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Spatial planning and strategy is a chair in the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. We are concerned with knowledge about the formulation, implementation and evaluation of strategic and urban planning tools - visions, strategies, plans and programmes.

Ceren Sezer
The Urbanisation of (In)justice - 16-18 May 2018 - The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The Urbanisation of (In)justice – 16-18 May 2018 – The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture invites you to the annual meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)’s Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, which will take place in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia in the period between 16th and 18th May 2018. This meeting is organised in...
Two journal papers in Built Environment

Two journal papers in Built Environment

A special issue of Built Environment (Vol. 43, No. 2) published in July 2017, edited by Ceren Sezer and Matej Nikšič, was dedicated to Public Space and Urban Justice. The special issue responds to the increased interest in public space as a facilitator of urban justice. It presents contributions which explore the practical implications of...
Now available online!

Now available online!

A serie of essays on Public Space and Urban Justice that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft) organized and co-edited  for the Built Environment is now available online. Taken together, these essays provide a useful guideline for the ways to study public space to promote urban justice...
A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

Matej Nikšič from the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and Ceren Sezer prepared a new special issue for the journal of Built Environment themed “Public space and urban justice”. The issue brings together an international set of cases from Ankara, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beirut, Ljubljana and Medellin, which reflect on the question ”...
Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut in Lebanon as an external jury member for the Architecture Final Senior Jury in 23 May 2017.  She was one of the three external jury members. Other jury members were Prof. Peter Walker (RIBA) from University of Salford Manchester and Dr. Alessandro Armando...
Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in Leiden University about mapping as a research tool in 14th April 2017. This lecture will be a part of a series of expert lectures organised for the PhD candidates within the course ‘Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences and the Humanities’. The lecture presents mapping as a creative visual tool, which...
City Street2 Conference, Beirut

City Street2 Conference, Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited as a track chair and a member of the scientific committee of the Second City Street Conference in Beirut in 9-11 November 2016. She also gave a speech about the activities of the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures following the keynote speeches by Dr. Camilla van Deurs (partner, Gehl Architects), Prof. Andreas...
Presentation in Migrinter - CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Presentation in Migrinter – CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored...
Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in April 2016 by University of Amsterdam about the history of the Amsterdam street markets and their transformation in the context of urban renewal processes. The lecture is a part of a series of expert lectures for the international master students in the program called Age & City &...
Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review "Public Spaces and Urban Cultures"

Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures”

Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna) and Ceren Sezer wrote about the activities of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (2010-2015) for DiSP The Planning Review (Volume 51, Issue 2, 2015). Thanks to all who have contributed. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02513625.2015.1064652?journalCode=rdsp20   Please follow and like us:
Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Ceren Sezer initiated and co-organised a workshop on ‘Marketplaces as urban development strategies’ on May 20 2015 during  the III Biennial of Public Space in Rome .  The workshop aims to re-think the role of marketplaces in supporting public life of today’s cities from several aspects: how do marketplaces create a vivid public space? How can...
Publication: the power of places

Publication: the power of places

Georgiana Varna (University of Glasgow) and Ceren Sezer published an article entitled “the power of places” in a non-academic Scottish urbanism journal, Urban Realm. Thanks to the editor, John Glenday, for his invitation. For more information about Urban Realm: http://www.urbanrealm.com/features/512/The_Power_of_Place.html Please follow and like us:
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