The impact of the Covid19 pandemic on vulnerable neighbourhoods
Observations from Aachen, Maastricht, Groningen and Gent.
TCR News | 26 January 2021
How does the Covid 19 pandemic influence social reliance in European cities? As part of the RWTH Aachen University Transforming City Regions programme’s public debates (TCR Talks), this panel discussion will reflect on this question using examples from three bordering countries in Europe, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Online lecture by Dr. Mais Jafari from TU Dortmund on ‘Productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration (ProGLreg): Dortmund Living Lab’
Guest lecturer: Dr. Mais Jafari - TU Dortmund - Department of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning
TCR News I 27 May 2020
The EU-research project “Productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration” abbreviated as proGIreg is a 5-year project in which four front-runner cities (Dortmund, Germany; Turin, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia and Ninbgo in China) are implementing Living Labs with local citizens, research institutes and NGOs in urban areas which are undergoing postindustrial transformation. more...
Online lecture by Dr. Azadeh Arjomand Kermani from TU Delft on ‘Cultural Heritage in global and European policies’
Guest lecturer: Dr. Azadeh Arjomand Kermani - TU Delft - Department of AE&T / Heritage and Values
TCR News I 20 May 2020
This lecture is consist of two major sections. The first section is discussing a general background of urban conservation In the global scale. A short history of urban conservation, urban conservation as international public policy and discussing the HUL approach and SDGs. In this section I will also cover UNESCO role in Heritage conservation such as World heritage committees and WHCs. more...
Dr. Christian Walloth (Walloth Urban Advisors SPRL) gave a guest lecture for the TCR students
Guest lecturer: Dr. Christian Walloth - Walloth Urban Advisors SPRL - Brussels
TCR News I 14 May 2020
The lecture discusses transformation of regions and city regions in Europe and the need for urban governance. As such, the lecture elaborates three key aspects: governance of transformation (guiding existing transformation processes in space); governance in transformation (changes in the approach to urban planning and governance); and governance for transformation (making transformations happen). more...
TCR Seminar by Dr. Almuth Schauber and Anika Schroeder (MISEREOR) about the Paris Agreement brought to the local level – what is Aachen’s carbon budget and which measures does it require?
Guest lecturer: Dr. Almuth Schauber and Anika Schroeder - MISEREOR Aachen
TCR News I 13 May 2020
The Paris Agreement is an agreement signed in 2016 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was negotiated by 196 states. It is the goal of the Paris Agreement is to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. more...
TCR Summer 2020 Module on ‘Territorial Analysis, Digital Tools’ begins with the lecture series by Prof. Dr. Jacob Beetz from RWTH Aachen University Chair of Design Computation.
TCR News I 15 May 2020
The TCR Module on ‘Territorial Analysis, Digital Tools’ focuses on the methods and tools in territorial analysis, especially in the real-world institutions. The students shall learn how the data is collected, selected, verified and interpreted, how to use the data for the analysis and forecasting. more...
Online lecture by Dr. Devisari Tunas from ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore on ‘Challenges in translating technological innovation in cities’
Guest lecturer: Dr. Devisari Tunas – ETH Future Cities Laboratory - Singapore
TCR News I 7 May 2020
This lecture will discuss the process and challenges in bridging research to actions, by taking the case of the piloting of a planning support tool in Indonesian cities. For the past few years, the Future Cities Laboratory, a research programme in Singapore that is part of ETH Zurich, has been developing a planning support tool that aims to help city makers in the rapidly developing cities making informed planning decisions. more...
TCR Seminar by Dr. Mario Paris (Politecnico di Milano) about Welfare Metropolitano e Rigenerazione Urbana Project
Guest lecturer: Dr. Mario Paris - Politecnico di Milano
TCR News I 6 May 2020
Over the last three decades, the dramatic growth of urban settlements and the progressive development of new, rescaled form of urbanized territorial organizations, peripheries and their regeneration emerged as a core issue within the framework of EU social cohesion rhetoric. This sensitiveness materialized in several national and regional programs as tool to implement cohesion policies at local level. The lecture explores the role and the capacity of current administrative bodies to support urban regeneration, starting from a recent experience developed by the Città Metropolitana di Milano. more...
Associate Prof. Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino) gave a guest lecture for the TCR students
Guest lecturer: Associate Professor Dr. Giancarlo Cotella – Politecnico di Torino
TCR News I 29 April 2020
Since the industrial revolution, raising urbanisation rates and the movement of population away from agriculture towards the industrial and services sectors have increased development pressures dramatically. The impact of these phenomena have been such that all European countries have deemed it necessary to establish some effective procedure to channel these pressures and resolve conflicts between competing land uses. more...
Online TCR Seminar with Prof. Dr. Markus Hesse (University of Luxemburg) on ‘European urban policies, programmes, and ideologies’
Guest lecturer: Prof. Dr. Markus Hesse - University of Luxemburg
TCR News I 23 April 2020
This session deals with the European Institutions, their frameworks and programmes as concerns regional development and policy, and, more recently, cities and urban development. The session includes two sets of input given by the instructor, followed by a joint discussion of the subject matter. more...
TCR Module on ‘European urban policies and territorial governing cultures and structures’ seminar series
TCR News I 22 April 2020
This module elaborates the European Institutions, their frameworks and programmes towards cities and regions. This includes the main documents defining European urban policies such as European Urban Agenda, Leipzig Charta and Toledo Declaration as well as global official reports such as the UN Habitat’s Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda. more...
TCR Module on ‘Urban Transformation’ seminar series
TCR News I 20 April 2020
The module presents dynamics of urban areas in Europe, discusses in this context a new definition of the city and elaborates contemporary processes shaping cities and urban areas. These dynamics of change play out in many different arenas including the physical and territorial. They are driven by demographic, socio-economic, environmental and political changes and developments. more...
Transforming City Regions Summer Semester 2020 Begins!
TCR News I 20 April 2020
RWTH Aachen University international master programme Transforming City Regions (TCR) welcomes students for the Spring 2020 Semester in the period between 20 April and 01 July. more...
Befragung: Arising Cities
TCR News I 25 April 2020
Der Lehrstuhl für Städtebau und Entwerfen wirkt an einer internationalen Forschungsinitiative mit, die die Auswirkungen des Corona-Virus auf das Leben in den Städten untersucht. mehr...