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Professor Andreas Faludi is popularly known for taking a new approach towards planning theory in the history of planning education in the UK. He is an honorary member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). After serving his term as Professor of Spatial Planning Systems in Europe at Delft University of Technology, he has recently been appointed a Senior Professor of Spatial Planning at the Department of Planning and Media Design at Blekinge Institute of Technology at Karlskrona in Sweden for teaching a course at the MSc programme on ‘European Spatial Planning and Regional Development’. On the 13th of June 2014 Faludi received an honorary Doctorate from University of Groningen, the Netherlands, for his groundbreaking work regarding the discipline of spatial planning. He started his career as a planning theorist through his appointment to write Planning Theory, accompanied by A Reader in Planning Theory, during the early 1970s. Pergamon Press commissioned it in reaction to the Royal Town Planning Institute’s curriculum for recognised planning schools. This booklet celebrates the completion of forty years since publication of his pioneering books in 1973.


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Faludi, A. (Ed.) (1973) ‘A Reader in Planning Theory’, Pergamon, Oxford.

Faludi, A. (1973) ‘Planning Theory’, Pergamon, Oxford.

Faludi, A., Mastop, J.M. (1982) The I.O.R.-School: The development of a planning methodology, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 9, 241-256.

Faludi, A. (1985) A decision-centred view of environmental planning, Landscape Planning, 12, 239-256.

Faludi, A. (1986) ‘Critical Rationalism and Planning Methodology’, Pion Press, London.

Faludi, A. (1987) ‘A Decision-centred View of Environmental Planning’, Pergamon, Oxford.

Faludi, A. (1989) Conformance vs. performance: Implications for evaluations Impact Assessment Bulletin, 7, pp.135-151

Faludi, A. (Ed.) (1989) ‘Keeping the Netherlands in Shape (Special Issue): Built Environment’, Vol 15, Alexander Press, Oxford.

Faludi, A., Van der Valk, A.J. (1994) ‘Rule and Order: Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century’, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Faludi, A., Zonneveld, W. (Eds.) (1997) Shaping Europe: The European Spatial Development Per spective in the Making, Built Environment, Vol 32, No. 4, Alexander Press, Oxford. [In Dutch]

Faludi, A. (1998) ‘From planning theory mark 1 to planning theory mark 3’, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 25th Anniversary Issue, 110-117

Faludi, A. (1998) ‘Why in planning “The Myth of the Framework” is Anything but that’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 28 (No. 3), 381-399

Faludi, A. (2000) ‘The performance of spatial planning’, Planning Practice and Research, 15(4), 299-318.

Faludi, A. (ed) (2002) European Spatial Planning, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA.

Faludi, A. (2005) ‘ Territorial cohesion: An unidentified political objective – Introduction to the special issue’, in: A. Faludi (Ed.) Territorial Cohesion: An Unidentified Political Objective (Special Issue), Town Planning Review, 76(1), 1-13.

Faludi, A. (2005) ‘Polycentric territorial cohesion policy’, in: A. Faludi (Ed.) Territorial Cohesion: An Unidentified political objective (Special Issue), Town Planning Review, 76(1), 107-118.

Faludi, A. (2006) From European spatial development to territorial cohesion policy’, Regional Studies, 40(6), 667-678.

Faludi, A. (2006) ‘Guest editorial: Insights from evidence-based planning’, in: A. Faludi (ed.) Evidence-based Planning (Special Issue), disP 165, 42(2), 3.

Faludi, A., Waterhout, B. (2006) ‘Introducing evidence-based planning’, in: A. Faludi (ed.) Evidence-based Planning (Special Issue), disP 165, 42(2), 4-13.

Faludi, A., Waterhout, B. (2006) ‘Debating evidence-based planning’, in: A. Faludi (ed.) Evidence-based Planning (Special Issue), disP 165, 42(2), 72-73.

Faludi, A. (2007) ‘Territorial cohesion policy and the European model of society’, European Planning Studies, 15(4), 567-583.

Faludi, A. (2007) ‘Now more than ever: The Open Method of Coordination in EU territorial cohesion policy’, European Spatial Research and Policy, 14(1), 11-24.

Faludi, A. (2008) ‘The learning machine: European integration in the planning mirror’, Environment and Planning A, 40(6) 1470-1484.

Faludi, A. (2008) ‘European territorial cooperation and learning: Reflections by the guest editor on the wider implications’, in: Faludi, A. (ed) European Terrritorial Cooperation and Learning (Special Issue), disP 172. 44(1), 3-10.

Faludi, A. (2010) ‘Centenary paper: European spatial planning: Past, present and future’, Town Planning Review, 81(1), 1-22.

Faludi, A. (2012) ‘Territorial cohesion and subsidiarity under the European Union Treaties: A critique of the “territorialism” underlying’, Regional Studies, DOI:10.1080/00343404.2012.657170.

Faludi, A. (2012) ‘Multi-level (territorial) governance: Three criticisms’, Planning Theory & Practice, 13(2), 197-211. • Faludi, A. (2013) Territorial Cohesion and Subsidiarity under the European Union Treaties: A Critique of the ‘Territorialism’ Underlying, Regional Studies, Vol. 47(9), pp. 1594-1606.

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