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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...
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...
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,...
Department of Urbanism Alumno's graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Plan

Department of Urbanism Alumno’s graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Plan

Rio’s West Harbor Activation Plan  MSc. Rafael Saraiva Rafael Saraiva is an associate of MLA+ Architecture, Planning and Consulting, responsible for the company’s operations in Latin America. He graduated from TU Delft in 2010 with the thesis entitled “Innovation Backbone: a new economic zone in Rio de Janeiro’s urban voids”, where he analysed the area...
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...
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...
Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

Comparing Apples and Oranges: international comparative planning

    Interest in international comparisons of the performance and planning of cities and regions has never been higher, though much international comparison raises as many questions as it answers. Are we comparing apples and oranges? Stuttgart and Dortmund Universities organised a colloquium under this banner, asking how we do we manage the great challenges...
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...
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:...
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...
New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

New Urban Languages Conference 2nd edition with TU Delft participation

The  New Urban Languages Conference is organised by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DAStU of the Politecnico di Milano, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura ETSA of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and now also by the Group of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology.  The theme of the second edition of the conference was  Re-thinking...
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’....
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...
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...
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...
Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Taiwan National Carrying Capacity Research

Spatial Planning at TU Delft is involved in a Taiwan national research project on carrying capacity of the territory and population size. The project is examining possible optimum city size in relation to the carrying capacity of the built and natural environment and indicators that can be used to assess these relationships. At the project’s third...
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...
The Great Planning Game at the Bachelor Course of TU Delft

The Great Planning Game at the Bachelor Course of TU Delft

Remon Rooij and Roberto Rocco have introduced the “Great Planning Game” in the Planning Component of the Bachelor of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. The Great Planning Game is a role playing exercise where students get acquainted with different possible roles of spatial planners in today’s society and...
Record TU Delft participation at AESOP Dublin 2013

Record TU Delft participation at AESOP Dublin 2013

Several TU Delft researchers took part in the joint AESOP/ACSP Conference (the Association of European Schools of Planning and The American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning) that took place in Dublin between July 15 and 19. The conference was hosted by University College Dublin (UCD). The theme of the conference was Planning for Resilient Cities and...
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...
Meeting our Taiwanese Alumni in Taipei!

Meeting our Taiwanese Alumni in Taipei!

Keats Lin, one of our Taiwanese Doctoral candidates, has organized a meeting between Vincent Nadin and Roberto Rocco and four Taiwanese SPS Alumni. These are Meiyen Chen, Shih-Hao Tseng (Tony), Shing Rong Wu (Sylvain) and YiChung Huang. The meeting happened in a restaurant operating in a historic Japanese house in Taipei. (Photos are available HERE)....
Vincent Nadin presents at the SPS Seminar Series: The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe

Vincent Nadin presents at the SPS Seminar Series: The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe

Vincent Nadin has presented a lecture titled “The weakness of technocratic and imperative forms of planning for water management in Europe. Are there alternatives?” In his lecture, Vincent has discussed the approach to implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, concentrated on technocratic river basin management plans and imperative land use zoning plans. The results have...
Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Professor Mariana Fix of the University of Campinas presents at the TU Delft

Mariana Fix, Professor of Economics at the University of Campinas (Brazil) talked about “Global finance and the right to the city struggle in Brazil”. Mariana is an architect and urbanist by the University of Sao Paulo, with a post-graduate Masters in Sociology and a PhD in Economics. She follows urban social movements in Brazil closely...
Alexander Wandl presents at the SPS Seminar

Alexander Wandl presents at the SPS Seminar

Alexandre Wandl has presented at the customary lunch seminar promoted by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy. Wandl has spoken about the research and recently published book “Amsterwam”, which he wrote in collaboration with Frank van den Hoeven. The book is available at http://press.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/book/17 Amsterwarm contributes through the development of an area typology to...
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...
Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on 'Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units'

Arie Romein & Jan Jacob Trip on ‘Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units’

On the fifth SP&S seminar, dr. Arie Romein and dr. Jan Jacob Trip, senior researchers at OTB Research Institute gave a presentation entitled InCompass: Regional policy improvement for financially sustainable creative incubator units. They presented the preliminary results of their on-going research funded by Interreg 4C in partnership with several European public authorities, universities and...
New Spatial Planning Chair Staff Poster for 2013

New Spatial Planning Chair Staff Poster for 2013

Here you can see the new staff poster for the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy for the year 2013. All our staff is portrayed here, including our PhD candidates and visiting scholars. Please follow and like us:
Keynote presentation in Taipei

Keynote presentation in Taipei

Vincent Nadin gave the keynote presentation to the International Symposium of Urban Planning (ISUP) at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The symposium brings together researchers on urban planning from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and many other east Asian countries. Vincent made a presentation on the dominant models and trends in strategic planning...

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