50 years of Urban Studies at ITC: People, Land and Urban Systems 

On 13 and 14 June, the PGM department organized the Urban Studies Symposium: People, Land and Urban Systems combining presentations and discussions by various participants with the Valedictory Lecture of Prof.dr.ir. Martin van Maarseveen and the Inaugural Lecture of Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer.  

Inaugural Lecture by Prof.dr.ir. Martin van Maarseveen

Inaugural Lecture by Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer

The two-day programme covered a wide variety of urban topics presented by international urban experts, as well as interactive presentations by PhD students and interactive sessions.

Programme

Day 1, June 13 – Evolution of urbanization patterns - selected key issues


Chair: Prof.dr.Karin Pfeffer 

Welcome by the Dean, Prof.dr.ir. Tom Veldkamp & Prof.dr.ir. Jaap Zevenbergen 

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Prof.dr. Richard Sliuzas (ITC): A Short History of Urban Studies at ITC

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Dr.Mariëtte Kraan (ProRail): Planning under Uncertainty

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Dr.Alphonse Nkurunziza (City Engineer, Kigali): Modernizing the Transport System in Kigali

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Reflections by discussants 

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Closing the morning session by Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer

Picos- presenting interactive content - by PGM(related) PhD students & postdocs, providing snapshots into their research 

Valedictory Lecture

by Prof.dr.ir. Martin van Maarseveen (ITC): Transportation and the City


 PICOS presnetations by PhD students

Day 2, June 14 – Urbanization Futures


Chair: Prof.dr. Richard Sliuzas 

Welcome by the Dean, Prof.dr.ir. Tom Veldkamp & Prof.dr.ing. Yola Georgiadou 

Summary of the first day & short history of Urban Studies at ITC by Prof.dr. Richard Sliuzas (ITC) 

Dr.Michael Wurm (DLR): New Possibilities of Sensed Data in Urban Areas 

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Erik Rouwette, MSc (City Planner, Enschede): Planning Challenges in Practice – the Twente Kennispark

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Chair: Dr.Diana Reckien 

Dr.Javier Martinez (ITC): Towards a Just City 

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Dr.Christine Richter (ITC): Challenges of the Classified Digital Society  

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Liliana Miranda, MSc (Foro Lima):  Scenario building; the Case of Lima

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Reflections by discussants 

Closing the morning session by Prof.dr. Richard Sliuzas 

Interactive Sessions 

  • Yes In My Front Yard – Breaking barriers of social acceptance through participatory mapping for renewable energy projects (with interactive map tables)
  • Slum Mapping Challenge 
  • Cadastral boundaries in several clicks from drone data - let’s do it together! 

Inaugural Lecture

by Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer (ITC): Knowing the City