My publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

BALLEGOIJEN, J. V. & ROCCO, R. 2013. The ideologies of informality: Informal urbanization in the architectural and planning discourses. Third World Quarterly, 34, 1794-1810.

PLIJTER, E. B., van der VOORDT, T. J. M., & ROCCO, R. 2014. Managing the workplace in a globalized world: the role of national culture in workplace management, Facilities, 32 (13/14), 744-760.

ROCCO, R. 2016. “Policy Frameworks for Energy Transition in England: Challenges in a Former Industrial City.” Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 5(Special Issue on Planning for Resource Efficient Cities ): 41-52.

ROCCO, R., BIGGS, M., & BUCHLER, D. 2011. The academicization of the arts and the challenge of research methods training: a European experience. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.

ROCCO, R., GONÇALVES, F. M., & ROYER, L. 2019. [forthcoming]. Characterization of Spatial Planning in Brazil: The Right to the City in theory and Practice. Planning Practice and Research, 11(11).

WANDL, A., et al. 2016. “Towards sustainable territories-in-between: a multidimensional typology of open spaces in Europe.” Planning Practice and Research 32(1): 55-84.

Edited books

ROCCO, R., & BALLEGOIJEN, J. v. (Eds.). 2019. The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization. London, New York: Routledge. You can buy the book HERE. Please, see a detailed description of this project HERE.

ROCCO, R. (Ed.) 2018. Jane Jacobs is still here:  Jane Jacobs 100, her legacy and relevance for the 21st century. Delft: Delft University of Technology. Please, download the book HERE.

ROCCO, R., & SILVA, S. d. (Eds.). 2018. Cities and Citizenship, Conference of the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Delft: Delft University of Technology. Please, download the book HERE.

PhD Dissertation

ROCCO, R. 2008. An Urban Geography of Globalisation: New Urban Structures in the Age of Hyper-Connectivity, Delft, IFoU. Please, download the thesis HERE.

Book chapters

ROCCO, R. 2017. Planning for Rights: Bewildered young planners in Brazil, in T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (Eds.), From student to urban planner: Contemporary ethical challenges and reflections of a young practitioner. New York, Routledge.

ROCCO, R. 2012. An urban geography of knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of São Paulo In: GEENHUIZEN, M. V. & NIJKAMP, P. (Eds.), The Knowledge City, Social and Policy Perspectives. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

ROCCO, R. 2006. Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Growth: The Role of FDI in the Tertiary Sector in Triggering Development. IN HOEVEN, F. V. D. & ROSEMANN, J. (Eds.) Urban Transformations and Sustainability: Progress of Research Issues in Urbanism 2005. Delft, DUP/ IOS Press.

ROCCO, R. 2006. Economic Flexibilization and Denationalisation in Brazil During the 1990s. IN HOGENBOOM, B. & JILBERTO, A. F. (Eds.) Big Business on the Rise: Conglomerates and Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies under Globalisation. London, Routledge.

ROCCO, R. 2005. Reason, Capital and Urban Space: The New Role for Urban Planning in Triggering Societal Change. In HULSBERGEN, E., KLAASEN, I. & KRIENS, I. (Eds.) Shifting Sense: Looking Back to the Future in Spatial Planning. Amsterdam, Techne Press.

ROCCO, R. 2005. La Operación Urbana Faria Lima: Un Nuevo Marco Legal. IN CARMONA, M. (Ed.) Globalización y Grandes Proyectos Urbanos: La Respuesta De 25 Ciudades. Buenos Aires, Infinito.

ROCCO, R. 2004. The Urban Geography of Globalisation: Advanced Producer Services and Urban Change. In M. Carmona & M. Schoonraad (Eds.), Globalization and Urban Transformation (Vol. 12). Delft: DUP.

ROCCO, R. 2003. New Legal Framework and the Return of the Large Urban Projects: Urban Operation Faria Lima, Sao Paulo. In M. Carmona, M. Schoonraad, & D. Tunas (Eds.), Globalization, Urban Form & Governance (Vol. 7). Delft: Delft University Press.

ROCCO, R. 2002. The creation of a new corporate axis in Sao Paulo. In M. Carmona & M. Schoonraad (Eds.), Globalization, Urban Form & Governance 6 (Vol. 6, pp. 93-114). Delft: Delft University Press.

ROCCO, R. 2001. FDI and World Cities: Establishing Parameters for Comparison. In M. Carmona, J. Rosemann, & M. Schoonraad (Eds.), Globalization, Urban Form and Governance (Vol. 5, pp. 49-73). Delft: Delft University Press.

Edited conference and symposiums reports

ROCCO, R. (Ed.) 2017. Urban Thinkers Campus: Education for the City We Need, How do we teach the New Urban Agenda? (Vol. 1). Delft: Delft University of Technology.

ROCCO, R. (Ed.) 2018. African Perspectives PrepCon, Addis Ababa, 25-27 Jan 2018: Executive Report. The African Perspectives PrepCon, Addis Ababa, EiABC, TU Delft.

ROCCO, R. (Ed.) 2018. Education for the City We Need: How to teach the New Urban Agenda? Report of Event at the World Urban Forum 9, Kuala Lumpur 7-13 Feb 2018, Delft: TU Delft.

ROCCO, R. & VILLA, D. 2015. New Urban Languages: Tales and images of spatial justice, 3rdNew Urban Languages Conference, Delft University of Technology 24-26 JUN 2015, Delft: TU Delft.

Other significant texts

ROCCO, R. 2017. Why Governance will make urban design and planning better: Dealing with the communicative turn in urban planning and design. Nairobi, World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat.

ROCCO, R. 2010. Spatial Structural Change and Socio-Spatial Duality under Globalisation: the case of Sao Paulo. In: KLAUFUS, C. & ZOMMERS, A., (Eds.) Latin American Studies Association: From Crisis to recovery, Chicago. LASA.

BIGGS, M., BUCHLER, D., ROCCO, R., & SCHJERVEN, C.  2010. The production of academic research and some barriers to academicisation in the creative and performing arts. ICERI 2010, Madrid.

BIGGS, M., BUCHLER, D., & ROCCO, R. 2010. An International Collaboration for the Developement of a Research Training Course in an Emergent Academic Discipline. INTED, Valencia.

BIGGS, M., BUCHLER, D. & ROCCO, R. 2009. Design Practice and Research: Interconnections and the criterion-based approach. In: MALINS, J., (Ed.) European Academy of Design: Design Connexity, 2009 Aberdeen. EAD & Robert Gordon University, 375-380

ROCCO, R., BIGGS, M. & BUCHLER, D. 2009. A Pedagogical Proposal in an Area of Epistemological Uncertainty. In: PROJETAR, 13-16 Oct. 2009 Sao Paulo. FAU Mackenzie.

BOELENS, L., & ROCCO, R. 2008. Neighbourhood Development In Transnationality: A Comparison Between Randstad Holland, Buenos Aires And Sao Paulo. Paper presented at the ACSP-AESOP 4th JOINT CONGRESS, Chicago.

ROCCO, R. 2008. The Location of Large Advanced Service Firms in the Network City Region: Evidence from the Randstad-Holland. IN PUTTE, H. V. D. (Ed.) Corporations and Cities Colloquium. Brussels, TU Delft & Berlage Institute.

ROCCO, R. 2008. A New Role for Comprehensive Spatial Planning. IN PUTTE, H. V., JONGE, H. D., DECLERCK, J., FRAUSTO, S., NADIN, V., ROCCO, R., PROVOOST, J. & ZWART, J. V. D. (Eds.) Corporations and Cities Colloquium. Brussels, TU Delft & Berlage Institute.

ROCCO, R. 2006. The Geography of Advanced Producer Services: New Corporate Centralities in Polycentric Urban Structures. IN COSTA, P., PIRES, I., TEIXEIRA, J. A. & PIRES, P. (Eds.) VVI International Conference of RESER. Lisbon, ISCTE/ RESER.

Published Games

ROCCO, R., & ROOIJ, R. (2018). The Great Planning Game: Exploring the variety of values and worldviews in planning. Delft: Delft University of Technology.


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