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Hannah Baker at TU Delft

last modified Jan 16, 2018 04:18 PM
Hannah Baker’s conference presentation and academic secondment in Delft, The Netherlands

In June 2017, Hannah Baker presented her research at the European Real Estate Society (ERES) Annual Conference in Delft, Netherlands. Her paper focused on the decision to demolish or adapt existing buildings on her case study in Cambridge. For this research, Hannah had conducted interviews with key decision-makers and members of the local community, alongside evaluating planning documentation.

Whilst at the conference, Hannah was able to exchange ideas with other academics whilst also experimenting with ‘exotic’ foods at the conference’s food truck festival (see photo attached)…including worm meatballs, which are meant to be much more sustainable. Hannah also chaired three of the sessions. This was a good opportunity to facilitate discussions in topics indirectly linked to her own work.

Hannah returned to Delft in October 2017 until mid-December on an academic secondment. Whilst there she was based in the department for Management in the Built Environment and undertook a case study investigation of a former industrial site being redeveloped into a mixed-use neighbourhood. The secondment allowed Hannah to work alongside specialists in her research area, who she will continue to work with during her PhD. At the weekends, Hannah used her time to explore the sites of the Netherlands and utilise their bike network. Highlights included: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinderdijk and trying cheeses in Gouda.