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"Tales and Images of Spatial Justice" Conference Proceedings

“Tales and Images of Spatial Justice” Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the New Urban Languages Conference (NUL) “Tales and Images of Spatial Justice” organised by Daniele Villa (Politecnico di Milano) and Roberto Rocco at Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft is OUT folks! https://t.co/x9HEzcJcZs Come read about Spatial Justice in the city! You...
Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

Recommendations of Workshop “Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis” launched.

With immigration high on the agenda across Europe and elsewhere, and the number of refugees and asylum seekers on the rise, the Global Young Academy (GYA) identified integration as a priority for urgent attention. In partnership with the Dutch Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the GYA convened a two-day...
The End of the Line.

The End of the Line.

In December 2015 the Dutch Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Young Academy hosted a two-day workshop of 20 academic experts and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and from over 10 countries across three continents. The participants endeavoured to provide a fresh and innovative perspective on the refugee crisis, focusing...
Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis: an Interdisciplinary Approach.

Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis: an Interdisciplinary Approach.

The Dutch Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Global Young Academy hosted a two-day workshop of 20 academic experts and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and from over 10 countries across three continents. The participants endeavoured to provide a fresh and innovative perspective on the refugee crisis, focusing in particular on societal...
co-housing publications

co-housing publications

Two new books on co-housing in Europe have been published in November, both with a contribution from SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers: “The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe” (Routledge 2015) contains a contribution about the planning perspective on co-housing:  (contributions can also be found separately at the Journal of Urban Reseach and Policy) and: “Europe, co-operative...
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...
"The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology" 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 - Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg Keynote-speakers Karsten Harries (Yale University, philosophy) Mari Hvattum (Oslo CCAS, architectural) Angelika Krebs (Basel University, philosophy) Andres Lepik (TU-Munich, architecture) Nick...
CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs

CALL FOR IDEAS! Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jane Jacobs Dear All, In 2016, we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners: the great Jane Jacobs. I want to organise a one-day colloquium on Jane Jacob’s...
Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!

The Chair of Urban Development at the Munich University of Technology and the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Delft University of Technology convened a conference on regional design on the 14th and 15th of October, 2015 in Munich. The conference ‘Shaping regional futures – Mapping, designing, transforming!’ invited scholars and practitioners with...
Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft  students

Dana McKinney from GSD Harvard talks #spatial justice #equality #fairness to EMU_TUDelft students

The Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has had the honour to invite Dana McKinney to visit TU Delft and talk about race relations, spatial justice, equity and fairness in urban design and planning at the Urbanism and Landscape Week and to talk to students of the European Master of Urbanism @TU Delft. Dana McKinney is a fourth...
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...
Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning  01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij: The European Union and Spatial Planning 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270

Jan Vogelij discusses:The European Union and Spatial Planning THURSDAY 01 OCT 12h30 room BGWEST270 Abstract: There are many misunderstandings about the European Union and its relation to the field of spatial planning. Therefore it would be good to consider what really is happening in the Union with regard to our profession. Why should we consider...
Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

Regular update on Complex cities graduations (on happy cities right now!).

The Complex cities website is a site that researchers of the Randstad Research group set up to assist Master of Urbanism graduation students. It announces events, makes presentations available, reflects on events and traces emerging interests of graduation students. Please take account of our regular updates  and also comment! What’s new? The description of ‘happy...
SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) - Financing plans and projects with land value

SPS Seminar: Carlos Morales (IHS) – Financing plans and projects with land value

Carlos Morales (IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam) About Carlos Morales Carlos H. Morales-Schechinger is a senior expert on urban land at IHS (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) Erasmus University at Rotterdam. He runs the MSc specialization on Urban Land Development, the research workshop on Land Value Capture instruments and the diploma course on Land Management...
Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges

Akkelies van Nes gave a talk on planning in Norway at an SPS seminar on 10 September. Please see the video from Akkelies’ talk below. Speaker: Akkelies van Nes (SPS, Urbanism, BK, TUD) Title: Planning in Norway. Past-present-future challenges. Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to present the planning system in Norway. First it presents...
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,...
Round Table "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation" at AESOP 2015

Round Table “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation” at AESOP 2015

    The Chair of Spatial Planning has promoted a Round Table on the topic “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”. This is a project being carried forward by Roberto Rocco (Assistant Professor) and Jan van Ballegooijen (PhD candidate, researcher), which will result in book titled “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation”, to be published...
Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

Urbanism graduation orientation – events!

To enhance MSc Urbanism graduations the Complex cities research group organizes a series of lectures, discussions and workshops. The series forms part of a broader program for graduation orientation. The program is meant to facilitate exchange among research and education, to enhance in-depth research and design. The Complex cities series discusses urgent topics that require...
In Memoriam of Professor Paul Drewe, former Professor of Spatial Planning at TU Delft

In Memoriam of Professor Paul Drewe, former Professor of Spatial Planning at TU Delft

   “Each piece of evidence on its own is not conclusive, but put it all together and it’s hard to avoid my conclusion.” [Nicolas Reeves, The Economist, August 8th 2015, p.65]     IN MEMORIAM Prof. dr. Paul G. Drewe (9th August 1940 – 6th August 2015) 1973–2005 Chair of Spatial Planning, Department of Urbanism,...
The official Urbanism photo 2015

The official Urbanism photo 2015

A photo of the Urbanism staff in 2015. Please follow and like us:
Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2015

The Department of Urbanism (Chair of Spatial Planning) has organised a Summer School that took place between July 22 and August 1, at the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft. We had the opportunity to interact with 71 students, 18 speakers, 6 student volunteers and many others who helped make this summer school unforgettable....
We are sad to announce the passing of Paul Drewe and Hein de Haan

We are sad to announce the passing of Paul Drewe and Hein de Haan

It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of three former members of the department of Urbanism who have passed away this week: Ina Klaasen (2 Aug) Paul Drewe (6 Aug) and Hein de Haan (6 Aug). The Department of Urbanism are in mourning for their loss. Ina, Paul and Hein had long...
We regret to inform Ina Klaasen's passing

We regret to inform Ina Klaasen’s passing

Dear friends and colleagues, We regret to inform you that on Sunday August 2nd, whilst on holidays in Italy, Ina Klaasen passed away. She was 68 years of age. Ina was a retired Associate Professor at the Section of Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Department of Urbanism of the TU delft, but she had...
Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review "Public Spaces and Urban Cultures"

Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures”

Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna) and Ceren Sezer wrote about the activities of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (2010-2015) for DiSP The Planning Review (Volume 51, Issue 2, 2015). Thanks to all who have contributed. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02513625.2015.1064652?journalCode=rdsp20   Please follow and like us:
Complex Cities graduations – detailed descriptions available.

Complex Cities graduations – detailed descriptions available.

  The Complex Cities research group* has formulated a set of research and design projects for Master of Science Urbanism graduations, starting in the fall semester 2015. Please find an updated and detailed description of these via this site: https://complexcitiesstudio.wordpress.com/ . Projects are defined to enhance the relation among research and education. They are meant to inspire...
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...
Habermas comments.

Habermas comments.

Since Jürgen Habermas is an often quoted author in planning literature (argumentative, collaborative, communicative planning) and since many readers of this blog share an interest in European integration: take note of his recent remarks on negotiations with Greece, published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 22 June,  at this link.  The article is in German but has...
Third International Conference:  NEW URBAN LANGUAGES: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE (TU Delft 24-26 JUN 2015)

Third International Conference: NEW URBAN LANGUAGES: TALES AND IMAGES OF SPATIAL JUSTICE (TU Delft 24-26 JUN 2015)

The 3rd International Conference “New Urban Languages: Tales and Images of Spatial Justice” took place from June 24 to 26 2015 at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft (Bouwkunde). The Conference is a joint initiative of the Politecnico di Milano (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies), the Politecnica of...
Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Ceren Sezer initiated and co-organised a workshop on ‘Marketplaces as urban development strategies’ on May 20 2015 during  the III Biennial of Public Space in Rome .  The workshop aims to re-think the role of marketplaces in supporting public life of today’s cities from several aspects: how do marketplaces create a vivid public space? How can...
Indian NGO, 1000th member of SPS Facebook page

Indian NGO, 1000th member of SPS Facebook page

We already have 1000 members in our Facebook page, folks! An Indian NGO focusing on urban planning, research and project management is the 1000th member! Visit them HERE. Visit our Facebook page HERE. Please follow and like us:

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