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TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of Urban Planning rankings The first international ranking in the topic of  ‘urban planning’ places TU Delft in first place. The University Ranking of Academic Performance prepared by METU is based on quality and quantity of scholarly publications and applies to the whole university. Therefore all publications in qualifying journals by TU Delft...
Three teaching jobs at NTNU, Trondheim

Three teaching jobs at NTNU, Trondheim

The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at NTNU is seeking three (Associate) Professors for the Department of Urban Design and Planning: Sustainable Urban Development in the Global South Physical Planning Urban Design The applicants should clearly indicate for which of the three positions they are applying for. All three positions is a 100% fixed...
Planning the historic urban core

Planning the historic urban core

Spatial Planning at TU Delft has published the final summary report of a pilot project on urban planning for historic urban cores funded by the EU Joint Programming Initiative: Cultural Heritage. The report explains the impact of the urban planing reforms on the management of historic urban cores in three countries in north-west Europe. Planning...
Globalisation Studio final presentations

Globalisation Studio final presentations

Students on the 2015 Globalisation Free Choice Studio made their final presentations in June. The Studio was based on urban development and spatial planning in the context of flood risk management in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One team from Argentina joined the presentations in Delft together with Profession Flavio Janches of the University of Buenos Aires...
Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Presentations of Urbanism studio work by Wenchi Yang and Sebastiaan Huls made a big impact at the iCities conference at the National Cheng Kong University, Tainan, Taiwan in May. Their presentations on studio work from the IJssel-Vecht-Delta / Zwolle region and Sāo Paulo, Brazil raised by far the most questions and comments from the audience....
Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

    Interest in international comparisons of the performance and planning of cities and regions has never been higher, though much international comparison raises as many questions as it answers. Are we comparing apples and oranges? Stuttgart and Dortmund Universities organised a colloquium under this banner, asking how we do we manage the great challenges...
Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

  Vincent Nadin attended the Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning (TIUP) Conference in December at the National Taipei University. The Chairman of TIUP, Professor Peng Gung-Hui is Dean at the National Taipei University of Technology College of Design, and the Executive director, Professor Lin Feng-Tian is Dean at the National Cheng Kung Univerity College of Design....
Tainan lectures

Tainan lectures

During a visit to the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taiwan in December, Vincent Nadin gave lectures on ‘urban planning for the heritage in Europe’. The lectures were based on work for the current international project ‘SHUC: Sustainable Futures for the Historic Urban Core funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Heritage, and being conducted...
IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

Phd candidates from around Europe visited Guangzhou and Singapore in November 2014 as part of the IDEA League PhD School on ‘urban systems’. Professor Han Meyer and Yuting Tai of urban design organised the Guangzhou visit.  Spatial Planning played an important part in the Guangzhou visit through our existing cooperation programme. Colleagues in Guangzhou including...
Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

  SPS members have contributed two chapters to the book Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe, published in April 2014. Vincent Nadin and Dominic Stead wrote the chapter ‘Spatial Planning in the United Kingdom 1990-2013’, and Wil Zonneveld and David Evers wrote the chapter ‘Dutch National Spatial Planning at the End of an Era’....
1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

1000 abstracts for the Spatial Planning Congress

Organisers and track chairs for the joint TU Delft-Utrecht University Congress for the Association of European Schools of Planning have sifted through 1000 abstracts from academics around the world hopeful of securing a place in the programme for 9-12 July 2014. The congress attracted 896 abstracts for papers and 18 for roundtable sessions, whilst the...
China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China needs ‘a new type of urbanisation’ and ‘deeper exchange with Europe on urban planning, urban design and sustainable transport’ said Premier Li Keqiang at the China-EU Forum on Urbanisation held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November. Vincent Nadin, Lily Li and others attended the Forum on behalf of the...
South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

Vincent Nadin has made a keynote presentation to staff and students of South China Normal University, Guangzhou as part of its 80th birthday celebrations. I outlined how planning practices and policies in Europe have responded to changing demands over the last twenty years, at the invitation of Professor Wu Zhigang of the Center for Urban &...
Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Spatial Planning at TU Delft is involved in a Taiwan national research project on carrying capacity of the territory and population size. The project is examining possible optimum city size in relation to the carrying capacity of the built and natural environment and indicators that can be used to assess these relationships. At the project’s third...
Melbourne Peri-urban conference

Melbourne Peri-urban conference

        Spatial planning at TU Delft made a major contribution to Beyond the Edge: the first Australian peri-urban conference in Melbourne, organised jointly by La Trobe University and RMIT. Alex Wandl gave a paper based on his PhD project on ‘territories-in-between’ and Vincent Nadin gave the first keynote presentation on Peri-urbanism in Europe (co-authored...
Urban Systems and Environment Research Centre

Urban Systems and Environment Research Centre

TU Delft has established a joint research centre with South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, on Urban Systems and Environment (USE). The Department of Urbanism and Chair of Spatial Planning are centrally involved in the centre together with colleagues in the Faculties of Technology, Policy and Management (TBM) and Civil Engineering. Vincent Nadin is the...
Keynote presentation in Taipei

Keynote presentation in Taipei

Vincent Nadin gave the keynote presentation to the International Symposium of Urban Planning (ISUP) at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The symposium brings together researchers on urban planning from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and many other east Asian countries. Vincent made a presentation on the dominant models and trends in strategic planning...
Joint Utrecht - TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

Joint Utrecht – TU Delft bid wins AESOP 2014 Congress

At its May meeting in Oslo the AESOP Council of Representatives chose the joint bid from the University of Utrecht and TU Delft to host the Annual Congress of AESOP in July 2014. See http://www.aesop2014.eu The proposal presented by Professors Luuk Boelens and Vincent Nadin offered the combined strengths of the two institutions – a...
Planning for the Great Palace Museum Area, Taipei, project bid

Planning for the Great Palace Museum Area, Taipei, project bid

The Chair of Spatial Planning is cooperating with the National Taipei University’s Graduate Institute of Urban Studies on a bid to the Taipei City Government. The proposal is to assist with a strategy and regeneration plan for the National Palace Museum, Taipei and the nearby Yangming Mountain National Park. The initiative comes from Yu-Tzu Lin...

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