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Somé, Robyne (author)
Burkina Faso is a developing country that is in a demographic transition. Its diverse population with dozens of ethnic groups, each with its own values and traditions, is growing at an extreme rate and exemplifies the phenomenon of rapid urbanization. However, the current social housing programs exclude more than 50% of the population, living...
master thesis 2019
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Summers, Ben (author)
This paper researches the formation of the Swedish variant of cohousing (kollektivhus) by examining the ideas and cultures which inspired it and asks the question: what has been the contribution of the architect within this history?
Re-writing the script for life at home has been a collective task involving many agents of change and, perhaps...
master thesis 2019
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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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Plas, Stefan (author)
Attracting foreign talents is crucial for governments and companies for a strong international competitive position. However, the Netherlands are falling behind in attracting foreign knowledge workers, despite the fact that we are one of the top competing economies. So, to boost our economy, a more attractive environment for expats is valuable....
master thesis 2018
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author)
Under the Rhenish model of capitalism the interests of other stakeholders than shareholders are essential to the interests of the firm. However, Rhenish institutions in Germany have been changing. In the housing sector, many organizations that promoted the provision of affordable housing are currently managed by private equity firms promoting...
journal article 2018
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Parênt, Anne (author)
My graduation project is about how elderly can continue to live independently for as long as possible, even when the demand for care eventually increases.
During the research, the following questions were adressed:
- Which (design) criteria make sure that people do not know when they have to go out for life?
- How can dwellings,...
master thesis 2018
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van Faassen, Babette (author)
This project is motivated by voice of the citizens of Amsterdam who fight the destructive monster called gentrification. The research prior to the design deals with complexity on different urban and architectural scale levels. The design proposes contra reaction against the culturally negative side effects of gentrification of the city centre of...
master thesis 2018
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van den Heuvel, D. (author)
In many ways the work and ideas of Jaap Bakema epitomize the best of the architecture of the post-war Dutch welfare state: it is utterly unapologetic about its modernity as well as its drive to be universal and egalitarian. Bakema firmly
positioned his office and its production at the heart of the Dutch welfare state system. Not only did he,...
book chapter 2018
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van den Heuvel, D. (author)
book chapter 2018
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Both harmony and conflict may occur between local and more distant communities regarding artefactsof cultural heritage. Incoming tourism, which is attracted by cultural heritage, may provide jobs and othermeans of income to local residents. However, incoming tourists may also trigger or accelerate a process ofgentrification in which local...
journal article 2018
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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation.

The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kaatee, Laurens (author)
In the coming years Amsterdam is facing an influx of people over the age of 65. This influx will be the most present in the Center and South districts of the city, districts that are known for their pre-war buildings. These buildings often lack mobility and accessibility needs for this target group. Suitable alternatives for people over the age...
master thesis 2017
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Kang, Vitnarae (author), Groetelaers, D.A. (author)
Regional governance is coming to play an increasingly pivotal role in the planning of housing development. It has been argued that an absence of formal accountability lines in regional governance is beneficial because it makes inter-municipal coordination more flexible, without the need for territorial adjustments in local authorities. However,...
journal article 2017
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van den Boom, Ruben (author)
The project concerns the refurbishment of post-war housing, specifically the Camera Obscura in Utrecht. The proposed plan is based upon: 1) technical parameters for energy neutrality, 2) the problems specified by the building analysis and 3) four types of flexibility, to enable inhabitants to influence their dwellings.
master thesis 2017
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Chung, Heejin (author)
The post-war mass housings in the Netherlands were built under the modern principle of Light, Air and Space, but the passion for establishing the ideal society has been eclipsed by the individualistic ideology of contemporary world. Intervam housing in Overvecht area is a typical example that shows the conflict of old and new context. The...
master thesis 2017
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Jalali, M. (author)
Concerning demographic change by the end of the century the demand on keeping old generation satisfy of their home environment has generally increased. The home which elderly lives in is a home for 365 days and they need to enjoy it in every moment of their 3rd life stage. When people get older they are not more able to be active as they were...
master thesis 2017
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de Ronde, L. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Vaalavuo, M. (author), van Ham, M. (author), Kauppinen, T.M. (author)
Concentration to disadvantaged neighbourhoods may hinder immigrants’ opportunities for social integration, so equal chances of translating available economic resources into mobility to less disadvantaged neighbourhoods are important. This paper adds to existing research on exits from poor neighbourhoods by focusing on the effects of income...
working paper 2017
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Biljecki, F. (author), Arroyo Ohori, G.A.K. (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Peters, R.Y. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
The remote estimation of a region’s population has for decades been a key application of geographic information science in demography. Most studies have used 2D data (maps, satellite imagery) to estimate population avoiding field surveys and questionnaires. As the availability of semantic 3D city models is constantly increasing, we investigate...
journal article 2016
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Straub, A. (author)
The building stock has a big importance in reaching Europe’s climate goals. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive therefore states the need for nearly zero-energy buildings. Nearly zero-energy buildings are a key aspect to reduce the energy use of the built environment. Since a large share of the building stock of 2050 currently already...
report 2016
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