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Meijer, S.A. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Van Timmeren, A. (author)
Over time, humankind’s lifestyle became increasingly dependent on finite resources. It follows that such a system is unable to sustain itself indefinitely. Several studies show that in the near future the climate may radically change and oil production will peak. Changes in the natural environment will possibly be so overwhelming that man has to...
conference paper 2010
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Meijer, S.A. (author), Geelen, D.V. (author), Franken, V. (author), Kersten, W.C. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author)
One of the major challenges for sustainable resource use lies in the renovation of the existing building stock. Less than 1% of the total building stock in North-West Europe is renewed each year, which means that most gain has to be achieved by renovation of the existing building stock in combination with changes in behaviour by residents, the...
conference paper 2013
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Meijer, S.A. (author), Van Timmeren, A. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
Climate change and resource scarcity effects pose challenges by themselves. In the context of the complexity of cities, these challenges become wicked and ill-defined as e.g. socialeconomic issues are added. To face these challenges, a city’s resilience on multiple scales has to enable it to both mitigate the causes and adapt to the...
conference paper 2013