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BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN.

BLOXHUB SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN RESILIENCE : 12-19 SEPT 2019 In COPENHAGEN. The summer school will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, during an intensive eight days course from 12-19 September 2019 in Copenhagen. The summer school aims at providing multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the different global and local challenges in cities of the...
'The Poverty of Territorialism', a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

The first, long and thoughtful – and gratefully (very) positive – review has been published. See: Zaucha, J. (2018) Book Review: The Poverty of Territorialism. A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning. Europa XXI, vol. 35, 2018, pp. 127-131. Reading it, I was gasping. Jacek Zaucha succeeded in summing it all, including the dilemmas...
Encyclopedia Article

Encyclopedia Article

Gregory Bracken has written an entry on ‘The Forbidden City’ in the new Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies; their homepage is: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118568446 Please follow and like us:
Ceren Sezer is invited as a speaker by Cardiff University

Ceren Sezer is invited as a speaker by Cardiff University

Workshop of Knowledge Exchange between Research and Practice on ‘Public Space Design with Social Cohesion and Intercultural Dialogue in mind’ Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019   10:00 – 15:20 Location: Cardiff University, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU Organizers: Dr. Patricia Aelbrecht, Cardiff University  and Dr. Quentin Stevens, RMIT University, Australia Theme: Over the last two decades, societies...
ECTP Biennial, Plymouth, UK, 11-13 SEPT

ECTP Biennial, Plymouth, UK, 11-13 SEPT

Call for the ECTP’s biennial, Plymouth, England, 11 – 13th September 2019. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/european-council-of-town-planners-biennial-conference-2019 The breadth of the contributions might cover planning for coastal cities, marine spatial planning, climate change, urban regeneration, peripheral regions, border areas. In addition, the edge might refer to social and economic issues, including housing and poverty. I suggest that Brexit will...

Bracken Article in Atlantis #29.2

My article called ‘Kowloon Walled City: Hong Kong’s Heteropian Territory’ has just been published in issue #29.2 of Atlantis, which deals with contested domains. Please follow and like us:
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...
Gregory Bracken's new article on Chinese Ports published.

Gregory Bracken’s new article on Chinese Ports published.

Greg Bracken’s article ‘Treaty Ports in China: Their Genesis, Development, and Influence’, a discussion of three recent publications on the topic has just been published in the Journal of Urban History and is available HERE . Please follow and like us:
Congratulations to Dr Nurul Azlan

Congratulations to Dr Nurul Azlan

Nurul Azlan successfully defended her PhD thesis on 30 October. ‘Sedition Spaces’ examines protest in postcolonial Kuala Lumpur. Professors Wouter Vanstiphout and Wil Zonneveld were her promoters, while Dr Gregory Bracken was co-promotor and daily supervisor. We all wish Nurul the very best of luck with her future research work. Please follow and like us:...
SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner - The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner – The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

As part of the first SPS Seminar of this semester, our colleague Birgit Hausleitner (Urbanism, BK, TU Delft) will present the results of her research on the spatial form of economic activities as part of an SPS Seminar on 6 September at 12:45 in the Think Room (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU...
Newspaper articles about book 'Cork Strolls'

Newspaper articles about book ‘Cork Strolls’

Lovely newspaper articles about my sister Audrey’s and my latest book ‘Cork Strolls’. Go and read them! You can find them on: here at the Irish Examiner, or here at the Southern Star.   Please follow and like us:
Sharon Wohl PhD success

Sharon Wohl PhD success

  Sharon Wohl has successfully defended her thesis: Complex Adaptive Systems and Urban Morphogenesis. The panel were impressed with the work based on journal publications, and the thoughtful and robust answers to challenging questions. We thank the panel for their contribution to the promotion: Dr. Stephen Marshall, U College London; Prof. dr. Francis P. Heylighen,...
Rethink the City MOOC receives honourable mention

Rethink the City MOOC receives honourable mention

A TUDelft MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has received an honourable mention in the 2018 Open Education Awards.  The Open Education Awards are awarded annually by the Open Education Consortium, dedicated to improving educational access and effectiveness worldwide. All nominations are judged in different categories by an international committee. The MOOC, entitled ‘Rethink the City:...
SPS Seminar 31 May 2018: Akkelies van Nes - Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic

SPS Seminar 31 May 2018: Akkelies van Nes – Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic

SPS Seminar – 31 May 2018 12:30-13:30 00 West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft Akkelies van Nes (TU Delft and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) will present her research on “Political ideologies and settlement patterns in the Arctic”. Please follow and like us:
Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy

Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy

The latest report of the English PEN, the founding centre of the PEN International – an organisation promotes freedom of expression and literature across frontiers – , is about Turkey. The report is entitled Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy. Violations of the rights of authors, publishers and academics under the State of Emergency and written...
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...
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...

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