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Urbanism and EMU part of collaboration between Chinese and Western Universities

Urbanism and EMU part of collaboration between Chinese and Western Universities

The department of Urbanism and the European Post-master in Urbanism – EMU, have been invited to be part of a collaboration between Chinese and western universities. The objective of the exchange is to discuss the role of waterscapes in city development in China. The exchange is organised by the China Architecture and Design Group –...
New paper on EU-China, EU-Brazil regional policy transfer published in Regional Studies

New paper on EU-China, EU-Brazil regional policy transfer published in Regional Studies

New paper by Marcin Dąbrowski, Ida Musiałkowska (Poznań University of Economics) and Laura Polverari (EPRC, University of Strathclyde) on the transfer of regional policy from the EU to China and to Brazil has just been published online in Regional Studies. The paper investigates the European Union (EU)–Brazil and EU–China regional policy dialogues, viewed as vectors...
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...
Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Gregory Bracken gave the keynote address at ‘Urban Living and Multicultural Cities in Asia: From Colonial Past to Global Future’, a conference held at the Faculty of Psychology Unika Atma Jaya University, Jakarta on 8-9 November 2017. His paper was entitled ‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’, and made reference to the book he edited with...
Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium

Akkelies van Nes keynote speaker at Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium

Akkelies van Nes is keynote speaker for the 3rd Chinese Space Syntax Symposium 25-26 November . Space Syntax is growing fast in China. Since 2015 they are arranging space syntax conferences on a yearly basis. Around 300 attended the conference, this year held in Shenzhen (arranged by prof Haofeng Wang at Shenzhen university). The other...
Special SPS Seminar 15 December - The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special SPS Seminar 15 December – The Chinese Urban Transformation, with Yanliu Lin, Yawei Chen and Qu Lei

Special edition of SPS Seminar on the Chinese Urban Transformation was organised on Thursday 15 December. It included presentations from three speakers: Yanliu Lin (University of Utrecht); Yawei Chen (TUD, MBE, BK); Lei Qu (TUD, Urbanism, BK). While adopting different perspectives and focusing on different cities (Guangzhou,  Shanghai, Shenzhen), the three speakers shared a common focus on new...
SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua - 'Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China'

SPS Seminar 1 November, 12:45: Li Dihua – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’

SPS Seminar: Li Dihua (Peking University) – ‘Ecological infrastructure and sponge city construction in China’ BG Oost 090, BK 1 November (Tuesday), 12:45-13:45 Li Dihua is an associate professor at Peking Univeristy, College of Architecture and Landscape, having a multiplied backgrounds of academy and landscape planning practice; devoting himself to the field of urban and...
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...
New paper on climate change adaptation in delta cities out in Progress in Planning

New paper on climate change adaptation in delta cities out in Progress in Planning

A new collaborative paper, co-authored by three Urbanism colleagues Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai and Dominic Stead as well as Maria Francesch-Huidobro (Hong Kong City University) and Faith Chan (Nottingham Ningbo University) and entitled “Governance challenges of flood-prone delta cities: Integrating flood risk management and climate change in spatial planning” has been accepted for publication in Progress in Planning and is published online ahead of...
Stephen Read: Thinking Politics, Scale and Community in Shenzhen, THURSDAY 12 FEB, 2015, 12:30 1WEST290

Stephen Read: Thinking Politics, Scale and Community in Shenzhen, THURSDAY 12 FEB, 2015, 12:30 1WEST290

Stephen Read, Associate Professor at the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft, presented his work on Thursday 12 FEB. Power, politics and community in Shenzhen   Shenzhen is a city that comprises 80% migrants with very few rights. Talking of power in the case of the dispossessed seems like a contradiction in terms. Nevertheless, occupancy...
Qu Lei  discusses Chinese Urban Villages at the SPS Seminar Series

Qu Lei discusses Chinese Urban Villages at the SPS Seminar Series

 Qu Lei presented her work on urban villages in Shenzhen at a SPS Seminar on 15 January 2015. ‘Urban villages and affordable housing within the transitional period of Chinese cities: the case study of Shenzhen’ Abstract: Urban village is a very special type of neighbourhood, created in the fast urbanisation process in Chinese cities like Shenzhen in...
Workshop of Urban System and Environment (USE) Joint Research Centre between SCUT and TU Delft

Workshop of Urban System and Environment (USE) Joint Research Centre between SCUT and TU Delft

Urban planning and urban environment are one of the key areas for cooperation between China and the Netherlands and the European Union more broadly. A workshop providing an opportunity to discuss and learn more about those issues was held at  TU Delft on 9th and 10th  April in Delft under the banner of the Urban Systems and Environment...
China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China-EU Forum on Urbanisation

China needs ‘a new type of urbanisation’ and ‘deeper exchange with Europe on urban planning, urban design and sustainable transport’ said Premier Li Keqiang at the China-EU Forum on Urbanisation held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November. Vincent Nadin, Lily Li and others attended the Forum on behalf of the...
Yu Ye gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series

Yu Ye gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series

Yu Ye, SPS alumnus and now PhD candidate at the University of Hong Kong, gives a talk at the SPS Seminar Series Yu Ye  talked about “Form syntax’ as an approach to understand urban form quantitatively and promote high degree of urbanity in urban design ”, on issues being studied in his doctoral  research. You will find...
South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

South China Normal University 80th Birthday Presentation

Vincent Nadin has made a keynote presentation to staff and students of South China Normal University, Guangzhou as part of its 80th birthday celebrations. I outlined how planning practices and policies in Europe have responded to changing demands over the last twenty years, at the invitation of Professor Wu Zhigang of the Center for Urban &...

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