Spatial Planning and Strategy: Complex Cities Graduation Studio Profile

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This is a preliminary description of the graduation studio Complex Cities of the chair Spatial Planning and Strategy (department of Urbanism) of the Delft University of technology. you will find a …

This is a preliminary description of the graduation studio Complex Cities of the chair Spatial Planning and Strategy (department of Urbanism) of the Delft University of technology. you will find a detailed description of our activities and philosophy.

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  • 1. Graduation Studio Complexties lex Ci n Stud io Comp ioprofile and activities Graduat Cities !&()$* !"#"$% ! ! Urbanism17 Feb 2001 Prepared by Roberto Rocco !"#$$%&%()"%(*+)+,%Wednesday, 16February, 2011 1
  • 2. Department of Urbanism, Depar tment of Urbanism, TU Delf t TU Delft !"#$%#&&#((%() *!$+#$,)-Wednesday, 16February, 2011 2
  • 3. Who we are What we do earch & Design Themes Res Esteem indicators Researc h and dif fusion CommunicationWednesday, 16February, 2011 3
  • 4. Who we areWednesday, 16February, 2011 4
  • 5. International Multidisciplinary Multi skilledWednesday, 16February, 2011 5
  • 6. PhD, B. Arch, Architect, University of Oslo School of Cape Town (PhD Architecture at TU Delft) (PhD at Oslo) Diego Akkelies Designer, Catholic University of Architect, Chile (PhD at Francisco TU Delft) hen National Un. of Step La Plata (Provincie ZuidHolland) Lei Architect, Qu Tsinghua University (PhD Vincen t at TU Delft) Architect and Planner, University Professor of Our Team Roberto of Sao Paulo (PhD Spatial Planning at TU Delft)Wednesday, 16February, 2011 6
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  • 9. Enrolment 22 16.5 11 22 14 16 16 5.5 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 Students enrolledWednesday, 16February, 2011 9
  • 10. Wha t we doWednesday, 16February, 2011 10
  • 11. Research themes Urban Form and Process (Qu Lei, Akkie, Stephen, Diego) Governance (Roberto, Diego, Vincent, Qu Lei) Metropolitan and Regional Development (Diego, Roberto, Francisco, Vincent)Wednesday, 16February, 2011 11
  • 12. Our teaching domain Spatial planning strategies and design where...Wednesday, 16February, 2011 12
  • 13. What students do (typically) Specify a problem in the area of spatial planning and strategy Conduct research using several techniques (ranging from traditional tools of research to research by design and design by research) Formulate a spatial strategy at metropolitan or regional level Specify the spatial interventions (designs) that compose the strategy at the local level Design (test) one key locationWednesday, 16February, 2011 13
  • 14. Step by step P1: Students present results of exploratory research and describe the main theme (problem) to be tackled, with a research question and a draft of the methods to be used, besides a preliminary statement of objectivesWednesday, 16February, 2011 14
  • 15. Step by step P2: Students deliver a complete work plan (thesis plan), with the description of the problem and the theoretical framework where this problem will be tackled (theory paper). Students present a vision and a preliminary strategy, accompanied by interventions described (words + images) within a logical governance frameworkWednesday, 16February, 2011 15
  • 16. Step by step P3: Students describe definite spatial strategy (image + words), accompanied by the description of key spatial interventions within a logical time and governance framework. Preliminary design of a key intervention.Wednesday, 16February, 2011 16
  • 17. Step by step P4: Definite lay-out of the strategy accompanied by the design of one o more key interventions at local level within a logical time framework (what happens when?) and governance framework (who does what?) P5: Final strategy and designWednesday, 16February, 2011 17
  • 18. Vision and Strategy Spatial interventions (designs) are located and articulated within a time frame (what happens when?) and a specific governance frame (who does what?)Wednesday, 16February, 2011 18
  • 19. The role of design is twofold Design is an analytical and communicative tool to help define and describe spatial qualities and the actions of the stakeholders in a real spatial setting Design is material synthesis that integrates function, policy and culture in a spatial setting that can be assessed and discussedWednesday, 16February, 2011 19
  • 20. In summary: Developing a strategic vision Locating, specifying and contextualising the problem (finding the right questions) Specifying the domain of research Specifying the problem within that domain Specifying the interventions: Spatial - where? to achieve what? Temporal - what happens when? Governance - who does what and by what authority? Defining expected results Evaluating results against questionsWednesday, 16February, 2011 20
  • 21. Support lectures The studio offers a series of lectures given by its members on relevant themes. Lectures take place in the first quarter (before P2)Wednesday, 16February, 2011 21
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  • 23. Workshops and site visits Site visit to Westland, organised by grad student Dena KasraianWednesday, 16February, 2011 23
  • 24. earch & Design Themes ResWednesday, 16February, 2011 24
  • 25. Urban Form and ProcessWednesday, 16February, 2011 25
  • 26. Example of study in urban form and process, taking the densification of the Westland area (South Holland) as a case. Measuring Urban Capacity, Dena Kasraian (Iran). This work was published in the Dutch magazine BlauweKamer. Available at, 16February, 2011 26
  • 27. GovernanceWednesday, 16February, 2011 27
  • 28. Example of territorial mapping of stakeholders in a metropolitan project (Mumbai, India). “Changing economies: urban restructuring of the city of Mumbai in the context of changing economic conditions”, Susan Raju (India), 2009. Available at:, 16February, 2011 28
  • 29. Metropolitan DevelopmentWednesday, 16February, 2011 29
  • 30. Example of a regional/metropolitan vision, Permeable Morphology, Shenzhen Megacity, Feile Cao (China), 2010. Available at, 16February, 2011 30
  • 31. Example of urban design supporting a regional/metropolitan vision, Permeable Morphology, Shenzhen Megacity, Feile Cao (China), 2010. Available at, 16February, 2011 31
  • 32. Research themes in students work Urban Form and Process Governance Metropolitan Development Vytautas Hanne vd Berg Hanne vd Berg Stef Pieterse Hu Tuofu Yuli Zhou J. Wang J. Wang Chaoran Sun Xiao Liang P.W. Wu Hangga Manuel Felix Jing Su Angela Hu Tuofu Yahui HuangWednesday, 16February, 2011 32
  • 33. Esteem indicatorsWednesday, 16February, 2011 33
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  • 35. Researc h and dif fusionWednesday, 16February, 2011 35
  • 36. The free choice GlobalizationWednesday, 16February, 2011 36
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  • 38. What is it? In a collaborative working process with international and local teachers, students and inhabitants, we tackle an urban problem, providing a strategy and a set of design oriented solutions for slum area located in a municipality of 300.000 inhabitants adjacent to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Main themes: slum upgrading, developing metropolises, local intervention in a metropolitan contextWednesday, 16February, 2011 38
  • 39. Project partners University of Buenos Aires (Prof. Flavio Janches and Masters studio) University of Palermo in Buenos Aires GSD Harvard Architect’s association of Buenos Aires (support and jury) Municipalities of Avellaneda (Project area) Buenos Aires metropolitan areaWednesday, 16February, 2011 39
  • 40. Enrolment in Free Choice 60 52 45 42 30 26 22 15 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 Number students enrolled in Free Choice GlobalizationWednesday, 16February, 2011 40
  • 41. Example of spatial strategy & phasing Project Buenos Aires Acting on the border (2010). Authors: Mei Yen Chen b1530909 // Alena van der veen b1212184 // Nicola Isetta b1530895 // Rajjie Fakhrur b1535390 // Bjorn Dieleman bWednesday, 16February, 2011 41
  • 42. Research outreach seminarsWednesday, 16February, 2011 42
  • 43. In 2010: Urban form and processWednesday, 16February, 2011 43
  • 44. Participation from 5 Dutch universities; 3 faculties of TU Delft. Publication in preparation.Wednesday, 16February, 2011 44
  • 45. Future lecture series In 2011: “Governance” (Roberto Rocco) In 2011: “The Chinese City”: A research agenda for Chinese cities (Qu Lei) In 2012: “The region”: Regional studies/ regional development (Diego Sepulveda) Leading to publicationsWednesday, 16February, 2011 45
  • 46. PartnershipsWednesday, 16February, 2011 46
  • 47. DSD ✤Collaboration agreement on supporting supervision to their master projects from a spatial planning perspective. ✤The DSD studio urban emergencies was supported with lectures on governance, strategic planning as well as slum upgrading strategies.The supervision focused on students who chose a regional perspective ✤Student Shirin Jaffri got the second place on best master project award at TU Delft (2010) and Anouk Distelbrink was shortlisted among 10 best Archiprix projects. Martinaz Marozas got a project published in EURE magazine.Wednesday, 16February, 2011 47
  • 48. CommunicationWednesday, 16February, 2011 48
  • 49. Target groups ✤ Ourselves ✤ Students ✤ Colleagues (the faculty) ✤ The outside worldWednesday, 16February, 2011 49
  • 50. GuidebookWednesday, 16February, 2011 50
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  • 52. BLOGWednesday, 16February, 2011
  • 53. Facebook C, 16February, 2011 53
  • 54. Student-organizedWednesday, 16February, 2011 events Brochure
  • 55. PostersWednesday, 16February, 2011 55
  • 56. Wednesday, 16February, 2011 Communication 56
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  • 60. 100% of our students have mentors from different chairs in the department of UrbanismWednesday, 16February, 2011 60
  • 61. People we work with on a regular basis Willem Hermans Henco Bekkering Meta Berghauser-Pont John Westrik Thorsten Schuetze Maurice Harteveld Machiel van Dorst Frank vd Hoeven Dirk SijmonsWednesday, 16February, 2011 61
  • 62. Questions? r it e to: Ple asew f as sessment o ee ducational R occo for th yo u have any d by Rober to 2011. Should w as prepare ft on Feb 17, This p resentation of the TU Del o f Urbanism ew rite to us. the D epar tment que ries, pleasWednesday, 16February, 2011 62
  • 63. Team members and co ntact details: Responsible Professor : Vincent Nadin, V.Na Team: Akkelies van N din@tudelf es, A .vanNes@tudelf t. Diego Sepulveda, D.A nl .SepulvedaCarmona@ Francisco Colombo, F tudelf Qu Lei, L.Qu@tudelf t. nl Rober to Rocco, R.C.R occo@tudelf Stephen Read, S.Read @tudelf Visit our website: http ://www.spatialplannin Address: Complex Cit g.bk.tudelf ies Studio, Urbanism, 2628 BL Delf t/P.O.Bo BK, TU Delf t Julianala x 5043, 2600 BL Delf an 134, t, The NetherlandsWednesday, 16February, 2011 63