Dipl.ing. A. (Alexander) Wandl MSc

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PhD Project

Territories-In-Between: A European Cross Case Study on the Planning of Areas Between Urban and Rural

Promoter(s): Prof. Vincent Nadin and Prof. Wil Zonneveld 
Daily Supervisor(s): Dr. Remon Rooij

Main Question: How do different planning responses relate to the spatial form and performance of Territories-in-Between?
Research Summary: Europe is largely made of “middle landscapes”, or "hybrid geographies". These Territories-in-between (TiB) are areas where new functions, uses and lifestyles arise as a result of the on-going interaction of urban and rural elements. They cannot solely be explained as an intensification of urban functions in the rural environment, but have specific spatial and programmatic features that set them apart. Concepts like sub-urbanisation, urban-rural relations or peri-urban do not reflect the diversity and complexity of these territories. The key hypothesis of the research is that the network characteristics of territories-in-between determine their spatial development and performance.

Research Methodology: This project proposes to investigate the research questions through a cross-national comparison of the form and performance of TiB. The investigation includes first  the analysis of ten cases to achieve an overview of the variety of spatial structures and performance of TIB in Europe and second the analysis of related spatial policy responses in the cases in order to investigate relations between form, performance and policies.  

Projects

REPAiR - REsource Management in Peri-urban Areas:Going Beyond Urban Metabolism

h2020repair.eu

My role: Scientific Coordinator of REPAiR

Type of Project: Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation action

The core objective of REPAiR is to provide local and regional authorities with an innovative transdisciplinary open source geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) developed and implemented in living labs in six metropolitan areas. The GDSE allows creating integrated, place-based eco-innovative spatial development strategies aiming at a quantitative reduction of waste flows in the strategic interface of peri-urban areas. These strategies will promote the use of waste as a resource, thus support the on-going initiatives of the European Commission towards establishing a strong circular economy.

                                             

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 688920.


Better Airport Regions (BAR): NWO funded project under the program of connecting sustainable cities, on the better integration of Airports and their essential resource flows in metropolitan areas.
Further information: urd.verdus.nl/pagina.asp 

Climate Proof Cities (CPC): Strategic urban planning and design for the climate change adaptation in metropolitan areas.  How to make cities climate proof? This research programme aims at strengthening the adaptive capacity and reducing the vulnerability of the urban system against climate change and to develop strategies and policy instruments for adapting our cities and buildings.  knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/climateproofcities
related publication: Amsterwam

ESPON TANGO:  Territorial Approaches to New Governance .
Further information: 
www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/tango.html

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2011 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2013 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2012 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2015 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2014 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2014 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2015 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2013 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2012 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2016 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Region
2017 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Region
2017 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Region
2016 - Design & Planning Support Tools
2016 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2016 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Region
2017 - Spatial Decision Support for Planning and Crisis Management
2019 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Regions
2019 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Regions
2018 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Regions
2018 - Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Regions