Das NSL Kolloquium ist eine halbjährlich stattfindende Präsentation herausragender Arbeit. Das Thema wird jeweils durch die einladende Professur festgelegt.
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AbdouMaliq Simone: Enabling the Many: Investing in Urban Operating Systems
Wing Shing Tang: Mutual Embeddedness Between 'Hegemonic' Urban Development and Everyday Life in Hong Kong
Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid invited two guests for his NSL Kolloquium Planetary Urbanization in Comparative Perspective. Mehr
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and research professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and visiting professor of sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has worked for three decades with practices of social interchange, cognition, local economy, and the constitution of power relations that affect how heterogeneous African and Southeast Asian cities are lived. His work deals with a multiplicity of propositions and capacities for relationships that remain untapped in popular districts across urban Asia and Africa, even though they are deployed everyday.
Wing Shing Tang has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England. He is a professor at the Baptist University of Hong Kong where he teaches Urban Geography and Planning. His research is on globalization and Chinese cities, urban planning in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. He engages, beneath other approaches, with Henri Lefebvre’s theory of the production of space. In his talk he argues that Hong Kong has a distinguishable path of urbanization inflicted by British colonialism, yet in a space regulated by the Chinese spatial administrative hierarchy of town-within-country and customary land practices.
Donald Shoup: The High Cost of Free Parking – Ten Years Later
Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen, Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT), invited his guest Prof. Donald Shoup (UCLA, Los Angeles) to speak about «The High Cost of Free Parking» – Ten Years Later. Donald Shoup is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. His research has focused on how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment. His research on employer-paid parking led to the passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out. In his book, The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup recommends that cities should charge fair market prices for on-street parking, use the meter revenue to finance public services in the metered neighborhoods, and remove off-street parking requirements.
Charles Hoch and Willem Salet: The Challenge of Sustainable Planning for US Metropolitan Areas | Development of Metropolitan Areas in the Netherlands, Tendencies and Challenges
Charles Hoch and Willem Salet were invited by Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholl, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development. Charles Hoch joined the Department of Urban Planning & Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Willem Salet is professor of urban and regional planning at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam. The speeches were connected to the event and exhibition 50 years MAS Raumplanung. More
Mohsen Mostafavi: Urban Design in Transition
Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, was invited by the chair of Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Head of the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture. Are the methods of urban design, many of which were developed in response to the rebuilding of the European city after the Second World War, capable of responding to the everchanging conditions of urbanization today? The aim of this lecture is to re-evaluate the criteria, in terms of both theory and practice, that might lead to alternative and contemporary strategies for the practice of urban design. More
Strategien und Planungsinstrumente für polyzentrische Stadtregionen. Fallstudien Amsterdam und Zürich
Die Professur Kees Christiaanse veranstaltete ein ganztägiges ETH-NSL-Symposium, welches in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Stadt und Kanton Zürich, SIA, FSU, VLP-ASPAN, RZU sowie der Stadt Amsterdam und der Universität Amsterdam vorbereitet wurde. Leitende Planerinnen, Städtebaupraktiker und Planungsexpertinnen aus beiden Regionen erörterten am Morgen in Keynotes im Plenum Strategien und Planungsinstrumente für polyzentrische Stadtregionen, bevor sie spezifische Städtebauprojekte, Planungsstrategien und -instrumente zu Infrastruktur, Mobilität, Dichte, Diversität, Landschaft, Szenarien und Partizipation in sechs parallel stattfindenden, moderierten Workshops vertieft diskutierten. Der Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Amsterdam und Zürich stand dabei im Mittelpunkt. Programmheft: Hochparterre-Sonderheft
Alejandro Aravena: De-Localize: The Power of Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil from the Institute for Urban Design inaugurated the NSL colloquia with Alejandro Aravena’s lecture «The Power of Synthesis» to relate back to «De-Localize», the Urban Mutations on the Edge semester topic. Alejandro Aravena is the Executive Director of ELEMENTAL, a socially motivated architectural practice based in Santiago, Chile.