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Circular economy
New paper - Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper – Circling the square: governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

New paper, co-authored by Marcin Dąbrowski and Erwin Heurkens (Management in the Built Environment, Bouwkunde, TU Delft) is out in Open Access format, published in European Spatial Research and Policy. The paper uses the case of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to explore and classify the barriers for managing transitions towards circular economy in that urban...
RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival - call for abstracts on circular economy

RSA Regions in Recovery E-Festival – call for abstracts on circular economy

Marcin Dąbrowski, together with Karel Van den Berghe, Aksel Ersoy, Ellen Van Bueren (TU Delft), Frank van Oort (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Joanna Williams (University College London) are organising a series of special sessions as part of the Regional Studies Association Global E-Festival “Regions in Recovery”. This online conference takes place over 16 days between 2...
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....
Alexander Wandl obtains his PhD at TU Delft

Alexander Wandl obtains his PhD at TU Delft

Alexander Wandl obtained his PhD at TU Delft with a dissertation titled “Territories-in-between: A Cross-case Comparison of Dispersed Urban Development in Europe”. The defense took place at the AULA TU Delft  on 22 JAN 2020. The promotors were Professor Vincent Nadin and Professor Wil Zonneveld, and the co-promotor was Associate Professor Remon Roiij. Birgit Hausleitner...
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...
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