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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,...
Roberto Rocco teaches at the Media Technology MSC  Leiden University

Roberto Rocco teaches at the Media Technology MSC Leiden University

Maarten Lamers is a board member of the Media Technology MSc program at Leiden University. He coordinates an introductory-science course together with Bas Haring, in which the role of creativity in scientific research is central. Please follow and like us:
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,...
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....
Elise van Dooren gives a workshop on design processes at the Methodology Course

Elise van Dooren gives a workshop on design processes at the Methodology Course

In March, Elise van Dooren from the Chair of Architectural Engineering of the TU Delft gave a workshop at the MSc2 Methodology course (AR2U090). This workshop was organised by Egbert Stolk and van Dooren. The workshop challenged students to reflect on their design process and presented interesting findings in design processes for architects. Here are...
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...
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...
Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

  Fresh from the oven: the collection of best essays for the course ‘Methodology for Urbanism’ Ar2U090, where we discuss academic research in urban design and planning. Click below to read the document in ISSUU. Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012. Please follow and like us:
A Mini Dictionary Dutch-English for Urbanists by Ina Klaasen

A Mini Dictionary Dutch-English for Urbanists by Ina Klaasen

Our former colleague Dr. Ina Klaasen has compiled a list of relevant words for Urban Planners and Designers in Dutch an their equivalent in English. This is useful for students and professionals alike. You can download it here Mini-dictionary for Urbanists Dutch to English by Ina Klaasen.     Please follow and like us:
Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

Rick Vermeulen, of the University of Amsterdam, gives a methodology class

    “Rick Vermeulen is an urban planner with a clear interest in metropolitan development. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a master in Metropolitan studies, both at the University of Amsterdam, he started a dual career combining both research and practice. Within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) he has started as PhD candidate...
The 10 Essential Books for Spatial Planning Students

The 10 Essential Books for Spatial Planning Students

We have put together a list of 10 essential books for spatial planning students. Our choice is based on ideas put forward by staff of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, compiled by Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado in 2010. We made some bold choices, especially concerning the books we’ve left out. The idea is to get your...
Presentation Tools for Research

Presentation Tools for Research

Tools for research in areas of design practice: problem finding. View more presentations from Roberto Rocco Please follow and like us:
Governance for Urbanism: Participation and Reason

Governance for Urbanism: Participation and Reason

[issuu width=420 height=158 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111222070024-c8404b655c0b4d68957674eec2d1d09c name=participation_and_reason username=robertorocco tag=participation unit=px id=f8335ef6-773d-f10c-98bf-0051cc2fef56 v=2]   This the second lecture of the series ‘Governance for Urbanism’, where I contrast two terms relevant for spatial planing and design. In this presentation, i contrast ‘Participation’ and ‘Reason’. This lecture presents the fundamental philosophical arguments for participation in urban development, discusses the...

Governance Lecture: Teaching Governance for Urbanism

Governance Lecture Series 1: Governance for Urbanism. Please follow and like us:

Teaching for Urbanism: A didactical experience at TU Delft

Open publication – Free publishing – More academia Please follow and like us:

Introduction on Strategic Planning

This is a quite long presentation on strategic planning. It is composed by two main parts: recent shifts in the understanding of urban planning and design + basic elements of strategic planning. This presentation can be seen without a presenter (hence the text). Introduction on Strategic Planning View more presentations from Roberto Rocco. Please follow...

Methodology for Urbanism: Introductory Lecture 1

Introduction lecture for the course Methodology for Urbanism: Issues of research in an area of design practice Please follow and like us:

Academic Research in Areas of Design Practice

On Sept 11, 2009, the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy (Urbanism) organizes an all-day event about the relationship between research and design practice. The invited guests are Professor Michael Biggs and Dr. Daniela Buchler, University of Hertfordshire, UK, leading researchers in the field. When? Sept 11, 2009-09-01 Location: Bouwkunde, Belagezaal (from 8:45 to 13:00),...

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