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

06/09/2024

Presentation and second place in the Best Short Paper Competition at AGILE 2024

René Westerholt presented a joint study with Florian Klopfer on the visual exploration of the spatial structure of heat exposure in Berlin.

René Westerholt and Rob Lemmens during the awards ceremony at the AGILE 2024 conference
04/25/2024

Keynote talk at the 8th PPE Conference – Witten, Germany

Víctor Cobs-Muñoz was a keynote speaker at the 8th PPE Conference at the Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany.

The image shows the team member, Víctor Cobs-Muñoz, delivering his keynote talk.
04/22/2024

Presentation of two new spatial statistical visualisation methods at the GISRUK conference in Leeds

René Westerholt presented two novel variants of the established Moran scatterplot at the GISRUK conference in Leeds, UK.

Moran seismogram
04/04/2024

Mapping the margins: a review of the impact of digital mapping on public participation in informal settlements

The nexus of participation and digital mapping in informal areas is yet under-researched. Our new review paper offers insights into this intersection.

World map showing numbers of case studies per country as identified in recent research by Alan Américo da Silva, Iasmin Kormann da Silva, and René Westerholt
02/13/2024

Mention of our research in a podcast by The Banker on basic banking services

A recent podcast by The Banker (a Financial Times publication) featured our research into basic banking services in Wales.

St Aldate's Post Office, Oxford, UK
02/07/2024

New review paper on conceptualising 'new mobility services'

'New mobility services' is a term used to summarise e-scooters and similar novel forms of mobility. We have analysed whether this is justified.

Several e-scooters
01/30/2024

Quotation in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung asked René Westerholt for an assessment of a critiqued study on the geographic origin of the COVID-19 pandemic

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01/07/2024

Successful DFG grant application: a new project on the meanings of spatial weights will be funded

We have successfully secured a three-year project to research the implicit and explicit attributions of meanings to spatial weights.

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