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2009-2010

Lecture: Henco Bekkering

10/13/09
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

Henco Bekkering joined urban and regional planning faculty this year as The Netherlands Visiting Professor of Urban Planning for fall 2009. He studied architecture at the School of Architecture of the University of Arkansas in the United States of America as a Fulbright Scholar and at the School of Architecture in the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Until recently he was the senior partner of HKB stedenbouwkundigen/urbanists Groningen Rotterdam for which he will continue to act as advisor. HKB works on all levels of scale of urban planning and design, integrating technical, social, political, economical and legal aspects, stressing contextualism, meaning and historical continuity in urban design. Since 1995 he has been a professor of urban design in the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Delft. His areas of interest include city form and morphology, the relation between architecture and urban design (in large urban projects), exterior and interior public space, the integration of infrastructure in cities, and pedestrian use of city centers.


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