Urbanisation in the North Sea mapped out
Guest researcher Nancy Couling set out to investigate the unseen urbanisation processes in the North Sea. At the halfway mark of her research, she has found several challenges for the North Sea: “We need to leave space for culture, heritage, and environmental values in order to make the North Sea a common space.”
Online learning for a circular economy
Our global society is not sustainable. Massive challenges like climate change and resource scarcity coincide with the desire to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. Explore the circular economy as a possible solution in these two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Andy van den Dobbelsteen receives Royal Distinction
Today, BK professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen was suprised with a Royal Distinction during the annual Royal Distinction Day or ‘Lintjesregen’. He received the distinction 'Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw' at the Delft town hall from Delft mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt.
Co Verdaas appointed Professor of Urban Area Development
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is pleased to announce the appointment of Co Verdaas as Professor of Urban Area Development. In the upcoming years, the chair will focus on the development of concepts for sustainable urban areas, in order to maintain and improve the value of the built environment as it relates to the user, the experience, and the future.
Mohawk stage to be featured at OWEE 2018
The Mohawk stage, a fold-out autonomous stage designed by Ate Snijder (AE&T), will be used as stage during the OWEE introduction week 2018. The transformer stage-tent was conceived as a mobile performance venue with its own character and soul.
Rethink the City MOOC receives honourable mention
‘Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges’ ontving een eervolle vermelding in de 2018 Open Education Awards, in de categorie ‘Open Course / OCW / MOOC’.
Philomena Bluyssen appointed honorary member of ISIAQ
On 5 April, SenseLab founder and professor Philomena Bluyssen has been appointed an honorary member of the Dutch chapter of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality.
Privatisation of public space calls for clear regulation
Can the organisation of public space be handed over to private parties? Yes, according to Els Leclercq's conclusion in her doctoral research, but it has serious consequences in terms of what is and is not permitted in streets, squares, and parks. She calls for clear government regulation.
Point cloud cleverly modelled using 3D skeleton
Geographical point clouds are a useful tool for modelling our built and natural environment. In practice, however, this demands a lot of manual work. Ravi Peters completed his PhD project on the use of a 3D skeleton, enabling to divide point clouds into objects that then became easier to process automatically.
Faculty starts research on collaboration between water boards and market
The Chair of Public Commissioning is starting a research project, commissioned by the water boards, on the collaboration between the water boards and commercial parties in infrastructural projects.