Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges

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متاح الآن إلى 2024-09-11
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Learn about today's urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the Global South. We will debate the benefits associated with three different themes, going beyond traditional urban strategies and policies:
1. Spatial justice
Having fair, inclusive and healthy urban contexts is one of the greatest challenges of cities in emerging economies.
2. Housing Provision and Management
Increasing demand in the Global South calls for alternative approaches in housing provision and management.
3. Sustainable Urban Transitions
In order to transition from our current (unsustainable) system towards a fair and sustainable future we need to pay attention to the social, economic, and cultural context.

In the course, we will address questions such as:

  • Is the 'just city' framework applicable to cities with extreme socio-economic inequality?
  • Can community-led housing initiatives provide effective solutions for households in need?
  • How can the transition towards an environmentally sustainable future also be socially just?

In this architecture and urban planning course, academic urban planning expertise from TU Delft is used to formulate possible answers to these questions, and is applied in a range of challenging case studies from Latin America, MENA region, Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, , among others. This course offers you a new perspective to understand and analyse the urban challenges of the Global South.

Through a combination of short theoretical lessons, presentation of case studies, testimonies from practitioners and practical assignments you will also learn how to develop a critical perspective about your own urban environment and how to translate this knowledge into analytical tools and innovative urban solutions.


Caroline Newton
Caroline Newton

Caroline Newton is an urban planner, an architect, and a political scientist. Her work and research focus are on the social and political dimensions of design. She is particularly interested in the connections between the social and designed and built worlds. She is the Van Eesteren Fellow at TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment's Department of Urbanism.

Caroline's research interests encompass (informal) housing and participatory upgrading, the complexity of architecture and planning in post-colonial contexts, and the methodological and pedagogical obstacles inherent in a designerly approach to knowledge development.
Caroline is an advocate for revitalised professional participation in urban development and the reintroduction of advocacy to the forefront of planning and spatial practises. She advances a critical and involved approach to strategic planning, presenting planning techniques as acts of resistance, as enablers of alternative spatial possibilities and imaginations.

Roberto Rocco
Roberto Rocco

Roberto Rocco is a spatial planner and researcher in planning theory, regional planning, governance and sustainability at the Section of Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Delft University of Technology. His research interests include multi-level networked governance issues in regional planning and the emergence of complex networked city-regions.

A special focus lies on the study of regional mobility and accessibility systems and their impacts on centrality formation at the regional level. Lately, he has been reorienting his work towards studies of metropolitan and regional governance and the sustainability of these governance structures. He is interested in concepts of spatial justice and the right to the city as crucial concepts that allow for a broader definition of planning tasks and for the emergence of new roles for planners in networked governance structures.

Darinka Czishke
Darinka Czishke

Dr. Darinka Czischke is an Associate Professor in Housing and Social Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. In 2014 Dr. Czischke was awarded the Delft Technology Fellowship to develop her research on Collaborative Housing. She is the founder of the Co-Lab Research group at the TU Delft and co-founder of the working group ‘Collaborative Housing’ at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR). Previously, she worked as Director of World Habitat (formerly Building and Social Housing Foundation, BSHF); Research Director of the European Social Housing Observatory at CECODHAS Housing Europe; and as Research Associate at the LSE Cities Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively about social, affordable, and collaborative housing in international comparative perspective. She is the leader of Project Together!, a cross-sector initiative focused on realizing the potential of collaborative housing forms in the Netherlands and internationally.