + Networking Event 27 NOV at Rialto, Amsterdam

NALACS Film Screening BURDEN OF PEACE + Networking Event 27 NOV at Rialto, Amsterdam

  The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies NALACS invites you to the screening of the film BURDEN OF PEACE, by Dutch filmmaker Sander Wirken. “One Woman Fighting Crime and Corruption in a Country Haunted by its Past”. The film will be preceded by DRINKS AND NETWORKING EVENT for researchers, students and the...
Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning  01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij discusses:The European Union and Spatial Planning THURSDAY 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270 Abstract: There are many misunderstandings about the European Union and its relation to the field of spatial planning. Therefore it would be good to consider what really is happening in the Union with regard to our profession. Why should we consider...
Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

The Complex cities website is a site that researchers of the Randstad Research group set up to assist Master of Urbanism graduation students. It announces events, makes presentations available, reflects on events and traces emerging interests of graduation students. Please take account of our regular updates  and also comment! What’s new? The description of ‘happy...
SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) - Financing plans and projects with land value

SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) – Financing plans and projects with land value

Carlos Morales (IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam) About Carlos Morales Carlos H. Morales-Schechinger is a senior expert on urban land at IHS (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) Erasmus University at Rotterdam. He runs the MSc specialization on Urban Land Development, the research workshop on Land Value Capture instruments and the diploma course on Land Management...
Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes gave a talk on planning in Norway at an SPS seminar on 10 September. Please see the video from Akkelies’ talk below. Speaker: Akkelies van Nes (SPS, Urbanism, BK, TUD) Title: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges. Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to present the planning system in Norway. First it presents...
NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015

NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015

  NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015 Have you recently written your Master’s thesis on a Latin American or Caribbean topic? Then send us your thesis before October 1, 2015 and you are in competition to win the NALACS Thesis Award and a €250 cash prize! To enter the competition and be eligible for the NALACS Thesis Award,...
Round Table "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation" at AESOP 2015

Round Table “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation” at AESOP 2015

    The Chair of Spatial Planning has promoted a Round Table on the topic “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”. This is a project being carried forward by Roberto Rocco (Assistant Professor) and Jan van Ballegooijen (PhD candidate, researcher), which will result in book titled “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation”, to be published...
Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

To enhance MSc Urbanism graduations the Complex cities research group organizes a series of lectures, discussions and workshops. The series forms part of a broader program for graduation orientation. The program is meant to facilitate exchange among research and education, to enhance in-depth research and design. The Complex cities series discusses urgent topics that require...
In Memoriam of Professor Paul Drewe, former Professor of Spatial Planning at TU Delft

In Memoriam of Professor Paul Drewe, former Professor of Spatial Planning at TU Delft

   “Each piece of evidence on its own is not conclusive, but put it all together and it’s hard to avoid my conclusion.” [Nicolas Reeves, The Economist, August 8th 2015, p.65]     IN MEMORIAM Prof. dr. Paul G. Drewe (9th August 1940 – 6th August 2015) 1973–2005 Chair of Spatial Planning, Department of Urbanism,...
The official Urbanism photo 2015

The official Urbanism photo 2015

A photo of the Urbanism staff in 2015.