Who we are


16158925620_ec9022c279_kRoberto Rocco
is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Urbanism at the Delft University of Technology. He has got a degree in Architecture and Planning from the University of São Paulo and a post-graduate MSc degree in Spatial Planning from the same university. He has worked as an independent researcher for NGOs in Brazil, before being awarded a PhD by TU Delft in 2008, with a thesis on “new urban geographies of globalization” with a comparative study on locational patterns of command activities in the metropolitan area of São Paulo. He has worked with issues of governance, spatial justice and planning theory since and currently focuses on governance issues in territorial planning, as well as issues of informality and planning.


Jan van Ballegooijen SMALLJan van Ballegooijen
is a researcher at Crimson Architecture Historians in Rotterdam and a PhD candidate at TU Delft. He received a MSc degree at Delft University of Technology in 2011, with a project that focused on the relationships between democratization and urban informality in São Paulo’s periphery. At TU Delft, he has also worked as a research assistant for the chair ‘Design as Politics’, investigating the tensions between politics and urban design. Besides his current work as an independent researcher, he is also a practicing architect in the Netherlands and Belgium. He is currently expanding his research on the relationship between urban informality and democracy.

Contact details: 


Dr. Roberto Rocco

Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft )

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment/Section Spatial Planning and Strategy

Julianalaan, 134/2628BL Delft/ The Netherlands

Email: r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl

Jan van Ballegooijen, MSc

PhD Candidate, Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University of Technology.

Email: architecture@janvanballegooijen.com

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