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SPS in charge of Quarter 3 of the Urbanism Masters Track: Booklet published

SPS in charge of Quarter 3 of the Urbanism Masters Track: Booklet published

Verena Balz and Qu Lei are responsible for Quarter 3 in the Urbanism Masters track at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. This quarter is about regional planning and design. This is the booklet that explains the methods and objectives of the quarter. Roberto Rocco and Marcin Dabrowski are...
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...
NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015

NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015

  NALACS THESIS AWARD 2014-2015 Have you recently written your Master’s thesis on a Latin American or Caribbean topic? Then send us your thesis before October 1, 2015 and you are in competition to win the NALACS Thesis Award and a €250 cash prize! To enter the competition and be eligible for the NALACS Thesis Award,...
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....
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 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,...
Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

The course Methodology for Urbanism AR2U090 is a 5 ects course given within the Masters programme of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. This course is coordinated by the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy and given in partnership with the Chair of Sustainable Metropolitan Design. The course tackles issues related to academic research...

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