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Sołtysiak, Katarzyna (author)
Nowadays, a majority of goods is produced in a significant distance to a consumption market; spaces of production and consumption have become extremely disconnected. For this reason, consumers are not aware of labour and pollution that desired goods create. Large amounts of waste are disposed daily, in particular in well developed countries. But...
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Schiffers, Roel (author)
Ever since the Dutch gained universal voting rights in 1919, the way we participate in our politics (understood as an extension of everyday interactions between people) has hardly changed even when everything we know has been altered drastically. In the same time frame, information technologies have evolved from paper-based media to their latest...
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Huizing, Denise (author)
This research aims to gain a deeper understanding on the financial, legal, organisational and technical considerations regarding the application of product-service systems. The goal is to identify how these characteristics could be implemented in project delivery methods to contribute to a circular economy. This design-based research is carried...
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Mohamed, Zakaria (author)
Within the field of construction management & engineering are upcoming cities investigated on how they achieved economic development and how they increased the quality of life by using the phenomena of city branding as development tool. By doing so (city branding), cities hope to get a better position on the global market to attract...
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Vlaming, Annemieke (author)
Due to growing prosperity in the world, together with the trend of urbanization, more and more natural resources are needed. However, the earth cannot keep providing us these materials, since many of them are depleting. The concept of circular economy is seen as an opportunity to tackle this problem. However, the infrastructure industry lags...
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van Veenen, Anna (author)
The last couple of years the concept of the Circular Economy (CE) has been gaining more and more attention. The Netherlands want to become a CE as well and the government presented a national policy programme including goals to reach a CE in 2050. One of those goals is that Dutch public authorities should procure all their projects 100%...
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Quezada Moreno, Alejandra (author)
At the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, weekly bi-national markets exemplify (within a tense social context) the economic relevance of the goods and people metabolism along with emerging bi-national social relations. For this border territory, a temporal perspective is productive to develop a comprehensive grasp of the area; the...
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Ren, Peiwen (author)
Water has played a vital role in Dutch life. Nearly one-third of the country lies below mean sea level and more than half of territory would be submerged if the delta worksdon’t exist.The mainland also contains abundant resource of water: 17% of territory is water area. You may thinkthe watershortage is a joke for a country like Netherlands....
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Nash, Michael (author)
The rapid growth of the PV industry has meant that prices have been falling steeply, making them more accessible for a wider range of applications. The combined use of noise barriers as energy generating facilities, usually coined as PVNBs has been occurring since the late 80’s. It has not realised wide spread implementation, remaining mostly in...
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Andersson, Helena (author)
'Intensely Infrastructural' seeks to question the self-reinforcing 'pan-humanist' logic behind a contemporary spatiotemporal condition I decide to name the Seamless Paradigm – an urban, capitalist economy founded on the ethos of smooth, transnational circulation of bodies, goods and ideals. Despite being a modus facilitated by and generative of...
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Lam, Man Hin (author)
Nowadays, cities are quickly growing and therefore infrastructure is a very
important element in the urban environment. Large scale infrastructure like highways
and railways connect the cities from distant places to each other in an efficient manner.
The hard and dominant structure only provides for connection on top of it, but
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ter Berg, Coen (author)
The municipality of Amsterdam is facing the challenge to deal with uncertainties accompanied with the maintenance planning of maintenance activities on bridges. Long term asset planning (LTAP) has the goal to show the proposed expenditures, capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX), for the long term to be able to build up a monetary...
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Brignardelli, Santiago (author)
The river Leie is a commercial waterway that flows from Pas-de-Calais to Gent. Between the cities of Armentieres and Mennen, it defines the Belgium-French border. Seven islands along this 20 km-long section are the product of canalization, introduced in the 17th century. Over the following years, this waterway developed into an infrastructural...
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Tan, Jiayan (author)
In the face of rising waters and increased stormrelated flooding, communities will have to decide what to do with their flood-prone areas. Continually repairing storm damages and providing services to these vulnerable neighborhoods demands significant government resources. For these areas, cities have three major options to consider: keep water...
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Stap, Merijn (author)
Bridges are a crucial part of the dense Dutch highway network. Almost 50% of the current bridges are built between 1960 and 1980 for an intended service life of 50 years and thus they might reach the end of their lifetime in the near future. This strongly indicates that a large challenge can be expected regarding infrastructural replacement.
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Stoel, Marijke (author)
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Kröse, Maarten (author)
Despite continuous efforts to improve, the construction industry is prone to failure of large infrastructure projects in terms of time and cost overruns. It is believed good interface management is contributing to the success of infrastructure projects. The research has been executed at Heijmans, a major contractor in the Netherlands. The...
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Hoogendoorn, Tony (author)
Cycling is one of the main transport modes in the Netherlands and the total number of bicycles and the total cycling distances are still rising. Although this seems a positive development, the number of seriously injured cyclists due to bicycle crashes without motor vehicles increased rapidly in recent years. Within these crashes the...
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Klamer, Anna (author)
Maintaining infrastructure asset systems can be challenging for public authorities since we are living in a time where there is an increasing rate of deterioration of infrastructure assets such as tunnels, bridges and streets. This is due to the ageing and the increased use of these assets. As a result, some assets need additional maintenance...
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van Berckel, Joost (author), van Gent, Carlijn (author), Scherpbier, Edzard (author), de Wit, Sietze (author)

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