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SAVE THE DATE! TU Delft Urban Thinkers' Campus: 7-9 JUNE 2017

SAVE THE DATE! TU Delft Urban Thinkers’ Campus: 7-9 JUNE 2017

SAVE THE DATE: TU Delft Urban Thinkers’ Campus: 7-9 JUNE 2017 UNIVERSITIES FOR THE NEW URBAN AGENDA Teaching the New Urban Agenda: Universities Alliance for Sustainable and Fair Urban Development Between 7 and 9 June 2017, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft will organise an Urban Thinkers’ Campus (UTC ) on Education for the New...
Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

Vincent Nadin new chairperson of Urbanism

As of March 1 2017, Prof. Vincent Nadin is the new chairman of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Vincent has the experience and the position to represent the interests of our department in the world. Staff and students say farewell to Machiel van Dorst, who chaired the Department...
2017 Summer School 'Planning and Design with Water' applications now OPEN

2017 Summer School ‘Planning and Design with Water’ applications now OPEN

Hey folks! Applications for the 2017 Summer School “Planning and Design with Water” are now OPEN! This Summer School introduces students from all over the world to the Dutch tradition of urban and regional planning and design with water for sustainable healthy and far cities. The school is very dynamic, with practical workshops, lectures, site...
Online Course 'Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges'

Online Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’

Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’ is online! How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south. Enrol HERE. The Chair of Spatial Planning coordinated one of the main sections of this course, namely, the Spatial Justice component. About this...
Special SPS Seminar 15 December - The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special SPS Seminar 15 December – The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special edition of SPS Seminar on the Chinese Urban Transformation was organised on Thursday 15 December. It included presentations from three speakers: Yanliu Lin (University of Utrecht); Yawei Chen (TUD, MBE, BK); Lei Qu (TUD, Urbanism, BK). While adopting different perspectives and focusing on different cities (Guangzhou,  Shanghai, Shenzhen), the three speakers shared a common focus on new...
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...
Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD): DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED! Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” Urban and regional policies, projects and actions concerning migration, displacement and refuge. Deadline for submission of short abstracts: JAN 30, 2017....
Students and teachers of L'École Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

Students and teachers of L’École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

A group of 70 students and 10 teachers of the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris (ESA) visited Bouwkunde in September 2016. The visit was organised by Dr. Marta Mendonça, a PhD from TU Delft who now teaches at ESA, and Roberto Rocco. The group included Professor Marc Vaye, pedagogical coordinator of ESA, and Michael Koller, guest teacher...
Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

The third edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Water took place between 12 and 22 July 2016 at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The school gathered 70 students from 5 continents for an intensive exercise on plan making and design for sustainability. The School ended with a big boost...
Michael Hebbert (BARTLETT UCL) at TU Delft: CROSSRAIL, the tunnel join London East and West

Michael Hebbert (BARTLETT UCL) at TU Delft: CROSSRAIL, the tunnel join London East and West

TUDelft Spatial Planning & Strategy Seminar January 28th 12.30-1.30 Bouwkunde, Julianalaan 134, Delft, ROOM 01 WEST 060 Professor Michael Hebbert (Professor of Town Planning, Bartlett UCL, Editor Planning Perspectives) Crossrail – the tunnel joining London East and West   London Crossrail, scheduled for completion in 2018, is currently Europe’s largest construction project. In scale and...
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...
The official Urbanism photo 2015

The official Urbanism photo 2015

A photo of the Urbanism staff in 2015. Please follow and like us:
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...
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...
Book chapter in "Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul", edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

Book chapter in “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul”, edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

The book “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul” is edited by Wouter Vanstiphout and Marta Relats.  Roberto Rocco has contributed a chapter in the book entitled “Sao Paulo: constructing the city, reinventing democracy”. The book review at the NAI site says “Are we the world? is part six of the Design and Politics series,...
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...
Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Randstad Seminar: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design?

Urbanism Randstad Research Programme Regional Governance, Planning and Design Research Cluster Research Seminar: March 20th, from 15:00-17:00 at OTB, TU Delft, Hugo Priemus Zaal TOPIC: Urban farming in city regions: a relevant topic for spatial planning and design? Urban farming has received a lot of attention in the last few years. For many, food production...
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...
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...
Gender and the city

Gender and the city

April 2013 Lidewij Tummers performed a consultancy on Gender and urban development for the Bordeaux region CUB. The programme consisted of two parts: One an interactive workshop with the staff of different departments involved in planning, such as mobility, infrastructure, housing and urban design. As Bordeaux already has strong diversity and social participation policies, this...
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...
NWO Grant on the Implementation of TOD

NWO Grant on the Implementation of TOD

Supported by the Delft Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative (DIMI), the chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy conducted an inventory of Transport Oriented Development (TOD) strategies in the Netherlands, BESTNET. This research into current Dutch practices concluded that the TOD concept is embraced by policy makers in regions but that implementation is hampered by persistent governance,...
Article in the latest issue of 'Urban Morphology'

Article in the latest issue of ‘Urban Morphology’

‘On the discovery of urban typologies: data mining the many dimensions of urban form’ by J. Gil, J. N. Beirão, N. Montenegro and J. P. Duarte 2012, Urban Morphology 16(1) This article presents a data mining method for the development of typologies suited to the understanding of emerging urban areas that do not fall into...

Why Internationalise? An article on the internationalisation of the university

Why Internationalise? A text on the internationalisation of the university (click to download) Open publication – Free publishing – More governance Please follow and like us:
The Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy is located at TU Delft

The Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy is located at TU Delft

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy is led by Professor Vincent Nadin and is located in the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. We are particularly interested in how intervention through spatial planning can meet the challenge of territorial management in the context of the growing complexity of networked...
Urbanism Department Trip to London 2011: link to photos

Urbanism Department Trip to London 2011: link to photos

  Urbanism Department trip to London 2011 Please follow and like us:

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:

Methodology for Urbanism: Introductory Lecture 1

Introduction lecture for the course Methodology for Urbanism: Issues of research in an area of design practice Please follow and like us:

TUD Urbanism Introduction (from urbanism brochure)

Urbanism Urbanism (Stedebouwkunde) is the scientific and educational domain at Delft University of Technology concerned with the design, planning and construction of urban areas, including landscape aspects, on all levels of scales (from street level up to patterns of globalization). The approach to Urbanism is both visual and functional with a strong (future oriented) focus...

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