• 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.

Highlighted phrase

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

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Living Cities actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

cultural heritage Sociale wetenschappen
Sustainable development Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Aging of materials Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
management Sociale wetenschappen
sustainability Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
sustainable development Sociale wetenschappen
Health Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
housing Sociale wetenschappen

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.

Projecten 2012 2022

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE 2

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



Project: Onderzoek direct

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE.

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



Project: Onderzoek direct


Ruimte voor gezondheid.

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


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1969 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

Community participation in cultural heritage management: a systematic literature review comparing Chinese and international practices

Li, J., Krishnamurthy, S., Pereira Roders, A. & van Wesemael, P., 1 jan 2020, In : Cities. 96, 9 blz., 102476.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

local participation
cultural heritage
literature review
4 Downloads (Pure)

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

outpatient care


071 Nieuwe Parels Leiden

Ruurd P.J. Roorda (Ontvanger) & Marian de Bock (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigProfessioneel

16. Mönchengladbacher Allergieseminar

Annelies van Bronswijk (Ontvanger), 19 nov 1993

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

1e prijs De Voorsprong categorie Renovation

Jos Lichtenberg (Ontvanger), 22 nov 2012

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

Activiteiten 1969 2019

Archi-Vino 3 Lecture at Institute of Japanese Architects, Tokyo

Juliette D. Bekkering (Hoofdspreker)
26 dec 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel


Kobe Design University

Juliette D. Bekkering (Bezoekende onderzoeker)
19 dec 2019

Activiteit: Types bezoeken aan een externe instellingBezoek externe academische instellingWetenschappelijk

Kobe Design University (Externe organisatie)

Juliette D. Bekkering (Lid)
19 dec 2019

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van juryWetenschappelijk


De eeuwenoude fiets is het vervoersmiddel van de toekomst

Pieter J.V. van Wesemael


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Onderzoek

The age-old bike is the transport means of the future

Pieter J.V. van Wesemael


1 item 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