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Urban issues, resilient solutions
Design Research FUR
Design Research FUR

Urban issues, resilient solutions

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FUR shows concrete elaborations of healthy urbanity, and also how research by design works in practice. With new research methods, designers can find out how the space is used, what kind of performance we expect from it and which smart links and alliances are needed to achieve this.

Research into healthy urbanity based on design studios and case locations.

The results of this research are presented in the publication ‘Urban issues, resilient solution’.

National and international locations

Creative Industries Fund NL

Trancity×valiz, Lectoraat Future Urban Regions (FUR), Sandra van Assen, Tijs van den Boomen, Guido van Eijck, Eric Frijters, Marieke Kums, Willemijn Lofvers, Saskia Naafs, Thijs van Spaandonk, Ady Steketee, Franz Ziegler

2013 – 2016

Marco Broekman

Publication: Urban issues, resilient landscapes
In 2013, the Future Urban Regions (FUR) professorship, led by Eric Frijters, conducted research into healthy urbanity. The results of this research are presented in the publication ‘Urban issues, resilient solution, co-authored by Marco Broekman. The book presents the results based on three questions:

  1. what is healthy urbanity?
  2. how do you do research by design?
  3. who do you need to realize ideas about healthy urbanity?
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Publication: Urban issues, resilient landscapes.

FUR considers understanding the use of the city as an essential addition to research by design.

Urban Issues, Resilient Landscapes - Future Urban Regions
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Case study London, city
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Casus study London, street
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Casus study London, building

Vital economy
Each part contains six themes that support the concept of healthy urbanity. Marco Broekman was responsible for the vital economy theme. He provided various design studios for Academy students for this purpose. The outcomes and design proposals serve to elaborate the three research questions. He also wrote about national and international practical examples in Barcelona, ​​London and Arnhem, with a magnifying glass on the vital economy theme.

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