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Complex Cities Graduation Studio at the Department of Urbanism

Complex Cities Graduation Studio at the Department of Urbanism

Our Complex Cities studio at MSc Urbanism of the  Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft is quite old and experienced. It has been functioning at least from 2006 (some say 2000, because they connect it to the Globalisation Studio the managed by Dr. Marisa Carmona). The graduation studio is currently being managed by...
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...
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...
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...
New Website Complex Cities Research

New Website Complex Cities Research

The Complex Cities research group and graduation platform has a new website. please click HERE to visit. The website was designed by Verena Balz and Azadeh Mashayekhi. Complex Cities is an association of researchers to assist graduation at the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Delft University of Technology. Researchers share...
Edwin Hans' graduation project is selected for publication in Blauwe Kamer

Edwin Hans’ graduation project is selected for publication in Blauwe Kamer

The graduation project of Edwin Hans (Complex Cities 2012) has been selected for publication in the prestigious magazine Blauwe Kamer. Edwin was supervised by Francisco Colombo, senior planner and designer at the Province of South Holland and teacher at the Complex Cities studio. His second mentor was Luisa Calabrese, urban designer and associate professor at TU...
Saba Golchehr, of the Complex Cities Studio, wins the Metten Stein Design and Urbanism Award

Saba Golchehr, of the Complex Cities Studio, wins the Metten Stein Design and Urbanism Award

The Metten Stein + Design Urbanisme Award 2012 The Knowledge Lab of Urbanism organized this year for the first time the Metten Stein + Design Urbanism Award. They hope this will be the beginning of a tradition. This Urban Planning Award is intended for students at HBO or WO colleges in the Netherlands. The key question of this...
Territorial Governance

Territorial Governance

The 2nd meeting on OTB-Urbanism Joint Research Themes took place on November 21st at the Hugo Priemus zaal at the OTB. The aim of the meeting was to bring aspects of territorial governance that are addressed in ongoing research in both groups to the foreground. Roberto Rocco gave a general introduction on governance. In this...
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...
Spatial Planning Students organise excursion to Amsterdam

Spatial Planning Students organise excursion to Amsterdam

The students of the graduation studio Complex Cities (SPS) organised a day out in Amsterdam on March 7. The students and staff visited new developments around Amsterdam Central Station, including the newly inaugurated city library on  Oosterdokseiland and the residential developements on Java-eiland. You can get more information about the library by clicking here and get to...
Rafael Saraiva presented his work at Bouwkunde, March 23 2012

Rafael Saraiva presented his work at Bouwkunde, March 23 2012

Rafael Saraiva is a former student of the studio Complex Cities. He graduated with the project “Knowledge Backbone for Rio de Janeiro”, supervised by Akkelies van Nes, Thorsten Schuze and Roberto Rocco. The project envisaged new connections between the city centre and the airport and the redevelopment of urban voids along the coast, including key...
Students presentations available in BLOG

Students presentations available in BLOG

The results of the 2nd assessment moment of the Masters of Urbanism, Complex Cities Graduation Studio is available at our BLOG. The presentations give an overview of the themes and methods being developed by students of the Graduation Studio and are available for download. Visit the Complex Cities Graduation Studio BLOG. Please follow and like...
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...
Complex Cities student Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate'

Complex Cities student Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate’

This is a transcription of the article published by the BK-City News on 10.11.2011. For the original article, please visit here. Hanne van den Berg selected as ‘Best TU Delft graduate’ 10 November 2011 by M&C Architecture student Hanne van den Berg (MSc, Urbanism) has been selected for the UfD-Mecanoo ‘Best TU Delft Graduate’ prize for...
Seminar on Chinese Urban Development 18 Nov 2011 Bouwkunde room C 13h45

Seminar on Chinese Urban Development 18 Nov 2011 Bouwkunde room C 13h45

Urban development in China: priorities and dilemmasA Seminar organized by the studio Complex Cities of the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy and Real Estate and Housing. In the process of rapid economic development and re-structuring, Chinese cities have undergone three major transitions simultaneously in the last three decades. These are marketization, internationalization and rural-urban migration,...
Governance Lectures: Property X Justice

Governance Lectures: Property X Justice

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Complex Cities Studio Graduation Poster 2011

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Graduation Poster Complex Cities 2011

Graduation Poster Complex Cities 2011

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Complex Cities Graduation Studio: See here some of our students's graduation posters

Complex Cities Graduation Studio: See here some of our students’s graduation posters

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