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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...
Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft:  The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM, delivered a talk as part of the SPS seminar series on 2 June: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience Generational change has always been correlated with evolution in the physical environment.  What are some of the practical impacts of GenY on real estate development?   For...
URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO: Professor Guilherme Lassance, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO: Professor Guilherme Lassance, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

SPS Seminar 21 May 2015: Urban Transformations in Rio de Janeiro Professor Guilherme Lassance, from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, discussed urban transformations in the city of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. He highlighted the transformations happening at the outskirts of the...
SPS Seminar 12 May - Victor Sanz: Planning a global network of industrial communities: The architecture and urbanism of the Bata Shoe Company industrial satellite cities

SPS Seminar 12 May – Victor Sanz: Planning a global network of industrial communities: The architecture and urbanism of the Bata Shoe Company industrial satellite cities

Victor Sanz (Polytechnic University of Madrid / TU Delft) presented his research as part of the SPS Seminar Series on 12 May 2015. The topic of the talk was the following: “Planning a global network of industrial communities: The architecture and urbanism of the Bata Shoe Company industrial satellite cities.” You can see a video...
SPS Seminar 23 April by Paul Benneworth (University of Twente): ‘Global science scapes: how  global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes

SPS Seminar 23 April by Paul Benneworth (University of Twente): ‘Global science scapes: how global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes

On Thursday 23 April 2015 Dr. Paul Benneworth (University of Twente) offered a talk as part of SPS Seminar Series on ‘Global science scapes: how  global science and political flows are shaping 21st century science landscapes.’ Please see the abstract, slides and the video from the event below. Abstract: Major science and technology spaces are central to...
Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad: Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University at BK 26 March 12h30

Monica Haddad will present the lecture “Spatial Tools for Analyzing Urban Structures” at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft on March 26 from 12h30 to 13h30, BK, room 1WEST290 Monica is Associate Professor at the department of Community and Regional Planning, College of Design, Iowa State University.  Her field...
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...
Stephen Read: Thinking Politics, Scale and Community in Shenzhen, THURSDAY 12 FEB, 2015, 12:30 1WEST290

Stephen Read: Thinking Politics, Scale and Community in Shenzhen, THURSDAY 12 FEB, 2015, 12:30 1WEST290

Stephen Read, Associate Professor at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft, presented his work on Thursday 12 FEB. Power, politics and community in Shenzhen   Shenzhen is a city that comprises 80% migrants with very few rights. Talking of power in the case of the dispossessed seems like a contradiction in terms. Nevertheless, occupancy...
Professor Susan Buckingham at BOUWKUNDE February 5th 12:30 : "Sex and the City: Why planning for climate change needs is a gender issue"

Professor Susan Buckingham at BOUWKUNDE February 5th 12:30 : “Sex and the City: Why planning for climate change needs is a gender issue”

On FEB 5, Professor Susan Buckingham presented her work on gender and climate change. Susan Buckingham is a feminist geographer whose main focus is on gender and environmental issues. Her teaching, research, and activist work are interlinked through a commitment to environmental and social justice. She has worked with academic and government institutions, as well as...
Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan , at the SPS Seminar series on Tuesday 27 JANUARY

Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan , at the SPS Seminar series on Tuesday 27 JANUARY

 Azadeh Mashayekhi and Nurul Azlan presented their PhD reserach on Tuesday 27 JANUARY at a SPS Seminar. Below, the abstracts of the presentations: Azadeh Mashayekhi Dreaming of American City:  Iranian consumer project of modernity Abstract:  All through twentieth century Iranian cities have undergone processes of modernization in successive political regimes that have left their traces in the physical...
Qu Lei  discusses Chinese Urban Villages at the SPS Seminar Series

Qu Lei discusses Chinese Urban Villages at the SPS Seminar Series

 Qu Lei presented her work on urban villages in Shenzhen at a SPS Seminar on 15 January 2015. ‘Urban villages and affordable housing within the transitional period of Chinese cities: the case study of Shenzhen’ Abstract: Urban village is a very special type of neighbourhood, created in the fast urbanisation process in Chinese cities like Shenzhen in...
Seminar Mapping the City: Ciam 2014

Seminar Mapping the City: Ciam 2014

On initiative of the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Foundation (EFL), the Archives of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH Zurich and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) a seminar on the mapping of cities was organized on 29 October 2014 in Amsterdam. The seminar was...
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:...
Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil presented his research on The sustainable mobility potential of TOD neighbourhoods in the city-region at the SPS Seminar Series Abstract: Departing from the concept of ‘multi-modal urban regional development’ in Bertolini and le Clercq (2003), the urban environment is described using a framework where the urban activity space is organised by modes of movement (non-motorised,...
Brenda Hunt, Area manager of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, at the SPS Seminar Series

Brenda Hunt, Area manager of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, at the SPS Seminar Series

Brenda Hunt is Area manager (Gebiedsmanager) for the Oostelijk Havengebied and the Science Park of Amsterdam (District  Oost). Brenda, together with colleague Peter Groenendaal, joined the SPS Seminar on February 20 2014 to talk about the activity of area manager, as conceived by the municipality of Amsterdam. As area manager, Brenda is  responsible for the areas...
Yu Ye gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series

Yu Ye gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series

Yu Ye, SPS alumnus and now PhD candidate at the University of Hong Kong, gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series Yu Ye  talked about “Form syntax’ as an approach to understand urban form quantitatively and promote high degree of urbanity in urban design ”, on issues being studied in his doctoral  research. You will find...
Professor Maarten van Ham at the SPS Seminar Series

Professor Maarten van Ham at the SPS Seminar Series

Professor van Ham  talked about “New directions for residential mobility research: Linking lives through time and space”, a work he has developed in partnership with Rory Coulter and Allan Findlay. Van Ham argues that there is increasing attention to international migration, but less interest in short distance migration and immobility. According to van Ham, “Most...
Annalisa Lodigiani presents at the SPS Seminar series

Annalisa Lodigiani presents at the SPS Seminar series

Annalisa Lodigiani is a planner and a PhD candidate from the Politecnico of Milan working at TU Delft as a guest for a few months. Her daily supervisor is Alex Wandl, currently at the Chair of Environmental Technology and Design (led by Professor Arjan van Timmeren). Annalisa presented a talk entitled:  Across boundaries: Visions and norms for the...
Lidewij Tummers at seminar "Divercity, city of the future" organised by the city of Berlin

Lidewij Tummers at seminar “Divercity, city of the future” organised by the city of Berlin

On 24-25 October 2013 the Senat of Berlin called together experts on gender, urban renewal, housing, planning and transport for a seminar under the title “Divercity, city of the future”. In a varied and dense program, valuable input was generated about innovative solutions for Berlin housing policies and planning for 2030. SP&S member of staff Lidewij...
Taneha Bacchin presents at the SPS SEMINAR SERIES on NOV 14

Taneha Bacchin presents at the SPS SEMINAR SERIES on NOV 14

We cordially invite you to the next seminar of our SPS seminar series 2013-2014. Our colleague Taneha Bacchin from the chair of Environmental Technology & Design (led by Professor Arjan van Timmeren) will talk about “A multi-scale approach in the planning and design of green-blue cities”. Taneha is a PhD candidate at TU Delft and...

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