|Datum:||09 maart 2018|
The reality effects of policy and planning
Despite attempts by policy makers and planners, there is always a discrepancy between what is laid out on paper and what is translated into reality. While the unrealistic expectations of this technical rational approach...
|Datum:||13 februari 2018|
|Auteur:||prof. Clara Mulder|
Population geographers have played an important role in gaining understanding of migration patterns, processes and outcomes. However, despite a growing research attention to inter-generational care and geographical distances between family members, the role...
|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...
|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...
|Datum:||28 november 2017|
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,...
|Datum:||27 november 2017|
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...
|Datum:||17 november 2017|
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...
|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,...
|Datum:||09 oktober 2017|
From 2 till 6 October the SUSPLACE Autumn School ‘Shaping Places Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’ took place in Aveiro, Portugal. SUSPLACE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission (see www.sustainableplaceshaping...
“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|
|Datum:||12 september 2017|
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...
|Datum:||12 september 2017|
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...