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Read, S.A. (author)
Sustainability sits at the top of the policy agendas of the EU and other governmental bodies. But sustainability is complex and not one thing, it relates to different sectors and multiple systems, and also to different zones, scales, ‘levels’ those systems occupy. Theoretically and practically we are involved with different questions depending...
conference paper 2014
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
The sustainable mobility vision for city-regions proposes a more integrated and ‘seamless’ multi-modal public transport system around quality neighborhoods, shifting mobility to soft transportation modes and to public transport at various scales. Existing models of sustainable urban form address this challenge focusing on the location, density...
journal article 2014
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Aquino, R.J. (author), Koleva, D.A. (author), Koenders, E.A.B. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
The structural efficiency of arches, subjected to several variable loads, can be increased by strengthening these arches with cables. For these structures it can be necessary, especially in case the permanent load is small, to post-tension the cables to avoid any compression acting on the cables. A method to analyse the load transfer is...
conference paper 2013
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Ligtvoet, A. (author)
Sustainability policy in the early 2000s is based on and therefore influenced by scientific literature on ‘transition’. The importance of this link has inspired the authors to explore the structure of cooperating authors and citation networks in the field. In order to understand ‘transition’ literature, we compare it with an alternative term for...
journal article 2013
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Van Der Hoek, J.P. (author), Struker, A. (author), Danschutter, J.E.M. (author)
Amsterdam has the ambition to develop as a competitive and sustainable European metropolis. The flows of energy, water and resources within the urban environment have a large potential to contribute to this ambition. The overall mass balances of phosphate, food, water, energy and material imports in the Amsterdam region have already been mapped....
conference paper 2013
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
The paper presents the structural design of a thin barrel vault constructed with Fusée Ceramique infill elements. The load transfer is analyzed and validated. For the structure composed of Fusée Ceramique elements, steel and concrete the stresses are calculated and compared to the stresses given in the codes used from 1950 to the present. The...
conference paper 2013
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
This paper presents the design of a light and robust temporary emergency shelter with a triangulated polyhedral grid to transfer the lateral and vertical loads efficiently. To simplify the construction the variety of the elements is minimized, only two sizes of elements are applied. For the structural grid alternatives are designed using varying...
conference paper 2013
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Coenders, J.L. (author)
This paper presents two novel open source software developments for design and engineering in the built environment. The first development, called “sustainability-open” [1], aims on providing open source design, analysis and assessment software source code for (environmental) performance of buildings, structures and infrastructure. The aim of...
conference paper 2013
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Wang, Y. (author)
Concrete is one of the most important construction materials in the world. However, Portland cement which is one of the constituents of concrete is responsible for about 5-10% of global CO2 emission. From sustainability point of view, therefore, it is important to search for materials which can be used to reduce or to replace Portland cement in...
doctoral thesis 2013
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De Jong, P. (author), Arkesteijn, M.H. (author)
There is a gap between investment and operating costs of public school buildings in the Netherlands. This gap is caused by separated responsibility for the financing of the accommodation for the primary and secondary schools. Municipalities finance the initial costs of construction of these schools and school boards are responsible for the...
conference paper 2013
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Shahnoori, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Keyson, D.V. (author), Al Mahmud, A. (author), De Hoogh, M. (author), Luxen, R. (author)
In this paper we describe the design of a home energy and comfort management system. The system has three components such as a smart plug with a wireless module, a residential gateway and a mobile app. The combined system is called a home energy management and comfort toolkit. The design is inspired with the fact that making energy visible and...
journal article 2013
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Romein, A. (author), Trip, J.J. (author), Zonneveld, W.A.M. (author)
Report written in the context of the INTERREG IVB project Creative City Challenge. Based on a series of international expert meetings the report discusses various themes in relation to creative city policy, and analyses the process of transnational learning itself.
report 2012
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Slob, C. (author), Mohammadi, S. (author), Geraedts, R.P. (author)
‘Perfection means something is complete and stands still and what stands still doesn’t change or evolve and is automatically dead. Everything in the universe changes, evolution implies that the creation is not complete hence the possibility of evolving’ (Osho, 1985). Our society and economy are constantly changing. Hence the demands and wishes...
conference paper 2012
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Van Krieken, B. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author), Aliakseyeu, D. (author), Mason, J. (author)
Emotionally durable design is a genre of sustainable design that aims at reducing consumption and waste by enhancing the durability of the relationship established between users and products. Several design strategies and theories have been published on this topic; nevertheless, it is still underexposed in practice. This paper presents a case...
conference paper 2012
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Taneja, P. (author), Vellinga, T. (author), Ros, R. (author)
Sustainability has become a high profile objective in all aspects of our lives, including the development of our infrastructures. Flexibility can enhance sustainability endeavors, yet its contribution is not clear to most. In this paper we investigate the role of flexibility in sustainable port development in order to promote its incorporation...
conference paper 2012
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Van Leeuwen, C.J. (author), Frijns, J. (author), Van Wezel, A. (author), Van de Ven, F.H.M. (author)
Climate change, population growth and increased consumption, coupled with urbanization, are all placing increased pressure on water management. This global challenge can often best be addressed at the local level, e.g. in cities by optimizing the role of civil society. Although there are approaches for assessing the sustainability of countries...
journal article 2012
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Hofman, W. (author), Bastiaansen, H. (author), Van den Berg, J. (author), Pruksasri, P. (author)
In the current society, logistics is faced with at least two big challenges. The first challenge considers safety and security measurements dealing with terrorism, smuggling, and related security accidents with a high societal impact. The second challenge is to meet sustainability requirements implying optimal use of resources and physical...
conference paper 2012
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