Author: Benjamin Scheerbarth

  • [:en]TSPA AT THE ISOCARP CONGRESS IN DURBAN[:de]TSPA AUF DEM ISOCARP KONGRESS IN DURBAN[:ru]TSPA на конгрессе ISOCARP в Дурбане[:]

    [:en]TSPA AT THE ISOCARP CONGRESS IN DURBAN[:de]TSPA AUF DEM ISOCARP KONGRESS IN DURBAN[:ru]TSPA на конгрессе ISOCARP в Дурбане[:]

    “Cities we Have vs. Cities we Need” was the theme of the 52nd ISOCARP congress, held in Durban, South Africa. TSPA was part of a keynote panel on the implementation of The New Urban Agenda. Benjamin Scheerbarth reflected on the ways private planning offices might be able to implement sustainable strategies in cities. As possible ways forward he offered (1) […]

  • Planning Africa 2016 in Joburg

    Planning Africa 2016 in Joburg

    The 7th Planning Africa Conference – “Planning Africa 2016 : Making Sense of the Future – Disruption and Reinvention”  took place in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province on 3-6 July 2016, organised by the South African Planning Institute (SAPI). Thomas presented the paper “UN-Habitat’s Rapid Planning Studio: A Case Study of Integrated Planning for City Extensions in Africa” (download […]

  • Krasnoyarsk: here we come!

    Krasnoyarsk: here we come!

    TSPA started to work on a major development in Krasnoyarsk, third largest city in Siberia, together with proektdevelopment. The 1300 ha site right on the city edge and surrounded by stunning forests, mountains and wild taiga, will develop into a green mixed use neighbourhood that reflects the demand for more sustainable living models in the capital […]

  • Yakutsk: towards sustainable arctic cities

    Yakutsk: towards sustainable arctic cities

    [:en]Sustainable Life of Arctic cities will be the main topic discussed at the 2nd ‘Cities and People. Local Solutions for Sustainable Development’ International Conference in Yakutsk on June 23- 25. There Thomas speaks about the potential of public space to be a driver for prosperity and higher quality of life in arctic cities. The Forum […]

  • Mozambique: planning urban corridor

    Mozambique: planning urban corridor

    [:en]From 4th to 11th of June Thomas was invited to the seminars in the cities of Tete and Nampula, Mozambique. The events are part of a series of workshops guiding the development of the Nacala Corridor, supported by UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance. One of the issues raised was the need for more tools to operationalize existing […]

  • Riga – The Next Frontier

    Riga – The Next Frontier

    Riga Faculty of Architecture and Design invited Thomas on June 2nd as a guest critic to participate in the urban studio “Riga – The Next Frontier”, for a site located on the fringe of the historical city centre. Riga’s built environment features different urban paradigms. While some of its parts seem like Scandinavian villages, some parts remind […]

  • [:en]The Passenger City Workshop Report[:]

    The report of The Passenger City workshop held at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ International Design Week last year has been released.

  • CANactions STUDIO#1 results released

    CANactions STUDIO#1 results released

    CANactions – An Interdisciplinary School for Urban Studies, based in Kyiv, Ukraine has just finished their final report on STUDIO #1 were Thomas was leading a 5-day workshop. CANactions aims at the exploration of Ukrainian cities, identifying concepts and defining actions for their strategic development. The first Studio, held from August 25 – December 18, […]

  • Rapid Planning Studio in Nampula

    Rapid Planning Studio in Nampula

    [:en]From 15th to 18th of February 2016, a UN-Habitat team led another Rapid Planning Studio – this time in Nampula Mozambique. The workshop allowed local planners and leaders to discuss potential development strategies for their rapidly growing city with the UN-Habitat experts. Nampula – a city with an estimated population of over 600’000 inhabitants – is the capital […]

  • [:en]Tacloban Urban Lab[:]

    [:en]Tacloban Urban Lab[:]

    [:en]Tacloban Urban Lab, jointly prepared by the UN-Habitat Design Lab and the Dutch Creative Industries Fund, took place during the 26th – 29th of January 2016 in the Philippines. It brought together international and local expertise to exchange applied knowledge and create urban design guidelines for the capital of Leyte province. Tacloban – a city of over 200’000 inhabitants […]

  • EXPERTS GROUP MEETING on URBAN LABS

    EXPERTS GROUP MEETING on URBAN LABS

    [:en]On the 2nd and 3rd day of February Thomas is participating in Barcelona EGM – URBAN LABS: “A tool for integrated and participative urban planning” A meeting is a chance to exchange methodologies and working principles of different global labs deepening the global debates on urban labs and their methodologies. EGM is hosted by the UN-Habitat […]

  • Global experts group meeting – new legal frameworks for urban development

    [:en]From 17th to 19th of December Thomas is going to speak at the UN-Habitat global experts group meeting. In these three days experts will focus on the topic of new legal frameworks for urban development. The meeting is hosted by the UN-Habitat Spain and Ajuntament de Barcelona.[:de]From 17th to 19th of Dec Thomas is going to […]

  • Book “Interior Tales” published

    Book “Interior Tales” published

    [:en]A new book by Black Square Press about drawings, movies, architecture and the power of narrative with visual essays by 2A+P/A, Fala, Microcities and TSPA. Interior Tales, edited by Francisco Sanin and Davide Sacconi, is a question on instruments that create a city of nowadays. The book is based on research developed at Syracuse University […]

  • Internship 3D Technology

    Internship 3D Technology

    TSPA is looking for a 3-6 months intern to push the boundaries of innovative 3d technology in the field of urban design. The successful candidate will use Unity3d and Oculus Rift to create immersive virtualisation models of urban designs. Requirements: interest in 3d technology interest in urban design skilled in auto cad experience with scripting […]

  • AUGSBURG INTERNATIONAL DESIGN WEEK: WORKSHOP WITH TSPA

    AUGSBURG INTERNATIONAL DESIGN WEEK: WORKSHOP WITH TSPA

    [:en]How will we move through our future cities? What comes after the superhighway and the failed predictions of jetpacks and moving sidewalks? Benjamin of TSPA will lead the three-day workshop “The Passenger City” at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences from November 11th to 13th, where students will speculate about the future of urban mobility and […]

  • 51ST ISOCARP CONGRESS

    51ST ISOCARP CONGRESS

    [:en]Thomas Stellmach and Benjamin Scheerbarth will travel to Rotterdam for the 51st congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners ISOCARP. As part of the conference, Thomas will join a workshop in Dortmund on how to leverage economic growth from spatial projects while Benjamin will learn from Schiphol how to best connect airport […]