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Complex cities graduation: Upcoming presentations

Complex cities graduation: Upcoming presentations

Between 11-1-2018 and 23-1-2018 Complex cities graduation students present their thesis plans and preliminary research during the second assessment of their graduation projects. For the program and brief descriptions of their graduation topics, please see announcements on our dedicated complex cities website. An overview is provided here. Presentations can be attended. We invite all who have an...
Kseniya Otmakhova receives Schwarzman Scholarship

Kseniya Otmakhova receives Schwarzman Scholarship

Complex cities graduation student Kseniya Otmakhova was granted the prestiguous Schwarzman Scholarship in December. With an advisory board consisting of people like former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former American Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, this scholarship aims to educate future world leaders. For  her reflection on the award, please see here We...
Meet our recent Complex Cities graduates

Meet our recent Complex Cities graduates

In July 2017 many students have concluded their TU Delft MSc Urbanism curriculum. Among them are students that were part of the Complex cities graduation studio, led by researchers at Spatial Planning & Strategy. Students’ work exemplifies and contributes to research at this chair. It is worthwhile to consider projects, presented here. Please also take...
Complex cities graduation topics 2017/18 – now published on our dedicated graduation webpage.

Complex cities graduation topics 2017/18 – now published on our dedicated graduation webpage.

Complex cities graduations are TU Delft MSc Urbanism graduations that reflect upon research topics at the interest of the Randstad research group. We are running a webpage that is dedicated to these graduations. This webpage has now been updated to describe Complex cities graduation topics for 2017/18 MSc Urbanism graduations. New (or updated) topics concern ageing, migration, urban regeneration...
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...
SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN WITH WATER: TU Delft 12-22 July 2016

Enrolment is open for the third edition of the TU Delft SUMMER SCHOOL Planning and Design with Water, in which we will explore the challenges of planning and designing cities that are resilient and friendly to water issues. The Summer School is a 10-day experience organised by the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy, Department...
Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, from Okayama University (Japan) visits SPS

Atsufumi Yokoi, an alumno of the Department of Urbanism and the Complex Cities graduation studio, is special advisor to the President of Okayama University in Japan. Yoko got his degree in Urbanism in 2008 with work on an alternative mobility system for the city of Lusaka, in Zambia, guided by Roberto Rocco, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Willem...
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...
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...
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...
Melbourne Peri-urban conference

Melbourne Peri-urban conference

        Spatial planning at TU Delft made a major contribution to Beyond the Edge: the first Australian peri-urban conference in Melbourne, organised jointly by La Trobe University and RMIT. Alex Wandl gave a paper based on his PhD project on ‘territories-in-between’ and Vincent Nadin gave the first keynote presentation on Peri-urbanism in Europe (co-authored...
Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

Upcoming lecture by Michael Neuman: The plan matters.

On Monday, the 23rd of September at 12.30, Michael Neuman will give a lecture with the title ‘Images of place in urban and regional planning’ at the Hugo Priemuszaal, OTB. His position is that the plan matters because the images of place that are contained in plans not only guide the planning process and the...
Globalisation students (and many others) try the "Silent Classroom" concept, with a lecture by Stephen Read in BK's Maquette Hall

Globalisation students (and many others) try the “Silent Classroom” concept, with a lecture by Stephen Read in BK’s Maquette Hall

In April 2013, the students of the Free Choice (MSc2 elective) tried out the new “silent classroom” concept. The silent classroom uses headphones and a closed-circuit sound transmission system to allow participants to listen to a lecture, while in very noisy places. The lecturer talks on a small microphone and listeners are able to follow...
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...
Regional Governance and Design

Regional Governance and Design

On the 21st of November, from 15.00 to 17.30, we will hold a second meeting on the OTB-Urbanism Joint Research Themes at the Hugo Priemus Room at OTB. In this meeting we will focus on the theme ‘Regional Governance and Design’. Research that relates to this theme concerns the policy, politics and administration of territory...
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...
Justina Muliuolyte and Tadas Jonauskis, former students of Complex Cities, win EUROPAN11 Architectural Competition

Justina Muliuolyte and Tadas Jonauskis, former students of Complex Cities, win EUROPAN11 Architectural Competition

Justina Muliuolyte, Tadas Jonauskis and Lukas Rekevicius won the EUROPAN11 architectural competition MULTITALENTED CITY – design proposal for Reims in France.   TU Delft spatial planning students win prestigious Europan award with proposals to transform a university campus into a self-sufficient Multitalented City. Europan is a biennial competition for young architects under 40 years old organized by the...
Governance Lectures: Property X Justice

Governance Lectures: Property X Justice

Governance Lecture Series 1: Governance for Urbanism View more presentations from Roberto Rocco Please follow and like us:
Complex Cities: All our graphic material for communication

Complex Cities: All our graphic material for communication

Complex Cities, a set on Flickr. This is the graphic material and communication of the graduation studio Complex Cities, Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, TU Delft. Feel free to download, but please quote the source! Please follow and like us:

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