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Research has shown…

Research has shown…

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one has been killed in the United States in a terrorist attack by anyone who emigrated from or whose parents emigrated from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. For more information, see here. Please follow and like us:
City Street2 Conference, Beirut

City Street2 Conference, Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited as a track chair and a member of the scientific committee of the Second City Street Conference in Beirut in 9-11 November 2016. She also gave a speech about the activities of the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures following the keynote speeches by Dr. Camilla van Deurs (partner, Gehl Architects), Prof. Andreas...
Join the mailing list about the 2017  TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

Join the mailing list about the 2017 TU Delft Summer School Planning & Design with Water

We have had lots of emails and enquiries about our upcoming Summer School Planning and Design with Water Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft in July 2017. Enrolment begins at the end of January at our website, but if you wish to get updates about how to apply and other aspects of...
TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of URAP urban planning rankings

TU Delft top of Urban Planning rankings The first international ranking in the topic of  ‘urban planning’ places TU Delft in first place. The University Ranking of Academic Performance prepared by METU is based on quality and quantity of scholarly publications and applies to the whole university. Therefore all publications in qualifying journals by TU Delft...
Donald Trump and Urbanism

Donald Trump and Urbanism

Urbanism is concerned with the design and planning of the built environment. Urbanists are guided by a desire for spatial quality, social, economic and environmental sustainability and the creation, preservation and equitable distribution of public goods. As researchers and educators in Urbanism, we express our concern about recent political changes all over the world. The election...
Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

Engage and act- a symposium on citizen involvement

On the 18th of November a symposium on citizen involvement took place at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. During the event the role of citizen engagement in planning decision making was investigated, in the context of different countries and on different levels of scale. The aim of the symposium was to identify key factors that...
Visit by professors from  University of Pristina

Visit by professors from University of Pristina

On November 8, Professor Ilir Gjinolli from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pristina in Kosovo has visited the Department of Urbanism with two colleagues from the same university and Professor Carley Pennink, Head of International Projects and Advisory Services at Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of...
Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

Habitat III Report: What happened in Quito? Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco report

On 29 November 2016, from 12:30 to 13:30, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Roberto Rocco will give an account of the Habitat III Conference that took place between 17 and 20 October in Quito, Ecuador. They will discuss the conference, as well as the likely impact of the New Urban Agenda and its implications for education and...
Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

Upcoming event: Globalisation and local identity

On the 28th of October, 14.00-16.00, room C at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, there will be a debate about globalisation and its impact on the local identity of cities. Illustrated by three cases over the world, different prepositions concerning the impact of globalisation on the local identities of cities will be discussed. Experts will...
Presentation in Migrinter - CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Presentation in Migrinter – CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored...
Students and teachers of L'École Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

Students and teachers of L’École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris visit TU Delft

A group of 70 students and 10 teachers of the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris (ESA) visited Bouwkunde in September 2016. The visit was organised by Dr. Marta Mendonça, a PhD from TU Delft who now teaches at ESA, and Roberto Rocco. The group included Professor Marc Vaye, pedagogical coordinator of ESA, and Michael Koller, guest teacher...
SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken - The Shanghai Alleyway House

SPS Seminar 22 Sept: Gregory Bracken – The Shanghai Alleyway House

We invite everyone to the forthcoming SPS seminar on 22 of September. Gregory Bracken, who recently joined the Spatial Planning and Strategy section at the Department of Urbanism,will deliver a talk on the Shanghai alleyway house, an endangered generator of street life. Gregory Bracken (1968) is from Ireland and received his B.Sc. from the Dublin Institute...
Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.

  Proposal for a Side Event- Habitat III Quito Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016. Planning for Energy Efficient Cities in Latin America Organised by: Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado, senior researcher, Delft University of Technology, A.M.FernandezMaldonado@tudelft.nl Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl Number of participants: not limited. Language of discussion: Spanish. Building upon the European...
Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

Resources for teachers at the TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design with Water

  If you are a teacher and you want to get updates about the Summer School, please subscribe to our mailing list HERE. FOLDER (for distribution in your school). In this folder you can find summarised information. BRIEF POWER POINT PRESENTATION on THE SUMMER SCHOOL This powerpoint has very comprehensive information about the Summer School. TEACHING APPROACH....
Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

Summer School Planning and Design with Water 2016 ends with a big energy boost!

The third edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Water took place between 12 and 22 July 2016 at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The school gathered 70 students from 5 continents for an intensive exercise on plan making and design for sustainability. The School ended with a big boost...
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...
SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

SCHOLARSHIP SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for the Summer School 2016

Starting from 2016, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft provides one partial scholarship to students from Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 21 and 26 to participate in the Summer School. The scholarship consists of a stipendium that covers the travel costs and accommodation during the Summer School. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with excellent...
The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is on! (12-22 JULY 2016)

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water is one of the best and most exciting activities we (Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft) promote every year. This edition has seen 70 students from literally all over the world get together to think about sustainability, resilience, governance and...
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...
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SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij - Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

SPS Seminar 20 June: Pieter van der Kooij – Green City Freiburg’s Challenge

Topic: Green City Freiburg’s Challenge? Increase the housing stock by 15% in 15 years, whilst minimalizing the city’s land-use Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij Venue: BG West 270, BK, TU Delft Date and Time: 20 June (Monday) 12:30 – 13:30 Freiburg (South-West Germany, 230.000 inhabitants) is renowned worldwide for its sustainability policies. For over a decade...
Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

Jane Jacobs 100 Conference: The Outcomes

On 24 and 25 May 2016, we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of the most important urban thinkers of our time, someone who has influenced generations of designers and planners and others concerned with the built environment: the great Jane Jacobs. The two-day conference gathered scholars, practitioners and the general public who could enjoy...
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...
European Community-led Housing Meeting

European Community-led Housing Meeting

Together with Darinka Czichke from MBE, SPS researcher Lidewij Tummers presents ongoing research in COllaborative housing at a European coordination meeting, convened by Urbamonde on MAY 28, in Brussels. For more information, see: https://urbamonde.org To consult the digital platform on the social production of habitat platform: psh.urbamonde.org. More about the growing numbers of co-housing in...
David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture: Monday May 23, 18.30 at Erasmus University College

David Miller’s joint lecture The LECTURE by DAVID MILLER, former Toronto Mayor, will make place on Monday May 23rd, from 18.30 to 20.00 at the Erasmus University College (Nieuwemarkt 1A, 3011 HP, Rotterdam). Registration is required. This lecture is simultaneously part of the Rotterdam Urban Lectures https://rotterdam-urban-lectures.com and the Jane Jacobs 100 Conference at the Faculty of Architecture TU...
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...
Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in April 2016 by University of Amsterdam about the history of the Amsterdam street markets and their transformation in the context of urban renewal processes. The lecture is a part of a series of expert lectures for the international master students in the program called Age & City &...
Bartlett's Summer School on Urban Planning and Development

Bartlett’s Summer School on Urban Planning and Development

This summer, the DPU SummerLab 2016 programme is heading off to the following destinations to work with local communities and their projects. This is a great opportunity for any student who is studying and/or interested in urban development issues as it gives them an opportunity to gain practical urban development experience as they work on a real case. Participants...
Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza  TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

Andrés Fernández-Ges and Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms. A study case of the Zaragoza TUDelft, April 21st 12h30

  We have the pleasure to invite you for the SPS SEMINAR of Andrés Fernández-Ges , Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza on April 21st at BOUWKUNDE (TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, Delft) at 12h30 in ROOM 00WEST290 Strategic Urban Projects and the current urban paradigms.  A study case of the Zaragoza urban transformation: Expo 2008 and...

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