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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, K. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
China’s fast growth of economy and urbanization have driven large-scale urban renewal projects, thus triggering a wide spectrum of unsustainable problems. Little research has systematically explored the stakeholders’ expectations in urban renewal projects in China. A deeper understanding of the divergent interests and expectations of the key...
journal article 2017
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Hooimeijer, F.L. (author), Kuzniecow Bacchin, T. (author), Lafleur, F. (author), van de Ven, F.H.M. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author), Broere, W. (author), Laumann, S.J. (author), Klaassen, R.G. (author), Marinetti, C. (author)
This project focuses on the urban renewal of (delta) metropolises and concentrates on the question how to design resilient, durable (subsurface) infrastructure in urban renewal projects using parameters of the natural system – linking in an efficient way (a) water cycle, (b) soil and subsurface conditions, (c) soil improvement technology, and (d...
report 2016
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, K. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
China’s fast growth of economy and urbanization has created a world record on its own since its reform and opening-up policy in late 1970s. This drives mass demolition and reconstruction and leaves a short lifespan of existing buildings through unsustainable urban renewal. Many developed countries/regions, such as the UK and Hong Kong, have long...
conference paper 2016
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de Waaijer, D.A. (author)
review 2015
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Zwiers, M.D. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
There is increasing evidence that our societies are polarizing. Most studies focus on labour market and educational outcomes and show a socioeconomic polarization of the bottom and top ends of the population distribution. Processes of social polarization have a spatial dimension which should be visible in the changing mosaic of neighbourhoods in...
journal article 2015
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Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
In the last few decades, urban renewal policies have taken firm root in many Western European countries. Underlying these renewal policies is a strong belief in negative neighborhood effects of living in poverty concentration areas, often neighborhoods with a large share of social housing. In Europe, great importance is attached to creating a...
journal article 2013
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Kleinhans, R. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
In the last few decades, urban renewal policies have taken firm root in many Western European countries. Underlying these renewal policies is a strong belief in negative neighborhood effects of living in poverty concentration areas, often neighborhoods with a large share of social housing. In Europe, great importance is attached to creating a...
report 2013
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Wassenberg, F.A.G. (author)
ach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wurden viele Siedlungen als Gartenstadte entsprechend den Ideen der modernen Architekturkonzipiert. Amsterdam ist das herausragende Beispiel in denNiederlanden. Die Kommune plante ausgedehnte Wohnviertelin grosser Zahl, um die steigende Nachfrage zu befriedigen.In den 5Oer und 60er Jahren entstanden die "Westlichen...
journal article 2012
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Helleman, G. (author), Wassenberg, F. (author)
One of the finest and best-known examples of a CIAM-planned area is the Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading examples of high-rise estates. Over the years, the Bijlmermeer has been a shining example of the high expectations and ideas of CIAM-planning, the disappointment, problems and stigma of numerous improvement trials and...
journal article 2012
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Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Veldboer, A.P.M. (author)
Social mobility is a key concept in neighbourhood-based policies in Europe and the US. The Dutch neighbourhood approach often implies physical restructuring combined with a range of economic and social mobility strategies such as counselling, citizenship courses, debt relief, work training / placement programs and language courses. However, the...
conference paper 2012
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Wassenberg, F. (author), Van Meer, A. (author), Van Kempen, R. (author)
Urban change spans all ages. However, some neighbourhoods do not adapt gradually to changed circumstances, but lapse into deprivation. Urban policies are necessary in these areas to revitalise them. Cities across Europe have deprived areas, and urban renewal policies are carried out in all of them. These approaches are made up of several...
report 2010
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Helleman, G. (author), Wassenberg, F. (author)
Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer ist die modernste, idealistischste und meist diskutierte Siedlung der Niederlande. Sie ist außerdem eine der bekanntesten Großsiedlungen Europas. Aber Bijlmermeer wird schon bald nicht mehr Bijlmermeer sein. Die Siedlung wird baulich, sozial und ökonomisch umfassend erneuert. Im Jahr 2010 wird die Hälfte der wabenförmigen...
journal article 2010
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Wassenberg, F. (author)
In recent years, there has been a growing interest all over the world in improving the large housing estates of the 1960s and 1970s. Highrise estates are associated with problematic living conditions, deprived areas, isolated locations, a poor population, a negative image, social isolation, pollution and crime. In short: they are not the most...
journal article 2010
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Wassenberg, F.A.G. (author)
Cities and the neighbourhoods within are dynamic and change continuously. Vital neighbourhoods can cope with changing circumstances like outdated use, changing household compositions, consumer preferences and fashions, political turnovers, global trends and economic cycles. Sustainable areas are vital and flexible to changes. Sustainable urban...
journal article 2010
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Wassenberg, F. (author)
The social housing sector in the Netherlands is the largest in Europe. Social housing dominates in many urban neighbourhoods, and contemporary urban renewal in the Netherlands focuses on areas where housing associations own the majority of the stock. At the same time, urban renewal means more than just renewal of housing; rather, it is...
book chapter 2008
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Droste, C. (author), Lelevrier, C. (author), Wassenberg, F. (author)
Many European countries have policies to renew cities and neighbourhoods. This paper examines the policies of France, the Netherlands and Germany. In these, as in most Western European countries, the social housing sector forms an important part of regeneration schemes. Social housing is both actor and subject to urban renewal. Housing...
book chapter 2008
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
According to EC forecasts, if energy efficiency could be increased 1% annually until 2010, two-thirds of the potential energy saving in the EU could be achieved. This would comply with 40% of the EU's Kyoto obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8% on the 1990 level by 2010-12, by cutting 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year....
doctoral thesis 2006
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
journal article 2006
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Van der Graaf, P. (author)
Workshop 1. Session 1.1: Poverty and identity. Abstract: My PhD research focuses on the effects of different social-physical interventions in urban renewal programs. Are residents better of in restructured neighborhoods or do problems of deprivation remain? Moreover, how are successful transformations achieved and which interventions are less...
conference paper 2005
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Wassenberg, F. (author)
Like in so many other European countries, the large housing estates of the post-World War II generation in the Netherlands did not fulfil the great and often Utopian expectations. Nowadays they are confronted with the effects of a negative image, a stigma. Images differ according to the persons asked for an opinion. Internal images, elicited...
journal article 2004
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