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The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

Thursday 30 November Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Marjolein Spaans (OTB department) presented two Dutch case studies — Flevoland and Limburg — in a meeting of the COHESIFY project in front of DG Regio and Committe of the Regions officials. COHESIFY is a Horizon 2020 project led by the University of Strathclyde, in which the TUDelft...
Farewell to Xiaolan Lin

Farewell to Xiaolan Lin

Xiaolan Lin, who has been helping the SPS team with managing EU-funded projects, relations with partners in China and coordination of the work on several funding bids is sadly leaving our team. We are very thankful for her efforts, enthusiasm, and ability solve problems (with a cool head and a smile). We had a great time...
Roberta Gratz and Susanne Komossa on Jane Jacobs, for the TU Delft Closing of JJ Centennial Year

Roberta Gratz and Susanne Komossa on Jane Jacobs, for the TU Delft Closing of JJ Centennial Year

On May 16, 2017, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft celebrated Jane Jacobs’ contribution to our understanding of contemporary cities once more. Roberta Brandes Gratz, the celebrated author of “We are Still Here, Ya Bastards” about citizens initiatives  in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orlean, and Susanne Komossa,...
SPS Seminar 6 April 2017 - Prof. Andreas Faludi: The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning

SPS Seminar 6 April 2017 – Prof. Andreas Faludi: The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning

We warmly invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS Seminar with Prof. Andreas Faludi, who will present his work in progress on a new book. Venue: Room R, BK, TU Delft Time: 12:15 – 13:45 Date: 6 April 2017   The Poverty of Territorialism: Neo-medieval Spatial Planning The seminar shares ideas about a book project criticising...
H2020 COHESIFY - Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

H2020 COHESIFY – Can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions, regional characteristics and the perceptions of the European integration project

  The more EU money, the more people like Europe or can you buy EU love with money? EU Cohesion policy spending in regions and the perceptions of the European integration project   The EU spends roughly  100€ per citizen per year on regional funds, as part of EU Cohesion policy supporting territorial, economic and...
Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler - The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities? (11 Nov, 10:00)

Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler – The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities? (11 Nov, 10:00)

Urbanism and OTB present: Lecture by Prof. John Bachtler, Director of the European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, UK “The future of EU cohesion policy: what is at stake for European regions and cities?” Friday 11 November 10:00-11:15 01.West.620, BK John Bachtler is Professor of European Policy Studies and a Director of the European...
SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken - The Shanghai Alleyway House

SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken – The Shanghai Alleyway House

We invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS seminar on 22 of September. Gregory Bracken, who recently joined the Spatial Planning and Strategy section at the Department of Urbanism,will deliver a talk on the Shanghai alleyway house, an endangered generator of street life. Gregory Bracken (1968) is from Ireland and received his B.Sc. from the Dublin Institute...
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...
Akkelies van Nes invited as a key note speaker on the international women's day

Akkelies van Nes invited as a key note speaker on the international women’s day

Akkelies van Nes was invited to give a keynote lecture at the Norwegian dwelling and urban planning association ( BOBY ) on the international women’s day 8th March 2016. The title on the lecture was: “Kvinnestrategi og -kultur innen byplanlegging” (translated to: “Female strategy and culture in urban planning”). The main message of this lecture is that...
SPS Seminar, 18 February, 12:30 PM: Ilgi Toprak - Urban Heterotopias

SPS Seminar, 18 February, 12:30 PM: Ilgi Toprak – Urban Heterotopias

SPS Seminar Speaker: İlgi Toprak (Istanbul Technical University / Guest Researcher at TU Delft) Date and time: Thursday 18 February, 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: BG West 270 Topic: URBAN HETEROTOPIAS According to Michel Foucault’s “The Order of Things” and “Of Other Spaces”, heterotopias define different or other spaces. They are spatio-temporal structures, which result in...
SPS Seminar 10 Dec 2015: Kasia Piskorek - Communication for Urban Transformations

SPS Seminar 10 Dec 2015: Kasia Piskorek – Communication for Urban Transformations

Title: Communication for Urban Transformations in Perspective of the Relation Between the Citizens and the Local Authorities. Case study of Wroclaw (PL)   Speaker: Katarzyna Piskorek (TU Wrocław, visiting scholar at Urbanism) Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Date: 10 December 2015 Place: 00 West 670, BK Abstract: If we look at the public involvement in general, and public...
"The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology" 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 - Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg Keynote-speakers Karsten Harries (Yale University, philosophy) Mari Hvattum (Oslo CCAS, architectural) Angelika Krebs (Basel University, philosophy) Andres Lepik (TU-Munich, architecture) Nick...
SPS Seminar: Mohammad Ghanbari - Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran

SPS Seminar: Mohammad Ghanbari – Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran

Thursday November 5, 12:30-13:30 Speaker: Mohammad Ghanbari (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, visiting scholar at the Department of Urbanism) Topic: Liveable Cities. Case Study: Masshad, Iran. Room: BG west 270 Abstract: By 2050 70% of the global population will reside within cities. We all have different reasons to live in a city. Some cities appear comfortable to live in. Some are...
Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft  students

Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft students

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has had the honour to invite Dana McKinney to visit TU Delft and talk about race relations, spatial justice, equity and fairness in urban design and planning at the Urbanism and Landscape Week and to talk to students of the European Master of Urbanism @TU Delft. Dana McKinney is a fourth...
Le Genre, La Ville

Le Genre, La Ville

The CNRS International Interdsiciplinary research group on work, gender and societies  published a thematic issue on The City in its scientific journal ‘Travail, Genre et Societés’. The issue was presented with a debate at Sorbonne University, Paris, Wednesday 27th May. Lidewij Tummers  contributed to the issue as well as the debate on ‘Gender stereotypes in...
Markets as barometers of urban place, Guest lecture by Dr Kirsten Seale, Moderator: Freek Janssens, Discussants: Ceren Sezer, Asli Duru

Markets as barometers of urban place, Guest lecture by Dr Kirsten Seale, Moderator: Freek Janssens, Discussants: Ceren Sezer, Asli Duru

University of Amsterdam (UvA) Centre for Urban Studies is hosting a guest lecture by Dr. Kirsten Seale entitled Markets as barometer of urban places in April 16, 2015. In her lecture, Dr. Seale will talk about social and spatial narratives of place production in globalised twenty-first century cities through communities and experiences produced in urban markets. By doing...
What is wrong with the University of Amsterdam (or Dutch universities in general) ?  An excellent talk in the occupied Maagdenhuis

What is wrong with the University of Amsterdam (or Dutch universities in general) ? An excellent talk in the occupied Maagdenhuis

The students and the staff of the University of Amsterdam occupied an administrative building of the university – Maagdenhuis in Spuiplein- in February 26 2015. This was a reaction to the decisions of the university administration to sell the university’s properties to the real estate developers. Since then Maagdenhuis hosts a line of fruitful debates,...
Agnes Förster's lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice"

Agnes Förster’s lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice”

  On 19 February, Agnes Förster from the Munich University of Technology (Technische Universität München) delivered a lecture on “Regional design as a communicative planning practice – Approaches to its performance” as part of the Spatial Planning Seminar Series.     Here you will find the slides and a video from the lecture. Abstract In numerous European regions planning...
Marcin Dąbrowski publishes an open access paper on financial instruments for urban development in RSRS

Marcin Dąbrowski publishes an open access paper on financial instruments for urban development in RSRS

Marcin Dąbrowski (post-doc at the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy) just published a paper offering a critical assessment of financial engineering instruments for urban development used as part of EU cohesion policy. The paper was published in the Open Access format in Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), a new online journal of the Regional Studies Association. The...
RSA Workshop on Cross-national policy transfer in regional and urban policy

RSA Workshop on Cross-national policy transfer in regional and urban policy

In a globalising world, many countries, regions and cities face similar challenges. As a result, governments and policy-makers increasingly look for policy solutions, ideas and ‘good practice’ examples from other countries, seeking to adapt them to their domestic contexts. At the same time, certain states or supranational and international organisations are keen to export their...
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...
SPS Seminar: Hongyuan Yang - Major spatial planning concerns in China

SPS Seminar: Hongyuan Yang – Major spatial planning concerns in China

  Speaker:Dr. Hongyuan Wang, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (our guest researcher – Urban Knowledge Network Asia fellow)  Title: Major concerns and instruments of spatial planning practices in China Abstract: China is a fast developing country facing many challenges. Spatial planning plays a major role in solving these problems in China. This presentation focuses on the following questions:...
The AESOP Thematic Group, Public Spaces and Urban Cultures "Becoming Local Paris" Meeting's program is available online!

The AESOP Thematic Group, Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local Paris” Meeting’s program is available online!

Becoming Local Series are mobile debates and workshops organised by the AESOP (The Association of European Schools of Planning) working group ‘Public Spaces and Urban Cultures’ in collaboration with the local organisers. For more information about the previous events and the working group, please visit:  http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org ,  http://becominglocalbucharest.ro and http://www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/urban-cultures-and-public-spaces)    BECOMING LOCAL PARIS / OCTOBER 23-25, 2014...
Summer School Planning and Design with Water

Summer School Planning and Design with Water

Thirty-two Chinese and Taiwanese students have completed the programme of the 1st Summer School Planning and Design with Water, organised by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy (Vincent Nadin and Roberto Rocco) in partnership with the chair of Environmental Technology & Design of the TU Delft (Fransje Hooimeijer) and the Department of Urban Planning of...
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’....
Call for Abstracts: The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Paris Meeting

Call for Abstracts: The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Paris Meeting

To the interest of researchers and practitioners of public spaces and urban cultures : “BECOMING LOCAL” PARIS MEETING Transforming spaces, redefining localities (23-25 October 2014, Paris) This meeting is organized by the Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie (LAA) and the AESOP Thematic Group “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures” and will be the fourth to take place under...
The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures "Becoming Local" Bucharest Meeting (June 11-14, 2014)

The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures “Becoming Local” Bucharest Meeting (June 11-14, 2014)

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013. The aim of the ‘Becoming Local’ series is...
The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures participates in International Summer School 2014 organised by Vienna University of Technology

The Aesop TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures participates in International Summer School 2014 organised by Vienna University of Technology

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR) in cooperation with the Centre of Local Planning (IFOER) at the Department of Spatial Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Vienna University of Technology, hosts a 7-days summer school (30 August – 5 September 2014) directed at international Master’s and PhD students, as well as...
Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures,  Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

BECOMING LOCAL BUCHAREST MEETING  (June 11-14, 2014) Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013 ( http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org...
MindMaps Urbanism 2013

MindMaps Urbanism 2013

MindMaps Urbanism 2013, a set on Flickr. These are MindMaps produced by students of the Master in Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Mind maps are visual tools for brainstorming and unfolding of concepts. The idea is that visualisation of how concepts unfold can help us understand these concepts better. Students were...

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