Lecture on methodology

25 October 2017

As part of the workshop series Understanding Key Methodologies of Complex Cities, Rachel Keeton was invited to present her research methodology to masters students in the Complex Cities graduation stream at TU Delft. From the website: 

Analysing perspectives and participation of actors
with Katarzyna Piskorek, Rachel Keeton, Ana Chagas Cavalcanti
Introduction: Perspectives and participation of actors in planning research;

·        In her PhD research, Rachel Keeton seeks to provide a transdisciplinary roadmap for inclusive, sustainable, future African new towns in the form of a series of planning principles. She will elaborate on fieldwork and interviews with stakeholders, conducted under challenging circumstances;

·        In her PhD research, Katarzyna Piskorek investigates communication for urban transformations in perspective of the relation between citizens and local authorities. She will elaborate on how to analyse communication acts;

·        In her PhD research, Ana Chagas Cavalcanti proposes a method for the design of social housing that emerges from the social practices in informal settlements. Her particular interest is in the building of labour relations in contemporary systems of economic circulation. During the workshop she will elaborate on how to identify these practices and how to relate these to design principles, discussing appropriate approaches in analyzing perspectives and participation of actors.