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Dr Sebastian Dembski

Lecturer in Planning (Civic Design) Geography and Planning

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Enhancing understanding of strategies of land policy for urban densification (Journal article - 2020)
  2. ‘Organic’ approaches to planning as densification strategy? The challenge of legal contextualisation in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam (Journal article - 2020)
  3. How do planners manage risk in alternative land development models? An institutional analysis of land development in the Netherlands (Journal article - 2020)
  4. Reurbanisation and suburbia in Northwest Europe: A comparative perspective on spatial trends and policy approaches (Journal article - 2019)
  5. What about the Urban Periphery? The Effects of the Urban Renaissance in the Mersey Belt (Journal article - 2017)
  6. Manufacturing the creative city: Symbols and politics of Amsterdam North (Journal article - 2016)
  7. Structure and imagination of changing cities: Manchester, Liverpool and the spatial in-between (Journal article - 2015)
  8. In search of symbolic markers: transforming the urbanized landscape of the Rotterdam Rijnmond (Journal article - 2013)
  9. The transformative potential of institutions: how symbolic markers can institute new social meaning in changing cities (Journal article - 2010)

2020

The Netherlands: From Public to Private Development without Loss of Control (Report)

O'Brien, P., & Dembski, S. (n.d.). The Netherlands: From Public to Private Development without Loss of Control. Inverness.

Housing land allocation, assembly and delivery: Lessons from Europe (Report)

Satsangi, M., Hoolachan, A., O'Brien, P., Dembski, S., Dunning, R., & Lord, A. (2020). Housing land allocation, assembly and delivery: Lessons from Europe. Inverness: Scottish Land Commission. Retrieved from https://www.landcommission.gov.scot/

La réurbanisation et les grandes régions urbaines en Angleterre et en France: tendances et réflexions (Chapter)

Dembski, S., Sykes, O., Couch, C., & Desjardins, X. (2020). La réurbanisation et les grandes régions urbaines en Angleterre et en France: tendances et réflexions. In C. Demazière, X. Desjardins, & O. Sykes (Eds.), La gouvernance des métropoles et des régions urbaines en Europe: Des réformes institutionnelles aux coopérations territoriales (pp. 23-48). Paris: PUCA.

The myth of zoning – the European experience (Journal article)

Dembski, S., & O'Brien, P. (2020). The myth of zoning – the European experience. Town and Country Planning, 89(8), 281-284.

Enhancing understanding of strategies of land policy for urban densification (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Hartmann, T., Hengstermann, A., & Dunning, R. (2020). Enhancing understanding of strategies of land policy for urban densification. Town Planning Review, 91(3), 209-216. doi:10.3828/tpr.2020.12

DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2020.12

‘Organic’ approaches to planning as densification strategy? The challenge of legal contextualisation in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2020). ‘Organic’ approaches to planning as densification strategy? The challenge of legal contextualisation in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam. Town Planning Review, 91(3), 283-303. doi:10.3828/tpr.2020.16

DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2020.16

Co-Opting the Streets of Liverpool: Self-Organization and the Role of Local Authorities (Journal article)

McGowan, J., Dembski, S., & Moore, T. (2020). Co-Opting the Streets of Liverpool: Self-Organization and the Role of Local Authorities. Planning Practice and Research. doi:10.1080/02697459.2020.1740416

DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2020.1740416

How do planners manage risk in alternative land development models? An institutional analysis of land development in the Netherlands (Journal article)

O'Brien, P., Lord, A., & Dembski, S. (2020). How do planners manage risk in alternative land development models? An institutional analysis of land development in the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 91. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104409

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104409

2019

Cross-national comparative research in planning – some things to consider (Journal article)

Sykes, O., & Dembski, S. (2019). Cross-national comparative research in planning – some things to consider. Town and Country Planning, 88(7), 312-319.

Reurbanisation and suburbia in Northwest Europe: A comparative perspective on spatial trends and policy approaches (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Sykes, O., Couch, C., Desjardins, X., Evers, D., Osterhage, F., . . . Zimmermann, K. (2019). Reurbanisation and suburbia in Northwest Europe: A comparative perspective on spatial trends and policy approaches. Progress in Planning, 100462. doi:10.1016/j.progress.2019.100462

DOI: 10.1016/j.progress.2019.100462

2018

Die Niederlande – Vom neuen Umgang mit Raumknappheit (Journal article)

Bernzen, A., & Dembski, S. (2018). Managing density in the Netherlands. Geographische Rundschau, 70(3), 4-9.

Neue Planungsansätze in den Niederlanden – wie die Stadtplanung sich neu erfindet (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2018). New planning approaches in the Netherlands. How urban development is reinventing itself. Geographische Rundschau, 70(3), 14-19.

Review of The UK Regional–National Economic Problem: Geography, Globalisation and Governance by Philip McCann (Book Review)

Blyth, R., Kingman, D., Dembski, S., & Dobson, J. (2018). Book Reviews. Town Planning Review, 89(2), 199-205. doi:10.3828/tpr.2018.12

DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2018.12

The political nature of symbols: explaining institutional inertia and change (Chapter)

Savini, F., & Dembski, S. (2018). The political nature of symbols: explaining institutional inertia and change. In W. Salet (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Planning and Institutions in Action (pp. 274-288). New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315111230

DOI: 10.4324/9781315111230

2017

What about the Urban Periphery? The Effects of the Urban Renaissance in the Mersey Belt (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Schulze Bäing, A., & Sykes, O. J. (2017). What about the Urban Periphery? The Effects of the Urban Renaissance in the Mersey Belt. Comparative Population Studies, 42, 219-244. doi:10.12765/CPoS-2017-14en

DOI: 10.12765/CPoS-2017-14en

What about the Urban Periphery? The Effects of the Urban Renaissance in the Mersey Belt (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Schulze Bäing, A., & Sykes, O. (n.d.). What about the Urban Periphery? The Effects of the Urban Renaissance in the Mersey Belt. Comparative Population Studies, 42. doi:10.12765/cpos-2017-14

DOI: 10.12765/cpos-2017-14

2016

Institutionele vernieuwing van de regionale stad (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2016). Institutionele vernieuwing van de regionale stad. Rooilijn, 49(5), 362-367.

A Sustainable and Resilient Nothern Powerhouse: Framing the Future 2 – A Charrette for the North at the University of Liverpool (Report)

Dembski, S., Kidd, S., Menzies, W., Nears, P., & Wray, I. (2016). A Sustainable and Resilient Nothern Powerhouse: Framing the Future 2 – A Charrette for the North at the University of Liverpool. Liverpool: University of Liverpool.

Manufacturing the creative city: Symbols and politics of Amsterdam North (Journal article)

Savini, F., & Dembski, S. (2016). Manufacturing the creative city: Symbols and politics of Amsterdam North. Cities, 55, 139-147. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2016.02.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.02.013

Urban Planning Reviews: Governance of Planning. Volume 2: Learning from International Experience (Report)

Shaw, D., Sturzaker, J., Mell, I., Brodie, K., Sykes, O., Dembski, S., & Sahar, A. (2016). Urban Planning Reviews: Governance of Planning. Volume 2: Learning from International Experience. Future Saudi Cities. Retrieved from https://www.futuresaudicities.org/

2015

Structure and imagination of changing cities: Manchester, Liverpool and the spatial in-between (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2015). Structure and imagination of changing cities: Manchester, Liverpool and the spatial in-between. Urban Studies, 52(9), 1647-1664. doi:10.1177/0042098014539021

DOI: 10.1177/0042098014539021

Tijdelijkheid als nieuw planningsparadigma? (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2015). Tijdelijkheid als nieuw planningsparadigma?. Rooilijn, 48(4), 349-351.

Which challenges for today's European metropolitan spaces? (Journal article)

Salet, W., Vermeulen, R., Savini, F., & Dembski, S. (2015). Which challenges for today's European metropolitan spaces?. PLANNING THEORY & PRACTICE, 16(2), 274-275. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2014

Glossar der wichtigsten Planungsinstrumente im Grossraum Amsterdam/Woordenlijst van de belangrijkste planningsinstrumenten in de agglomeratie Amsterdam (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Hoelzel, F., & Smit, J. (2014). Glossar der wichtigsten Planungsinstrumente im Grossraum Amsterdam/Woordenlijst van de belangrijkste planningsinstrumenten in de agglomeratie Amsterdam. Hochparterre, 30-31.

Het janushoofd van het bestemmingsplan (Journal article)

Dembski, S., Buijze, A., & Van der Veen, M. (2014). Het janushoofd van het bestemmingsplan. Rooilijn, 47(6), 432-439.

Organische transformatie (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2014). Organische transformatie. Hochparterre, (May), 38-39.

2013

In search of symbolic markers: transforming the urbanized landscape of the Rotterdam Rijnmond (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2013). In Search of Symbolic Markers: Transforming the Urbanized Landscape of the Rotterdam Rijnmond. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, 37(6), 2014-2034. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01103.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01103.x

Review of URBAN REFLECTIONS: NARRATIVES OF PLACE , PLANNING AND CHANGE by Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Book Review)

Dembski, S. (2013). Urban reflections: narratives of place, planning and change, by Mark Tewdwr-Jones. Urban Research & Practice, 6(2), 242-243. doi:10.1080/17535069.2013.808441

DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2013.808441

Case Study Amsterdam Buiksloterham, the Netherlands: The Challenge of Planning Organic Transformation (Report)

Dembski, S. (2013). Case Study Amsterdam Buiksloterham, the Netherlands: The Challenge of Planning Organic Transformation. Amsterdam: AISSR programme group Urban Planning.

Case Study Westflank Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands: The Paradox of Governance (Report)

Dembski, S. (2013). Case Study Westflank Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands: The Paradox of Governance. Amsterdam: AISSR programme group Urban Planning.

2012

Greep op de stad: nieuwe wendingen in het stadsonderzoek (Chapter)

Taverne, E., Dembski, S., De Klerk, L., & Ramakers, B. (2012). Greep op de stad: nieuwe wendingen in het stadsonderzoek. In E. Taverne, L. De Klerk, B. Ramakers, & S. Dembski (Eds.), Nederland stedenland: Continuïteit en vernieuwing (pp. 9-21). Rotterdam: nai010.

Nederland stedenland: continuïteit en vernieuwing (Book)

Taverne, E., De Klerk, L., Ramakers, B., & Dembski, S. (Eds.) (2012). Nederland stedenland: continuïteit en vernieuwing. Rotterdam: nai010.

Symbolic Markers and Institutional Innovation in Transforming Urban Spaces (Thesis / Dissertation)

Dembski, S. (2012). Symbolic Markers and Institutional Innovation in Transforming Urban Spaces. (PhD Thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam).

2011

Musea buiten de muren: Interview met Paul Spies, directeur Amsterdam Museum, en Paul van de Laar, adjunct-directeur en hoofd collecties Museum Rotterdam (Journal article)

Taverne, E., Knevel, P., & Dembski, S. (2011). Museums outside the walls. Interview with Paul Spies, director of Amsterdam Museum and Paul van de Laar, director of Collections and Scientific Research at the Rotterdam Museum. Stadsgeschiedenis, 6(2), 201-216.

2010

The transformative potential of institutions: how symbolic markers can institute new social meaning in changing cities (Journal article)

Dembski, S., & Salet, W. (2010). The transformative potential of institutions: how symbolic markers can institute new social meaning in changing cities. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 42(3), 611-625. doi:10.1068/a42184

DOI: 10.1068/a42184

Das Ende der Randstad als Planungsmetapher für die niederländische Raumplanung? (Chapter)

Dembski, S. (2010). Das Ende der Randstad als Planungsmetapher für die niederländische Raumplanung?. In I. Mertens, & K. Usunov (Eds.), Raumplanerinnen und Raumplaner im Ausland – ausgewählte Erfahrungsberichte (pp. 33-48). Dortmund: IRPUD.

2009

Culturele symbolen voor de stedelijke transformatie (Chapter)

Dembski, S. (2009). Culturele symbolen voor de stedelijke transformatie. In W. Salet, & L. Janssen-Jansen (Eds.), Synergie in stedelijke netwerken: tussen competitie en complementariteit (pp. 145-159). Den Haag: Sdu.

Planninginnovaties in het Rijn-Ruhrgebied? (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2009). Planninginnovaties in het Rijn-Ruhrgebied?. Rooilijn, 42(2), 128-135.

2006

Duitse Regionalen: succesverhaal voor regio’s? (Journal article)

Dembski, S. (2006). Duitse Regionalen: succesverhaal voor regio’s?. Rooilijn, 39(7), 388-395.

2003

Räumliche Szenarien für die Ruhrstadt 2030 (Book)

Projekt F-13. (2003). Räumliche Szenarien für die Ruhrstadt 2030 (Vol. P/24). Dortmund: IRPUD.