TANEHA KUZNIECOW BACCHIN: Delta Urbanism Lab, Owning [up to] the Urban UD Guest Speakers// 02.01.23



Dr.ir. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin is an Assistant Professor Urban Design Theory and Methods at the Section of Urban Design and Research Programme Leader Delta Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology.
She graduated as architect and urban designer from IUAV University of Venice, Italy and the University of Brasilia, Brazil, later further specializing in territorial/ landscape planning and design with an advanced master in territorial planning and geomatics from IUAV, Italy.

In 2015 she obtained a PhD (double degree) in Landscape Architecture and Water Science & Engineering from Delft University of Technology jointly with UNESCO-IHE after a year of doctoral education at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Her research and projects focus on the relationship between landscape architecture, infrastructure and urban form. She has expertise in water sensitive/ nature-based design and environmental risk.
Her current work deals with the changing nature of the territorial project, addressing spatial, political, and economic aspects of extreme weather and resource scarcity, particularly focusing on the North Sea Region and the Arctic.

Her work has been funded internationally and exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2002 and 2018, and São Paulo Architecture Biennale 2013. Before starting her academic carrier, she worked for architecture and urban planning practices in Brazil, Italy and Denmark. She is Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the ‘DST-NWO Water4Change Research Programme’, Indian-Dutch Framework on Urban Water Systems and Coordinator TUDelft-Brazil Engagement Theme ‘Design, Planning, and Governance of the Built Environment’.

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