NEW: Journal of Delta Urbanism

Nieuws - 06 januari 2021

The first issue of the Journal of Delta Urbanism has been published!


This first issue is named ‘Premises’ and contains the following contributions:

  • Editorial - Delta Urbanism, Premises - Taneha K. Bacchin, Fransje Hooimeijer, Baukje Kothuis
  • Paper - Delta Urbanism coming of age - Han Meyer
  • Paper - Changes in the way live and value spaces - Richard Ashley
  • Dialogue - On sustainable delta development - Bas Jonkman and Henk Ovink
  • Project - On Atmosphere, Water and Soil - Filippo Lafleur, Isabel Recubenis, Taneha K. Bacchin
  • Project - On Sea Level Rise - Geert van der Meulen, Ranee Leung, Joep Storms, Negar Sanaan Bensi, Taneha K. Bacchin, Jos Timmermans, Fransje Hooimeijer, Elma van Boxtel, Kristan Koreman
  • Practice - Dutch designed ’soft power’ - Daan Zandbelt
  • Dictonary - ‘Delta’ & ‘Urbanism’ - MaartenJan Hoekstra

JDU is published twice a year, in spring and autumn. Submissions can be sent in individually; also, guest editors are invited to present specific topics to be published in special editions. We welcome your academic research papers, column style dialogue contributions, practice experiences and design project studies. 

Delta Urbanism is a discourse in which flood protection, soil and water management strategies are synergised with urban design, landscape architecture and spatial planning. Founded on the interdisciplinary approach, in which design and engineering disciplines activate innovation in design, technology and governance, Delta Urbanism has international impact as it tackles global issues of the environmental crisis. The Delta Urbanism Discourse is characterised by a body of knowledge organised into four research premises, which emphasise the agency of design and technology and the development of specific methods of analysis, design, visualisation and interdisciplinary work: ‘Land-Water-Atmosphere Continuum’, ‘Drawing the Delta’, ‘Reversed Engineering with Nature’, and ‘Extremes’. 

You can find this Open Access journal online at; from January 2021 hardcopies by means of printing on demand will also be available.  

Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Fransje Hooimeijer and Baukje Kothuis JDU chief editors