26 September 2019

‘Northbound’ documentary at Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Two Urbanism graduates have been selected to display their documentary ‘Northbound’ at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2019. The documentary about Europe’s most northern province Finnmark in Norway focusses on the pressure of incoming extractive industries in the Arctic on the landscape and local cultures.

26 September 2019

Open-up interstices

The research project ‘Open-up interstices’ investigates the post-war neighbourhood Den Haag Zuidwest and has been granted funding by NWO Creative Industry KIEM. The project explores the value of existing open spaces of the neighbourhood and brings new perspectives for the undergoing urban regeneration plan.

26 August 2019

Six BK publications in International Journal of Technology and Design Education

Six articles on architecture and built environment design education have been published in the latest open access issue. Twenty staff members from all over the faculty contributed to broad range of topics.

20 June 2019

Country estates landscapes still a prominent feature in Dutch green structure

The leading role played by the wealthy citizens of the Dutch Republic is still visible to this day in the form of a green belt of country estates. They were developed alongside canals, strategic highways and trading routes by patrician families, PhD researcher Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip discovered. This is the origin of the country estates landscapes that still exist in and around Dutch cities.

06 June 2019

The impact of regional design on spatial planning

What influence does spatial design have on spatial planning at a regional scale level and on decision-making at all scale levels? Based on practical case studies from the Netherlands, PhD researcher Verena Balz explored the two-way traffic between regional design and the development of spatial policy.

22 May 2019

Water sensitive design for Indian cities

The project Water4Change focusses on fit-for-purpose water sensitive design for fast growing liveable cities in India, combining know-how from Dutch and Indian experts.

21 May 2019

Sustainable and resilient coastal cities

Nature-based solutions can be highly beneficial to coastal management and policy making, but is still underused due to a clear knowledge gap. The Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Cities (SARCC) project aims to bridge this gap. Researchers from BK Bouwkunde and the faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences received a € 480.000,- Interreg grant to create interdisciplinary innovations and implement the findings in seven case study locations.

25 April 2019

Bridge design is more than a procurement process

Good bridge design requires perfect interaction between all parties, but that is precisely where things often go wrong in modern practice, concludes PhD researcher Joris Smits. He argues for a role as ‘design integrator’ for the architect, to combat fragmentation of the design process.

11 April 2019

Integrating online education with on-campus classrooms

A broad international debate is paramount for urban planning education. To this end, the Bridge DOCS research project aims to connect students from online courses with students in on-campus classrooms. Igor Tempels Moreno Pessoa and Roberto Rocco received a Comenius Teaching Fellowship grant of € 50.000,- to develop the necessary platform. They will start with connecting first year Urbanism students with students from the MOOC ‘Rethink the city’.

11 April 2019

Robocar and Urban Space Evolution

Automated mobility is likely to happen and will significantly change cities. The symposium ‘Robocar and Urban Space Evolution’ looked at automated mobility in the context of sustainability, and the future of urban planning and design. A summary of the symposium and further reflections on the theme are now available through the open access publication of the same name on the BK Books platform.