Current occupationsAssistant Professor at the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of theDepartment of Urbanism, Delft U...
Professional experienceAssistant Professor, Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University ofTechnology, Delft, The...
Research into areas of design and creative practice and their relationship withacademic traditional research. This was a r...
Academic developmentDoctoral degree, TU Delft; Delft, The Netherlands − 2004-2008. Title of thedissertation: “An Urban Geo...
Junior research assistantship (‘Scientific Initiation’), University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo− 1991-1992. Funded by CNPq (Bra...
Teacher of English, French and Spanish up to upper intermediate levels. Berlitz school oflanguages in Sao Paulo. This post...
Keynote speeches at conferences and seminars(these include only invitations as keynote speaker. It does not include partic...
ROCCO, R. 2012. An urban geography of knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of São PauloIn: GEENHUIZEN, M. V. & NIJKA...
ROCCO, R. 2005f. Servicios Avanzados a las Empresas Como Agentes de Transformación Urbana.IN YANEZ, G., GIMENEZ, R. & COLL...
Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23...
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  1. 1. Current occupationsAssistant Professor at the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy of theDepartment of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),The Netherlands.Summary of skills• 12 years experience in research and teaching of spatial planningtheory and methods, economic geography and research methodology• 10 years experience in spatial plan development in an academicenvironment• Superior ability to develop and manage courses, workshops andtraining programs related to spatial planning and urban and regionaldesign for an international audience• Experience in conceptualising, developing, implementing andevaluating content in spatial planning and design education. Superiorability to create and share teaching materials. Excellent use of web-based platforms and social media as educational tools• Very good aptitude to communicate and teach in multiculturalenvironments where a cross cultural perspective is necessary. Verygood experience in dealing with cultural differences in a multiculturallearning environment• Excellent ability to work in a team and capacity for flexibility to reachconsensus. Excellent capacity for mediation and conduction ofworkshops and debates• Excellent ability to establish and maintain good professional rapport,and to communicate orally and in writing in English, French,Portuguese and Spanish. Good knowledge of Dutch• Vast experience in writing reports and academic articles and inpublishingRoberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.comRoberto Rocco, BA Architect &Urban Planner,MSc, PhDAssistant Professor in Spatial Planning and Strategy and Research Methodology for Urbanism atthe Delft University of Technology, The NetherlandsBorn on September 3rd, 1966 at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently a permanent resident at The Hague, The Netherlands.
  2. 2. Professional experienceAssistant Professor, Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University ofTechnology, Delft, The Netherlands (2008 - present)Responsible for course development in the area of methodology in spatial planning anddesign; leader of design and planning graduation studios at Masters and post Masterslevels; academic supervision of masters and doctoral studentsTasks include:• Supervising and training students in planning and designing for graduation projects.Specially skilled in dealing with development plans for cities and regions inNorthwestern Europe, China and Latin America• Organizing workshops, debates and other learning activities. Special interest in thedevelopment of games and role-playing exercises connected to planning anddesigning• Developing and delivering courses and lectures in research methodology, spatialplanning and strategy. Special interest in spatial planning and design theory. Veryfamiliar with current literature in planning and designing theory, participation andgovernance• Supervising masters and doctoral students• Doing research in spatial planning practice and theory• Publishing results of research in book chapters and conference articles• Preparing bids for funds and grants for research projects• Preparing reports related to the academic and administrative life of the institution• Dealing with challenges in a spatial planning education for a diverse group ofstudents, with very different cultural and educational backgrounds• Coordinating communication and marketing for the chair, including web developmentand design of visual communication• Preparing graphic and other promotional and marketing material for the department ofUrbanism and the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy. Designing and editingSpatial Planning and Strategy BLOG (available at http://spatialplanningtudelft.eu), aswell as preparing communication material (leaflets, posters, booklets).• Managing the Development Studies Group mailing list. Responsible forcommunication and marketing concerning initiatives in development studies• Member of the “Governance, Regional Planning and Design Research Group”.Responsible for organizing periodical meetings and seminars, as well ascommunication and marketing• Member of the SCUPAD organizing committee (Salzburg Congress on Urban Planningand Development) (since 2012)Assistant researcher at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, Social SciencesArts and Humanities Research Institute. 2009-2011.Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  3. 3. Research into areas of design and creative practice and their relationship withacademic traditional research. This was a research into philosophy of science andmethodology. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.Tasks used to include:• Doing research in philosophy of science and issues concerning academic research inareas of creative practice, such as urban design and planning, and all connectedactivities (writing, publishing and participating in conferences)• Delivering a doctoral research training courses as a lecturer• Organizing workshops and lectures• Developing a methodology course for the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft• Participation in various conferences and seminarsPrior to my appointment as Assistant Professor at TU Delft, I was a PhDcandidate at the same institution. I was entirely funded by the university witha teaching contract and therefore needed to teach and publish like any otherregular research staff since 2008. This is why my teaching experience predatesmy appointment as Assistant Professor. Previous to my work at TU Delft, Iacted as an assistant lecturer at the University of Sao Paulo, as I wascompleting my post-graduate Masters in Spatial Planning at the University ofSao Paulo.Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  4. 4. Academic developmentDoctoral degree, TU Delft; Delft, The Netherlands − 2004-2008. Title of thedissertation: “An Urban Geography of Globalisation: New urban structures in the ageof hyper connectivity”. Funded by TU Delft.Tasks included research in economic geography and urban/spatial transformation underglobalisation, publishing, conferences & congresses participation (please, seepublication list below), lectures at various organisations and participation as keynotespeaker in congresses and events. Title obtained: PhD in spatial planning. Supervised byProfessor J. Rosemann. The thesis was published in book format: ROCCO, R. 2008. AnUrban Geography of Globalisation: New Urban Structures in the Age of Hyper-connectivity, Delft, IFoU. ISBN: 978-90-78658-06-1Post-graduate Masters in Spatial Planning (Academic Masters), University of São Paulo,São Paulo, Brazil − 1999-2002. Title of the thesis: “ The Faria Lima Urban Operation: astudy of a partnership mechanism between State and private initiative in the city of SaoPaulo in the 1990s”. Funded by FAPESP (State of São Paulo Research Council).Tasks included doing research on urban policy and urban transformation underconditions of liberalisation of the economy. Title obtained: post-graduate Masters ‘CumLaude’ (recommendation for publication). Supervised by Professor Dr. S. Schiffer.Bursary Alfa-Ibis Programme (EU), TU Delft, Delft, 2000. Funded by the EU.Tasks included doing research on urban-related themes with emphasis on globalisation,governance and urban transformation. No particular title obtained.Assistant lecturer, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, 1999. Funded by FAPESP (State ofSão Paulo Research Council).Tasks included the preparation of lectures, seminars and assistance to students. This wasfunded by FAPESP within the PAE (Training Program for Higher Education Teaching).Post graduate Masters (French DEA), Institut Français d’Urbanisme Marne-la-Valée,1997. Privately funded.DEA Urbanisme et Aménagement, Masters in Urban Planning with emphasis on ThirdWorld Metropolises (course not completed).Bachelor in architecture and planning, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo − 1990-1996.Graduation course on Architecture and Urban Planning. Final graduation dissertation onUrban Transformation in São Paulo under conditions of accentuated liberalisation of theeconomy. Supervised by Dr. V. Pallamin (5580 hours).Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  5. 5. Junior research assistantship (‘Scientific Initiation’), University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo− 1991-1992. Funded by CNPq (Brazilian National Council for Scientific Research)Faculty of Architecture, Department of History of Architecture. Research on urbanculture and public cultural policies in the city of São Paulo during the Worker’s PartyMayor L. Erundina administration (1989-1992).Canadian Studies (summer course), Concordia University, Montreal, June-July 1992.Funded by the Canadian Government and FAPESP (State of Sao Paulo ResearchCouncil)University of São Paulo, Institute of Brazilian Studies and Concordia University ofMontreal, Canada. Canadian Culture and Society at Concordia University summerschool.Other relevant professional experienceInstituto Polis, São Paulo, Brazil, 2003 (free-lance work)Polis Institute for Study, Training and Consultancy in Urban Policies, São Paulo, SP,Brazil. http://www.polis.org.br , Renato Cymbalista: renato@polis.org.brResearch in urban policy and land use issuesEditora Globo (Publishing House), São Paulo, 2002-2003 (free-lance work)Text reviewer and translation advisor in the areas of Foreign Literature and Science http://editoraglobo.globo.com, Joaci Pereira Furtado: joacifurtado@click21.com.br.Urban Planning Institute of the Slovenian Republic, Liubliana May-July 1997(internship)Training in urban management and design with the development of an urban project forthe area of Mazoljce, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, under the supervision of Ir. IvanStanic: ivan.stanic@urbinstitut.siLanguage teacher for the British Council in Brazil, São Paulo, 1994-1996 (full timeemployment)Teacher of English, up to upper intermediate levels. Sociedade Brasileira de CulturaInglesa (British Council), http://www.culturainglesasp.com.br/This included intensive training in teaching techniques.Language teacher for Berlitz Language School, São Paulo, 1989-1993 (full timeemployment)Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  6. 6. Teacher of English, French and Spanish up to upper intermediate levels. Berlitz school oflanguages in Sao Paulo. This post included intensive training in teaching techniques.Funded projects and scholarships1992-1994: Bursary in the national programme for young researchers training at theDepartment of History of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University ofSao Paulo (FAUUSP). Research assistant to Professor Maria Cecilia França Lourenço(History of Art). Funded by the Brazilian Council for Scientific and TechnologicalDevelopment (CNPq).1999-2001: Full scholarship for the postgraduate masters programme of the Faculty ofArchitecture and Urbanism of the University of Sao Paulo (FAUUSP), resulting in thethesis: This research was supervised by Professor Sueli R. Schiffer and funded by The stateof Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).2000: Scholarship for postgraduate research at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) funded by the Alfa fellowship programme (co-operation between HigherEducation Institutions of the European Union and Latin America) of Development andCooperation programme of the European Commission.2004-2007: Fully funded Doctoral Research programme at the Delft University ofTechnology. Title:  “An Urban Geography of Globalisation: New urban structures in theage of hyper connectivity”. 2009- 2011: Assistant researcher at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, Social SciencesArts and Humanities Research Institute. Research into areas of design and creativepractice and their relationship with academic traditional research. Funded by the UKArts and Humanities Research Council.2013-2016: Researcher at Planning for Energy Efficient Cities (FP7 project Energy-SmartCities 2012) funded by the European Commission as partners with a number ofmunicipalities and universities led by Eskilstuna in Sweden. This research project is justbeginning, but I am one of the people in charge of organising the work package of ouruniversity.Valorisation2010: Course “Supervising the Supervisor”, Netherlands Graduate School of Urban andRegional Research. Course on doctoral supervision.2009: Course “Research Project Management”, TBM Faculty of Technology, Policy andManagement, TU Delft. Course on research project management.2005: Course “Academic Writing”, TBM Faculty of Technology, Policy andManagement, TU Delft.Courses in bibliography management, web design and publishing and academicwriting.Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  7. 7. Keynote speeches at conferences and seminars(these include only invitations as keynote speaker. It does not include participation inconferences and seminars as presenter)1. New Urban Languages: Re-imaging the city after the knowledge-based turn (MilanJune 2013). Lecture: What is Governance and why it is important for urban planningand designing”.2. International Conference on River Basin Planning and Management (Taipei, May2013), New Taipei City Hall, Commentator to information and management projectdevised by NCKU for the government of Taiwan.3. iCities International Forum on Innovative Planning (Tainan, May 2013), NationalCheng-Kung University at Tainan (Taiwan): “Operating Sustainability: TeachingSustainability on Planning Education”: Title of speech: Integrating Sustainability intoPlanning Education from an International Perspective. Presentation available at:http://issuu.com/robertorocco/docs/regional_networked_governance4. International Conference on Urban Development (Prague, May 2013), organised bycabinet of the mayor of Prague and the Stavebni Forum. Lecture: “The emergence ofregional governance”. Lecture available at http://www.stavebni-forum.cz/summit2013/en/index.php?url=program5. 44th SCUPAD Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (Salzburg,May, 2012), "Front page Planning: Before and After Major Events, Disasters, andSocial Unrest" Lecture: “Rio Olympic Legacy: Missed Opportunities”. Presentationavailable at: http://issuu.com/robertorocco/docs/rio_olympics/16. iCities International Forum on Innovative Planning (Tainan, October 2012) NationalCheng-Kung University at Tainan (Taiwan): “Globalisation and Planning Education”.Lecture ”Teaching for Urbanism: A didactical experience in a newly academicizedarea”. Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.net/robrocco/teaching-for-urbanism-a-didactical-experience-at-tu-delft7. International Seminar “From Creative Cities to Urban Creativity: Economy, Cultureand Governance in the Contemporary City” (Lisbon, December 2009), Institute ofSocial Sciences, University of Lisbon.Lecture: “Cultural Policies for the Dual City:Culture, Territory and Citizenship in Sao Paulo”. Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.net/robrocco/cultural-policies-for-the-dual-city-culture-territory-and-citizenship-in-sao-paulo8. IV Projetar 2009: Design as Research: Teaching, Research and Practice (Sao Paulo,October 2009), Mackenzie Presbyterian University of Sao Paulo, Lecture: “Apedagogical proposal in an area of epistemological uncertainty”9. 37th SCUPAD Salzburg Congress for Urban Planning and Development (Salzburg,May 2006). “Rapidly Expanding Cities in an Urbanising World”. Lecture: “Building aSouth American Metropolis: Issues of Development in Sao Paulo, Brazil”.Presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/robrocco/buiding-a-south-american-metropolisRelevant publicationsList of publications in the last 6 yearsRoberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  8. 8. ROCCO, R. 2012. An urban geography of knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of São PauloIn: GEENHUIZEN, M. V. & NIJKAMP, P. (Eds.), The Knowledge City, Social and PolicyPerspectives. Delft. TBMROCCO, R. 2010. Spatial Structural Change and Socio-Spatial Duality under Globalisation: thecase of Sao Paulo. In: KLAUFUS, C. & ZOMMERS, A., (Eds.) Latin American StudiesAssociation: From Crisis to recovery, 2010 Chicago. LASA.ROCCO, R. 2010. New Spaces for the New Economy: New patters for the location of advancedservices in post-Fordism. 24th AESOP Annual Conference. Helsinki: AESOP.BIGGS, M., BUCHLER, D. & ROCCO, R. 2009. Design Practice and Research: Interconnections andthe criterion-based approach. In: MALINS, J., (Ed.) European Academy of Design:Design Connexity, 2009 Aberdeen. EAD & Robert Gordon University, 375-380.ROCCO, R., BIGGS, M. & BUCHLER, D. 2009. A Pedagogical Proposal in an Area ofEpistemological Uncertainty. In: PROJETAR, 13-16 Oct. 2009 Sao Paulo. FAUMackenzie.ROCCO, R. 2008c. An Urban Geography of Globalisation: New Urban Structures in the Age ofHyper-Connectivity, Delft, IFoU.ROCCO, R. 2008b. A New Role for Comprehensive Spatial Planning. IN PUTTE, H. V., JONGE, H.D., DECLERCK, J., FRAUSTO, S., NADIN, V., ROCCO, R., PROVOOST, J. & ZWART, J.V. D. (Eds.) Corporations and Cities Colloquium. Brussels, TU Delft & Berlage Institute.ROCCO, R. 2008a. The Location of Large Advanced Service Firms in the Network City Region:Evidence from the Randstad-Holland. IN PUTTE, H. V. D. (Ed.) Corporations and CitiesColloquium. Brussels, TU Delft & Berlage Institute.ROCCO, R. 2006h. An Urban Geography of Globalisation: New Corporate Centralities in the Age ofHyper Connectivity. IN VAGGIONE, P. (Ed. ISOCARP Cities between integration anddisintegration: opportunities and challenges. Istanbul, IsoCarp.ROCCO, R. 2006g. Post-Fordism and the Emergence of New Corporate Centralities. IN SCHRIJNEN,P. M. (Ed.) Plandag 2006 : NieuweRuimte Nieuwe Economie; Nieuwe EconomieNieuwe Ruimte. Amsterdam, Plandag Org.ROCCO, R. 2006f. Modernisation Challenged: Looking for a NewEpistemological Framework on Modernity and Globalisation. IN PELLEGRINI, P. (Ed).III International PhD Seminar: A new modernity: approaches, theories and designs.Venice, IUAV.ROCCO, R. 2006e. The Geography of Advanced Producer Services: New Corporate Centralities inPolycentric Urban Structures. IN COSTA, P., PIRES, I., TEIXEIRA, J. A. & PIRES, P. (Eds.)VVI International Conference of RESER. Lisbon, ISCTE/ RESER.ROCCO, R. 2006d. Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Growth: The Role of FDI in the TertiarySector in Triggering Development. IN HOEVEN, F. V. D. & ROSEMANN, J. (Eds.)Urban Transformations and Sustainability: Progress of Research Issues in Urbanism2005. Delft, DUP/ IOS Press.ROCCO, R. 2006c. Economic Flexibilization and Denationalisation in Brazil During the 1990s. INHOGENBOOM, B. & JILBERTO, A. F. (Eds.) Big Business on the Rise: Conglomeratesand Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies underGlobalisation. London, Routledge.ROCCO, R. 2006b. Building a South American Macrometropolis. IN WIT, T. D. & STANIC, I. (Eds.)Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development: Rapidly Expanding Cities inan Urbanising World. Salzburg, SCUPAD.ROCCO, R. 2006a. Avoiding the Generic City: Contradictions between Globalisation andModernity on Urban Identity. IN WANG, C., SHENG, Q. & SEZER, C. (Eds.) IFOU2006: Modernisation and Regionalism, Re-inventing Urban Identity. Beijing,International Forum of Urbanism.Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  9. 9. ROCCO, R. 2005f. Servicios Avanzados a las Empresas Como Agentes de Transformación Urbana.IN YANEZ, G., GIMENEZ, R. & COLL, J.-L. (Eds.) III Seminario RIDEAL:Transformaciones Metropolitanas en Europa y America Latina: ¿Hacia un ModeloUnico? Toulouse, RIDEAL/ Universite Toulouse Le Mirail.ROCCO, R. 2005e. Reason, Capital and Urban Space: The New Role for Urban Planning inTriggering Societal Change. IN HULSBERGEN, E., KLAASEN, I. & KRIENS, I. (Eds.)Shifting Sense: Looking Back to the Future in Spatial Planning. Amsterdam, TechnePress.ROCCO, R. 2005d. La Operación Urbana Faria Lima: Un Nuevo Marco Legal. IN CARMONA, M.(Ed.) Globalización y Grandes Proyectos Urbanos: La Respuesta De 25 Ciudades.Buenos Aires, Infinito.ROCCO, R. 2005c. Foreign Direct Investment and Urban Change: A Contrast between Randstad-Holland and Sao Paulo. IN CASANOVAS, M. M., COROMINAS, M., SABATE, J. &SOTOCA, A. (Eds.) II PhD Seminar: Urbanism & Urbanisation. Barcelona, UniversitatPolitecnica de Catalunya.ROCCO, R. 2005b. Foreign Direct Investment and the New Geography of Urban Centralities INISOCARP (Ed. IsoCarp: Making Spaces for the Creative Economy. Bilbao, IsoCarp.ROCCO, R. 2005a. FDI and Urban Change: How Does the Location of Advanced Producer ServicesHelp Shape the Global City. IN RESER& GRANADA, U. D. (Eds.) XV InternationalRESER Conference: Growth, Employment and Location of Services: New Trends in aGlobal World. Granada, RESER/ Universidad de Granada.RefereesProfessor Vincent Nadin (current manager*)Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),Julianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The Netherlandsv.nadin@tudelft.nlProfessor Michael Biggs (former manager at University of Hertfordshire)School of Creative Arts, University of HertfordshireHatfieldHertfordshireAL10 9ABUKm.a.biggs@herts.ac.ukProfessor Sueli Ramos Schiffer (former MSc supervisor at the University of Sao Paulo)Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo,FAU MaranhãoRua Maranhão, 8801240.000 São Paulo SPBrazilsrschif@usp.brRoberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com
  10. 10. Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor, ResearcherTU Delft, UrbanismJulianalaan 1342628 BL, Delft,The NetherlandsT +31 (0)6 23491710T + 31 070 366 7640r.c.rocco@tudelft.nlwww.spatialplanning.bk.tudelft.nlwww.robertorocco.com

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