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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PARTICIPATION : Round Table "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanization" AESOP 2019

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PARTICIPATION : Round Table “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanization” AESOP 2019

ROUND TABLE AESOP 2019, 9-13 JULY VENICE https://www.aesop2019.eu THE POLITICAL MEANING OF INFORMAL URBANISATION: LAUNCHING OF THE HANDBOOK AND DISCUSSION Organized by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen (TU Delft) This round table will be held during the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning that will take place in Venice from 9...
Gregory Bracken's new article on Chinese Ports published.

Gregory Bracken’s new article on Chinese Ports published.

Greg Bracken’s article ‘Treaty Ports in China: Their Genesis, Development, and Influence’, a discussion of three recent publications on the topic has just been published in the Journal of Urban History and is available HERE . Please follow and like us:
Congratulations to Dr Nurul Azlan

Congratulations to Dr Nurul Azlan

Nurul Azlan successfully defended her PhD thesis on 30 October. ‘Sedition Spaces’ examines protest in postcolonial Kuala Lumpur. Professors Wouter Vanstiphout and Wil Zonneveld were her promoters, while Dr Gregory Bracken was co-promotor and daily supervisor. We all wish Nurul the very best of luck with her future research work. Please follow and like us:...
SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner - The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

SPS Seminar: Birgit Hausleitner – The Spatial Form of Economic Activity (6 September at 12:45)

As part of the first SPS Seminar of this semester, our colleague Birgit Hausleitner (Urbanism, BK, TU Delft) will present the results of her research on the spatial form of economic activities as part of an SPS Seminar on 6 September at 12:45 in the Think Room (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU...
Newspaper articles about book 'Cork Strolls'

Newspaper articles about book ‘Cork Strolls’

Lovely newspaper articles about my sister Audrey’s and my latest book ‘Cork Strolls’. Go and read them! You can find them on: here at the Irish Examiner, or here at the Southern Star.   Please follow and like us:
Sharon Wohl PhD success

Sharon Wohl PhD success

  Sharon Wohl has successfully defended her thesis: Complex Adaptive Systems and Urban Morphogenesis. The panel were impressed with the work based on journal publications, and the thoughtful and robust answers to challenging questions. We thank the panel for their contribution to the promotion: Dr. Stephen Marshall, U College London; Prof. dr. Francis P. Heylighen,...
Rethink the City MOOC receives honourable mention

Rethink the City MOOC receives honourable mention

A TUDelft MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has received an honourable mention in the 2018 Open Education Awards.  The Open Education Awards are awarded annually by the Open Education Consortium, dedicated to improving educational access and effectiveness worldwide. All nominations are judged in different categories by an international committee. The MOOC, entitled ‘Rethink the City:...
Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy

Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy

The latest report of the English PEN, the founding centre of the PEN International – an organisation promotes freedom of expression and literature across frontiers – , is about Turkey. The report is entitled Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy. Violations of the rights of authors, publishers and academics under the State of Emergency and written...
SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

SPS contributing to TU Delft education policies

In 2017, SPS staff member Remon Rooij contributed intensively to the development and change of TU Delft education policies. He was member of an evaluation commission, assessing the study success programme of all 17 TU Delft bachelor programmes, which resulted in the report (in Dutch) ‘ Onderwijssucces: van structuur naar cultuur’. He also contributed to...
The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

The Faculty presented at COHESIFY meeting in Brussels

Thursday 30 November Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado and Marjolein Spaans (OTB department) presented two Dutch case studies — Flevoland and Limburg — in a meeting of the COHESIFY project in front of DG Regio and Committe of the Regions officials. COHESIFY is a Horizon 2020 project led by the University of Strathclyde, in which the TUDelft...
Farewell to Xiaolan Lin

Farewell to Xiaolan Lin

Xiaolan Lin, who has been helping the SPS team with managing EU-funded projects, relations with partners in China and coordination of the work on several funding bids is sadly leaving our team. We are very thankful for her efforts, enthusiasm, and ability solve problems (with a cool head and a smile). We had a great time...
Roberta Gratz and Susanne Komossa on Jane Jacobs, for the TU Delft Closing of JJ Centennial Year

Roberta Gratz and Susanne Komossa on Jane Jacobs, for the TU Delft Closing of JJ Centennial Year

On May 16, 2017, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft celebrated Jane Jacobs’ contribution to our understanding of contemporary cities once more. Roberta Brandes Gratz, the celebrated author of “We are Still Here, Ya Bastards” about citizens initiatives  in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orlean, and Susanne Komossa,...
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