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New article by Luiz Carvalho:  Urban Analytics and City Science: Understanding the ramifications of segregation in the urban form in Brazilian cities

New article by Luiz Carvalho: Urban Analytics and City Science: Understanding the ramifications of segregation in the urban form in Brazilian cities

New article in Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science: understanding the ramifications of segregation in the urban form in Brazilian cities. A new article published as part of the PhD research of Luiz Carvalho Filho has been published in Environment and Planning B. The paper is available HERE. The paper was developed...
Complexity for Urbanism & Spatial Planning: lecture by Sharon Wohl (Iowa State University)

Complexity for Urbanism & Spatial Planning: lecture by Sharon Wohl (Iowa State University)

This two-part Seminar offers an introduction to principles of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and their relevance for the built environment. Complex Adaptive System theory is the approach used to explain a vast array of systems that involve interacting agents – ants in a colony, cells in an organism, or birds in a flock. These systems...
Conference in Breda, a text by Andreas Faludi

Conference in Breda, a text by Andreas Faludi

Shortly after ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (Faludi 2018) had come out, I was invited to a conference at Sobot in Poland on Maritime Spatial Planning. (See: http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/2020/sopot/) Upon which I was asked to publish on ‘New horizons: Beyond Territorialism’ in EUROPA XXI, a journal published by the Polish Academy of Science. (Vol. 36, 2019, pp. 35-44; http://doi.org/10.7163/Eu21.2019.36.3)...
Announcing Chasing Territorialism: a new book by Andreas Faludi

Announcing Chasing Territorialism: a new book by Andreas Faludi

Followers of this blog might wonder why I seem to have dropped out of sight. Well, in a way I have, but for reasons having to do with this blog. Some time ago, a close colleague at the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft, Roberto Rocco, had proposed to collect the blogs into an Ebook...
The Turkish Wall

The Turkish Wall

I remember the Berlin Wall from German radio – west and east – reporting its being built to keep citizens of the German Democratic Republic away from West German fleshpots. Like with the ‘Turkish Wall’ (Sayarer 2021) and like edifices around Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves on the Moroccan coast, the point of building walls...
The Year of 1864, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Year of 1864, a text by Andreas Faludi

Assuming its audience to be in the know about the significance of the date, the Danish TV series under this title seems to vindicate Lord Palmerston‘s bon mot (referred to in my earlier blog on ‘Territorialism Follies’) that the issue was beyond comprehension. Danish viewers in any case must have understood the message. Others at least learn about a nationalistic...
Deal with the world as it is, a text by Andreas Faludi

Deal with the world as it is, a text by Andreas Faludi

    Referring to Afghanistan, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (2021) argued for comprehending the situation on the ground. Incomprehension is a feature also of our dealings with new member states. Rest assured, this is no defence of ’Orbàn & co’. However, instead of casting them all-too-often as targets of our enlightened messages, we...
Philadelphia Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

Philadelphia Revisited, a text by Andreas Faludi

No, this is not about renewing my all-too-brief acquaintance with Philadelphia at the occasion of some event at the university in the mid-2000s. Of course, I could not fail to visit Independence Hall, the site commemorating the famous Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution at what then was the Pennsylvania State House, now a...
Banana Republics? A text by Andreas Faludi

Banana Republics? A text by Andreas Faludi

  In postwar Vienna we used to listed to a satirical broadcast by the US occupying forces, waiting to hear: ‘When Harun al-Rashid roamed the streets in private…’, followed by something that had transpired during the week. Asking bystanders about the why and how, the caliph always received the same reply: ‘Stranger, you should know...
Course Spatial Circularity Strategies for Sustainable Regional Development

Course Spatial Circularity Strategies for Sustainable Regional Development

Future circular regions will look very different from our contemporary linear built environments. On October 6th, the first edition of the hands-on online course for professionals: Spatial Circularity Strategies for Sustainable Regional Development will start. It will focus on how to include the spatial dimension in the operationalization of circularity. On behalf of TU Delft’s...
'The Turkish Wall', a text by Andreas Faludi

‘The Turkish Wall’, a text by Andreas Faludi

I remember the Berlin Wall from German radio – west and east – reporting its being built to keep citizens of the German Democratic Republic away from West German fleshpots. Like with the ‘Turkish Wall’ (Sayarer 2021) and like edifices around Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves on the Moroccan coast, the point of building walls...
A 'Prison of Nations'?, a text by Andreas Faludi

A ‘Prison of Nations’?, a text by Andreas Faludi

The Rule of Law Report (European Commission 2021) challenging her country has not amused Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga (2021). She defended her country’s unwillingness ‘…to allow the LGBT+ lobby into our schools and kindergartens….’ With the European Parliament having won its battle for a bigger voice at the Conference on the Future of...
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