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van der Voordt, Theo (author)
The last decade has witnessed the introduction of non‐territorial offices with desk sharing and desk rotation linked to different job functions and working processes. This paper discusses the motives behind the application of these new concepts, potential costs and benefits and data on accommodation costs. A framework of potential costs and...
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Helderman, A.C. (author), Mulder, C.H. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
In most western countries, homeowners are much less likely to change residence than renters are. In the last few decades, the rise in home ownership in the Netherlands has been spectacular. This would imply that the population has become less mobile, which has consequences for the functioning of the housing market – at least, if the relationship...
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Van de Velde, D.M. (author), Lutje Schipholt, L.R. (author), Veeneman, W.W. (author)
The competitive tendering regime introduced in The Netherlands in 2001 aims at stimulating innovation in service design. One can observe, in the meantime, a variety of arrangements as transport authorities vary considerably in the level of service design freedom they give to operators, both in tendering and within contracts. This paper presents...
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Brunia, S. (author), Hartjes-Gosselink, A.M. (author)
Purpose – Personalization and the non-territorial office seem to be contradicting concepts. It is generally accepted that it is not possible to personalize workplaces in environments where no fixed individual workplaces are allocated. However, people seem to have a human need of personalization. Personalization can be done in different ways and...
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Van Colen, C. (author), Montserrat, F. (author), Verbist, K. (author), Vincx, M. (author), Steyaert, M. (author), Vanaverbeke, J. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Degraer, S. (author), Ysebaert, T. (author)
To assess the role of macrofauna-mediated sediment changes on nematode community recovery, we examined the temporal development of macrobenthos, nematode communities and sediment properties following hypoxia in 16 m2 replicated plots over a 6 mo period. Hypoxia drastically changed nematode community composition (i.e. reduced diversity and...
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Van Overmeeren, A.J. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), Haffner, M.E.A. (author)
This article analyzes the function, design, and effects of a method to assess the performance of housing associations in the Netherlands. First, the roles of performance assessment are discussed from three perspectives: the association as an agent for the central government; the association as a facilitator of local stakeholders’ needs; and the...
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Priemus, H. (author)
This contribution deals with the impact of the credit crunch on the Dutch housing market and the policy responses of the Dutch government so far. Reinhart and Rogoff have presented an overview of credit crises after WW II: what are the general characteristics and impacts? Also in the Netherlands, banking problems were imported from the US. The...
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De Vries, P. (author), Boelhouwer, P.J. (author)
The literature on housing markets suggests that house prices in almost all western economies can be explained by short-run demand-oriented variables and a long- run term. The basic principles of the theory are that the short-run fluctuations, which are based on recent price developments (shocks), occur due to market imperfection, while over the...
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Straub, A. (author)
Purpose – This paper aims to provide insight into the use of a standard for condition assessment. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a literature review, an analysis of the development, content and practical use of the Dutch Standard for Condition Assessment of Buildings, and the findings of several research projects about...
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Haffner, M.E.A. (author), Elsinga, M. (author)
Urban renewal in the Netherlands has become a matter of ‘networking’. Housing associations, Dutch social landlords, became financially independent in the 1990s and have a responsibility in urban renewal. It is a joint responsibility in which local authority, social landlord and tenants are dependent on each other. This situation is rather new...
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Kleinhans, R. (author), Van der Land, M. (author), Doff, W. (author)
In this prologue to the special issue, the guest editors place the contributions in the context of current debates on living in concentrated poverty neighbourhoods. These debates concern two broad categories of residents: poor households that are assisted to move from concentrations of poverty to lower-poverty areas (movers); and households (not...
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Van der Land, M. (author), Doff, W. (author)
Residents of deprived urban neighbourhoods with a changing population often experience an increase in insecurity. If they judge the change as decline, they are likely to become less satisfied with their residential situation and exhibit coping tactics. This paper combines Hirschman’s Exit, Voice and Loyalty theory with insights on personal and...
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Boelhouwer, P.J. (author), Priemus, H. (author)
This paper describes to what extent a more or less collective feeling of urgency to reform the Dutch housing market is addressed in the political arena. By doing that, it sheds some light on the effectiveness and influence of academic research and recommendations on the political decision making process. We conclude that the suggestion of...
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Vonk Noordegraaf, D.M. (author), Annema, J.A. (author)
Peak Hour Avoidance is a relatively new Dutch mobility management measure. To reduce congestion frequent car drivers are given a financial reward for reducing the proportion of trips that they make during peak hours on a specific motorway section. Although previous studies show that employers are not eager to support mobility management measures...
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Jauslin, D.T. (author)
Review of the once-a-decade extravaganza, Horticultural World Expo Floriade.
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De Graaf, R. (author), Van der Duin, P.M. (author)
Since many of today's problems are becoming ever more complex, the way we look for and manage innovations to solve these problems should also be innovated. We introduce the ‘Collective Innovation’ approach to deal with these kind of ‘wicked problems’ that require the input of many different parties. Furthermore, in Collective Innovation it is...
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Nijland, TG (author), van Hees, R.P.J. (author)
Occasionally, a profound but distant connection between volcano and culture exists. This is the case between the volcanic Eifel region in Germany and historic construction in the Netherlands, with the river Rhine as physical and enabling connection. Volcanic tuff from the Eifel comprises a significant amount of the building mass in Dutch...
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Obergfell, C.C.A. (author), Bakker, M. (author), Maas, Kees (author)
The flood-wave method is implemented within the framework of time-series analysis to estimate aquifer parameters for use in a groundwater model. The resulting extended flood-wave method is applicable to situations where groundwater fluctuations are affected significantly by time-varying precipitation and evaporation. Response functions for time...
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Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
In many European countries, community entrepreneurship is increasingly considered as a means to initiate small-scale urban regeneration. However, residents in deprived communities are often viewed to lack key entrepreneurial attributes and skills. This paper reports a unique experiment in the Netherlands with nascent community enterprises which...
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de Goede, J.A.C. (author), Enserink, B. (author), Worm, G.I.M. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
The Dutch drinking water sector has been benchmarked every 3 years since 1997, and the sector has significantly improved performance since then.Based on interviews withCEOs and financial managers of drinkingwater companies
five drivers for improvement as a result of this benchmark are identified: ‘learning effect’, ‘enhanced transparency’, ...
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