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What we talk about when we talk about second cities

What we talk about when we talk about second cities

When we talk about urban regions, we often talk about a large core city – a Greater London, Paris, Manchester or Somewhere – surrounded by a rather indistinct hinterland of small and medium-sized secondary cities, which don’t differ much other than being closer to or further away from the core. In Europe, made of a...
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...
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 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...
Professor James Holston (UC Berkeley):  Democratic innovation  using new digital platform  technologies

Professor James Holston (UC Berkeley): Democratic innovation using new digital platform technologies

Professor James Holston from UC Berkeley will speak about digital democracy and show examples of innovative digital participatory tools. JAMES HOLSTON is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also founding director of the Social Apps Lab at CITRIS and former co-director of Global Metropolitan Studies. He is a political...
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...
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...
SPS Seminar: Azadeh Arjomand Kermani - Planning reform, heritage management and sense of place, 7 February

SPS Seminar: Azadeh Arjomand Kermani – Planning reform, heritage management and sense of place, 7 February

SPS seminar, 7 February 2019 12:30 – 13:30 01 West 290 Azadeh Arjomand Kermani (TU Delft) Planning reform, heritage management and sense of placeFindings from PICH project In most countries the historic built environment is conserved and managed to a greater or lesser degree by governance regimes. The form and quality of governance has a...
SPS Seminar: Faith Chan - Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities, 24 January

SPS Seminar: Faith Chan – Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities, 24 January

Speaker: Faith Chan (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China)Date: 24 Jan 2019 Time: 1230-1330 Room: 01 West 060 Title: Discovering flood risk management strategies in Chinese coastal cities – the cases of Ningbo, Hong Kong and other cities Coastal cities in East Asia have emerged rapidly over recent decades, transformed from a primarily agricultural to a...
SPS Seminar with Nico Larco: Sustainable Urban Design Framework, Tuesday 8 January, 12:30

SPS Seminar with Nico Larco: Sustainable Urban Design Framework, Tuesday 8 January, 12:30

Venue: 01.West.290 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Topic: Sustainable Urban Design Framework. Speaker: Nico Larco (University of Oregon) Nico Larco is an expert in sustainable urban design and suburban development, with a focus on how city design affects transportation choices. His works includes looking at how to create well-connected and vibrant multifamily housing complexes and strip...
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