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Department of Spatial Planning

We are a state-of-the-art research centre specialising in spatial and place-based scholarship and teaching.


Successful hosting of the PLATIAL'23 symposium

Our lab has hosted the fourth edition of the International Symposium on Platial Information Science (PLATIAL'23).

Logo of the PLATIAL'23 symposium

Presentation at the RGS-IBG International Conference 2023 in London

Víctor Cobs-Muñoz presented a paper on approaching sacrifice zones from a multidisciplinary approach at the RGS-IBG Conference in London, England.


New chapter on geographical knowledge orders in a digitalisation context

We have published a new chapter discussing how geographical knowledge orders are affected by the ongoing digitalisation.

Illustration of digital geographies

Successful street survey in Rotterdam as part of a study project

During the Excursion week of the Summer Semester 22/23, which took place on May 15–19, the students from the A-Project (i.e., study project of…


Commentary on teaching geographic information science in multidisciplinary contexts

GIScientists often teach their subjects in diverse disciplinary contexts. We have published a commentary addressing corresponding challenges.

Cover of the Journal of Spatial Information Science

Presentation at AGILE 2023 in Delft

René Westerholt presented a paper on inferences about spatial autocorrelation statistics at the AGILE 2023 conference in Delft, the Netherlands.

René Westerholt presenting a short paper at AGILE 2023 in Delft

Master's graduate Pauline Scheunert wins the KoMet Young Researchers Award

Pauline Scheunert, one of our supervised Master's students, has won the KoMet Young Researchers Award of the University Alliance Ruhr.

Portrait photo of Pauline Scheunert

Presentation at GISRUK 2023 conference

René Westerholt presented a paper at the GISRUK conference in Glasgow on the influence of the variance of spatial weights on the Getis-Ord statistic.

René Westerholt presenting a short paper at GISRUK 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland