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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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EGBERT STOLK: What’s design: an introduction

In this presentation, Egbert Stolk discusses various understandings of design and how these understandings are present in Urbanism. DOWNLOAD the presentation HERE.

EGBERT STOLK: What’s design: an introduction

In this presentation, Egbert Stolk discusses various understandings of design and how these understandings are present in Urbanism. DOWNLOAD the presentation HERE.

This is a lecture by Arie Romein, senior researcher at OTB Research Institute for the Built…

This is a lecture by Arie Romein, senior researcher at OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment.

This is a lecture by Arie Romein, senior researcher at OTB Research Institute for the Built…

This is a lecture by Arie Romein, senior researcher at OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment.

ALEXANDER WANDL: Introduction to Geodesign

This is a presentation by Alexander Wandl, PhD candidate at the Chair of Environmental Technology and Design of the Department of Urbanism.

ALEXANDER WANDL: Introduction to Geodesign

This is a presentation by Alexander Wandl, PhD candidate at the Chair of Environmental Technology and Design of the Department of Urbanism.

EGBERT STOLK: URBAN DESIGN: Types of urban design, areas of concentration, and approaches to study design

This is a lecture given by EGBERT STOLK on Urban design: Types of urban design, areas of concentration, and approaches to study design. DOWNLOAD the presentation HERE.

EGBERT STOLK: URBAN DESIGN: Types of urban design, areas of concentration, and approaches to study design

This is a lecture given by EGBERT STOLK on Urban design: Types of urban design, areas of concentration, and approaches to study design. DOWNLOAD the presentation HERE.

Typical elements of a research project

Typical elements of a research project

This is a presentation on basic elements of a research project at the Urbanism Master programme of the TU Delft.

Elements of a research project from Roberto Rocco

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Connecting Questions and answers

Connecting Questions and answers

This is a presentation on general issues of methodology in the human sciences applied to an education in Urbanism. Our position is that in order to design and plan our cities and regions, students and professionals must underpin their assumptions with solid research. There are basic criteria for any academic endeavour and a set of basic elements in any research project.  This presentation…

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