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Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015: Spatial Justice

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015: Spatial Justice

  Alexander von Humboldt Lectures 2014-2015: Spatial Justice

The Alexander von Humboldt lectures are an initiative of Prof. Huib Ernste

Series organisers: Prof. Huib Ernste, dr. Karel Martens, dr. Olivier Kramsch, dr. Bart van Leeuwen

Click here for a more detailed description of this year’s theme.

See also: www.ru.nl/humboldt

The Department of Human Geography, Spatial Planning and…

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Ethics of the Built Environment: The Third Dimension of a “Good Urbanist”

Ethics of the Built Environment: The Third Dimension of a “Good Urbanist”

At the Methodology course of the Master of Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), several moments are dedicated to the discussion of what we call “the ethics of the built environment”. By this expression, we mean the ethics of the actions taken by governments, businesses and citizens in shaping the built environment. To summarise our position, it is obvious that EVERYONE is…

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Ethics of the Built Environment: The Third Dimension of a “Good Urbanist”

Ethics of the Built Environment: The Third Dimension of a “Good Urbanist”

At the Methodology course of the Master of Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), several moments are dedicated to the discussion of what we call “the ethics of the built environment”. By this expression, we mean the ethics of the actions taken by governments, businesses and citizens in shaping the built environment. To summarise our position, it is obvious that EVERYONE is…

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Introductory Design and Research Quarters at the Department of Urbanism

Introductory Design and Research Quarters at the Department of Urbanism

A new document [1]has been published where the Introductory Quarters  at the Master of Urbanism of the TU Delft are explained in detailed. A table containing their “thematic emphasis”, “skills to be developed”, the scale of analysis, the main question and the methodology will help students in the new Master of Urbanism programme focus their efforts. This document also helps the Methodology Course…

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Critical discourse analysis in academic studies

According to the website Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education of Harvard University:  “Discourse analysis is based on the understanding that there is much more going on when people communicate than simply the transfer of information.

Critical discourse analysis in academic studies

According to the website Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education of Harvard University:  “Discourse analysis is based on the understanding that there is much more going on when people communicate than simply the transfer of information.

Call for contributions: Book “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”

We are looking for original contributions from capable researchers all over the world.   This is an initial call for expressions of interest to contribute to this publication.

Call for contributions: Book “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”

We are looking for original contributions from capable researchers all over the world.   This is an initial call for expressions of interest to contribute to this publication.

Questioning the mega-event legacy: Planning and unkept promises in Brazil’s World Cup of 2014

Questioning the mega-event legacy: Planning and unkept promises in Brazil’s World Cup of 2014

As the opening of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil unfolds, protests have once again raged against the excessive spending on the sports event rather than on much-needed public sector services. In part, the huge funds spent on the World Cup helped to fuel the June 2013 protests across Brazil, among other issues.1 On June 15, 2014, protesters demonstrated in Rio with the slogan ‘se não tiver direitos,…

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CEDLA activity: Brazil’s Nuclear Ambition: upcoming lecture at the Free University of Amsterdam

CEDLA activity: Brazil’s Nuclear Ambition: upcoming lecture at the Free University of Amsterdam

VUCEDLA2014Upcoming lecture at the Amsterdam Free University, organised by CEDLA (Centre Latin American Research and Documentation of Amsterdam).

Discussion on Brazilian Nuclear Ambitions and its effects.http://www.cedla.uva.nl/80_newsletter/VUCEDLA_Event_o.html

See more activities at CEDLA at http://www.cedla.uva.nl

Brazil’s Nuclear Ambition: A tale of the Cold War, Genetics Science… cedla.uva.nl

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The Statute of the City in Perspective: Between Theory and Practice in Brazil

(Excerpt from “The Right to the City: Theory and Practice in Brazil” in Planning Theory & Practice by Abigail Friendly).

Although Brazil is notorious for its spatially segregated cities and high levels of inequality, a number of urban policy initiatives have evolved there since the 1990s, providing insights into how cities might improve life for city dwellers. In the wake of a twenty-year…

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A bundle with all our in class exercises

A bundle with all our in class exercises

This is a bundle with all our in class exercises. This is useful for students who have missed in class exercises, but also for those who want to understand what kinds of activities we do in this course. The exercises are explained and can be done individually.

In order to download the BUNDLE, click on the link below.

BUNDLE Methodology 2014

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