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Post-Conflict Planning - Continue the discussion!: 27 March 12h30 Faculty of Architecture ROOM C

Post-Conflict Planning – Continue the discussion!: 27 March 12h30 Faculty of Architecture ROOM C

Post-Conflict Planning – Continue the discussion! Public Event · Hosted by Heshmat Najim and Ivan Thung 27 March at 12:30 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft ROOM C Agenda: 12:30 – 12:45 Presentation proceedings International Symposium Planning and Post-Conflict Cities 12:45 – 13:15 Heshmat Najim Strategies for planning...
Two TU Delft students among finalists for NALACS Best Thesis Award

Two TU Delft students among finalists for NALACS Best Thesis Award

Two students from  Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft are runners up for the NALACS Best Thesis Award. Linda de Geus and Laura García are among the finalists who wrote thesis on topics in Latin American and the Caribbean. The award ceremony is on March 31 at Rialto Cinema in Amsterdam! NALACS is the Netherlands Association of Latin...
SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

We cordially invite all to attend the SPS Seminar Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder by Enzo Falco 16 MARCH 12h30 , room BGWEST290 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628BL, Delft, The Netherlands.   Abstract: Citizen participation in planning is still in the hands...
CALL FOR IDEAS: TU Delft Urban Thinkers' Campus JUNE 2017

CALL FOR IDEAS: TU Delft Urban Thinkers’ Campus JUNE 2017

CALL FOR IDEAS: TUDelft UTC   On 7, 8 and 9 June 2017, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft will organise an URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS. UTCs are sponsored by the World Urban Campaign and UN-HABITAT They are supposed to gather stakeholders in order to discuss specific urban development issues and agree on policy...
Seminar and Book Presentation: "Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities" by Davide Ponzini

Seminar and Book Presentation: “Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities” by Davide Ponzini

Dear colleagues You are kindly invited to attend a seminar and book presentation jointly organized by OTB and SPS. Title: Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities When: Wednesday 22 March, 12.00-13.30 Where: BK, Room R, Julianalaan 134 Who: Davide Ponzini, Politecnico di Milano   Davide Ponzini is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. His new book...
Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

As of March 1 2017, Prof. Vincent Nadin is the new chairman of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Vincent has the experience and the position to represent the interests of our department in the world. Staff and students say farewell to Machiel van Dorst, who chaired the Department...
CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CALL FOR PAPERS In anticipation of the upcoming RC21 Conference, titled “Rethinking Urban Global Justice” to take place from 11-13 September in Leeds, UK, we are seeking paper proposals for a session  on ‘The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation; building democracy while building the city’. We welcome contributions from authors working on connected topics, and who...
SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers 'Co-housing and the Circular City'

SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers ‘Co-housing and the Circular City’

  In Europe, inhabitants increasingly take initiatives collectively to create and manage housing projects. Under the umbrella term “Collaborative housing” (co-housing) these experiences are spreading as a socially innovative practice, also generating alternative forms of knowledge on low-impact technology and operating recycling systems. The co-housing typology of clustered, self-managed dwellings offers a unique intermediate scale, between...
European Master of Urbanism (Urban Regional Networks)  Final Presentation

European Master of Urbanism (Urban Regional Networks) Final Presentation

Today, the final presentation of the European Master of Urbanism (EMU). The EMU is a flagship post-Master programme given in a consortium of four leading European universities: TU Delft (NL), KU Leuven (BE), Politecnica de Catalunya (ES) and IUAV Venice (IT). This is a special programme because students who already have a Master title go...
Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Thursday 2 February at 12:30–13:30 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft ROOM 01WEST620 Ivan Thung, former consultant at UN-Habitat HQ in Nairobi will describe how the agency is addressing some of the enduring urban challenges in the global south> he will give an account of the UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning...
2017 Summer School 'Planning and Design with Water' applications now OPEN

2017 Summer School ‘Planning and Design with Water’ applications now OPEN

Hey folks! Applications for the 2017 Summer School “Planning and Design with Water” are now OPEN! This Summer School introduces students from all over the world to the Dutch tradition of urban and regional planning and design with water for sustainable healthy and far cities. The school is very dynamic, with practical workshops, lectures, site...
SPS in Jane Jacobs Walk with IHS "Urban Strategies and Planning" course

SPS in Jane Jacobs Walk with IHS “Urban Strategies and Planning” course

On Monday 16, SPS took part in a Jane Jacobs Walk with students from the course Urban Strategies and Planning of the IHS Erasmus Rotterdam. This course is led by Alexander Jachnow and taught by Alexandra Tsatsou and Magdalena Derdzikowska, among others. There were around 25 students of many nationalities, but mainly from the Global South. Young people from...
SCUPAD Congress: Displacement: Our world in motion, Deadline for abstracts extended!

SCUPAD Congress: Displacement: Our world in motion, Deadline for abstracts extended!

The deadline for the call for papers and contributions from practice for the 52nd SCUPAD congress has been extended. If you are looking into migration, refugees, high-skilled migration, brain drains and other forms of human displacement and their impact on cities and regions, join us for this exciting SCUPAD congress. The deadline for submission of...
Online Course 'Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges'

Online Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’

Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’ is online! How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south. Enrol HERE. The Chair of Spatial Planning coordinated one of the main sections of this course, namely, the Spatial Justice component. About this...
Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies *visit our webpage HERE. About NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is an association for everyone in the Netherlands who is engaged with Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Its members include researchers, PhD candidates and students, as well as journalists, NGO staff,...
AESOP Congress 2017: Deadlines postponed!

AESOP Congress 2017: Deadlines postponed!

AESOP Annual Conference, Lisbon July 11-14 2017: Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity:Fostering the European Dimension of Planning New Deadlines:  Abstratcs – January 30th , Roundtables – January 16th   Track: Spaces of dialogue for active, networked and responsible citizenship Chaired by: Camilla Perrone, e-mail: camilla.perrone@unifi.it, Department of Architecture (DIDA), University of Florence, ITALY Lia Vasconcelos, e-mail: ltv@fct.unl.pt, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering,...
SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg,  JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg, JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor: Achieving climate justice through urban resilience strategies  A seminar by Hanne van den Berg, MSc MA “Even though climate change has an impact on most city dwellers, the urban poor are affected disproportionately as poverty remains a key contributing factor in vulnerability. This is due for instance to the...
IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop - Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN planning AGENDA, GUEST-LECTURE/Workshop – Tuesday 17.01.2017, 12.30 – TU DELFT, NL

The New Urban Agenda 2016-2036 was approved by the United Nations on 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, endorsed by 167 countries, including all EU countries. The ancient city of Quito ‘in the middle of the earth’, now the highest capital city in the world, is demonstrating the local leadership needed to make a more...
Join the mailing list about the 2017  TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

Join the mailing list about the 2017 TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

We have had lots of emails and enquiries about our upcoming Summer School Planning and Design with Water Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft in July 2017. Enrolment begins at the end of January at our website, but if you wish to get updates about how to apply and other aspects of...
Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD): DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED! Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” Urban and regional policies, projects and actions concerning migration, displacement and refuge. Deadline for submission of short abstracts: JAN 30, 2017....
Donald Trump and Urbanism

Donald Trump and Urbanism

Urbanism is concerned with the design and planning of the built environment. Urbanists are guided by a desire for spatial quality, social, economic and environmental sustainability and the creation, preservation and equitable distribution of public goods. As researchers and educators in Urbanism, we express our concern about recent political changes all over the world. The election...
Visit by professors from  University of Pristina

Visit by professors from University of Pristina

On November 8, Professor Ilir Gjinolli from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pristina in Kosovo has visited the Department of Urbanism with two colleagues from the same university and Professor Carley Pennink, Head of International Projects and Advisory Services at Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of...
Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

On 29 November 2016, from 12:30 to 13:30, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco will give an account of the Habitat III Conference that took place between 17 and 20 October in Quito, Ecuador. They will discuss the conference, as well as the likely impact of the New Urban Agenda and its implications for education and...
Students and teachers of L'École Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

Students and teachers of L’École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

A group of 70 students and 10 teachers of the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris (ESA) visited Bouwkunde in September 2016. The visit was organised by Dr. Marta Mendonça, a PhD from TU Delft who now teaches at ESA, and Roberto Rocco. The group included Professor Marc Vaye, pedagogical coordinator of ESA, and Michael Koller, guest teacher...
Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

  Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016. Planning for Energy Efficient Cities in Latin America Organised by: Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado, senior researcher, Delft University of Technology, A.M.FernandezMaldonado@tudelft.nl Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl Number of participants: not limited. Language of discussion: Spanish. Building upon the European...
Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

  If you are a teacher and you want to get updates about the Summer School, please subscribe to our mailing list HERE. FOLDER (for distribution in your school). In this folder you can find summarised information. BRIEF POWER POINT PRESENTATION on THE SUMMER SCHOOL This powerpoint has very comprehensive information about the Summer School. TEACHING APPROACH....
Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

The third edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Water took place between 12 and 22 July 2016 at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The school gathered 70 students from 5 continents for an intensive exercise on plan making and design for sustainability. The School ended with a big boost...
Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac's annual conference in Utrecht

Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac’s annual conference in Utrecht

LANDac stands for Netherlands Academy on Land Governance and aims to understand Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. The LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 took place on 30 June and 1 July in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. The conference drew over 150 participants from all continents, including academics, students, policy makers, practitioners and private...
SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

Starting from 2016, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft provides one partial scholarship to students from Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 21 and 26 to participate in the Summer School. The scholarship consists of a stipendium that covers the travel costs and accommodation during the Summer School. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with excellent...
The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is one of the best and most exciting activities we (Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft) promote every year. This edition has seen 70 students from literally all over the world get together to think about sustainability, resilience, governance and...

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