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September 2014

Thesis defence Fred Sanders – 26 September 12:30

On September 26th at 12:30h, our colleague Fred Sanders defended his PhD thesis, entitled ‘Duurzame Ontwikkeling door Collectief Bewonersinitiatief’ (‘Sustainable Development through Residents’ Collective Initiatives’). The thesis is available online in the repository.

Seminar Urban-Knowledge platform – 1 October 14:00-18:00

On 1 October, the end results of the “SpininhetWeb” project, led by our former colleague Peter de Bois, will be presented in Amsterdam. One of the results is a website, an open knowledge platform dedicated to compile an innovative and effective system of methods and techniques for urban expertise. Although …

Information workshop Patterns 22 September

Update 8 October 2014: more information on Patterns can be found here. Examples of the use of patterns as a result of group work in Urbanism education: Dorst, Machiel van, et al (2013) The Pattern Book: European Masters in Urbanism TUDelft 2013. Repository. Mentink, Bas; Henriquez, Laurence; Van Niekerk, Lisette; Verheul, …

Maurice Harteveld versus Tom Avermaete – 18 September 8:45-10:30

Maurice Harteveld: ‘Design and People, Designers as People’ versus Tom Avermaete: ‘Public Spaces, Then and Now’ Tom Avermaete and Maurice Harteveld both encourage the architect to take on a social relevant and cultural related position as safe guarders of the public domain. But what exactly can be the role of …

Frank van der Hoeven

I want you to become aware of a specific ‘urban issue’. Something that is hot, something new, something that matters. You can pick any issue yourself, as long it has an impact on the quality of life of citizens, and as dealing with that issue will effectively change cities. I …

Workshop Regeneration Mathenesserweg – 12 September 9:00-17:00

Due to closing of small businesses, more and more vacant store fronts appear in the Mathenessweg in Rotterdam. Besides deterioration of the business climate, this also negatively effects the perception of safety and liveability in the area. To tackle these problems residence set up neighbourhood enterprise. With support of the …

Play the City Talk Show – 12 september 19:30-22:00

On 12 September Ekim Tan will defend her thesis “Negotation and Design for the Self-Organizing City: A Game-Based Approach to City Making” (download here). This official ceremony will take place in the Aula and will start at 12:00. From the summary (pp14-15): “This thesis proposes Generative City Gaming as an innovative …

Paul Stouten

As an urbanist, I had been participating in real practice for twelve years, mainly in Rotterdam, in urban renewal processes. I had been published about this issues books, papers in international journals and films. My main topics are urban regeneration design strategies, urban planning, socio-spatial processes, sustainable development. More information

Leeke Reinders

I am an anthropologist who loves to explore new ways of thinking, sensing and doing the city. In my research and publications I focus on the intersections between theories of the city, anthropological fieldwork and practices of urban design and (interior)architecture. My main interest is in the anthropology of urban …