[Please note: more full papers and draft papers can be found at Academia]


Radomski, P., Van Assche, K. (2013) Lakeside living. Sustainable planning and design in the footsteps of environmental writers (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press) [forthcoming]

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Duineveld, M. (2013) Evolutionary governance theory: An Introduction. (Heidelberg: Springer) » abstract

Iordachi, C. Van Assche, K., Eds. (2013) Biopolitics and the Danube Delta, Budapest- New York: Central European University Press. [forthcoming]

Salukvadze, J., Van Assche, K., Shavishvilli, N., Eds. (2011) Tbilisi in times of change. Socio- cultural and spatial dimensions of development, Tbilisi: Tbilisi State University Press. [In Georgian language]

Van Assche, K., Salukvadze, J., Shavishvilli, N., Eds. (2009) City planning and city culture in Tbilisi. Where Europe and Asia meet, Lewiston, New York: the Edwin Mellen Press » more

Van Assche, K. (2004) Signs in time. An interpretive account of urban planning and design, the people and their histories, Wageningen University. » full copy


Jacobs, J., Van Assche, K. (2014) ‘Understanding Empirical Boundaries: A Systems-Theoretical Avenue in Border Studies’, in Geopolitics [forthcoming]

Hornidge, A., Van Assche, K., Shtaltovna, A. (2014) ‘Uzbekistan – A region in world society? Variants of differentiation in agricultural resources governance’, Soziale Systeme [forthcoming]

Djanibekov, U., Van Assche, K., Boezeman, D., Djanibekov, N. (2014) ‘Understanding contracts in evolving agro-economies: Fermers, dekhqans and networks in Khorezm, Uzbekistan’, Journal of Rural Studies, 32: 137-147. » abstract

Van Assche, K. (2013) ‘Ernest Oberholtzer and the art of boundary crossing. Writing, life and the narratives of conservation and planning’. Planning Perspectives. » abstract

Van Assche, K. (2013) ‘Ernest Oberholtzer. Het belang van rollen en ambiguiteit voor het landschap’. Landschap, 30, 2: 30-37. 

Van Assche, K., Van Biesebroeck, J. , Holm, J. (2013) ‘Governing the ice. Ice fishing villages on Lake Mille Lacs and the creation of environmental governance institutions. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. [online first] » abstract

Beunen, R., Van Assche, K. (2013) ‘Contested delineations. Planning, law and the governance of protected areas’, Environment and Planning A, 45, 6: 1285- 1301 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Holm, J., Lo, M. (2013) ‘Social learning and innovation. Ice fishing communities on Lake Mille Lacs’. Land Use Policy, 34: 232-242  » abstract

Shtaltovna, A., Van Assche, K., Hornidge, A.K. (2012) ‘Where did this debt come from? Organizational change, role ambiguity and development in rural Khorezm, Uzbekistan. International Quarterly for Asian Studies/ Internationales Asienforum, 43, 3-4, pp. 179-197. » abstract

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K., Beunen, R. (2013) ‘Making things irreversible. Object stabilization in urban planning and design’, Geoforum, 46: 16-24  » abstract

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Duineveld, M. (2013) ‘Formal/ informal dialectics and the self- transformation of spatial planning systems: an exploration’, Administration & Society [i-first] » abstract

Kooij, HJ, Van Assche, K, Lagendijk, A (2013) ‘Open concepts as crystallization points and enablers of discursive configurations: the case of the innovation campus in the Netherlands’, European Planning Studies [online first] » abstract

Eichholz, M., Van Assche, K., Oberkircher, L, Hornidge, AK (2013) Trading capitals? Bourdieu, land and water in rural Uzbekistan’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56, 6: 868- 892  » abstract

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R, Duineveld, M, de Jong, H (2013) ‘Co- evolutions of planning and design. Risks and benefits of design perspectives in planning systems’, Planning Theory, 12, 2: 177-19 » abstract

Beunen, R, Van Assche, K, Duineveld, M. (2013) ‘Performing failure in conservation policy .The implementation of European Union directives in the Netherlands’, Land Use Policy, 31: 280-288 » abstract

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K., Beunen, R. (2012) ‘The plight of amateur archaeologists in a revamped Dutch policy landscape’ Public Archaeology [forthcoming]

Djanibekov, N., Van Assche, K., Bobojonov, I., Lamers, J.P.A. (2012) ‘Farm restructuring and land consolidation in Uzbekistan: New farms with old barriers’, Europe- Asia Studies64, 6, 1101-1126  » abstract

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (2012) ‘The good, the bad and the self- referential: Heritage planning and the productivity of difference’, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19, 1: 1-15  » abstract

Beunen, R., Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2011) ‘Moeizame implementatie van Natura 2000. De performatieve macht van de ‘mislukking’’, Landschap, 28, 3, 109-118.

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., Salukvadze, J. (2012) ‘ Under pressure: Speed, vitality and innovation in the reinvention of Georgian planning’, European Planning Studies, 20, 6, 999-1015 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Costaglioli, F. (2012) ‘Silent places, silent plans: Silent signification and the study of place transformation’, Planning Theory, 11,2, 128-147 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Djanibekov, N. (2012) ‘Spatial planning as policy integration: The need for an evolutionary perspective. Lessons from Uzbekistan’, Land Use Policy, 29, 1, 179-186. » abstract

Van Assche, K., Bell, S., Teampau, P. (2012) ‘Traumatic natures in the swamp. Concepts of nature and participatory governance in the Danube delta’, Environmental Values, 21, 2, 163-183 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., De Jong, H., van Zoest, A. (2012)What place is this time? Semiotics and the analysis of historical reference in landscape architecture’, Journal of Urban Design, 17,2, 233 -254 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Duineveld, M. (2012) ‘Performing failure and success: Dutch planning experiences’, Public Administration, 90, 3, 567-581 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Lo, M. (2011) ‘Planning, preservation and place branding: a tale of sharing assets and narratives’, Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy 7, 2, 117-126. » abstract

Van Assche, K., Salukvadze, J. (2012) ‘Tbilisi reinvented. Politics, planning and the development of a post- Soviet city’, Planning Perspectives,27, 1, 1-24 » abstract

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., Beunen, R., Teampau, P. (2011) ‘Delineating locals. Knowledge/ power and the evolving governance of the Danube delta’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 13, 1, 1-21. » abstract

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Jacobs, J., Teampau, P. (2011) ‘Crossing trails in the marshes. Flexibility and rigidity in the governance of the Danube delta’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54, 8, 997-1018 » abstract

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2011) ‘The power of tulips. Constructing nature and heritage in a contested landscape’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 13,2, 79-98. » abstract

Van Assche, K., Teampau, P. (2010) ‘’Landscape of the year’ Social systems theory and the study of cultural and ecological adaptation in the Romanian Danube delta’, Studia Politica, 15, 1: 83- 102. » full paper

Van Assche, K., Verschraegen, G., Salukvadze, J. (2010) ‘Changing frames. Expert and citizen participation in Georgian planning’, Planning Practice and Research, 25, 3: 377- 395. » abstract

Gawronski, K., Van Assche, K., Hernik, J. (2010) ‘Spatial planning in the United States of America and Poland’, Infrastructure and ecology of rural areas. Annals of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 11: 53-69.

Teampau, P., Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Migratory marginalities: making sense of home, self and mobility’, Ethnologia Balkanica, 13: 147- 163. » abstract

Teampau, P., Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Sulina, Sulina, when there’s water, there’s no light. Memory andautobiography in a Romanian town’, Identities. Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 7, 1-2: 33-70. » abstract

Van Assche, K, Devlieger, P, Teampau, P., Verschraegen, G. (2009) ‘Forgetting and remembering in the margins: Constructing past and future in the Romanian Danube Delta’,  Memory Studies, 2, 2, 211-234. » abstract

Van Assche, K. Teampau, P. (2009) ‘Layered encounters. Performing multiculturalism and the urban palimpsest at the ‘gateway to Europe’, Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review, 27, 2, 7-18. » full paper

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K., Beunen, R. (2008) ‘Macht van en over associaties in de vrije tijd. Uitgesloten amateurs in het nieuwe landschap van de Nederlandse archeologie’, Vrijetijdsstudies, 26, 4, 28- 38.  » full paper

Van Assche, K., Verschraegen, G. (2008) ‘The Limits of Planning: Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory and the analysis of planning and planning ambitions’, Planning Theory, 7, 3, 263- 283. » abstract , » full paper

Van Assche, K., Teampau, P., Devlieger, P., Suciu, C. (2008) ‘Liquid boundaries in marginal marshes. Reconstructions of identity in the Romanian Danube Delta’, Studia Sociologia, 53, 1, 115- 133.  » full paper

Van Assche, K., Leinfelder, H. (2008) ‘Nut en noodzaak van een kritische planologie. Suggesties vanuit Nederland en Amerika op basis van Niklas Luhmann’s systeemtheorie’, Ruimte & Planning, 28, 2, 28-38. » full paper

Van Assche, K., ‘Planning as/ and/ in context: Towards a new analysis of context in interactive planningMiddle Eastern Technical University Journal FA, 24, 2, 105-117. » full paper

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (2007) ‘Heritage planning in Kiev: The good, the bad and the ugly and possible lessons for Tbilisi’, Kamara, annual journal of the faculty of architecture at Georgian Technical University, 6, 2.

Teampau, P., Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Sulina- The dying city in a vital region. Social memory and nostalgia for the European future’, Ethnologia Balkanica, 11, 1, 257-278. » abstract

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (2006) ‘On old and new, the concepts of context, harmony and Tbilisi’, Kamara, annual journal of the faculty of architecture at Georgian Technical University, 5,2.

Van Assche, K. (2002) ‘Omgaan met het landschappelijke verleden in natuurontwerpend Nederland’, De levende natuur, 103, 5, 184-187.


Van Assche, K., Jacobs, M. (2003) ‘Kwaliteit als crisisproduct’, Rooilijn, 36, 5, 254-259.

Van Assche, K. (1996) ‘Planten bij Van Eyck’, Monumenten en Landschappen, 15-1, 1996, 8-25.


Van Assche, K., Shtaltovna, A., Hornidge, A-K (2013) ‘Visible and invisible informalities and institutional transformation. Lessons from transition countries: Georgia, Romania, Uzbekistan’, in N. Hayoz, Chr. Giordano (Eds) Informality and post- socialist transition (Frankfurt: Peter Lang). (forthcoming)

Van Assche, K., Lo, M., Beunen, R. (2013) ‘A perspective on planning, smart growth and place branding’, in F. Go, M. Govers (Eds.) International Place Branding Yearbook 2012. Managing Smart Growth and Sustainability (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan), pp. 69-80.

Van Assche, K.,  Salukvadze, J. (2012) Tbilisi: Urban Transformation and Role Transformation in Post- Soviet Metropolis. In: Cook, E. and J. Lara (Editors), Remaking Metropolis: Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape. (Routledge: London)

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2011) ‘Zelf- organisatie, burgerverzet en planning’, in I. Salverda (Ed.) Burgers en planning in Nederland (Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers).

Van Assche, K, Duineveld, M., Verschraegen, G., During, R., Beunen, R. (2011) ‘Social systems andsocial engineering: Niklas Luhmann’, in M. Vellema, (Ed.) Transformation and sustainability in agriculture: connecting practice with social theory (Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers): 35-49 » more

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘The good, the bad and the self- referential. Heritage planning and the productivity of difference’, in T. Bloemers, H. Kars, A. van der Valk, M. Wijnen (Eds.) The cultural landscape and heritage paradox. Protection and development of the Dutch archaeological- historical landscape and its European dimension (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press): 273- 290. » more

Duineveld, M., Beunen, R., Van Assche, K. (2010)Interpretive heritage research and the politics of (de-) democratisation. As illustrated by the plight of hard- working amateurs in the trenches of revamped policyarrangements’, in T. Bloemers, H. Kars, A. van der Valk, M. Wijnen (Eds.) The cultural landscape and heritage paradox. Protection and development of the Dutch archaeological- historical landscape and its European dimension (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press): 291- 308. » more

Van Assche, Lo, M.C. (2010) ‘Redefining assets in the age of branding. Spatial planning and culturallandscapes, in K. Gawronski, J. Hernik (Eds.) Spatial planning and development as an instrument for shaping and protecting cultural landscapes (Krakow: Branta).

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Preface. On the absolute value of the relative. Cultural landscapes in Europe’, in J. Hernik (Ed.) Cultural landscape across disciplines (Krakow, Branta): 15-20. » more

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Als de goudprijs hoog genoeg is, wordt het oude sieraad snel gesmolten. Over het begrip ‘intrinsieke waarde’’, in M. Linssen (Ed.) Het cultuurhistorisch argument (Utrecht: Projectbureau Belvedere): 29-38. » full paper

Duineveld, M., Beunen, R., Van Assche, K., During, R. (2009) ‘The relation between description andprescription in transitions research’, in K. Poppe, C. Termeer, M. Slingerland (Eds.), Transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food chains in peri- urban areas, (Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers): 309-324. » more

During, R., Van Assche, K., van der Zande, A. (2009) ‘Culture, innovation and governance in Europe. Systems theory and the analysis of innovation in INTERREG programs’, in K. Poppe, C. Termeer, M. Slingerland (Eds.), Transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food chains in peri- urban areas (Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers): 163-188. » more

Van Assche, Weijschede, T. (2009) ‘Over de productiviteit van versplinterde kennis. Discursieve constructies van het verleden in de ruimtelijke ordening’, in A. van der Zande, R. During (Eds.) Erfgoed en ruimtelijke planning.  Sterft, gij oude vormen en gedachten! (The Hague: SDU): 91-108. » more

Van Assche, K., Salukvadze, J. Duineveld, M., Verschraegen, G. (2009) ‘Would planners be as sweet by any other name? Roles in a transitional planning system: Tbilisi, Georgia’, in K. Van Assche, J. Salukvadze, N. Shavishvili (Eds.) City culture and city planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia meet, (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press): 243-318. » more

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘City culture and city planning in Georgia: Identities and their remaking’, in K. Van Assche, J. Salukvadze, N. Shavishvili (Eds.), City culture and city planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia meet (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press): 1-16. » more

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘‘Amenez- nous les citoyens et incluez-les!’ Les chemins tortueux de la participation citoyenne dans les theories et les pratiques de l’urbanisme contemporain’, in F. Delmotte, M. Hubert (Eds.) La cite administrative de l’etat a la croisee des chemins. Des enjeux pour la ville et l’action publique a Bruxelles, (Brussels: Editions La Cambre): 279-295. » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Crimean Tatar heritage: On the parallel construction of heritage, history and ethnicity’, in W. van der Knaap, A. van der Valk (Eds.) Multiple landscape. Merging past and present, (Wageningen: Wageningen University/ NWO/ Isomul): 101-112.» more

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (2005) ‘Over woorden en dingen. Foucault en de Nederlandse Ruimtelijke ordening’, in N. Aarts, R. During, P. van der Jagt (Eds.) Te koop. En andere ideeen over de ruimtelijke inrichting van Nederland, (Wageningen: Wageningen University): 25-32. » full paper

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘Tweederangsburgers en de ogenschijnlijke democratisering van de Nederlandse Ruintelijke ordening’, in N. Aarts, R. During, P. van der Jagt (Eds.) Te koop. En andere ideeen over de ruimtelijke inrichting van Nederland, (Wageningen: Wageningen University): 65-72. » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Taal en wereld van meervoudig ruimtegebruik in Nederland en Belgie’, in P. Schrijnen (Ed.) De cultuur van het bestuur. Over Nederlandse trechters en Vlaamse mozaïeken. Bijdragen aan de plandag 2003 (Gent/ Amsterdam: BNSP) [12pp]. » short version

Van Assche, K. (2003) ‘Understanding the nature of disciplinary boundaries as a reason for success in interdisciplinary research’, in B. Tress, G. Tress, A. van der Valk, G. Fry (Eds.) Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary landscape studies: Potentials and limitations (Delta Series, 2) (Wageningen: Wageningen University): 100-107. » full paper

Van Assche, K. (1999) ‘Louis Richeome, Ignatius and Philostrates in the Novice’s Garden. Or, the Signification of Everyday Environment’, in J. Manning, M. Van Vaeck (Eds.) The Jesuits and the Emblem Tradition,  (Imago Figurata Sudies Vol 1a) (Turnhout: Brepols): 3-10.» more

Van Assche, K. (1997) ‘De landschapssymboliek bij Van Eyck’, in J. Pas, L. Pil (Eds.) Nature Morte?? Tentoonstellingsproject rond Kunst en Ecologie, (Leuven: Davidsfonds en Instituut voor Culturele Studies, KULeuven): 23-28. » more


Van Assche, K. (2008) ’On productive and non- productive self- reference. The search for flexibility and depth in heritage planning’, in T. Bloemers, H. Kars, A. van der Valk, M. Wijnen (Eds.) Protection and development of the historical- archaeological landscape. Proceedings of the NWO conference in Lunteren, may 2008 (The Hague: NWO).

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Framing and being framed: a brief analysis of context construction’, in S. Gur (Ed.) Contextualism in architecture. Proceedings of LIVENARCH III (Trabzon: KTI) 

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Social systems, culture and ecology in the Danube Delta’, in W. van der Knaap, G.J. Carsjens, B. Schultz (Eds.) Proceedings of the ISOMUL- CIGR conference on Water and Multiple land use, Delft, may 17-19, 2006 (Delft/ Wageningen: ISOMUL/ CIGR) [full paper digital]

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., van Ark, R. (2005) ‘Obstacles for change in European planning’, in AESOP Conference Vienna 2005, Vienna, 2005. » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Crimean Tatar architecture. On the parallel construction of heritage, history and ethnicity’, in A. van der Valk, T. Bloemers (Eds.) Multiple landscape: merging past and present in landscape planning [Fifth international workshop on sustainable land use planning], (Wageningen/ Delft/ The Hague: ISOMUL/ CIGR/ NWO) [full paper digital]


Van Assche, K., Hornidge, A-K, Shtaltovna, A., Boboyorow, H. (2013) Epistemic cultures, knowledge cultures and the transition of agricultural expertise. Rural development in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Georgia, ZEF Working Paper 118, ZEF/ Bonn University » full paper

Van Assche, K., de Jong, H., Tordoir, P. (2013) ‘Stad en ommeland. Verbindingen voor ruimte en experiment. Province of Gelderland Strategy Reports, Arnhem: Provincial Government of Gelderland/ PRO. » full paper

Van Assche, K. Hornidge, AK (2012) Knowledge in rural transitions: informal land governance in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. ZEF Working Paper 98, ZEF/ Bonn University. » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Natural resource governance in Central Asia and the Caucasus’, in J. SALUKVADZE Improving land and natural resource governance in Central Asia and the Caucasus (FAO land tenure working paper, 3) (Rome: FAO). » full paper

Duineveld, M. Beunen, R., van Ark, R., Van Assche, K., During, R. (2008) The difference between knowing the path and walking the path. Een essay over het steeds terugkerend maakbaarheidsdenken in beleidsonderzoek (Wageningen: Wageningen University) » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2006) Over goede bedoelingen en hun schadelijke bijwerkingen: flexibiliteit, ruimtelijke ordening en systeemtheorie (Innonet reports series) (Utrecht: Innonet). 89pp. With response essays by Fred Schoorl, Bram van de Klundert, Wim Derksen » full paper

Van Assche, K., de Jong, H. (2005) Vluchtige dingen in beton: over cultuurhistories en ruimtelijke ordening (Wageningen studies in planning, ontwerp en analyse, 5) (Wageningen: Wageningen University). 90pp. »more

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (2004) Leidsche Rijn Utrecht. De rol van cultuurhistorie bij planning en ontwerp (Wageningen: Wageningen University) 42pp. » full paper

Van Assche, K., Jacobs, M. (2002) Kwaliteit in complexiteit. Ruimtelijke kwaliteit en de kennisontwikkeling daarover (Alterra rapport 601) (Wageningen: Wageningen University)101 pp. » full paper


Van Assche, K. (2011) review of J. Czaplicka, N. Gelazis, B. Ruble (Eds.) Cities after the fall of communism: reshaping cultural landscape and European, in Canadian Slavonic Papers

Van Assche, K. (2010) review of R. Freestone, Urban nation: Australia’s planning heritage, in Planning perspectives, 25, 4: 533-535.

Van Assche, K. (2010) review of A. Pusca, Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment: the case of Romania in Europe- Asia Studies, 62, 4: 695- 697.

Van Assche, K. (2010) review of R. Rose, Understanding Post- Communist Transformation: A Bottom-up approach, in Europe- Asia Studies, 62, 1: 183-185.

Van Assche, K. (2005) review of S. Ward, Planning and Urban Change, in European Planning Studies, 13, 7: 1123-1125.

Van Assche, K. (2002) review of H. Lorzing, The nature of landscape. A personal quest, in Stedebouw & Ruimtelijke Ordening, 83, 2: 71-73.

PUBLICATIONS IN ‘BLAUWE KAMER‘  [regular contributor]

Van Assche, K. (2011) ‘De spoorwegen en de trek naar het westen’, Blauwe Kamer, 21, 1.

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘ Rond Lake Superior is er veel verloren gegaan, maar ligt de schoonheid voor landschapsarchitecten nog voor het oprapen’, Blauwe Kamer, 20, 6: 78-79.

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘ Overheden durven sinds Reagan nauwelijks te plannen en ontwerpen- uit angst voor het individuele eigendom’, Blauwe Kamer, 20, 5, 60-61..

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘Hoe Sigurd Olson zijn blik scherpte en de ontwerper de verborgen mogelijkheden van het landschap laat zien’, Blauwe Kamer, 20, 4: 72-73.

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘Amerikaanse mijnbouwstadjes hebben een rijk verleden. Maar hum toekomst ligt bovengronds’, Blauwe Kamer, 20, 3: 60-61.

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘In Mexico hebben planning en ontwerp een rijke geschiedenis- maar nauwelijks toekomst’, Blauwe Kamer, 20, 2.: 56-57

Van Assche, K. (2010) ‘In Columbus trokken de rijken weg, en namen de Amerikaanse droom mee’ Blauwe Kamer, 20, 1, 60-61.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘‘Washington DC wil een monument van de natie zijn, maar is ook een stad waar mensen leven’ Blauwe Kamer, 19, 6: 60-61.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Hoe Ernest Oberholtzer een icoon werd voor de natuur en de landschapsarchitectuur’, Blauwe Kamer, 19, 5: 54-55.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Fietspaden in Amerika. Echte Amerikanen fietsen niet’, Blauwe Kamer, 19, 4: 60-61.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘In Chicago gebeuren goede dingen, ondanks de wet’, Blauwe Kamer, 19, 2: 82-83.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Conservation design wil betere plannen maken. Maar eerst de regels veranderen’, Blauwe Kamer, 19, 3: 62-63.

Van Assche, K. (2009) ‘Community development. Planning en ontwerp in tijden van crisis en Obama’, Blauwe Kamer, 19, 1: 50-51.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘In Fargo praat niemand meer over de film’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 6: 62-63.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Beschaving is een gemillimeterd gazonnetje’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 5: 58-59.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Oekraiens verleden in Canadese wereldstad’ Blauwe Kamer, 18, 4: 74-75.

Van Assche, K., Devlieger, P., Teampau, P., Schut, M. (2008) ‘Kansen voor de Donau- Delta’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 4: 60-64.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Moed loont in Baltimore’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 3: 74-75.

Van Assche, K. (2008)  ‘Memphis op de schaal van Starbucks’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 2: 68-69.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Ontwerpen op glad ijs’, Blauwe Kamer, 18, 1: 60-61.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Weerloos landschap in Minnesota’, Blauwe Kamer,  17, 6: 54-55.

Van Assche, K. (2007)Moosonee, godvergeten slapend toeristenparadijs’, Blauwe Kamer, 17, 5: 58-59.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, Blauwe Kamer, 17, 3: 44-45.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘De ketenen van planning en ontwerp’, Blauwe Kamer 17, 4: 54-55.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘De campus als microcosmos’, Blauwe Kamer, 17, 1: 42.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Tampa, Florida en de man van de krant’, Blauwe Kamer, 17, 2: 46.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Weg van de snelweg (Het Minnesota Design Team)’, Blauwe Kamer, 16, 6: 34.

Van Assche, K. (2006), ‘Krassen in de rots’, in Blauwe Kamer, 16, 5: 53.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Lente in Montreal’, Blauwe Kamer, 16, 4: 43.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Slimme marketing’, Blauwe Kamer, 16, 3: 76.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Nieuwlichterij’, Blauwe Kamer, 16, 2: 74. [start of Americana series]

Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘Culturele identiteit en de nieuwbouwwijk: Vathorst en Leidsche Rijn’ Blauwe Kamer, 15, 4,: 44-47.

Van Assche, K.(2005) ‘Een heel behoorlijk ontwerp. Voor een kantorenpark’, Blauwe Kamer, 15, 2: 60-63.

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Liever geen ruines. Waarom Nederlanders een afkeer hebben van verval in het landschap’, Blauwe Kamer, 14, 6: 70-73.

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Hier waait de geest van de vernieuwing’ Blauwe Kamer, 14, 6: 42-49.

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Een bizarre mengeling van decor en realiteit’, Blauwe Kamer,  14, 5: 54- 56.

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Iets dorps’ in Vijfhuizen’, Blauwe Kamer, 14, 3: 62-65.  

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Een functionele beeldentuin voor het leger’ Blauwe Kamer, 14, 2: 40-43.

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Verschil van dag en nacht op het Spui’, Blauwe Kamer, 14, 1: 36-39.

Van Assche, K. (2003) ‘Dromen over prachtig wonen aan de noordoevers’, Blauwe kamer, 13, 5: 34-37.

Van Assche, K. (2003) ‘A4 – zone: plannen en ontwerpen in onzekerheid’, Blauwe Kamer, 13, 1: 38-40.  

Van Assche, K. (2002) ‘Onvoltooid milieuverleden tekent herinrichting Roermond’, Blauwe Kamer, 12, 4: 34-37.

Publications in ‘Topos’ [professional]

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Over kruispunten’, Topos, 18, 2.

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Exporteren en interpreteren’, Topos, 18, 1.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Bakens van herkenning’, Topos, 17, 2.

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Erfgoed in een nieuwe wereld’, Topos, 17, 3.

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Erfgoed= onenigheid en strijd’, Topos, 17, 3: 26-29.  » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Over poppetjes, touwtjes en poppenspel’, Topos,  17, 1.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Planning en Europa’, Topos, 16, 4.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Over concepten in de ruimtelijke ordening’, Topos, 16, 3: 45.

Van Assche., K. (2006) ‘Over natte voeten en grote voeten: water en ruimtelijke ordening’, Topos, 16, 2.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Over heiligheid en huiselijkheid, en over heilige huizen’, Topos, 16, 1.

Duneveld, M., van Ark, R., Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘De vrolijke planner. Een essay of modernistische fictiesen postmodern realisme’, Topos, 15, 2: 35-37.  » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘Postmodernismen, usmen, urmen’, Topos, 15, 2: 23.

Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘Brief van mijn moeder. Over efficientie, controle en het goede voorbeeld; Nederlandse planningscultuur’, Topos, 15, 1: 26-28.  » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2004) ‘Over visuele verleiding. Of: ethiek en esthetiek in het ontwerp’, Topos, 14, 1: 22-25.  » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2003) ‘Taal en wereld van meervoudig ruimtegebruik’, Topos, 13, 1: 14-19. » full paper

Publications in other professional magazines

Van Assche, K. (2008) ‘Perspectives on planning culture’, PND- ON. Texte und Diskussionen zur Entwicklung von Stadt und Region, 3, 1. [Aachen University magazine, Germany]  » full paper

Van Assche, K. (2007) ‘Tampa, Florida’, Scape, 1: 14.

Van Assche, K. (2006) ‘Spring in Montreal’, Scape, 2: 23.

Van Assche, K. (2005) ‘Ontwerpen aan innovatie. Kantorenpark Papendorp’, Stedenbouw & Ruimtelijke Ordening, 3: 20-23.

Meeus, J., Van Assche, K. (2000) ‘Stockholm en de eeuwige schoonheid. klassiek bouwen binnen een schilderachtige Scandinavische natuur’, Archis. Architectuur. Stad. Beeldcultuur, 2: 38-50. (Bilingual: English title Stockholm and ‘eternal beauty’. Classical buildings in picturesque Scandinavian scenery.)


Devos, A. (2005) ‘Spin in het groene web’, Binnenlands Bestuur, september. [Article based on interview with me]

Van Assche, K., Woestenburg, M. (2005) ‘Nederlandse planningscultuur vergelijkt appels en citroenen’ Landwerk, 1: 41-45. [Interview with me]

Van Assche, K. Kleinrensink, G. (2004) Planning en ontwerp, communicatie en interpretatie. Syllabus 2004,  (Wageningen: Wageningen University) [Course book;  106 pp.]

Lectures & Presentations [of special interest]

The taming of the shrew, on crises and observation in economics, with Ming Lo,  September 2011, Helsinki (Economic methdologogy, INEM conference)

Resistance, planning, citizen participation, with Martijn Duineveld, August 2011, Frankfurt (Critical Geography Conference)

Contested delineations of Natura 2000 sites, with Raoul Beunen, May 2011, Edmonton, Alberta (Planning, law and property rights conference)

Property rights and planning in Uzbekistan, January 2011, at ZEF/ Bonn University (invited presentation).

Lecture and discussion on systems theory and comparative planning analysis, January 2011, Nijmegen University (invited presentation; part of the Humboldt lecture series in Geography)  » more

Migration and identity construction in the Danube delta, March 2010, Merida, Mexico (Society for Applied Anthropology Conference)

Introduction [on local knowledge and expert knowledge in governance innovation] to first inaugural Ibn Batuta symposium, hosted by Wageningen University and Silk Road Research Foundation, Wageningen University, January 2010.  » more

Borders, boundaries and identity construction in the Danube Delta, January 2010, Nijmegen University, Center for Border Studies [invited presentation]

Innovation under pressure in Georgian planning, November 2009, Washington DC, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars [invited presentation]  » more

Path- dependencies in planning for the Danube Delta, May 2009, Budapest, Central European University [invited presentation in the Karl Popper Room]  » more

Planning transformation in Georgia, May 2009, Wageningen University, [invited presentation and book presentation]

Power- knowledge interactions in the emergency of policy for the Danube Delta, April 2009, Chicago [Urban Affairs Conference]

Ecological, social and political sustainability in the Danube Delta, for the sustainability class at the University of Minnesota, November 2008, Minneapolis.

Investor- urbanism in Georgia, July 2008, Kaiserslautern University [invited presentation]

Self- reference and closure in the Dutch planning system, June 2008, Nijmegen, Netherlands [Invited by Nijmegen University school of management and planning]

Productive and non- productive self- reference in heritage planning, May 2008, Lunteren, Netherlands [Exclusive conference organized by NWO, Dutch national research council]

Sustainability in the Danube Delta, for the sustainability class at the Minnesota State University Mankato planning program, April 2008, Mankato.

Social forgetting and planning in the Danube Delta, April 2008, Baltimore, Maryland [Urban Affairs Conference]

Planning education and the reproduction of the planning system in Georgia, March 2008, Memphis, Tennessee [Conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology]

Comparative planning research and self- reference in Belgian and Dutch planning, Gent, Belgium, December 2007. [Invited by Gent University; keynote at 1- day symposium, retirement of three professors]

Reconstructing and reinventing the role of the planner in Tbilisi, Georgia, October 2007, St Cloud, Mn. [Invited by St Cloud State Geography honors society]

Lectures [2] on Foucault, Luhmann –concepts in the interpretation of the Danube Delta and its planning, July 2007, Cluj Napoca, Romania [Invited lectures by Political Sciences and European Studies at Babes Bolaj University, Cluj Napoca]

Context in planning and architecture; semiotics and systems- theoretical perspectives, July 2007, Trabzon, Turkey. [LIVENARCH conference, keynote]

Local mythologies in the transformation of planning policy in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 2007, Seattle, Washington [Urban Affairs Conference]

Shifting boundaries in the Danube Delta, March 2007, Tampa, Florida [Society for Applied Anthropology Conference]

Self- organization in planning and social systems theory, January 2007, Brussels, Belgium [Seminar, invited by St Louis University]

Social memory and planning in Sulina, Danube Delta, January 2007, Leuven, Belgium [part of Phd seminar on social memory, invited at Leuven University]

Ecological planning in the Danube Delta, November 2006, East Lansing, Michigan [Invited by Madison College at Michigan State University]

Nature- culture in the Danube Delta, December 2006 [Invited by St Cloud State Geography Honours Society]

Smart growth and new urbanism in the US, July 2006 [Invited presentation Tbilisi Technical University and CID Architects, Tbilisi]

Nature, culture, planning in the Danube Delta, July 2006 [Invited presentation Georgian Geographical Society, Tbilisi]

Identity and heritage, Wageningen, June 2006. [Seminar on heritage planning, Wageningen University]

Social systems, culture and ecology in the Danube Delta, Delft, may 2006. [ISOMUL and CIGR conference on Multiple land use and Water]

Self- organization, neighborhood planning and systems theory, Montreal, April 2006 [Urban Affairs Association Conference]

Network metaphors in spatial planning, Chicago, march 2006 [Conference American Association of Geographers]

Obstacles for change in Northern European planning, being situated in persistent modernist ideologies, Vienna, Austria, July 2005 [Conference AESOP, European planners]

The recuperation of western historicism in a post- communist context: the city of Kiev, Lund, Sweden, may 2005 [Nordic Geographers Conference]

Lecture and debate on the possibility and necessity of a European planning system and bureaucracy, Utrecht, April 2005 [Discussion seminar organized by the National Dutch Planning Students Association; debate with Prof. A. Faludi and others]

Self- reference in the Dutch planning system, and the consequential problems with innovation and adaptation, The Hague, April 2005 [Seminar with the RPB, Dutch national advisory organ on spatial planning]

Potential roles of heritage in planning systems, in a European perspective, Utrecht, April 2005 [PLANARCH conference, framing European Union Projects on Archaeology and Planning]

Planning cultures and the use of outdoor spaces by minorities, Driebergen, November 2004 [National policy symposium Boundaries of Space]

Planning culture and ethnocentrism, Grenoble, July 2004 [Conference AESOP, European planners]

Semiotics of spatial and social boundaries, Lyon, July 2004 [8th conference AISS, World Semiotics Association]

Ethnic redefinitions and heritage conflicts with the Crimean Tatars, Wageningen, June 2004 [Conference ISOMUL and Dutch National Research Council NWO on heritage]

The fate and potential roles of heritage and landscapes in Southern Limburg, Wageningen, may 2004. [Seminar Project Group Southern Limburg, Wageningen UR – Province of Limburg]

The pedigree of the concept of spatial quality, starting from Vitruvius, Groningen, November 2003 [Conference Dutch Royal Academy of Geographers]

Multiple land use and its embedding in Dutch and Belgian planning cultures, Gent, Belgium, June 2003 [Symposium Dutch and Belgian Planners’ Associations 2003]

Relations between place, place name and culture, Amsterdam, April 2003 [Symposium place names Meertens Instituut Amsterdam, Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences]

The signification of communal gardens and the planning concept of margins, Wageningen, January 2003 [Mansholt seminar]

The nature of disciplinary boundaries and success in interdisciplinary research, Wageningen, November 2002 [International Delta conference on interdisciplinary research]

Interconnections between spatial boundaries, social boundaries and conceptual boundaries, Tartu, Estonia, august 2002 [PECSRL conference, historical landscapes]

The concept of landscape symbolism, starting from the oeuvre of Van Eyck, Leuven, June 1997 [Symposium and exposition art and ecology, KULeuven and city of Leuven]

Gardens in Flemish painting, Bokrijk, Oktober 1996 [Symposium on art and folk art Open air museum Bokrijk and KULeuven]

Louis Richeome, gardens and rhetorics, Leuven, august 1996. [Fourth international Emblem Conference]


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