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Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Meet NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies *visit our webpage HERE. About NALACS, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is an association for everyone in the Netherlands who is engaged with Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Its members include researchers, PhD candidates and students, as well as journalists, NGO staff,...
Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac's annual conference in Utrecht

Roberto Rocco gives keynote speech at LANDac’s annual conference in Utrecht

LANDac stands for Netherlands Academy on Land Governance and aims to understand Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. The LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 took place on 30 June and 1 July in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. The conference drew over 150 participants from all continents, including academics, students, policy makers, practitioners and private...
NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016, co-organised by SPS

NALACS Conference 2016 The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology,has organised the conference ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean,’  held on 16-17 June 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands.   This 2-day conference...
Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America, panel at the 17th IPHS Conference

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado  and Roberto Rocco led two sessions on “Change and Exchange of Planning Ideas in Latin America” at the International Planning History Society Conference, held at TU Delft from July 17 to 21, 2016. The 17th IPHS Conference is one of the largest academic events in the Planning Community. This edition included around 500...
Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016

Conference Cities and Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, TU Delft, June 16-17 2016.  ENROL HERE. The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, are pleased to announce the joint conference, ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America...
Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco (TU Delft) Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 at the Erasmus University College

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco (TU Delft) Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 at the Erasmus University College

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities Dr Roberto Rocco, TU Delft Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 Erasmus University College, Nieuwemarkt, 1A,  Rotterdam (next to Rotterdam Blaak Station) This lecture introduces the socio-political context in which the Rio 2016 Olympics will take place and addresses the limitations of the Olympic legacy for the city of Rio...
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,...
NALACS Thesis Award: Sven da Silva (WUR), wins with thesis on the politics of informality

NALACS Thesis Award: Sven da Silva (WUR), wins with thesis on the politics of informality

On FEB 26, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (@NALACS) awarded a prize for the best Master thesis written at a Dutch Institution on a Latin American or Caribbean theme. The finalists presented their theses in Petcha Kutcha format. The quality of their work was outstanding. Sven da Silva with his thesis...
CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN   CONTEMPORARY LATIN   AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: NALACS and TU Delft: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP IN  CONTEMPORARY LATIN  AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN . NALACS – TU DELFT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DATE: THURSDAY 16 AND FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 VENUE: DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS.   The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft...
JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA: International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016)

JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA: International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016)

  JOIN A PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGE AND EXCHANGE OF PLANNING IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA at the International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Delft, 17 to 21 July 2016) We invite papers that explore the change and exchange of planning ideas among Latin American countries in the 20th and 21st century and /or discuss planning approaches...
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 Film Screening BURDEN OF PEACE + Networking Event 27 NOV at Rialto, Amsterdam

NALACS Film Screening BURDEN OF PEACE + Networking Event 27 NOV at Rialto, Amsterdam

  The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies NALACS invites you to the screening of the film BURDEN OF PEACE, by Dutch filmmaker Sander Wirken. “One Woman Fighting Crime and Corruption in a Country Haunted by its Past”. The film will be preceded by DRINKS AND NETWORKING EVENT for researchers, students and the...
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,...
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...
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...
SPS is one of the sponsors for the NALACS Thesis Award: Rialto (Amsterdam), 27 FEB, 16:00

SPS is one of the sponsors for the NALACS Thesis Award: Rialto (Amsterdam), 27 FEB, 16:00

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the TU Delft is co-sponsor for the Netherlands Association for Latin American and  Caribbean Studies Thesis Award. The NALACS Thesis Award is given to the best thesis written on a Latin American or Caribbean topic in a Dutch higher education institution. The program includes a short documentary, a lecture by...
Book chapter in "Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul", edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

Book chapter in “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul”, edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

The book “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul” is edited by Wouter Vanstiphout and Marta Relats.  Roberto Rocco has contributed a chapter in the book entitled “Sao Paulo: constructing the city, reinventing democracy”. The book review at the NAI site says “Are we the world? is part six of the Design and Politics series,...
NALACS THESIS AWARD 2013-2014

NALACS THESIS AWARD 2013-2014

NALACS THESIS AWARD 2013-2014 NALACS is the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Have you recently written your Master’s thesis on a Latin American or Caribbean topic? Then send us your thesis before October 1, 2014 and you are in competition to win the NALACS Thesis Award and a €250 cash prize! To enter...
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...
SPS at LASA (Latin American Studies Association) in Chicago 2014

SPS at LASA (Latin American Studies Association) in Chicago 2014

With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA’s mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the...
Gathering of Latin American Researchers of Bouwkunde and OTB

Gathering of Latin American Researchers of Bouwkunde and OTB

Latin American researchers of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment gathered for an informal meeting in April to get to know each other and discuss further collaboration. The gathering is part of the effort of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy to foster initiatives in international development partnerships. Meeting at the restaurant Rossio...
Roberto Rocco discussant at CEDLA Ester Limonad's lecture

Roberto Rocco discussant at CEDLA Ester Limonad’s lecture

Roberto Rocco was discussant for Ester Limonad’s lecture at CEDLA (Center for Latin American Research and Documentation) of the University of Amsterdam. Limonad is professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is spending a period as guest scholar at the University of Leiden. Limonad talked about past and recent trends in Brazilian...
BRAZILIAN  WEEK at LEIDEN UNIVERSITY 2014 31 MARCH-3 APRIL

BRAZILIAN WEEK at LEIDEN UNIVERSITY 2014 31 MARCH-3 APRIL

BRAZILIAN  WEEK at LEIDEN UNIVERSITY 2014 31 MARCH-3 APRIL A wide range of activities are planned focusing on Brazil and its culture in national, Latin American and global contexts. Alongside academic events, there is a have-a-go workshop on Brazilian music and song (no prior knowledge of Portuguese required!), film screenings and more. Come and join...
Special panel at AESOP 2014: Planning Latin America

Special panel at AESOP 2014: Planning Latin America

AESOP 2014 Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands July 9-12, 2014 Call for papers for a special panel in: Track 11: International Comparative Planning http://aesop2014.eu   Panel 1: Critical characterization of spatial planning/territorial management in Latin America: How is spatial planning conceived and enacted in Latin America? Panel organizers: Dr. Ana Maria Fernandez Maldonado, Dr. Roberto...
Contribute to the BLOG 'Planning Latin America'

Contribute to the BLOG ‘Planning Latin America’

The Development Studies Group of the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (TU Delft), together with colleagues from the Universities of Toronto and Aalborg,  has launched a new BLOG to circulate information and promote debate on themes related to spatial planning in Latin America. With the aim of expanding...
Housing in Ecuador: Meet the Developers on TUE May 7 at 10h30 in room 1WEST060

Housing in Ecuador: Meet the Developers on TUE May 7 at 10h30 in room 1WEST060

On Tuesday MAY 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 (room 1WEST 060), we will receive ECO&ARQUITECTOS. They are an Ecuadorian group of developers/architects working in Guayaquil, Ecuador. As commercial developers, they are in charge of developing a neighborhood with 12.600 low cost housing units for the Ministry of Housing of that country. We would like to invite...
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...
Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress "Cities for people"

Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado presented at the plenary session in the III Congress “Cities for people”

Ana Maria’s presentation was entitled “Housing Production and Spatial Planning in Peru”. Other presenters at the plenary session included James Holston, Alfredo Rodriguez, Pedro Pírez, Pedro Abramo and Fernando Carrion. The congress, organized by the Popular Habitat and Social Inclusion Group of CLACSO, was held in Rio de Janeiro from 15 to 17 October 2012. There...

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