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Akkie van Nes and Luiz Carvalho: Urban form in discussion in Siberia

Akkie van Nes and Luiz Carvalho: Urban form in discussion in Siberia

Akkelies van Nes and Luiz Carvalho from the Spatial Planning section, together with Daniela Maiullari from Environmental Technology and Design presented their research at the 25th ISUF, that took place from 5 to 9 July in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The conference focused on urban form and social context, from traditions to newest demands. The presentations explored...
Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium

Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium

Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium 25-26 November . Space Syntax is growing fast in China. Since 2015 they are arranging space syntax conferences on a yearly basis. Around 300 attended the conference, this year held in Shenzhen (arranged by prof Haofeng Wang at Shenzhen university). The other...
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...
Invited speaker at workshop on Smart Cities and BIM

Invited speaker at workshop on Smart Cities and BIM

Jorge Gil was one of the invited speakers at the workshop “Towards an extended network-based description for BIM and Smart Cities” organised by the Space Syntax Laboratory from the Bartlett, UCL. At this event, Jorge addressed the topic of “City Information Modelling”. Abstract: Smart Cities require knowledge-based and performance oriented approaches to urban design and planning,...
Spatial analysis in prehistoric and historic built environments

Spatial analysis in prehistoric and historic built environments

  Spatial analysis and social spaces Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments Ed. by Paliou, Eleftheria / Lieberwirth, Undine / Polla, Silvia Series:Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt 18 We would like to announce the publication of a new open access volume on...
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...
Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at the first Geodesign Summit

Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at the first Geodesign Summit

 Akkelies van Nes was keynote speaker at the first Geodesign Summit Europe conference, held at the unique GeoFort on 19-20 September 2013. For a complete overview of speakers at this conference, please click HERE. Akkelies  gave a short introduction on Space Syntax that is useful for all willing to understand the principles of this innovative tool...
Akkelies van Nes & Roberto Rocco guest speakers at Conference on Urban Development in Prague

Akkelies van Nes & Roberto Rocco guest speakers at Conference on Urban Development in Prague

Akkelies van Nes and Roberto Rocco were both invited speakers at the Conference on Urban Development promoted by the Mayor of Prague on 11 April 2013. The conference was primarily intended to professionals (spatial planners, developers, designers, etc) from the Czech Republic and neighbouring Central European States (Slovakia, Austria and Hungary). van Nes presented advancements...
Space Syntax Workshop at Bouwkunde on April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9

Space Syntax Workshop at Bouwkunde on April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9

On 18, 25 april and 2 and 9 may Akkelies van Nes will run a space syntax workshop. If you like to attend, please send an email: to a.vannes@tudelft.nl Please follow and like us:

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