• De Groene Loper, Vertigo



  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

The Living Cities Program contributes to wider academic discourses pleading for an integrated cross-disciplinary science of architecture and urbanism, conceptualizing the city and architecture as the materialization of evolutionary processes in an integrated spatial, social and cultural eco-system.

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An interdisciplinary approach to architecture and urbanism as dynamic socio-spatial-temporal constructs

Over de organisatie

The twenty-first century has been labeled as the ‘urban century’ and sustainable urban development as one of the key assignments in decades to come. For this reason, architecture and the city are increasingly becoming central to leading academic studies from the fields of social sciences, economy, technology, ecology and governance. However, studies are often conducted from the perspective of a single discipline.

The Living Cities program specifically focuses on how these aspects work together and materialize in the spatial development of the city and its architecture, interpreted as an evolutionary and integrated process of construction and urbanization driven by socio-historical processes. The program brings together research from the chairs of Architectural History and Theory (AHT), Architectural Design and Engineering (ADE), Rational Architecture (RA) and Urbanism and Urban Architecture (UUA).

In line with the Departments’ strategic research agenda on Sustainable Transformation, the program focuses on exploring and understanding the response of architecture and the development of the city for reuse, adaptation and new interventions in response to these shifting societal challenges. Aspects of history and theory, geography, technological systems, urban form and architectural typologies influence each other reciprocally and dynamically in such a cultural ecosystem.

Living Cities research

•    is cross-scalar (correlating spatial scales, from the single architectural element to that of the city or region)

•    is multi-disciplinary (combining architectural and urban scholarship, theory and practice, policy and technology, construction and planning) 

•    within a temporal perspective of historical evolution (retrospective and prognostic)

•    combines qualitative and quantitative research methods from social and historical science with those of design research from spatial sciences (geography, urbanism and architecture) 

Evolutionary logics of sustainable architectural and urban development have been grouped into five thematic clusters, supported by active participation in relevant networks. The themes are in line with dominant research themes within the strategic research agendas of the University as well as National and European research agencies.

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Sustainability and Circular Cities
  • Active Mobility and Health
  • Smart Cities and Buildings
  • Emerging Materials and Building Technologies

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Projecten 2012 2022

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE 2

Bekkering, J., Klein, C., Klein, C., Sartorius - ter Haar, M. & Karimian Kakolaki, S.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE.

Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Bekkering, J., Klein, C., Klein, C. & Dimitrova, K.


Project: Onderzoek directOnderzoek


Ruimte voor gezondheid.

Mohammadi, M., Klein, C., Klein, C., Gerrits, E. & van Buuren, L.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1981 2020

Case study: architectural regeneration in Istanbul

Ikiz Kaya, D., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Architectural Regeneration. Orbasli, A. & Vellinga, M. (redactie). Wiley-Blackwell

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Grey smart societies: supporting the social inclusion of older adults by smart spatial design

Moor, N. & Mohammadi, M., 2020, Data-driven multivalence in the built environment. Biloria, N. (redactie). Cham: Springer, blz. 157-180 (S.M.A.R.T. Environments)

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

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Adaptation of circular models for global heritage cities: regeneration of Istanbul world heritage site as a case study

Ikiz Kaya, D., 2019, blz. 102-103 2 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaperAcademic



071 Nieuwe Parels Leiden

Ruurd Roorda (Ontvanger) & Marian de Bock (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigProfessioneel

1st Prize Competition Elementary School Evere, Belgium (selected for realization) with De Bouwerij.

Juliette Bekkering (Ontvanger) & M. (Monica) Adams (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

3rd prize, Jury award AIA Architectuur Prijs 2015, Schuurman Group Alkmaar

Juliette Bekkering (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

Activiteiten 1988 2019

CLIC Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Workshop #4 in Vastra Gotaland

Deniz Ikiz Kaya (Organisator), Nadia Pintossi (Organisator)
12 sep 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

Concrete Design Competition 2019-2020 (Evenement)

Juliette D. Bekkering (Voorzitter)
sep 2019jun 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van juryProfessioneel

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 108th Annual Meeting

Sergio M. Figueiredo (Bijdrager)
jul 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresProfessioneel


De eeuwenoude fiets is het vervoersmiddel van de toekomst

Pieter van Wesemael


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Onderzoek

Ring biedt kansen voor stoer wonen in Eindhoven

Paul Diederen & Bram van Kaathoven


1 mediabijdrage

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

HNA Group-controlled Hong Kong Airlines hit by three high-level resignations

George Liu


3 items van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


(re)form block: urban block housing

Auteur: Moravec, A., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Rapp, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Apelt, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Hilhorst, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Malcovati, S. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach) & Albers, B. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


3MO-TION: 3DCP movement and circulation

Auteur: Zambotti, A., 30 apr 2019

Begeleider: Kuit, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Hoof, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Ahmed, Z. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Aan het einde van de Leien: aanvulling op het historisch stadscentrum van Antwerpen

Auteur: Elverding, M., 28 feb 2017

Begeleider: Rapp, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Apelt, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Hilhorst, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master