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IP KTH Stockholm

Education Project from programme: Lifelong Learning Programme, Intensive Programme: European Spatial Development Planning
Period: 2010 - 2011
Project Coordinator: Peter Brokking, KTH Stockholm, Švédsko.
Representative of Spectra, Centre of Excellence: Doc. PhDr. Dagmar Petríková, PhD.

Image of the City

On 10-11th May 2010, the Cultural Contact Point of Slovakia is organizing the conference „Image of the City“. More than 50 years after the legendary book of Kevin Lynch, the cities overcome immense process of transformation, which heavily influenced their identities and city images. Many examples of creative effort have been shown in recent years and many cities achieved remarkable results in terms of their marketing, presentation and visual imagery. The conference Image of The City would like to focus on the role of today’s cities as centres of production, culture or thinking. Spectra, Centre of Excellence will be represented by Matej Jaššo´s contribution on Urban Semiotics. The entire event is devoted to the 25th anniversary of European Capital of Culture. The hosting venue is Dvorana VŠMU, Zochova Street 1, Bratislava. Read more at

Conference of EYPF in Mannheim (12th – 13th October 2010)

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) Hannover are co-organizing the international conference of European Young Professionals´Forum under the headline Challenges of European Spatial Development: Young Professionals´ and Researchers´ Perspectives on 12th-13th October 2010 in Mannheim.


Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU

The debate on European spatial planning spans over two decades, but has gained currency and legitimacy with the inclusion of ‘territorial cohesion’ as an objective of the European Union in the Lisbon Treaty. Although no consensus exists on the specific problems territorial cohesion policy should address, it recognizes the diversity of European regions and their particular development potentials. Moreover, it has the clear ambition, like spatial planning and regional policy, of being evidence-based. This raises the crucial question: what kind of knowledge is needed for this emerging policy area, how is it being (re)produced and by whom?


The City of Bratislava and Spectra, Centre of Excellence organised on 8th November a local conference within the European research project POLYCE.

The aim of the event was to bring together local and regional stakeholders in order to discuss about preliminary project results and strategies developed for the city of Bratislava. Among the audience there were representatives of the city of Bratislava, municipalities, spatial planning research bodies and business related to spatial development.


Metropolitan Development in Central Europe

On June 1st, the „Metropolitan Development in Central Europe“ conference – the final event of the ESPON project POLYCE – took place at the Vienna University of Technology. In the morning political representatives of Bratislava, Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna gave a press conference about the development of Central European Capitals. In the afternoon POLYCE researchers presented their findings about metropolitan development. City representatives discussed recommendations for smart Central European Metropolises.


Sokrates Erasmus Intensive programme for a “Permaculture Design Course” in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna organizes from 15th till 30th September 2012 a Sokrates Erasmus Intensive programme for a “Permaculture Design Course” in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna. In close cooperation with representatives from the City municipality of Vienna and local representatives in the 22nd district in Vienna and students from the Danube region will work on open space concepts within the Seestadt Aspern.



This Centre concentrates the capacities working on the topic of smart urban development with special focus on smart land-use and smart structures for urban development.


SPECTRA Centre of Excellence - China

The SPECTRA Centre of Excellence - China focuses on the advancement of knowledge, capacity building and promotion of sustainable cities in China, framing scientific, technical, financial and institutional collaboration in relevant areas of knowledge and sustainable planning and development management.


2nd CETIP Network discussion seminar - 3th June 2013 (gallery)

SPECTRA - Centre of Excellence and CETIP Network  organized the CETIP Network discussion seminar. Key topic was "Social entrepreneurship: a new model of corporate governance? The lecture was given by Prof. Andrej Udovč, Associate professor from University of Ljubljana. The event was held on 3th June 2013 at 10.00 AM and venue was the SPECTRA, Centre of Excellence (Vazovova street 5, room 5-1).