New Global Story: Building Pandemic Proof Cities

Nieuws - 19 december 2021

Leiden and Delft students team up to examine residential resilience

Students engaged in the globally oriented programmes initiated by the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft (TUD-BK), Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Leiden Centre for Applied Bioscience (LCAB) are usually encouraged to expand their horizons abroad. Originally Prof. dr. Maria Yakzdanbaksh from LUMC envisioned this course to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, course coordinators have resorted to education closer to home. In October and November 2021 students from all three institutions were asked to combine talents and efforts in order to assess housing and health conditions in two residential areas in the city of The Hague. The resulting pilot study was the first of its kind and provided a valuable experience for both students and mentors.

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