The Msc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (EIP) program follows a research agenda at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment.
This research agenda concentrates on the relationships between institutional innovation (improved policy making) and spatial transformation (changing cities and regions).
As a result, the lecturers in EIP try to:
CLARIFY notions of sustainability, capability, quality of life (wellbeing), adaptiveness, and resilience. EXPLAIN spatial transformation in terms of urban and regional change;
CONCEPTUALIZE these insights for input to the theoretical debate and the empirical understanding of (mainly) Dutch, European and Asian planning practice.
PROPOSE innovative realistic strategies and policy improvement for issues of infrastructure, water, and the environment;
The research questions underpinning EIP are:
how do we establish possibilities for the sustainable development of our cities and regions?how do we integrate roads, water, environment and energy in comprehensive decisions?