Claudiu Forgaci is an Assistant Professor of Urban Design at TU Delft, engaged in understanding how urban transformations, at multiple spatial and temporal scales, are related to social-ecological resilience. In his research, teaching and practice, he combines urban design and planning, landscape architecture and architecture in a multi-scalar and social-ecological approach to urbanism. He develops methods, techniques, and instruments for the spatial assessment, planning and design of urban spaces as well as spatial applications of green and blue infrastructure solutions, nature-based solutions, and other spatial applications of urban resilience. In his recent work, he has developed principles and instruments for the social-ecologically integrated design of riverside urban spaces.
As a member of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering (4TU.RE), he emphasises the proactive role of urban design in anticipating acute shocks and chronic stresses. With his interest in design-driven research methodologies and design principles for social-ecological resilience in cities, he provides knowledge and practical support on spatial design for urban resilience in the 4TU.RE community. He works closely with professionals and academics from several disciplines, with the ambition of developing an effective transdisciplinary practice of social-ecological urban resilience.
urban resilience, climate change adaptation, social-ecological integration, urban river corridors, spatial morphology, spatial big data, design-driven research, mixed-methods research, transdisciplinarity
Creativity-driven urban regeneration in the post-socialist context - The case of Csepel Works, Budapest
Judit Taraba / Claudiu Forgaci / Arie Romein
Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering – Mission Statement
João Cortesão / Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf / C. Forgaci / S.M. Copeland / Tatiana Filatova / M. Comes
Smart and resilient cities
How can big data inform spatial design and planning for urban resilience?
State of the European Territory
ESPON contribution to the debate on Cohesion Policy post 2020
C. Forgaci / Rodica Gorghiu / Ioana Ivanov / Andreea Maier / Dragos Nicolae Paslaru / Reinhold Lehel Stadler / Lucian Zagan / Dominic Stead / Alexandru Ghita / Calin Rus / Michaela Gensheimer / Daiana Luisa Ghintuiala / Ana-Maria Dragomir / Serban-Andrei Gorghiu / Amelia-Elena Pirvu / Romina Matei / Sorin Pop / Carmen Irina Ghise / Martin Gauk / Zintis Hermansons / Silvia Pierik / Vassilen Iotzov
Integrated Urban River Corridors
Spatial design for social-ecological resilience in Bucharest and beyond
The Third Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2021
Special Mention of The Third Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2021 for doctoral research in the field of urbanism
1st prize in the design competition "(Re)Discovering the Emerald Necklace: Colentina River, Bucharest, Romania"
LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum Bucharest
2020-01-01 - 2022-01-01
Consultancy / research and other