Andreas Karl Friedrich Faludi (1940, Budapest, Hungary)
- Andreas Faludi studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Vienna, and received his PhD in 1967, after which he started his career at the Oxford Polytechnic.
- He became professor of Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology. Subsequently h e held a chair in Planning at the University of Amsterdam and a personal chair in Spatial Policy Systems in Europe at Radboud University Nijmegen, followed by a chair in Spatial Policy Systems in Europe at Delft University of Technology before retiring to be a guest researcher there whilst continuing to teach as a Senior Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology at Karlskrona in Sweden.
- He is known for his research work on planning theory and methodology, concentrating on the study of Dutch strategic planning and European and comparative planning.
- He became European Fulbright Scholar (2000) and Fellow of the Bellagio Rockefeller Centre (2002) and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swedish Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona.
- Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning in the Making? (2010)
- European Spatial Research and Planning (2008)
- The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective: No Masterplan (2002)
- Andreas Faludi was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Spatial Sciences because of his great impact on European planning as a frontrunner and leader of the academic debate.
Andreas Faludi has provided the field of planning with a firm theoretical foundation. He is the main editor of several academic compilations about a series of investigations into spatial planning, research and policy in Europe, published by the Lincoln Institute. He is known as the driving force behind the analysis of European planning and is considered to be one of the most outstanding authors on this subject.
In the nineties he pursued the notion of ‘environmental planning’ as an umbrella concept for various forms of Dutch planning, including spatial planning, water management, environmental planning, traffic and infrastructure planning. As a result of this debate the Dutch government intends to bring over 60 separate laws together in one overall environmental law.
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