This week we welcomed Prof. Dominic Stead from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Geography, funded through the FAU Visiting Professor Programme. Over two weeks we will have the opportunity to collaborate on joint research activities and include Dominic Stead in the teaching activities at the FAU.
Dominic Stead is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Development at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Delft University of Technology where he belongs to the OTB Research and Spatial Planning and Strategy groups. He started his academic career at Bristol Polytechnic (now University of West England), where he completed his MA in Town & Country Planning and started as a researcher. He holds a Phd in Planning studies from University College London, where he was engaged as a research fellow at the Bartlett School of Planning.In 2001 he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, a European postdoctoral research grant for young talented academics, which brought him to the TU Delft.
We look forward to Dominic Stead’s public presentation in our Institute’s Colloquium We warlmy invite everyone interested to join us:
18.11.2015, 12:15h, Hörsaal C, Kochstraße, Erlangen
Regional development throughout Europe: Same policy issues, different planning instruments
Abstract: Why do planning instruments vary from country to country, and sometimes even from region to region, in Europe? Why do we see a diversity of policy responses to commonly-felt problems or issues, such as climate change or energy security? Drawing on a variety of examples, the presentation highlights a range of explanatory factors and theoretical starting points for understanding why variations in policy responses exist. When looking at these policy variations, not only are differences in instrument types often apparent but also differences in instrumental logic (e.g. general norms or assumptions behind policy implementation) and calibration (e.g. the severity or extent of application of a policy instrument).