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SPS Seminar: Secondary yet metropolitan?, with Rodrigo Cardoso (OTB), TUESDAY April 18, 12:30 room BGWEST290

SPS Seminar: Secondary yet metropolitan?, with Rodrigo Cardoso (OTB), TUESDAY April 18, 12:30 room BGWEST290

We cordially invite all to attend the next SPS SEMINAR: Secondary yet metropolitan? The advantages and challenges of metropolitan integration for second-tier cities with Rodrigo Cardoso (OTB), TUESDAY April 18, 12:30 room BGWEST290 Faculty of Architecture, Julianalaan 134   Why metropolitan integration is both more important and more difficult for second-tier cities Do European second-tier...
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...
Seminar 'Participatory City Making: How to Innovate Urban Public Services' by Emma Puerari: 30 March 12h30

Seminar ‘Participatory City Making: How to Innovate Urban Public Services’ by Emma Puerari: 30 March 12h30

An SPS Seminar by Emma Puerari Thursday March 30, 12h30-13h30 THINK ROOM at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (BK), Julianalaan 134, Delft. Abstract The desire of urban community groups to take greater control and responsibility for their own lives and neighbourhoods is a long-term fundamental trend. Citizens are increasingly teaming up in...
SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

SPS Seminar: Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder

We cordially invite all to attend the SPS Seminar Digital Community Planning: The Open Source Way to the Top of Arnstein’s Ladder by Enzo Falco 16 MARCH 12h30 , room BGWEST290 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628BL, Delft, The Netherlands.   Abstract: Citizen participation in planning is still in the hands...
Seminar and Book Presentation: "Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities" by Davide Ponzini

Seminar and Book Presentation: “Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities” by Davide Ponzini

Dear colleagues You are kindly invited to attend a seminar and book presentation jointly organized by OTB and SPS. Title: Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities When: Wednesday 22 March, 12.00-13.30 Where: BK, Room R, Julianalaan 134 Who: Davide Ponzini, Politecnico di Milano   Davide Ponzini is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. His new book...
SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers 'Co-housing and the Circular City'

SPS Seminar 23 FEB: Lidewij Tummers ‘Co-housing and the Circular City’

  In Europe, inhabitants increasingly take initiatives collectively to create and manage housing projects. Under the umbrella term “Collaborative housing” (co-housing) these experiences are spreading as a socially innovative practice, also generating alternative forms of knowledge on low-impact technology and operating recycling systems. The co-housing typology of clustered, self-managed dwellings offers a unique intermediate scale, between...
Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Ivan Thung: Challenges for Implementing the New Urban Agenda: THU 2 FEB 12h30

Thursday 2 February at 12:30–13:30 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft ROOM 01WEST620 Ivan Thung, former consultant at UN-Habitat HQ in Nairobi will describe how the agency is addressing some of the enduring urban challenges in the global south> he will give an account of the UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning...
SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg,  JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

SPS Seminar: Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor, with Hanne van den Berg, JAN 12, 2017, 12h30 BK

Climate change vulnerability and the urban poor: Achieving climate justice through urban resilience strategies  A seminar by Hanne van den Berg, MSc MA “Even though climate change has an impact on most city dwellers, the urban poor are affected disproportionately as poverty remains a key contributing factor in vulnerability. This is due for instance to the...
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...
SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua - 'Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China'

SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’

SPS Seminar: Li Dihua (Peking University) – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’ BG Oost 090, BK 1 November (Tuesday), 12:45-13:45 Li Dihua is an associate professor at Peking Univeristy, College of Architecture and Landscape, having a multiplied backgrounds of academy and landscape planning practice; devoting himself to the field of urban and...
RSA Workshop 'EU and the city'

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’

RSA Workshop ‘EU and the city’ 14 October 2016, Urbanism, BK, TU Delft This 9th workshop of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy focused on the urban dimension of EU Cohesion Policy (CP) and other European policies. While the EU has no formal competence on urban policy, the cities are increasingly important and explicit...
Presentation in Migrinter - CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Presentation in Migrinter – CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored...
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...
SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij - Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij – Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

Topic: Green City Freiburg’s Challenge? Increase the housing stock by 15% in 15 years, whilst minimalizing the city’s land-use Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij Venue: BG West 270, BK, TU Delft Date and Time: 20 June (Monday) 12:30 – 13:30 Freiburg (South-West Germany, 230.000 inhabitants) is renowned worldwide for its sustainability policies. For over a decade...

Learning from implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy – Lessons for a research-policy dialogue Monday 13 June 2016, Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue Roosevelt 39, Brussels (Spaak Room)   WORKSHOP FOCUS The Cohesion Policy has had a major influence on shaping regional policy of EU member states in terms of governance, practices...
SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SPS Seminar 7 June 2016: Regional design in planning theory and practice

SP&S Seminar (special edition) 7 June 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 BG West 270 Regional design in planning theory and practice Many recent planning reforms in European countries have enhanced development-led planning approaches, in which plans follow and facilitate occurring development proposals and market initiatives. The need to respond to future opportunities has inspired new planning...
Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza  TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms. A study case of the Zaragoza TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

  We have the pleasure to invite you for the SPS SEMINAR of Andrés Fernández-Ges , Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza on April 21st at BOUWKUNDE (TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft) at 12h30 in ROOM 00WEST290 Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza urban transformation: Expo 2008 and...
Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

Simone Rots: The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060

You are cordially invited to attend the Spatial Planning Seminar The Squatted New Town: Modernism meets informality. Venezuelan cases March 31, THU, 12h30-13h30 room 01WEST060 @Bouwkunde, Julianalaan 134, Delft By Simone Rots PhD candidate at the Delft University of Technology, faculty of Urbanism Researcher at The International New Town Institute (INTI) Keywords: New Town, Modern Movement,...
SPS Seminar, THU 3 March, 12:30 - Nasibe Charbgoo: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings

SPS Seminar, THU 3 March, 12:30 – Nasibe Charbgoo: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings

Nasibe Charbgoo (Iran University of Science and Technology) Topic: Urban Rhythms and Continuity of Place Meanings Thursday 3 March, 12:30-13:30, Room BG West 270, BK, TU Delft   This work has been inspired by a major question links to the work of Kevin Lynch, who was concerned with the experience of time in cities: What about...
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...
Stephen Read's "Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity": 14 JAN 12:30 BK

Stephen Read’s “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”: 14 JAN 12:30 BK

You are cordially invited to attend Stephen Read’s lecture “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”. The questions of migration and urban community provokes still more questions about what cities are for, why people come to them and what we should be doing to support and enable them. Are they victims of abstract power and entrenched interests,...
7 JAN: Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell

7 JAN: Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell

You are cordially invited to attend our first seminar of 2016. Evelyn Gustedt (*ARL Hannover): will talk about the Present and Past of Urban Agriculture/Gardening in Germany – in a Nutshell clock 7 January at 16:00–17:00 Next Week pin Bouwkunde room BGWEST270 Created for Spatial Planning and Strategy TU Delft Evelyn Gustedt is from ARL – Academy...
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...
Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning  01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij discusses:The European Union and Spatial Planning THURSDAY 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270 Abstract: There are many misunderstandings about the European Union and its relation to the field of spatial planning. Therefore it would be good to consider what really is happening in the Union with regard to our profession. Why should we consider...
SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) - Financing plans and projects with land value

SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) – Financing plans and projects with land value

Carlos Morales (IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam) About Carlos Morales Carlos H. Morales-Schechinger is a senior expert on urban land at IHS (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) Erasmus University at Rotterdam. He runs the MSc specialization on Urban Land Development, the research workshop on Land Value Capture instruments and the diploma course on Land Management...
Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes gave a talk on planning in Norway at an SPS seminar on 10 September. Please see the video from Akkelies’ talk below. Speaker: Akkelies van Nes (SPS, Urbanism, BK, TUD) Title: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges. Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to present the planning system in Norway. First it presents...
SPS Seminar: Prof. Ashwani Kumar (CEPT University, India) - Blue blood of cities? Water and urbanism in India - 2 July 2015

SPS Seminar: Prof. Ashwani Kumar (CEPT University, India) – Blue blood of cities? Water and urbanism in India – 2 July 2015

On Thursday 2 July, Ashwani Kumar (CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India), a visiting UKNA fellow at TU Delft, presented his reflections on water and urbanism in India and discussed the potential for transfer of practices and ideas from the Netherlands into the cities in the Ganges river basin. Presentation slides – click here. Blue blood of cities?...
SPS Seminar: Libera Amenta - REVERSE LAND: Wasted Landscapes as a resource to re-cycle contemporary cities

SPS Seminar: Libera Amenta – REVERSE LAND: Wasted Landscapes as a resource to re-cycle contemporary cities

Libera Amenta (University of Naples Federico II) REVERSE LAND: Wasted Landscapes as a resource to re-cycle contemporary cities Thursday, June 18 Abstract: Land as resource is becoming increasingly scarce.  Nowadays, both the rapid growth of contemporary cities and their shrinkage resulting from of economic crisis, de-industrialisation, and political change, are shaping the landscape in a...
SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano  (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar 11 June 2015 Carlo Pisano   (University of Cagliari)  The Patchwork Metropolis. A Dutch case study towards the end of the compact city. ABSTRACT: The patchwork, as a metaphor, is opposed to the idea of fragmentation[4], it is instead a composition of a series of entities arranged together, in which a superior unity...
Evert Meijers: "Good fences make good neighbour cities? SPS Seminar, June 4

Evert Meijers: “Good fences make good neighbour cities? SPS Seminar, June 4

Evert Meijers presented his work as part of the NAPOLEON project at a seminar as part of the Spatial Planning and Strategy Seminar series on 4th of June 2015. He explored the concept of  “borrowed size” in Dutch planning and its implications for regional development. ‘Good fences make good neighbours’ is a proverb that has...

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