The EFL Foundation has a chair at TU Delft that is currently filled with the Van Eesteren Fellowship Lecture series led by Caroline Newton. The fellowship series focuses on design-related research and the power of design to investigate metropolitan issues and subsequently transform them into future-oriented solutions. The lecture series, which is offered online, brings to light various urban design issues with a focus on making the city more sustainable.

For example, the first lecture by Barbara Lipietz (Associate Professor, UCL London) focuses on the essential role of city planning and area development in achieving a future-proof and socially-responsible society. The city is seen as the engine for economic growth and the fabric for realising an integrated society.

Here you can find more information about the Van Eesteren Fellowship.

The TU Delft EFL Library

The EFL Library, housed at Delft University of Technology, is the largest collection of books on research, design and administration in urban planning in the period 1870-1970.

In 2011, the EFL Foundation took the initiative to compile a collection of professional literature from the period 1870-1970. The library is housed in the library of the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology.

The library contains all the material, both in book form and digitised, that is of interest to the Foundation. This includes not only publications with biographical content, but also titles on urban development in general, spatial planning, architecture, landscape architecture and housing.

The collection covers the period from 1870 to 1970, with an emphasis on the period when Van Eesteren and Van Lohuizen worked together. The EFL Library is intended to be used as a source of inspiration for students and researchers and by anyone interested in research, design and administration in urban planning. The relationship between these three subjects was of great importance to Van Eesteren and Van Lohuizen. The internationalisation of urban development is also taken into account in the compilation of the collection.

To find the EFL Library, go to Discovery, the search box on the TU Delft Library homepage. Scroll down a little until you reach the "Books and periodicals" tab. Use the search term EFL Library to find all publications in the collection. The digital titles can be found in the Cultural Heritage Repository. A link to the books appears at the top left under "Collection". Almost all paper books are in the library of the Faculty of Architecture. Some publications from before 1900 are kept in the Trésor. With the exception of those in the Trésor all titles are available for lending. To borrow a book a library card or campus card is required.


TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

The Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology is a national and international leader in the field of architecture. The faculty not only offers Bachelor's, Master's and postgraduate education in the fields of architecture and urbanism, but also in the fields of landscape architecture, building technology, climate design and sustainability, among others.

Library Faculty of Architecture, TUDelft

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