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van der Does de Willebois, Jeroen (author)
The canals of Amsterdam represent a draw for tourists and add to the value of real estate along the canals. More than 40 percent of Amsterdam tourists take a trip through the canals, accounting for more than 3 million canal travelers annually. Therefore, the tour boat sector is crucial for tourism in Amsterdam.
Many of the quay walls on...
master thesis 2019
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Gankema, Josien (author)
The city of the future is a Healthy City, a city that sees the wellbeing of inhabitants as its main priority. The Blue Stairs is a dwelling complex at the Marnixstraat in Amsterdam that promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
master thesis 2019
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de Boer, Thaïsa (author)
Collective dwelling design for the new urban middle income family. Attention is paid to enhance social interaction. The design forms a proposal for flexible and affordable family dwellings to keep the middle class in (the city center) of Amsterdam.
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Schrijver, Remco (author)
Since the economic crisis there is a shortage in both dwellings and offices. As a reaction on this the building consists out of dwellings and office spaces for internation orientated companies and expats. By combining dwellings and offices, the building will be used 24/7 with which the building will be used in an efficient way.
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Fattah, Jino (author)
Cities are attracting people increasingly because of the work opportunities, universities and wide range of facilities. It is estimated that the world population will grow up to 10 billion people by 2050 with the majority living in cities. In Europe 80% of the population will live in cities by that time (Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
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Klaseboer, Stefan (author)
Over the last hundred years cities have sprawled out. Amsterdam despite being one of the denser cities also faced this phenomenon. Today, Amsterdam is very desired by dwellers and it puts the city in a difficult situation. The city can’t expand outwards and need to densify within the city perimeters. However, with the design philosophy of the...
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Poldermans, Gijs (author)
The city centre of Amsterdam is becoming unaffordable and uninhabitable for its locals. This project features the design for a residential building where social cohesion, liveability and the interaction between tourists and the inhabitants are vocal points.
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Faber, Liesbeth (author)
Social housing for refugee families focussing specifically on three aspects:
1. Designing suitable housing for families within the typology of the gallery flat,
2. Designing for refugees: social and spatial needs of this target group
3. The multicultural floor plan: what can different dwelling cultures add to the standard Dutch...
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author)
The development of existing urban areas is needed to prevent urban sprawl. Several factors, including land assembly holdouts and the option value of land, contribute to landowners’ lack of initiative to develop designated sites. Urban governance measures, however, may provide the necessary solutions. By implementing policies that promote inner...
journal article 2019
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Dai, T. (author), Hein, C.M. (author), Zhang, Tong (author)
This paper argues that a gap exists between the marketing of shore excursions and cruise tourists’ expectations of ‘local flavor’ experiences. The paper first establishes that this discrepancy exists, then aims to refine the focus of marketing and promotion, and finally proposes strategies for improving cruise tourists’ satisfaction....
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Otisons, Andris (author)
The project examines the relationship between a city and a waterfront. With the ongoing waterfront redevelopment projects it is necessary to step back and evaluate the current trends and impacts of them on the city. City Plaza proposes a unique and original way to merge architecture and waterfronts and proposes a new structure and relationship...
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de Heij, Cas (author)
The project intends to answer the question how to deal with the mobility of people in the future city. The project is located on the fringe belt of Amsterdam in the western harbour area. An area with high potential for future development. The increasing population and density create more pressure on the existing mobility network. New...
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Elswijk, Wietse (author)
The spatial planning in the Amstel area can be attributed to its heavy infrastructure. As in the scenario for 2050 mobility takes on a smaller shape, the area becomes a far denser agglomeration of productive spaces focused on the experience of both the walker and the cyclist. Accessibility gains the upper hand over centrality, see also what...
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Carranza Pasten, Monica (author)
With the inclusion of Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in the city of Amsterdam, there is not enough knowledge to understand if the electrical grid infrastructure can withstand this increase in the load. In this thesis work the distribution grid of Amsterdam has been replicated and a cyber attack against the EV Charging Stations has been...
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Dai, T. (author), Zhuang, T. (author), Yan, J. (author), Zhang, Tong (author)
The cultural attributes of architecture in touristic cities are vital to city image building, city branding, and rebranding, as well as generating more economic profits for sustainable urban development, and protecting cultural sustainability. However, many studies on this theme focus on the singularity of architecture referring to its...
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Du, Jingling (author)
In the Netherlands - and indeed most of the Western world - the prospect of a shrinking population and decreasing economic growth appear to be the most pressing issues. Town planning can greatly contribute to a more sustainable world, and the means it needs to do so are at the heart of the discipline, in the form of rational zoning, that is, the...
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Du, Yishan (author)
Discussions about bicycle never stop in Amsterdam. After all these years’ theory as well as practice, it is generally accepted that in such a compact and flat city, bike has been and would remain the best way of mobility in the next few decades.
However, according to statistics, though bike has been the best appreciated mode of mobility for...
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Borbély, Blanka (author)
The following thesis is an architectural and urban design for the expanding Zuidas area in Amsterdam for the year of 2050. It is a social and economical experiment of different social classes living together, and taking advantage of the interdependence they have on each other.
master thesis 2018
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Görtz, René (author)
The historic landscape is changing due to global warming. Valuable ecosystems are disappearing and have to be adapted or replaced in order to make the Dutch landscape future-proof. For this reason a new botanical research institute was proposed. The purpose will be the protection of local and global ecosystems along with providing research into...
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Merkens, Dennis (author)
In 2050 the characteristics of the Port of Amsterdam will be totally changed. Enormous developments will change our area to a highly dense urban city. The Hemweg centrale will be closed down, but how can we create our energy then? The demand for energy will increase. New technique shows other ways of creating energy, like nuclear fusion. Nuclear...
master thesis 2018
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