Delta Urbanism is an interdisciplinary research program of the Department of Urbanism, TUDelft, which investigates the possibilities to combine flood protection, soil and water management strategies with urban design, landscape design and spatial planning, aiming to improve spatial forms and structures, and innovate urban systems in urban and metropolitan delta regions. We develop research, design and planning approaches and methods which contribute to the making of more sensible and informed decisions within the fragile context of urban delta landscapes.

Research Leaders Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin (Urban Design Theory & Methods) Fransje Hooimeijer (Environmental Technology & Design) 

Program Members Han Meyer (emeritus Professor of Urban Design Theory & Methods) 
Frits Palmboom (emeritus Professor of Van Eesteren) Steffen Nijhuis (Landscape Architecture) Inge Bobbink (Landscape Architecture) Diego Sepulveda Carmona (Spatial Planning & Strategy)
dr. Nikki Brand (Integrated Design of Infrastructures – TUDelft DIMI Delft Deltas Infrastructure & Mobility)
Baukje Kothuis (Hydraulic Engineering – Rivers, Ports, Waterways and Dredging Engineering)


Post-doc Researcher
dr. Daniele Cannatella (Landscape Architecture)

PhD Researchers
ir. Dai Wei (Urban Design Theory & Methods)
ir. Janneke van Bergen (Landscape Architecture)
ir. Xiong Liang (Urban Design Theory & Methods)
ir. Yuka Yoshida (Landscape Architecture)
ir. Harry den Hartog (Urban Design Theory & Methods/ Environmental Technology & Design)
ir. Geert van der Meulen (Urban Design Theory & Methods/ Water Management)
Raquel Hädrich Silva (Urban Design Theory & Methods/ International Development Studies/ Sociology/ Oceanography)


Research Assistant
ir. Isabel Recubenis


Guest Researchers Catherine Venart (Dalhousie School of Architecture, Halifax, Canada) 
Meltem Delibas (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
arch. Carolina Viviane Nunes (Humanität · Lehrstuhl für Städtebau und Regionalplanung, Germany)

Danielle Karakuza