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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...
Vincent Nadin presents at the International Conference on River Basin Planning and Management, Taipei

Vincent Nadin presents at the International Conference on River Basin Planning and Management, Taipei

The International Conference on River Basin Planning and Management happened in Taipei in May 2013. It was organised by NCKU Dean Professor Lin, Feng-Tyan and Professor Tsou, Ko-Wan and was coordinated by Dr. Ally Lu. The conference took place at the  New Taipei City Government Building in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The background of...
Critical Regionalism/Anti-Regionalism

Critical Regionalism/Anti-Regionalism

During the 7th SP&S seminar Liane Lefaivre presented some of the history of the polemics surrounding the issue ‘regionalism’ in the Post World War II world.  By reviewing the discourse on regionalism which took place in the US between the 1930s and 60s she demonstrated how planning and design styles rapidly changed under the influence...
Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) will take place between 9 and 12 May 2013 in the Schloss Leopoldskroon in Salzburg, Austria. The theme of the congress will be “Diverse Tools” for Planning: a reference both to the variety and the novelty of planning tools emerging in the last twenty years. The...
iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

The International Forum on Innovative Planning Education & Studio Exhibition took place this summer in the College of Plannnig and Design at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)  in Tainan, South-West Taiwan. the conference brought together several planning and design schools (University of the West of England, University of California, Tokyo University, Manchester, Washington University...
Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

    “Rick Vermeulen is an urban planner with a clear interest in metropolitan development. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a master in Metropolitan studies, both at the University of Amsterdam, he started a dual career combining both research and practice. Within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) he has started as PhD candidate...
Governance for Urbanism: Participation and Reason

Governance for Urbanism: Participation and Reason

[issuu width=420 height=158 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111222070024-c8404b655c0b4d68957674eec2d1d09c name=participation_and_reason username=robertorocco tag=participation unit=px id=f8335ef6-773d-f10c-98bf-0051cc2fef56 v=2]   This the second lecture of the series ‘Governance for Urbanism’, where I contrast two terms relevant for spatial planing and design. In this presentation, i contrast ‘Participation’ and ‘Reason’. This lecture presents the fundamental philosophical arguments for participation in urban development, discusses the...
Ryan Gravel of the Atlanta Beltline Project at TU Delft: OCTOBER 6 2011

Ryan Gravel of the Atlanta Beltline Project at TU Delft: OCTOBER 6 2011

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RPS Seminar on 18 August 2011 (Dr. Zhou from Tsinghua University, China)

Dr. Zhou from Tsinghua University (China) presents the progress of his recent project: Integrated Water Resource Management and Strategic Urban Development in Embanked Coastal Areas: A Comparative Study of Ecologically-friendly Residential Development in Tianjin (China) and Almere (NL). Please follow and like us:

Complex Cities Graduation Studio: Promotional Brochure 2011

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Urbanism Department Trip to London 2011: link to photos

Urbanism Department Trip to London 2011: link to photos

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An Urban Geography of Globalisation PART 2

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: An Urban Geography of Globalisation PART 2 View more presentations from Roberto Rocco. Please follow and like us:

An Urban Geography of Globalisation PART 1

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: An Urban Geography of Globalisation PART 1 View more presentations from Roberto Rocco. Please follow and like us:

Designing is communicating, an article by Roberto Rocco published at B-Nieuws

Designing is communicating This text was originally written for B-Nieuws, the periodic newspaper of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology – TU Delft. Floris van der Zee has reviewed it. This article is primarily intended to students of the department of Urbanism, but I believe the message is relevant to any...

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy | Video on TED.com

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AESOP Young Academics, TU Delft, 13Mar, 2011

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HDI Sao Paulo per district (2007)

HDI Sao Paulo per district (2007), originally uploaded by Roberto Rocco. This is a new map for Human Development Index in the city of Sao Paulo. Here, districts are compared to the closest country in terms of HDI. Names of countries are repeated because HDI variations are very slight. Please follow and like us:

An Introduction on Case Studies in Urbanism

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Building an argument

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Cultural Policies for the Dual City: Culture, Territory and Citizenship in Sao Paulo

This is a presentation on aspects of cultural policies for the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sap Paulo is divided about its cultural policies. Should it invest in high culture (Western culture) which is a legitimate heritage of European migration or the culture of its oppressed citizens who live in its endless peripheries, which lack...

Spatial Planning and Strategy: Complex Cities Graduation Studio Profile

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR PROBLEM STATEMENT

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Tools for research in areas of design practice: problem finding.

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