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CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CfP: RC21 Leeds : September 11-13, 2017 Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies

CALL FOR PAPERS In anticipation of the upcoming RC21 Conference, titled “Rethinking Urban Global Justice” to take place from 11-13 September in Leeds, UK, we are seeking paper proposals for a session  on ‘The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation; building democracy while building the city’. We welcome contributions from authors working on connected topics, and who...
Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, an alumno of the Department of Urbanism and the Complex Cities graduation studio, is special advisor to the President of Okayama University in Japan. Yoko got his degree in Urbanism in 2008 with work on an alternative mobility system for the city of Lusaka, in Zambia, guided by Roberto Rocco, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Willem...
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...
Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

Taiwan Institute of Planners Conference

  Vincent Nadin attended the Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning (TIUP) Conference in December at the National Taipei University. The Chairman of TIUP, Professor Peng Gung-Hui is Dean at the National Taipei University of Technology College of Design, and the Executive director, Professor Lin Feng-Tian is Dean at the National Cheng Kung Univerity College of Design....
IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

IDEA League PhD School, Guangzhou

Phd candidates from around Europe visited Guangzhou and Singapore in November 2014 as part of the IDEA League PhD School on ‘urban systems’. Professor Han Meyer and Yuting Tai of urban design organised the Guangzhou visit.  Spatial Planning played an important part in the Guangzhou visit through our existing cooperation programme. Colleagues in Guangzhou including...
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...
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)....
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...
SPS participates in the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

SPS participates in the iCities conference at the National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Pursuing our partnership with the National Cheng-Kung University of Tainan (Taiwan), Vincent Nadin and Roberto Rocco have made keynote speeches at the iCities conference in Taiwan in May 2013. 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...
Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich presents advancements in her PhD research at the RSP Seminar Series

Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich presents advancements in her PhD research at the RSP Seminar Series

On March 7, Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich [S.Rongwiriyaphanich@tudelft.nl], presented advancements of her doctoral research in the RPS Seminar Series. Her work on the importance of understanding cultures in flood management. In her own words: “Why understanding cultures in flood management is necessary? Civilisation has experienced increasing environmental challenges caused by conflicts between the growing population with the increasing...
Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

On December 6, 2013 Wei-Ju (Astor) Huang, a PhD candidate at the chair of Spatial Planning Strategy presented preliminary results of her ongoing doctoral project on Spatial Planning and Governance in developing processes of high tech spaces. Astor is conducting a comparison between development strategies of high tech spaces in regions in the Netherlands (Eindhoven)...

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