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Gupta, Arushi (author)
Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh is one of the largest naturally occurring groundwater calamity in South Asia. The rural people, about 64% of the population (104 million people) suffer the most from this grand challenge as they are still heavily dependent on groundwater based tubewells which are arsenic contaminated. Government...
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Krantz, Juliette (author)
Due to current, ongoing mega trends such as continuing urbanisation and expanding population size, pressure on our urban transport system is increasing, resulting in more congestion, emissions, noise pollution and stress, among others. Transport is seen as one of a range of factors outside of health and medical fields which are known to impact...
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Schiltkamp, Elise (author)
The Netherlands is vulnerable to supply restrictions because of the importance of materials for economic development: materials are at the basis of the society. The materials that are particularly vulnerable to supply disruptions and are of high importance to the economy are called critical raw materials. The Dutch government has adopted the...
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Rietdijk, Evelien (author)
Rural communities in drylands of low-income countries represent highly vulnerable societies that are
often strongly affected by the increased climate variability (UNDP, 2007/2008). Additionally to climatic
uncertainty, local households have also to cope with strongly fluctuating political and economic
conditions, which are difficult...
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Backman, Karolina (author), McGaffney, Ryan (author), van der Griend, Isabella (author), Uiterwaal, Charlotte (author)
Resilient Living - A Housing Template for Kullu is part of a greater group graduation project called ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’. ‘Towards a Habitable Earth’ focuses on creating a framework for a resilient built environment that ensures social, economical and environmental sustainability is integrated and considered holistically in everyday...
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Szabó, Ákos (author)
Glass is one of the most remarkable building material in modern architecture. It has become more and more valued as a major construction material. It does not only provide continuous transparency but it can be applied as a main structural element due to its high load-bearing capacity. The structural system has already been realized in several...
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Nelemans, Florian (author)
This thesis is made during my graduation project within the studio Explore Lab at the Technical University of Delft on the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. Since the writing of my first master thesis, the fascination for the topic arose. At the Architectural Theory department under guidance of Andrej Radman I wrote; ...
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Mc Gaffney, Ryan (author)
Manali, the second largest urban settlement in The Kullu Valley, is a major tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is made up of two setlements, Old Manali and New Manali. The original settlement of Old Manali is located high in the hills above New Manali and has an urban morphology which
has been built up slowly over...
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Tzavella, Ioanna (author)
The studio that I chose to participate was ‘Dutch Housing: Stronghold Amsterdam’. The topic of this studio as mentioned in its studio manual concerns problems with ecology, climate, overpopulation, mass-migration, a shifting global power balance, changing demographics, etc., cities like Amsterdam will face in the future. But the question is: how...
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zum Felde, Mona (author), Hörmann, Beke-Marleen (author)
The biggest city of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, faces increasing flood
risk, causing frequent sickness, loss of life, and widespread damage
to property. Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the
world. More than 70% of the residents live in informal settlements.
Many of them are located in flood prone areas like...
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Oosterom, Marieke (author)
This graduation project is about the storm water resilience of Amsterdam. The effects of climate change and urban growth, like extreme weather conditions and a larger paved area, cause undesirable conditions regarding storm water resilience of (Dutch) cities. Water nuisance and sewage overflows caused by heavy rainfall occur more and more often....
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van Hattum, Jessie (author)
The goal of this thesis was to ‘develop a tool that offers insights in message framing for behaviour change to improve communication towards customers.’ By using an Design Based Research and Double Diamond approach constant iterations were made between theory and practice to develop a support tool that helps sustainable start-ups to design...
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van Amstel, Paul (author)
Spatial impact of the energy transition is a subject that has not been studied extensively as of now. Developing a spatial plan for a sustainable energy system in an early phase will provide insight in practical and spatial implications that are related to these systems. This is especially relevant in existing neighbourhoods, where the existing...
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Gualinetti, Francesco (author)
Projects of re-use of underused infrastructures to design sustainable urban landscape architecture represent a great contribution to meet the need for sustainability cities are experiencing today. Urban administrators often strive for a successful realization of such projects, to give a social and economic power impulse to poorly performant...
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Admiraal, Jessica (author)
Het Stedelijk is a highschool which is situated in Zutphen, at the northern border of the neighborhood Nieuwstad. Due to its height, shape and materialisation, the building stands out of its contexts and function as a border between the neighborhood and the park, which is behind the building. More highschools are situated in this area, which...
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Bakkes, Jamie (author)
I did my graduation project at the master track Dutch Dwelling, Architecture. The studio focuses on the future city and its densification.

Amsterdam has a shortage of affordable houses for starters. During the crisis Amsterdam has hardly built new dwelling projects. At the same time Amsterdam has become increasingly popular in recent...
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Solarino, Laura (author)
The European Union has approved the Energy Performance of Building Directive, requesting all new building to be near Zero Energy by 2020. This has created challenges and opportunities in the building sector, encouraging the creation of new solutions, which are both energy efficient and environmental friendly. Between many possible explored...
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Kupzhassarova, Tomiris (author)
For my graduation project I was aspired to devise a Public Interior that has a role and responsibility within the city and has a larger beyond its site impact and implication.

My effort was focused in the field of fashion due programmatic relevancy to Maastricht and due to my own very personal motivation of finding ways to challenge...
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Tsui, Tanya (author)
This thesis explores the potential to use factories as sources of water and energy for peri-urban industrian contexts in developing countries. The project is situated in Bandung, Indonesia, on the border wall of a large textile factory surrounded by informal settlements. The project transforms the wall of the factory into a public facility that...
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Klein Horsman, Maud (author)
The contemporary architecture is often based on our usual methods of energy-focused sustainable buildings. These seem to strive toward excessive insulation and mechanical ventilation to create a sustainable building. It is driven by adding technical measures later in the project rather than creating sustainable architecture. In this report I...
student report 2018
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