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Gregory Bracken's New Book on Practices of Citizenship

Gregory Bracken’s New Book on Practices of Citizenship

Gregory Bracken’s new book has just been published. It’s an edited volume of essays exploring practices of citizenship, ancient and modern, in both Asia and the West. Please follow and like us:
Call for proposals. Book "How do you employ an insurgent planner"?

Call for proposals. Book “How do you employ an insurgent planner”?

Edited by:Roberto Rocco & Peter Abraham Fukuda Loewi This project investigates the ‘communicative turn’ in planning practice, and its potential for insurgent forms of civic engagement and democracy-building.  It searches for planners ‘pushing the envelope’ and challenging technocratic spatial planning, incorporating notions of participation, spatial justice and the right to the city into their daily practices. It...
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PARTICIPATION : Round Table "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanization" AESOP 2019

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PARTICIPATION : Round Table “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanization” AESOP 2019

ROUND TABLE AESOP 2019, 9-13 JULY VENICE https://www.aesop2019.eu THE POLITICAL MEANING OF INFORMAL URBANISATION: LAUNCHING OF THE HANDBOOK AND DISCUSSION Organized by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen (TU Delft) This round table will be held during the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning that will take place in Venice from 9...
Andreas Faludi's article on the 2018 Yearbook of CESCI

Andreas Faludi’s article on the 2018 Yearbook of CESCI

The 2018 Yearbook of CESCI (for Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives in Budapest; edited by James W. Scott, ISSN 2064-6704) opens with an article of mine based on a paper given at a conference of the International Association of Borderlands held at the Central European University of Soros fame in July last. The article...
The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization

The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization

PUBLISHED!  The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen is out.  This handbook explores 25 cases in 24 cities around the world where informal urbanisation has played a pivotal role in how people have struggled for their right to the city and for their ‘right to rights’ as citizens. It...
Andrea Faludi's "The Poverty of Territorialism" is out!

Andrea Faludi’s “The Poverty of Territorialism” is out!

Readers of this blog may remember my reports of progress throughout the year in writing ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’. I am glad to be able to say, whilst in Vienna lecturing, I received my one and so far only copy of the book so far. The picture shows me holding it in my hands in...
Andrea Faludi's new book, 'The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning".

Andrea Faludi’s new book, ‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning”.

You may think that writing is what it’s all about. But it takes a while before a manuscript becomes a book. There is an amazing amount of work to be done and details to attend, including proofreading, checking the index, deciding on whom to approach for reviewing it, whom to give complementary copies, and so...
Summer School Planning and Design with Water and Delft Global welcome young African teacher

Summer School Planning and Design with Water and Delft Global welcome young African teacher

Njabulo Ngcobo, School of Built Environment of the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa My general impression of the 2018 TU Delft summer school on “Planning and Design with Water for Sustainability” is that it was a well-organized and it was a successful project.  The summer school in TU Delft offered a conducive environment for the...
The department of Urbanism of the TU Delft has three vacancies for professor online!

The department of Urbanism of the TU Delft has three vacancies for professor online!

Professor of Delta Urbanism Professor of Regional Design and Planning Professor / Associate Professor Urban Design: Theory and Methods Please follow this link to learn more about the vacancies. And feel free to spread these vacancies in your network!  https://www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft/vacatures/ Please follow and like us:
Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning & Strategy (Tenure-Track)

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning & Strategy (Tenure-Track)

To apply, please visit: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/49233/assistant-professor-of-spatial-planning-strategy-tenure-track/     JOB DESCRIPTION We are recruiting an Assistant Professor to strengthen and extend our research and education activities in the field of spatial planning & strategy. The successful candidate will join a department with a high global reputation and work in a team of highly committed and successful academics in...
Akkie van Nes and Luiz Carvalho: Urban form in discussion in Siberia

Akkie van Nes and Luiz Carvalho: Urban form in discussion in Siberia

Akkelies van Nes and Luiz Carvalho from the Spatial Planning section, together with Daniela Maiullari from Environmental Technology and Design presented their research at the 25th ISUF, that took place from 5 to 9 July in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The conference focused on urban form and social context, from traditions to newest demands. The presentations explored...
Confronting Informality Symposium and Ideas Competition Report Online!

Confronting Informality Symposium and Ideas Competition Report Online!

Preserving Communities and Creating Public Goods in Informal Settlements. This version of the report contains all 20 finalists (including the 3 winners and 2 honourable mentions). Please follow and like us:
Confronting Informality Symposium held on June 7th

Confronting Informality Symposium held on June 7th

The Department of Urbanism and the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy sponsored the student-led Symposium Confronting Informality on June 7, 2018. The event was part of the research package sponsored by the City of the Hague on ‘Sustainable Development Goals for Responsible Innovation‘ and was also funded by Delft Global Initiative and Polis. This...
Jane Jacobs is still here, book of the conference celebrating Jacobs' centennial published online

Jane Jacobs is still here, book of the conference celebrating Jacobs’ centennial published online

Jane Jacobs is still here: Jane Jacobs 100 Her legacy and relevance in the 21st Century This book is downloadable from BK BOOKS.   Edited Roberto Rocco TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0331-7295 SYNOPSIS On the occasion of Jane Jacobs’ 100 anniversary, the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University...
'The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning',  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning’,  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning‘, a book  by Andreas Faludi. This book will by published in summer by Edgar Elgar Publishing. This book identifies cases for and against territorialism giving states a monopoly on controlling their territories. The territoriality of EU members is also a barrier to European...
Symposium Education for Water Resilient Cities: May 14 from 10:00 to 17:3, ROOM C, Faculty of Architecture

Symposium Education for Water Resilient Cities: May 14 from 10:00 to 17:3, ROOM C, Faculty of Architecture

Dear friend of the TU Delft, Sign up for the symposium Education for Water Resilient Cities at the website: https://thecityweneed.education We have decided to concentrate the symposium on just one day, May 14th, from 10:00 to 17:30 in ROOM C (Faculty of Architecture, Julianalaan 134, Delft). The schedule for that day remains unchanged. See the...
Urbanism and EMU part of collaboration between Chinese and Western Universities

Urbanism and EMU part of collaboration between Chinese and Western Universities

The department of Urbanism and the European Post-master in Urbanism – EMU, have been invited to be part of a collaboration between Chinese and western universities. The objective of the exchange is to discuss the role of waterscapes in city development in China. The exchange is organised by the China Architecture and Design Group –...
SDGs and Neo-Liberalism

SDGs and Neo-Liberalism

  Text by Roberto Rocco: In March 2018, I set up an exhibition on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. A few days later, SDG 8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth” was defaced. There is no way to know who did this,...
Report Education for the City We Need: How to integrate the New Urban Agenda in Higher Education Curriculums

Report Education for the City We Need: How to integrate the New Urban Agenda in Higher Education Curriculums

This is a report on the side event organised by TU Delft at the World Urban Forum in FEB 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. In this event, we presented the results of the Urban Thinkers Campus organised in 2017 at TU Delft on the topic of incorporating the New Urban Agenda in higher education curriculums. An...
PrepCon African Perspectives Executive Report Published

PrepCon African Perspectives Executive Report Published

The Department of Urbanism and the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy took an active role the organisation of the Preparatory Conference African Perspectives on Urbanisation, which took place between 25 and 27 January 2018 in Addis Ababa. This conference was jointly organised by TU Delft and EiABC (the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction...
Roberto Rocco is made member of the editorial board of the two main research journals on spatial planning and city development in Brazil

Roberto Rocco is made member of the editorial board of the two main research journals on spatial planning and city development in Brazil

Roberto Rocco has been recently made member of the editorial board of two peer-reviewed journals of spatial planning in Brazil. The Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais (Brazilian Review of Urban and Regional Studies)  is connected to ANPUR, the National Association of Post Graduate Studies and Research on Urban and Regional Planning (long name!). ANPUR...
Faculty of Architecture raises awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals

Faculty of Architecture raises awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals: WHAT’S YOUR GOAL? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by 193 United Nations members states in 2013 with the objective to guide sustainable development in the next 15 years. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues and are part of the...
The World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur

The World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur

Text by Roberto Rocco 22.000 people took part in the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, + more or less 4.000 support staff. 48% of these people were women. I don’t know how many were from the Global South, but certainly more than 50%. The great topic of this WUF was implementation of the...
SPS in charge of Quarter 3 of the Urbanism Masters Track: Booklet published

SPS in charge of Quarter 3 of the Urbanism Masters Track: Booklet published

Verena Balz and Qu Lei are responsible for Quarter 3 in the Urbanism Masters track at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. This quarter is about regional planning and design. This is the booklet that explains the methods and objectives of the quarter. Roberto Rocco and Marcin Dabrowski are...
UN-Habitat Twitter Chat with Roberto Rocco about Education for the New Urban Agenda

UN-Habitat Twitter Chat with Roberto Rocco about Education for the New Urban Agenda

A Twitter chat series in the framework of #TheCityWeNeed action campaign   A World Urban Campaign (@urbancampaign) Twitter chat with gender expert Roberto Rocco (@RobertoRocco) from TU DELFT (@TUDELFT)   Tuesday, 30 January 2018 2-3pm (Nairobi time, GMT+3) Background A Twitter chat is a public discussion on Twitter around a specific hashtag (for example, #TheCityWeNeed)....
Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

From the group of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the TU Delft, we wish you a very happy and prosperous new year! Please follow and like us:
Carola Hein's Handbook of Planning History published by Routledge

Carola Hein’s Handbook of Planning History published by Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Planning History edited by the great Professor Carola Hein, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Delft, is out, folks! @TUDelft @BKTUDelft @TUDelftGlobal You can see details of the book HERE “The Routledge Handbook of Planning History offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in...
Roberto Rocco in Doctoral Defence Committee at University of Sevilla

Roberto Rocco in Doctoral Defence Committee at University of Sevilla

Roberto Rocco was invited by the University of Sevilla to integrate the Doctoral Defence committee of Irene Luque Martin,  who defended a thesis titled  “Descodificando la Planificación Urbana Contemporánea: Hacia una alternativa metodológica para una planificación colaborativa” on the positive integration of GIS and other planning supporting systems to participatory planning. The thesis was defended...
Remon Rooij going to the Sunshine coast for CDIO conference

Remon Rooij going to the Sunshine coast for CDIO conference

In November, SPS staff member Remon Rooij was invited by the 4TU Delft Centre for Engineering Education to give a workshop at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on academic design education during the fall conference of the CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate), the network that discusses the future of engineering education. Please follow and like us:...
SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

In 2017, SPS staff member Remon Rooij contributed intensively to the development and change of TU Delft education policies. He was member of an evaluation commission, assessing the study success programme of all 17 TU Delft bachelor programmes, which resulted in the report (in Dutch) ‘ Onderwijssucces: van structuur naar cultuur’. He also contributed to...

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