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(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Matthijs van Oostrum on Urban Villages, 17 September, 12:30 CET

Speaker: Matthijs van Oostrum (University of Melbourne) Topic: Urban villages: co-productive urban design in India and China Urban villages are erstwhile villages that have been enveloped by the formal city, densified and diversified, yet retain a distinct social mix and informal governance. Through the mapping of twelve urban villages in four cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Delhi...
Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Can EU money buy EU love (in a place like the Netherlands)? New paper in European Planning Studies

Fresh from the print, a new paper by Marcin Dąbrowski, Marjolein Spaans, Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado & Roberto Rocco has just been published in European Planning Studies. The paper builds on the Horizon 2020 project COHESIFY which explored the links between EU’s investment in regional and local development via Cohesion Policy and the ways in which...
New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski on socio-spatial segregation in the Global South.

New paper co-authored by Pablo Muñoz Unceta, Birgit Hausleitner and Marcin Dąbrowski has just been published in Urban Planning open access journal. Please have a look: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/3047  The paper builds on Pablo’s brilliant EMU graduation thesis and focuses on socio-spatial segregation in Lima. We use this case study to propose a new perspective on socio-spatial...
Writing your first academic article - RSA professional development webinar with Marcin Dąbrowski and Sarbina Lai

Writing your first academic article – RSA professional development webinar with Marcin Dąbrowski and Sarbina Lai

  Marcin Dąbrowski will present some top tips about publishing academic papers for early career researchers. It will be helpful for the PhD candidates and TU Delft Urbanism master students willing to publish a paper on the basis of their thesis research. Join us!   RSA Webinar Professional Development Webinar Series – Writing Skills: Writing...
Beyond REPAiR - H2020 REPAiR final (online) conference - registration open!

Beyond REPAiR – H2020 REPAiR final (online) conference – registration open!

The H2020 REPAiR project, led by Prof. Arjan van Timmeren and involving many of us a the Department of Urbanism and our Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, is coming to an end soon. On Tuesday, the 13th of October 2020, between 09.00 and 17.15 CET a final online conference for the project will be held....
Remon Rooij: from faculty bachelor program leader to head of education department Urbanism

Remon Rooij: from faculty bachelor program leader to head of education department Urbanism

From 2012-2020 Remon Rooij held the faculty position as bachelor Bouwkundeprogram leader. With 1,400 students BSc BK is one of the largest programs TU Delft offers. 1 Jun,e Remon passed on this responsibility to Urbanism colleague MaartenJan Hoekstra. And Remon took up some new responsibilities for the faculty of Architecturen & the Built Environment and...
Urban Design and Planning book reviews by Remon Rooij

Urban Design and Planning book reviews by Remon Rooij

Since 2019, SPS-er Remon Rooij has been member of the editorial board of the ICE Proceedings – Urban Design and Planning. In 2019 he co-authored with Roberto Rocco and Gregory Bracken a briefing article on ‘Professor Vincent Nadin’s decade of spatial planning and strategy at TU Delft’. In 2020 he reviewed two interesting books in...
New publication Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst: A pattern language approach to learning in planning

New publication Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst: A pattern language approach to learning in planning

A pattern language approach to learning in planning A new paper by Remon Rooij and Machiel van Dorst published in Urban Planning. SPS-er Remon Rooij wrote a commentary article in the Urban Planning journal together with Urbanism colleague Machiel van Dorst on how (former) urbanism students use and perceive the value of a pattern language...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities - 18 June 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé & Lei Qu: Future of Asian Cities – 18 June 12:30 CET

  Speakers: Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabe and Lei QuTopic: Future Challenges of Cities in Asia   The seminar will focus on the new book edited by the speakers: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463728812/future-challenges-of-cities-in-asia   Future Challenges of Cities in Asia, edited by G. Bracken, P. Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, N. Sami, B. Zhang   The ten essays in Future Challenges...
(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek - Public Engagement as a trust-building device - 16 June, 12:30 CET

(Online) SPS Seminar with Kasia Piskorek – Public Engagement as a trust-building device – 16 June, 12:30 CET

More details to follow… HOW TO TAKE PART? We welcome all participants interested in the topic. Link and password to the Zoom meeting will be provided later to registered participants by email. You can register here: https://forms.gle/8XVcq4YVLDQ98YT56 It goes without saying that participation is free of charge. Please follow and like us:
(Online) SPS seminar with David Evers (PBL) - Sustainable Urbanisation and Land-use (ESPON SUPER), video and slides available

(Online) SPS seminar with David Evers (PBL) – Sustainable Urbanisation and Land-use (ESPON SUPER), video and slides available

SPS Seminar online via zoom 2 June 12:30-13:30 Speaker: David Evers (PBL) Slides from the lecture are available here Topic: Sustainable urbanization and land use In the past year, the ESPON SUPER project –  Sustainability of Urbanization and land use Practices in European Regions – has amassed a considerable body of knowledge on physical developments...
(Online) EPRC-SPS Seminar: Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission) - Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong - Video available

(Online) EPRC-SPS Seminar: Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission) – Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong – Video available

  Slides from the lecture are available here. (Online) EPRC – SPS Seminars on contemporary challenges in European spatial development 28 May 2020 – 12:30-14:00 (CET) Lewis Dijkstra : “Everything you heard about global urbanisation is wrong” Abstract: The UN Statistical Commission endorsed the first ever global definition of cities, towns and rural areas earlier this...
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