Starting November 15th: Blame The Architect, a lecture series by Wouter Vanstiphout on the relationship between riots and the urban environment. In six one-hour lectures, addressing four different incidents of large-scale rioting in as many cities, an attempt will be made to dissect the complicated mix of social, economical and urban factors that all play a role in the buildup towards riots. See the poster below for dates and locations, and elsewhere on this website for a more extensive introduction on the topic.

Community Power missing in Chinese New Towns. The Law of unforeseen planning. Cities of Zion in the American West. Next month the International New Town Institute, in collaboration with the Han Lammers research chair (University of Amsterdam) and the chair of Design as Politics (Delft University of Technology – that would be us), is organizing a two-day conference around the notion of the New Town as a(n ultimate) political tool. Aptly named ‘New Towns & Politics‘, the conference will feature a number of established international speakers who will reflect on the global phenomenon that is the New Town and local… Read More

Wouter Vanstiphout is lecturing at the faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology – scroll five posts down for more information! April 21 at 17h – TUDelft Room S “The (re)design of New Towns in recent years, 1970-present”

Wouter Vanstiphout is lecturing at the faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology tonight – see three posts down for more information! March 31st 2010, 19:00, Zaal F, Wouter Vanstiphout: “From the (second generation) English New Towns to Team X, 1945-1970″

Lecture series: ‘New Towns on the Frontier of Geopolitics’

As part of a collaborative lecture series for master students organized by the International New Town Institute (INTI), the Graduate School for the Social Sciences (UvA) and the Delft University of Technology, Wouter Vanstiphout will give two lectures at the faculty of Architecture in Delft: March 31 at 19h – TUDelft Room F (update March 30th: location changed form Room S to F!) “From the (second generation) English New Towns to Team X, 1945-1970” April 21 at 17h – TUDelft Room S “The (re)design of New Towns in recent years, 1970-present” Although part of a course, everybody is welcome to… Read More