Spatial Planning and Strategy
Spatial planning and strategy is a core chair in the Faculty of Architecture 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 through spatial planning can meet the challenge of territorial management in the context of the growing complexity of networked urban regions. We undertake international case studies and cross-national research on global and European cities and regions and the planning tools they use.
We contribute to teaching at all levels and have played a central role in the development and implementation of the prestigious European Masters track in Urbanism which is delivered in partnership with UPC Barcelona, KU Leuven and IUAV di Venezia. Staff also make a considerable contribution to the work of the International Federation on Urbanism.