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A new article on public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion in Amsterdam

A new article on public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion in Amsterdam

Ceren Sezer published a new article in Journal of Urban Design entitled Public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion: the presence and changes of Turkish amenities in Amsterdam. This article studies the presence of, and the changes in, immigrant amenities in the context of urban renewal processes as well as the implications of these changes in the...
Re-learning public space / An action research event in Amsterdam / 28th - 30th June 2018

Re-learning public space / An action research event in Amsterdam / 28th – 30th June 2018

JOIN US in AMSTERDAM! Re-learning public space: an action-research event to develop an alternative city guide of Amsterdam (June 28-30, 2018). Participation is free of charge and deadline for registration is approaching: May 18, 2018. Further details: https://theurbanpublic.com . This event is organised by the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in collaboration with the...
The Urbanisation of (In)justice - 16-18 May 2018 - The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The Urbanisation of (In)justice – 16-18 May 2018 – The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture invites you to the annual meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)’s Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, which will take place in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia in the period between 16th and 18th May 2018. This meeting is organised in...
Remon Rooij publishes chapter on public space at Routledge

Remon Rooij publishes chapter on public space at Routledge

Together with former Delft master Urbanism student dr Anastasia Moiseeva and prof. Harry Timmermans, both from Eindhoven University, SPS staff member Remon Rooij co-authored a chapter called The Restructuring of Urban Public Space in the ‘Baltic Pearl’ in the Routledge book on Public Space – Between Reimagination and Occupation (Hristova & Czepczynski (eds)). This book...
Now available online!

Now available online!

A serie of essays on Public Space and Urban Justice that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft) organized and co-edited  for the Built Environment is now available online. Taken together, these essays provide a useful guideline for the ways to study public space to promote urban justice...
A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

Matej Nikšič from the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and Ceren Sezer prepared a new special issue for the journal of Built Environment themed “Public space and urban justice”. The issue brings together an international set of cases from Ankara, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beirut, Ljubljana and Medellin, which reflect on the question ”...
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...
Call for abstracts: AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Porto Meeting "Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People"

Call for abstracts: AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Porto Meeting “Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People”

Join us in Porto for the AESOP TG  Becoming Local Porto Meeting “Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People” 24th – 25th September, 2015 // Deadline for abstract submission:30 April 2015 Hosting Institution: Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto – PORTUGAL AESOP TG Representatives: Burcu Yigit Turan, Gabriella Esposito de Vita Keynote Speakers: Ali Madanipour – (University...
Call for abstracts : Built Environment Special Issue “Public Spaces and Urban Justice" (Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2015)

Call for abstracts : Built Environment Special Issue “Public Spaces and Urban Justice” (Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2015)

We are pleased to announce the special issue of the esteemed academic journal Built Environment on the topic of Public Spaces and Urban Justice. This special issue is edited by Matej Nikšič (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Gabriel Pascariu (University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest, Romania), Ceren Sezer (Delft University...
Call for abstracts: The power of places & the places of power

Call for abstracts: The power of places & the places of power

       University of Glasgow is hosting AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Annual Meeting (4-6 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom) ‘Becoming Local’ Series Annual Meeting : The power of places & the places of power Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2015 Keynote speakers: Matthew Carmona  (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) and Panu Lehtovuori (Tampere...
Randstad Research Seminar Series #12:  Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq

Randstad Research Seminar Series #12: Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq

Randstad Research Seminar Series #12: Advances in Doctoral Research: Marta Relats and Els Leclercq Date and time: Friday DEC 12 from 12h30 to 14h00 Location: Anneke van Cootenzaal (OTB, ground floor) Speakers: Marta Relats Torante and Els Leclercq   Els Leclercq and Marta Relats Torante are PhD candidates at the Design and Politics chair of the Urbanism...
Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP's Annual Congress

Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP’s Annual Congress

This Thursday July 10th, at 13:45, a group of experts will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to discuss the role of Marketplaces as Urban Development Strategies. The discussion will cover a wide variety of topics, from communities and governance to actual market design. We are proud to present the participants: – Arnold Reijndorp, architect, independent researcher, and...
Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures,  Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

BECOMING LOCAL BUCHAREST MEETING  (June 11-14, 2014) Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013 ( http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org...
Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

  Marketplaces are often romanticised as traditional spaces of ‘pure’ encounters between producers and consumers in an increasingly privatised world. Farmer’s Markets are well-known example of this and several city governments seem to have embraced the urban marketplace as a tool for ‘placemaking.’ Yet this enthusiasm needs to be supported by a critical analysis of...
The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invited the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures to organize a networking event at The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) in April 5-11 2014, Medellin, Colombia. To foster dialogue between global tendencies and local needs, this networking session will be organized as open as possible to the local public, inviting...
The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local. PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu...
Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

AESOP (The Association of European Schools of Planning) THEMATIC GROUP PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN CULTURES BECOMING LOCAL SERIES  (2013-2015) ISTANBUL MEETING (Nov, 20-23 2013) Deadine for abstracts: October 21 2013 Please join us in the forthcoming first event of the Association of European Schools of Planning’s Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures within the “Becoming Local Series” 2013...
Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Ceren Sezer and Camila Pinzon Cortés prepared a special issue for a popular Turkish architectural magazine Betonart on market places. This special issue gathers international examples of market places to present how a market place can support spatial, social and economic development of an urban area, thus be useful strategy for urban development. In her article,...

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