OTB - Research for the built environment
OTB seeks to make a visible contribution to society by addressing societal challenges in the field of the built environment. We do this by means of our specialist scientific research and education in this area as part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The emphasis lies on scientific impact and societal relevance. We aim to increase the significance of scientific research, while continuing to focus on the vital exchange between problem-oriented and practically applicable research.
‘Rethink the City’ record-breaking MOOC at Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
The Massive Open Online Course ‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’, starting on March 28, is by now the biggest course (in terms of participants) created so far by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Over 9.000 participants from 159 different countries enrolled so far. New participants can still enroll until the April 24.
‘Power to Change’ grant
In collaboration with international colleagues, Reinout Kleinhans was awarded a commission by Power to Change for a comparative study of the role, funding and impact of community-based social enterprises.
Call for polycentric urban development
More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this share is expected to grow. It is therefore important to manage the growth of these areas in the right direction. They should develop as ‘polycentric’ areas.