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Loppies, W.W. (author)
Since the beginning of industrial evolution, industrialization has created a dominating unilateral production- and consumption model. This one-way model of production, also described as a linear model, encompasses a ‘take, make, waste’ pattern in which natural resources are extracted from the Earth, manufactured into goods, used and eventually...
master thesis 2015
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Cherim, E.L.G. (author)
Urban policymakers face more complex issues than ever before in developing a socially-, economically- and environmentally sustainable cities. Some cities have already started transitioning towards a circular economy in this endeavor. This research explores the ways in which four pioneering cities have started navigating this transition, and uses...
master thesis 2016
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Geißdörfer, M. (author), Savaget, Paulo (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author)
While the terms Circular Economy and sustainability are increasingly gaining traction with academia, industry, and policymakers, the similarities and differences between both concepts remain ambiguous. The relationship between the concepts is not made explicit in literature, which is blurring their conceptual contours and constrains the...
journal article 2017
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Stoop, M. (author)
The goal of this project is to develop a concept for the next generation of Greentom products that is more sustainable than their current product line by applying Circular Economy. The result will be a child buggy, which is optimised to be produced, assembled, re-used, repaired, refurbished and recycled in Europe by Greentom. In other words: can...
master thesis 2017
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Beerkens, Thijs (author)
Repair was once a common act. With increased product diversity and complexity, a scarcity and obsolescence of spare parts is making repair increasingly difficult and economically unviable. The result is an accelerated turnover of manufactured goods, which are more often replaced than repaired. As products are discarded, embedded materials and...
master thesis 2017
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Braendstrup, Cecilia (author)
There is currently increasing interest in making a transition towards a circular economy, to improve resource efficiency and to reduce harmful emissions to the environment. The European Union adopted a Circular Economy package in 2015, while the Dutch government introduced a programme to achieve a circular economy by 2050. The construction...
master thesis 2017
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Wong, Bo (author)
This project aims to plant a seed in the minds of children to develop sustainable behaviour now and inspire an attitude of environmental stewardship for the future. Children grow up in a take-make-dispose world driven by consumerism. This world is characterised by the continuous production of new consumer products. This has a significant...
master thesis 2017
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Stuik, Amy (author)
Design for adaptive reuse of the Maassilo in Rotterdam within the graduation studio of Heritage and Architecture. This design focusses on creating physical and social connections with an integrated sustainable design.
master thesis 2018
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Leung, Ranee (author), Zhou, Yixiao (author), Rodríguez Salcedo, Cristian (author), von Meijenfeldt, Charlotte (author), van Marrewijk, Franka (author)
Governments and private and non-profit organisations from international to local levels have acknowledged the idea that more sustainable systems are required to reduce our ecological footprint (WWF, 2016, Jonkhoff, 2012). The food system is a very important aspect within our lives, socially as well as economically but it is also one of the most...
student report 2018
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Dorst, Felix (author)
A design strategy for an temporary Olympic arena optimized for a post-event use in steel construction has been researched. Three strategies have been considered, namely relocation, adaptation en up-cycling. A research by design was conducted with a parametric model, where two optimized designs have been compared. Applying several reuse...
master thesis 2018
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Mc Gaffney, Ryan (author)
Manali, the second largest urban settlement in The Kullu Valley, is a major tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is made up of two setlements, Old Manali and New Manali. The original settlement of Old Manali is located high in the hills above New Manali and has an urban morphology which<br/>has been built up slowly over...
master thesis 2018
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Backman, Karolina (author), McGaffney, Ryan (author), van der Griend, Isabella (author), Uiterwaal, Charlotte (author)
Resilient Living - A Housing Template for Kullu is part of a greater group graduation project called ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’. ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’ focuses on creating a framework for a resilient built environment that ensures social, economical and environmental sustainability is integrated and considered holistically in everyday...
master thesis 2018
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Schiltkamp, Elise (author)
The Netherlands is vulnerable to supply restrictions because of the importance of materials for economic development: materials are at the basis of the society. The materials that are particularly vulnerable to supply disruptions and are of high importance to the economy are called critical raw materials. The Dutch government has adopted the...
master thesis 2018
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