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Steven teaching at the University of Tallinn

Resilience in Spatial Planning: Course delivered at Tallinn University

Datum:12 december 2017
Auteur:Steven Forrest and Elen-Maarja Trell

Dr Elen-Maarja Trell and Steven Forrest travelled to Tallinn University (Estonia) to deliver a two day course on resilience. The course was an ‘Introduction to Resilience in Spatial Planning’ and involved approximately 40 students from Tallinn University’s...

Ferenc van Damme

Eliminate the citizen?

Datum:29 november 2017
Auteur:Thai Van Quoc Nguyen

A glance at Ferenc van Damme’s punny title for his presentation suggests a resemblance to the Canadian thinker Marshall McLuhan’s antimodernist exclamation: ‘Our only hope is apocalypse’. Intellectual preferences aside, one could not help but ask about the...


A sustainable network: 10 years of collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat

Datum:28 november 2017
Auteur:Jannes Willems

Last Wednesday (November 22, 2017), the Symposium ‘Sustainable Networks’ (in Dutch: Duurzame Netwerken) was organised by the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment to celebrate the 10 year collaboration between the department and the Rijkswaterstaat agency,...

Planning lecture prof. Jeekel

Rethinking Car Dependence: Public Spatial Planning Lecture by Hans Jeekel

Datum:27 november 2017
Auteur:Jasper Meekes

Municipalities that strive for sustainability simultaneously plan highly mono-functional areas that create a high degree of car dependency. In a church (Doopsgezinde Kerk) filled to the brim with students and staff of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, professor...

cultural magnets in the landscape

The image of a place

Datum:24 november 2017
Auteur:L.G. Horlings

This inspiring event was organized in ‘Holwerd at sea’ by the Knowledge Network Northern Space and the national knowledge institute cultural education and amateur art. More than 140 people attended the event.

Housing wealth inequality has increased

Planners, problematize housing wealth inequality!

Datum:17 november 2017
Auteur:Barend Wind

Especially in countries that have carried-out (neo-)liberal housing policies in the last decades, housing wealth inequality has increased. This is a rather shocking conclusion, since wealth accumulation is one of the main policy objective of homeownership stimulation...

The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications

Book: The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design

Datum:16 oktober 2017
Auteur:Claudia Yamu, Alenka Poplin, Oswald Devisch and Gert de Roo

The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications explores the merging relationship between physical and virtual spaces in planning and urban design. Technological advances such as smart sensors, interactive screens,...

SUSPLACE Autumn School

SUSPLACE Autumn School, Aveiro, Portugal October 2-6

Datum:09 oktober 2017
Auteur:Nienke Busscher

From 2 till 6 October the SUSPLACE Autumn School ‘Shaping Places Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’ took place in Aveiro, Portugal. SUSPLACE is a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission (see www.sustainableplaceshaping...

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

“Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places”*: a new book by Elen-Maarja Trell, Britta Restemeyer, Melanie Bakema, Bettina van Hoven

Datum:06 oktober 2017
Auteur:Elen-Maarja Trell, Britta Restemeyer, Melanie M. Bakema, Bettina van Hoven

The city as frontier space

Who owns the city?

Datum:12 september 2017
Auteur:L.G. Horlings

In June 2017 Prof. Saskia Sassen gave a presentation in Dublin during the annual conference of the Regional Studies Association. She talked about ‘extreme cities’ and applied an approach of what she termed as analytics tactics to destabilize stable meanings...

Trinity College in Dublin

The Great Regional Awakening: New directions

Datum:12 september 2017
Auteur:L.G. Horlings

From 4-7 June the yearly annual conference of the Regional Studies Association took place entitled 'The Great Regional Awakening'. The location, Trinity College is an historical location in the heart of Dublin. Hereby a summary of some interesting key-notes...