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SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano  (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar: Carlo Pisano (University of Cagliari) The Patchwork Metropolis

SPS Seminar 11 June 2015 Carlo Pisano   (University of Cagliari)  The Patchwork Metropolis. A Dutch case study towards the end of the compact city. ABSTRACT: The patchwork, as a metaphor, is opposed to the idea of fragmentation[4], it is instead a composition of a series of entities arranged together, in which a superior unity...
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...
Subscribe to our BLOG Methodology for Urbanism

Subscribe to our BLOG Methodology for Urbanism

We are publishing a new BLOG with teaching materials from the course Methodology for Urbanism (MSc2). The idea is to share our teaching philosophy and teaching materials for anyone to use. Students will also be invited to publish and interact with published materials.  Please, click on the picture or HERE to visit the BLOG. Please...
Gender and the city

Gender and the city

April 2013 Lidewij Tummers performed a consultancy on Gender and urban development for the Bordeaux region CUB. The programme consisted of two parts: One an interactive workshop with the staff of different departments involved in planning, such as mobility, infrastructure, housing and urban design. As Bordeaux already has strong diversity and social participation policies, this...
Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

Wei-Ju Huang (Astor) in the SPS Seminar Series: Spatial Planning and Governance of Hi-Tech Spaces

On December 6, 2013 Wei-Ju (Astor) Huang, a PhD candidate at the chair of Spatial Planning Strategy presented preliminary results of her ongoing doctoral project on Spatial Planning and Governance in developing processes of high tech spaces. Astor is conducting a comparison between development strategies of high tech spaces in regions in the Netherlands (Eindhoven)...
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...
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...
Survey for Planning Practitioners

Survey for Planning Practitioners

SURVEY FOR PLANNING PRACTITIONERS. A team at TU Delft’s OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment is currently working on a research project entitled Implementing Transit-Oriented Development (iTOD). The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. It focuses on achieving the integration of urban development and transport nodes – often referred to as...
New issue of Built Environment: Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003

New issue of Built Environment: Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003

The new issue of Built Environment features articles focusing on ‘Evaluating the New Charter of Athens 2003. The journal is edited by Ina Klaasen and Wil Zonneveld. “The European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) is confident that in the 21st century Europe will advance decisively towards the goal of integration. Within this developing framework, the ECTP presents a common and widely shared...
Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

Best Essays for the Methodology Course Published

The course Methodology for Urbanism AR2U090 is a 5 ects course given within the Masters programme of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft. This course is coordinated by the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy and given in partnership with the Chair of Sustainable Metropolitan Design. The course tackles issues related to academic research...
Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012

  Fresh from the oven: the collection of best essays for the course ‘Methodology for Urbanism’ Ar2U090, where we discuss academic research in urban design and planning. Click below to read the document in ISSUU. Methodology for Urbanism: Best Essays 2010-2012. Please follow and like us:
Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

Save the date for SCUPAD 2013

The Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) will take place between 9 and 12 May 2013 in the Schloss Leopoldskroon in Salzburg, Austria. The theme of the congress will be “Diverse Tools” for Planning: a reference both to the variety and the novelty of planning tools emerging in the last twenty years. The...
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