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Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in Leiden University about mapping as a research tool in 14th April 2017. This lecture will be a part of a series of expert lectures organised for the PhD candidates within the course ‘Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences and the Humanities’. The lecture presents mapping as a creative visual tool, which...
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...
Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures: public lecture series on cities and urban issues

Rotterdam Urban Lectures Erasmus University College Erasmus University College is launching a new public lecture series on cities and urban issues. All are invited to attend. We have a program of distinguished scholars from the Netherlands and beyond who will be giving informative and accessible lectures aimed at stimulating debate and challenging some of the...
UCL Planning students on a visit to Bouwkunde

UCL Planning students on a visit to Bouwkunde

A group of students and staff from the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) led by Ben Clifford (course director)  visited the section of Spatial Planning of the TU Delft on FEB 16, 2016. The group composed by 30 students and 3 staff members was introduced to the Department of Urbanism and had lectures on the Spatial Structure of the Randstad (by...
Marcin Dąbrowski's lecture on adaptive cities at Urban Studies Foundation symposium

Marcin Dąbrowski’s lecture on adaptive cities at Urban Studies Foundation symposium

Marcin Dąbrowski presented his research on governance challenges in climate change adaptation in the Dutch and Chinese delta cities as a lecture at a symposium organised by the Urban Studies Foundation (USF) at the University of Glasgow. Marcin’s research is conducted as part of a USF postdoctoral research fellowship. You can see the video here:...
Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Urbanism students present in Taiwan

Presentations of Urbanism studio work by Wenchi Yang and Sebastiaan Huls made a big impact at the iCities conference at the National Cheng Kong University, Tainan, Taiwan in May. Their presentations on studio work from the IJssel-Vecht-Delta / Zwolle region and Sāo Paulo, Brazil raised by far the most questions and comments from the audience....
Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft:  The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM at TU Delft: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience

Christopher Choa, head of Urban Development for AECOM, delivered a talk as part of the SPS seminar series on 2 June: The Rise of Sharing: Commodity vs. Experience Generational change has always been correlated with evolution in the physical environment.  What are some of the practical impacts of GenY on real estate development?   For...
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:
Roberto Rocco discussant at CEDLA Ester Limonad's lecture

Roberto Rocco discussant at CEDLA Ester Limonad’s lecture

Roberto Rocco was discussant for Ester Limonad’s lecture at CEDLA (Center for Latin American Research and Documentation) of the University of Amsterdam. Limonad is professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is spending a period as guest scholar at the University of Leiden. Limonad talked about past and recent trends in Brazilian...
SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON

SAVE THE DATE FOR DEVELOPMENT! 19th of March 2014 AFTERNOON Students of the EXPLORE LAB GRAD STUDIO of TU Delft with the support of the CHAIR SPATIAL PLANNING AND STRATEGY will promote an event about the tools of knowledge and methodologies that can be applied in the built environment where informal processes are closely interrelated...
Taneha Bacchin presents at the SPS SEMINAR SERIES on NOV 14

Taneha Bacchin presents at the SPS SEMINAR SERIES on NOV 14

We cordially invite you to the next seminar of our SPS seminar series 2013-2014. Our colleague Taneha Bacchin from the chair of Environmental Technology & Design (led by Professor Arjan van Timmeren) will talk about “A multi-scale approach in the planning and design of green-blue cities”. Taneha is a PhD candidate at TU Delft and...
Speed dating your design

Speed dating your design

Speed dating your design, a set on Flickr. This is an exercise we conduct with MSc1 students at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. The idea is to make them aware of the necessity to structure the narratives that accompany their research and design projects. In pairs, students need to tell one another...
Lecture: Contribution to the series ‘Public Transport as Urban Generator’

Lecture: Contribution to the series ‘Public Transport as Urban Generator’

On occasion of the University Colloquium ‘Public Transport as Urban Generator’ and on invitation of the Technical University of Munich and the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG, Munich Transport Corporation), Verena Balz gave a lecture entiteled ‘From Concepts to Projects: Stedenbaan, The Netherlands’ in Munich. In her lecture she reflected on a design approach to the integration...
Andreas Faludi on Territory and Territoriality.

Andreas Faludi on Territory and Territoriality.

During the fourth meeting on OTB/Urbanism joint research themes, held on the 10th of April, 15.00-17.00 at the Hugo Priemus Zaal, OTB, Andeas Faludi will discuss his recent work on territorial cohesion, territorialism and territoriality.  He will review these concepts central to European spatial planning as well as related forms of planning to argue ‘…that...
100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

100 grad students from the University of the West of England at TU Delft

The chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy has received 100 grad students and teachers from the Planning Course at the University of the West of England (UWE) at Bristol. The 100 students and teachers were led by Marcus Grant of the Institute of Sustainability, Health and Environment of the UWE. The Chair of Spatial Planning...
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...
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...
Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

Lecture Issues of Governance in Regional Planning

[issuu width=420 height=158 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=121122153313-add6dcb4df4641578fd9890f7232f464 name=issues_of_governance_in_regional_planning username=robertorocco tag=city-regions unit=px v=2] Issues of Governance in Regional Planning. This a lecture given at the seminar Regional Governance Planning and Design on November 21st at the OTB Research Institute. The lecture was prepared by Roberto Rocco. The seminar was organized by Professor Wil Zonneveld, Verena Balz and Roberto...
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...
Keynote presentation in Taipei

Keynote presentation in Taipei

Vincent Nadin gave the keynote presentation to the International Symposium of Urban Planning (ISUP) at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. The symposium brings together researchers on urban planning from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and many other east Asian countries. Vincent made a presentation on the dominant models and trends in strategic planning...
A presentation on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic legacy at SCUPAD

A presentation on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic legacy at SCUPAD

Rio Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities This presentation was given at the 44th SCUPAD | Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development The theme of this edition was “Frontpage Planning Before and After Major Events, Disasters, and Social Unrest” and Roberto Rocco was invited keynote speaker.44th Annual SCUPAD Congress May 3rd, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria. For...
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...
Nuno Pinto: applications of modelling techniques in planning and design

Nuno Pinto: applications of modelling techniques in planning and design

According to the organiser of this event, Bardia Mashhoodi,PhD candidate at TU Delft at the Chair of Urban Design, :”In the last few years, applying computer generated simulation models has become very fashionable in academic research in the fields of spatial planning and design. At the same time, the use of such models has come...
Space Syntax Workshop at Bouwkunde on April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9

Space Syntax Workshop at Bouwkunde on April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9

On 18, 25 april and 2 and 9 may Akkelies van Nes will run a space syntax workshop. If you like to attend, please send an email: to a.vannes@tudelft.nl Please follow and like us:
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...
The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

The (im)possible Design of the Randstad

  On the occasion of him leaving his practical chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, Prof. Ir. Joost Schrijnen gave a lecture titled ‘The Impossible Design of the Randstad”. Despite this pessimistic title, the lecture turned out to be a plaidoyer for regional design. Reviewing the way how spatial structures have been perceived in recent decades and evaluating...
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...
Andres Borthagaray talks about mobility, urban design and culture MONDAY 28 NOV 18h00 Berlagezaal 2

Andres Borthagaray talks about mobility, urban design and culture MONDAY 28 NOV 18h00 Berlagezaal 2

Invitation for a Lecture   The Complex City Regions Graduation Lab and the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy invite you for the lecture of Prof. Andres Borthagaray.   Borthagaray links mobility, urban design and culture.   The lecture happens in the context of the studio research on the local conditions for metropolitan development.  ...

Governance Lecture: Teaching Governance for Urbanism

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

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