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Remon Rooij going to the Sunshine coast for CDIO conference

Remon Rooij going to the Sunshine coast for CDIO conference

In November, SPS staff member Remon Rooij was invited by the 4TU Delft Centre for Engineering Education to give a workshop at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on academic design education during the fall conference of the CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate), the network that discusses the future of engineering education. Please follow and like us:...
SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

In 2017, SPS staff member Remon Rooij contributed intensively to the development and change of TU Delft education policies. He was member of an evaluation commission, assessing the study success programme of all 17 TU Delft bachelor programmes, which resulted in the report (in Dutch) ‘ Onderwijssucces: van structuur naar cultuur’. He also contributed to...
Call for Papers: 2018 AESOP Conference Pre-Organized Session  Track 10 (Education)- Planning Education and Community-Based Research and Practice

Call for Papers: 2018 AESOP Conference Pre-Organized Session Track 10 (Education)- Planning Education and Community-Based Research and Practice

Call for Papers   2018 AESOP Conference Pre-Organized Session Track 10 (Education)- Planning Education and Community-Based Research and Practice   Description Communities play a critical role in the global-local nexus of planning practice and research and illuminate the complexity of operating the concept of sustainability at the micro scale. For both educators and students, communities...
Successful Kick-off new academic year for SPS

Successful Kick-off new academic year for SPS

The section of Spatial Planning & Strategy had a very fruitful and visible kick-off of the new 2017-2018 academic year. More than 1,400 students saw one or more of our SPS staff members during the first week of the academic year. SPS staff member Roberto Rocco welcomed more than 600 master students via lectures and...
Meet our recent Complex Cities graduates

Meet our recent Complex Cities graduates

In July 2017 many students have concluded their TU Delft MSc Urbanism curriculum. Among them are students that were part of the Complex cities graduation studio, led by researchers at Spatial Planning & Strategy. Students’ work exemplifies and contributes to research at this chair. It is worthwhile to consider projects, presented here. Please also take...
Urban Thinkers Campus TU Delft REPORT ONLINE!

Urban Thinkers Campus TU Delft REPORT ONLINE!

 The preliminary online report on the UTC (Urban Thinkers Campus) organised at Tu delft between 7 and 9  June is on-line, at the World Urban Campaign (UN –Habitat) website. There is also a more journalistic version available on the WUC platform newsletter ‘On the road’ CITISCOPE also published an interview with RobertoRocco on the UTC....
Complex cities graduation topics 2017/18 – now published on our dedicated graduation webpage.

Complex cities graduation topics 2017/18 – now published on our dedicated graduation webpage.

Complex cities graduations are TU Delft MSc Urbanism graduations that reflect upon research topics at the interest of the Randstad research group. We are running a webpage that is dedicated to these graduations. This webpage has now been updated to describe Complex cities graduation topics for 2017/18 MSc Urbanism graduations. New (or updated) topics concern ageing, migration, urban regeneration...
Remon Rooij  is guest editor of a special  issue on Educating Spatial Planners for the Age of Co-Creation

Remon Rooij is guest editor of a special issue on Educating Spatial Planners for the Age of Co-Creation

SP&S associate professor Remon Rooij, PhD MSc is guest editor of a special issue of the Planning, Practice & Research journal (2016, Volume 31, Issue 5) on spatial planning education: Educating Spatial Planners for the Age of Co-Creation. Remon and co-editor Andrea I. Frank PhD from Cardiff University introduce the journal by saying that planners...
A WORKSHOP FOR 750 new Master students at the Faculty of Architecture: SEPT 5 2017

A WORKSHOP FOR 750 new Master students at the Faculty of Architecture: SEPT 5 2017

On September 2017, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft will be receiving 750 new Master students, both Dutch students who will continue their education here and internationals. They will be the new Architects, Urbanists, Building Technologists and Managers in the Built Environment. I AM LOOKING FOR 30 students who want to...
Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures Erasmus University College Erasmus University College is launching a new public lecture series on cities and urban issues. All are invited to attend. We have a program of distinguished scholars from the Netherlands and beyond who will be giving informative and accessible lectures aimed at stimulating debate and challenging some of the...
SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

Enrolment is open for the third edition of the TU Delft SUMMER SCHOOL Planning and Design with Water, in which we will explore the challenges of planning and designing cities that are resilient and friendly to water issues. The Summer School is a 10-day experience organised by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy, Department...
CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs Dear All, In 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners: the great Jane Jacobs. I want to organise a one-day colloquium on Jane Jacob’s...
Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

The Complex cities website is a site that researchers of the Randstad Research group set up to assist Master of Urbanism graduation students. It announces events, makes presentations available, reflects on events and traces emerging interests of graduation students. Please take account of our regular updates  and also comment! What’s new? The description of ‘happy...
Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

To enhance MSc Urbanism graduations the Complex cities research group organizes a series of lectures, discussions and workshops. The series forms part of a broader program for graduation orientation. The program is meant to facilitate exchange among research and education, to enhance in-depth research and design. The Complex cities series discusses urgent topics that require...
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...
Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Presentations of Urbanism studio work by Wenchi Yang and Sebastiaan Huls made a big impact at the iCities conference at the National Cheng Kong University, Tainan, Taiwan in May. Their presentations on studio work from the IJssel-Vecht-Delta / Zwolle region and Sāo Paulo, Brazil raised by far the most questions and comments from the audience....
TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

In July 2015, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft and the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) will promote the second edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Sustainability. The 2015 edition of the Summer School will combine spatial planning, design and environmental technology to tackle issues of water in complex urban environments. It will invite...
Spatial Planning at iCities 2014 Conference at NCKU, Taiwan

Spatial Planning at iCities 2014 Conference at NCKU, Taiwan

In October 2014, NCKU hold the iCities  “Workshop on Workshop” – a special event devoted to the discussions of “workshops” “Workshop as we know is an educational activity with emerging significance in planning and design education. In the dictionary, workshop is defined as “a meeting at which a group of people engaging in intensive discussion...
Course Smart Infrastructures and Mobility takes 18 students to Sao Paulo

Course Smart Infrastructures and Mobility takes 18 students to Sao Paulo

The course SIM (Smart Infrastructure and Mobility) took 18 TU Delft students  for a week of activities in Sao Paulo the biggest city of Brasil. The objective was to link with research being done at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Sao Paulo (FAUU-USP), led by Professor Alexandre Delijaicov of the...
Speed dating your design

Speed dating your design

Speed dating your design, a set on Flickr. This is an exercise we conduct with MSc1 students at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The idea is to make them aware of the necessity to structure the narratives that accompany their research and design projects. In pairs, students need to tell one another...
MindMaps Urbanism 2013

MindMaps Urbanism 2013

MindMaps Urbanism 2013, a set on Flickr. These are MindMaps produced by students of the Master in Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Mind maps are visual tools for brainstorming and unfolding of concepts. The idea is that visualisation of how concepts unfold can help us understand these concepts better. Students were...
Subscribe to our BLOG Methodology for Urbanism

Subscribe to our BLOG Methodology for Urbanism

We are publishing a new BLOG with teaching materials from the course Methodology for Urbanism (MSc2). The idea is to share our teaching philosophy and teaching materials for anyone to use. Students will also be invited to publish and interact with published materials.  Please, click on the picture or HERE to visit the BLOG. Please...
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...
Urbanism Alumni exhibit their work at the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Urbanism Alumni exhibit their work at the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Four Urbanism alumni have exhibited their graduation work at the iCities 2013 conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. iCities is the international Forum on Innovative Planning. The theme of this year’s conference was “Operating Sustainability: Teaching Sustainability on Planning Education”. CLICK HERE for the conference website. Alumni were selected based on their excellent...
The Dream Mentor Team: who would you like to supervise your graduation project?

The Dream Mentor Team: who would you like to supervise your graduation project?

In their graduation year, students at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft are supervised by two “mentors”. These mentors or supervisors have a strong impact on how students orient their work. TU Delft has an excellent team of supervisors: designers, planners, economists, psychologists, computer modeling specialists, landscape designers. The pool is very varied,...
Students from the Graduation Studios in Urbanism at TU Delft present at Methodology Course

Students from the Graduation Studios in Urbanism at TU Delft present at Methodology Course

Bart van Leeuwen‎ (Urban Regeneration); Emma Grün (Complex Cities)‎; Erjen Prins (Vertical Cities Asia)‎; and Evelien van Winsen ‎(Design and Politics) presented the state of their on-going graduation work to MSc2 students in the Methodology course. The idea was to introduce first year students to the work of the Graduation Studios through the work of their students....
100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has received 100 grad students and teachers from the Planning Course at the University of the West of England (UWE) at Bristol. The 100 students and teachers were led by Marcus Grant of the Institute of Sustainability, Health and Environment of the UWE. The Chair of Spatial Planning...
The Great Planning Game

The Great Planning Game

This is a game based on a paper by Karina Sehested from the UNiversity of Copenhagen. (SEHESTED, K. 2010. Urban Planners as Network Managers and Metagovernors, Planning Theory & Practice 10:2, 245-263). The aim of this game is to familiarize students with the different roles and combinations of roles they can play in network governance...
Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Movie with TU Delft students at Winterschool Zuidas

Earlier in 2012, students of the Departments of Urbanism and Real Estate and Housing have participated in a Winter School organised by the Bureau Zuidas, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, and the Rotterdam Biennale of Architecture, coordinated by the Architectural Office Site UD of Amsterdam. The TU Delft students were...
iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

iCities conference in Tainan brings Urbanism schools together

The International Forum on Innovative Planning Education & Studio Exhibition took place this summer in the College of Plannnig and Design at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)  in Tainan, South-West Taiwan. the conference brought together several planning and design schools (University of the West of England, University of California, Tokyo University, Manchester, Washington University...

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