On Friday 1 November 2019 current Planning Complex Cities graduation students have presented their work for a first assessment of their graduation progress. They showed their thesis plans which set out the problem fields, research aims and questions, as well as initial theoretical and analytical frameworks of their respective projects. The program of the event – available via this link  – summarises their evolving interests. The below listed titles of projects give an even more condensed impression of the scope of upcoming work.

  • Qiaojia Zhang: Community living circles along rails – Exploring the relationship between community and rail station development in a mountainous urban context.
  • You Wu: The death and life of Chinatowns – The urban transformation of Chinatowns in the Netherlands.
  • Jie Zhao: Sub—Urban/Reinventing peri-urban villages – Establish coordinating urban-rural development model through village transformation
  • Kavya Kalyan: The Humane Metropolis: Towards an integrated socio-ecological planning approach in Chennai.
  • Raul Alejandro Martinez Medina: Asymmetries of power – A collaborative spatial planning process to reduce social segregation and spatial fragmentation in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico.
  • Sankarnath Pothannoor Mukundan: Changing Sacredscapes – A strategic framework for reviving socio-ecological synergies for a culturally sustainable and inclusive Varanasi.
  • Maria Symeonidi: Urbanism in conflict –  Investigating spatial planning for the inclusive urban sustainable ideal within contested environments. The case of Cyprus.
  • Eleni Maria Koskeridou: Multi-cultural integration: Addressing social inequality by activating the city centre of Athens.
  • Shuangyun Chen: Growing tourism in a growing metropolis – Achieving a sustainable urban tourism system for the Hangzhou metropolis.
  • Shuxin Chi: Breaking inertia: Regenerate relationship of industrial model and
    urban space of Wenzhou
  • Henry Endemann: A compact Desakota? – Integration of peri-urban areas in the Jing-Jin-Ji megaregion.
  • Qian Yu: Exploring the endogenous development model of rural areas based on tourism background, taking Wuyuan as an example.
  • Shu-Yu Lin: A creatively inclusive London? – Towards innovation and a fairer integration of nomadic urban creative clusters.
  • Mark Scholten: (Anti-)Social Stockholm – A new discourse for social enclaves in a welfare society.
  • Surabhi Khandelwal: Rescaled Geographies – Transformative and generative power of urbanisation in Mumbai Megaregion to steer a balanced development
  • Ioanna Dimitriou: Bridging Nicosia – Planning shared spaces in a contested city
  • Elisa Isaza Bernhard: A prospective [in]formal framework – Exploring new urban strategies for informal settlements in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Rotem Shenitzer Schwake: The former Ottoman railway as a backbone for a sustainable region.
  • Oumkaltoum Boudouaya: Co-existence of Contrasts – Towards an alternative development approach to the integration of Les Bidonvilles.
  • Minalies Rezikalla: [En]gendering the city – Towards the development of a gender-inclusive approach to urban design and planning.
  • Dor Cohen: Transportation infrastructure in conflictual territory – Investigating a tool for colonization through the case of Jerusalem.
  • Anneliese Fuchshuber: Rio 2016 – Reframing the Legacy.

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