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Lecture by Stephen Read on Climate Change and Thermodynamics of Urbanisation - 29 October

Lecture by Stephen Read on Climate Change and Thermodynamics of Urbanisation – 29 October

Farewell lecture by Stephen Read is taking place on 29 October! Title: Climate Change and the Thermodynamics of Urbanisation: Toward a Climate Change Realism by Associate Professor dr. ir. Stephen Read Metaphysics for Millennials Series Lunch Lecture Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (12.45-13.45 hrs) Berlagezaal I Faculty of Architecture Please follow and like us:
EPRC-SPS seminar: Territorialising European Policies, 14 November 2019

EPRC-SPS seminar: Territorialising European Policies, 14 November 2019

This is the first in the series of seminars organised jointly by EPRC Delft (University of Strathclyde) and Spatial Planning and Strategy section of Urbanism, TUD. Programme: 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-13:35 Introduction by John Bachtler and Marcin Dąbrowski 13:35 – 14:15 – Lecture by Nicolas Rossignol (ESPON EGTC) 14:15-15:30  – Round table discussion with Irene McMaster...
Special Issue of Urban Planning on circular economy based on H2020 REPAiR project

Special Issue of Urban Planning on circular economy based on H2020 REPAiR project

Marcin Dąbrowski, Verena Balz, and Lei Qu from the SPS team contributed to four papers in the new special issue of Urban Planning, an open access journal. The special issue is based on the H2020 REPAiR project and the related teaching experiences in Quarter 3 studio as part of our Urbanism master programme. It explores...
SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus - Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

SPS Seminar 3 September 2019: Johan Martinus – Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo, Suriname

  Institutional Aspects of Spatial Planning for Paramaribo Johan Martinus 3 September 2019, 12:30 Room 01 West 640 The presentation starts with an overview of the growth of Paramaribo. Planning by the Governor was left in the first half of the 19th century. The five and ten years planning after WW II needed a renewed...
SPS at AESOP 2019 Congress in Venice

SPS at AESOP 2019 Congress in Venice

SPS sent a large delegation to AESOP Congress in Venice, taking place from 9 to 13 July. We were delighted to take part in what was apparently the biggest planning conference in the world. Here is what we presented: THE POVERTY OF TERRITORIALISM. TOWARDS A NEO-MEDIEVAL PLANNING? (roundtable around A. Faludi’s new book) Faludi A., Cotella...
SPS section excursion to The Hague.

SPS section excursion to The Hague.

We did not go very far, but it was great. And we have a new SPS family photo. Please follow and like us:
Urban Living Labs Summit

Urban Living Labs Summit

On Friday 21 June, we took part in the Urban Living Labs Summit, organised by AMS Institute as part of the We Make the City Festival 2019, celebrating urban life, work and knowledge. The Urban Living Labs Summit hosted a range of leading scholars (e.g. Prof. Ellen van Bueren from TU Delft or Niko Alexander...
SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij - It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

SPS Seminar 18 June: Pieter van der Kooij – It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg

Speaker: Pieter van der Kooij (Municipality of Freiburg, Germany) 18 June 2019, 12:30-13:30 Room: BG West 290, Bouwkunde, TU Delft   It Takes At Least A Thousand To Tango: Urban Planning in Freiburg (Germany)   Freiburg is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and ever rising prices characterise its housing market. With unemployment...
SPS Seminar: Gregory Bracken & Deirdre Sneep - Citizenship in Asia and the West in a Comparative Perspective

SPS Seminar: Gregory Bracken & Deirdre Sneep – Citizenship in Asia and the West in a Comparative Perspective

At the upcoming SPS seminar Gregory Bracken and Deirdre Sneep will present their work on citizenship and on travel of urban design ideas between East and West. The presentations will be based on chapters from a recently published book edited by Gregory Bracken, entitled “Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West....
SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez -  EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

SPS Seminar on 18 April 2019: Carlos Mendez – EU Cohesion Policy and the Public Sphere: Connecting Locally with Citizens?

Carlos Mendez is a Senior Research Fellow at the EPRC, University of Strathclyde, which also has a base at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft (EPRC Delft). He has degrees from the University College London (BA), London School of Economics (MSc) and Strathclyde (PhD). As a specialist on the European...
New paper by Meng et al.: Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities

New paper by Meng et al.: Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities

Collaborative spatial planning in the face of flood risk in delta cities: A policy framing perspective by Meng Meng, Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai, Dominic Stead and Faith Chan Available in OPEN ACCESS at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.03.006 New paper, building on Meng Meng’s PhD research and with contributions from Marcin Dąbrowski, Yuting Tai, Dominic Stead and Faith Chan...
SPS Seminar 28 March: Andrea Pliego - Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City

SPS Seminar 28 March: Andrea Pliego – Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City

SPS Seminar with Andrea Pliego (UNAM, Mexico City) Thursday 28 March, 12:30-13:30, 01 West 270 Amphibian Housing for a Resilient City Towards an integral approach on adaptable housing systems in the water basin of México City The interaction between the biophysical systems and the urban area in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of México...
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