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What is ‘Urbanism’ at TU Delft? Prepared by Roberto Rocco Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, TU Delft

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But what is ‘Urbanism’?


Organization and design of human activity activity over a territory


area


local


urban


metropolitan


regional

But what is

‘Urbanism’?


SIR PETER HALL SAID:

It is easier to

send a man to the moon

than to plan and design a city


Sao Paulo, Brazil, pop. 18 million (2010)


But this is not so complex... Or is it?

Delft, The Netherlands, pop.: 96.000 (2008)


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Urbanisation in the Netherlands, 1950

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Urbanisation in the Netherlands, 2010


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Urbanisation in the Randstad, 1950

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Urbanisation in the Randstad, 2010


Complex enough for you?

Commuting patterns in The Randstad (2008), source: VROM.


Why do we design? For whom do we design? What do we want to achieve?


Consolidation of objectives of Urbanism around the notion of

sustainability Image source: Sarah Cass at sarahcass.blogspot.com


‘Enhanced’ Sustainability environmental

sustainability social •

economic

“For sustainability to occur, it must occur simultaneously in each of its three dimensions” (economic, social and environmental) Larsen, 2012


the elaboration of visions and directions for • the elaboration of visions and directions for

sustainable and fair futures sustainable and fair futures

Burnham Place at Union Station Master Plan; Washington, D.C. (Image: Akridge & SBA)


Increased public goods

Aerial view of the winning design for the European Spallation Source (ESS) by Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)


Redistribution of gains

ttp://roarmag.org/2011/11/what-the-99-want-all-power-to-the-peoples-assemblies/


Increased life chances and prosperity


URBAN PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS ARE NO LONGER THE ALL POWERFUL FIGURES THEY ONCE THOUGHT THEY WERE. WE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM IDEAS LIKE THE IDEAL CITY


Bijlmermeer


THE MAIN TASK FOR URBAN PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS IS TO ACT AS ARTICULATORS OF SPATIAL VISIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND FAIR FUTURES

Foster + Partners, Duisburg City Masterplan, Duisburg, Germany, 2007. The new masterplan for the inner city of Duisburg builds on the success of Foster + Partners’ Inner Harbour redevelopment and will strengthen Duisburg’s transformation into a vibrant, green and sustainable city. Available at: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/ 1443/Default.aspx


THEY DO THAT BY UNDERSTANDING HUMAN ACTIVITY ON SPACE AND BY PROPOSING INTERVENTIONS THAT MIGHT IMPROVE EXISTING CONDITIONS

James Bell: Visualising Social Space, All rights reserved by jamvlog. Available at Flickr


URBANISTS DO NOT “MAKE” CITIES. THEY ARE ONE OF

THE AGENTS THAT ACT IN ORDER TO STEER THE CITY http://www.beyondsims.com/44663/new-simcity-screenshot-2/


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Photo: Henco Bekkering Delft University of Technology

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Photo: Henco Bekkering Delft University of Technology

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Urbanism? AR2U090 Methodology for Urbanism *Logics of Enquiry

In this exercise, you will need to ‘locate’ yourself inthe hypothetical triangle that composes URBANISM at TU Delft. According to your previous education and aspirations for the future, where would you be? Mark a cross inside the triangle and write your name and country of origin near that cross. Would you add another element to this geometrical form? Is it a polygon? A square? What other categories would you add, if any?

Design

Human Sciences

Physical Sciences


MSc Programme: First Year ‘Designing the Urban Plan and Planning the Urban Design’ R&D Studios: Three foci, three levels of scale, three ranges of approaches, three P’s for sustainability. Fundamentals: Broader scope on critical history and theory, practice, urban engineering, and methods.

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Semester 4

Quarter 1 Quarter 2

Analysis & Design of Urban Form

(design practice the urban scale)

History and Theory of Urbanism (theoretical)

R & D Studio Social spatial processes in the city

(design practice and research the neighbourhood scale)

R & D Studio

Spatial strategies for the Global Metropolis

Practice of Urbanism (theoretical expositive)

Sustainable Urban Engineering of the Territory (theoretical + instrumental)

Research and design methodology for urbanism (instrumental expositive)

(design practice and research metropolitan/regional scale)

Quarter 4

Quarter 3

R & D Studio

Free choice (varied)

Graduation orientation

Semester 3

Semester 2

Semester 1

TU Delft Urbanism Graduation Track (2012)

Theory of Urbanism (instrumental expositive)

Methodology (Thesis Plan) (instrumental expositive)

Graduation Lab Urbanism (design practice + varying degrees of theoretical and instrumental courses)

Graduation Lab Urbanism (almost exclusively design practice)


Research & Design Studio Q1 Analysis and Design of Urban Form urban form and landscape; urban typologies; technical conditions and solutions; legal possibilities research by design experiment ! rethink and restructure the city

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Viktoria Prilenska (Lithuania), 2010

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Maarten Caspers (Netherlands), 2010 Delft University of Technology

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Fan Tingzhang (Singapore), 2010 Delft University of Technology

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Research & Design Studio Q2 Socio-Spatial Processes in the City socio-spatial developments; future use; strategic plan; detailing public space; economic feasibility design assignment framed by empirical research ! small scale urban intervention

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NIJMEGEN STATION AREA

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Hans Smit (Namibia), 2009 Delft University of Technology

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Research & Design Studio Q3 Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis globalization and metropolises; think global, act local; working on multiple scale levels; exploring the future by means of design scenarios ! defining a strategic metropolitan plan

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Strategic Project

With the globalisation and arrival of the internet everything is within reach, but when you want to go from A to B in real life you still have to deal with long travel times.

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Jenny Nauta, Laurens de Lange, Noor Scheltema

Andre Kroese (Netherlands), 2011 Delft University of Technology

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Strategic Project

Deltalicious

towards a more independent Delta

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Wieke Villerius, Vera Koning , Arnold van den Berg Jeths

Hannah Cremers (Netherlands), 2011 Delft University of Technology

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Elective Courses Q4 Free Choice examples: globalisation; cultural heritage; urban design and architecture; media, etc broaden your horizon and/or gain more in-depth knowledge

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e.g. Globalisation

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or Urbanism on Track


Graduation Studios

your fascination becomes your specialization

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Kitty Busscher


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Evelina Ozola


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Andrea Bagnato (Italy), 2011 Delft University of Technology

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DELTA INTERVENTIONS Delft University of Technology

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Vera van den Broek (Netherlands), 2009 Delft University of Technology

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Felie Ciao (China), 2010 Delft University of Technology

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South Korea 대한민국 Old Age 노년 Participating Universities Asia The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 香港中文大學 Tongji University, Shanghai, 同济大学

Tsinghua University, Beijing, 清华大学 University of Tokyo, 東京大学

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North America University of California at Berkeley Travels to of theMichigan, Far East Ann : OurArbor faculty offers 5 to 6 students a free visit to the case city and University

VCA international invitesPhiladelphia 2 student representatives to the award ceremony & symposium University of Pennsylvania, Delft University of Technology

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VERTICAL CITIES ASIA

2012 CASE


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2011

Bart van Lakwijk, Herman Pel, Jasper Nijveldt (Netherlands), 2011 Delft University of Technology

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ćˆ?éƒ˝ Chengdu


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Explore Lab Vertical City Asia Design as Politics

Flowscapes

Urban Regeneration

T?F

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Delta Interventions Complex projects

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Complex Cities

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MSc Programme: More Information? Visit the Information Market! General Info & Graduation Projects – Urban Regenerations – Delta Interventions – Complex Cities Design as Politics – Vertical Cities Asia – The Why Factory – ExploreLab ... (& see posters in the street)

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Programme Director Master Urbanism : Fransje Hooimeijer

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THANKS FOR WATCHING & LISTENING! Should you have any doubts, please contact r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl

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What is urbanism at TU Delft? March 2014