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Bichler, Tobias (author)
Global plastic production increased from 200 million metric tons in 2002, to 359 million metric tons in 2019. It is estimated that plastics in the marine environment weigh more than 150 million metric tons and by 2050 could even outweigh the mass of fish in the ocean. Over half of the world population (55%) nowadays lives in urban areas and...
master thesis 2020
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van der Kooij, Jim (author)
The Dutch government set two environmental goals by 2050. One of them is being climate neutral and the other one is to have a circular economy. In order to meet both goals in the best environmental conditions, extensive environmental research is required. This thesis is one of these researches and its main focus is on the climate neutral goal by...
master thesis 2019
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Flores Santana, Cynthia (author)
More than half of Mexico’s population is living in a type of poverty, recognized as a multidimensional challenge with a geographical context. Even though Mexico’s poverty is measured in a multifaceted way, the concept of Energy Poverty has not been studied, per se, by governmental institutions. It is until recently that the study of this concept...
master thesis 2019
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Vogiatzis, Anastasios (author)
Everything around us is rapidly changing. Whole new blocks of buildings are built, huge infrastructural projects are constructed and so on. Hence, there is a need of a reliable and up-to-date inventory of the area and the objects of interest for mapping and monitoring assets and their changes. An answer of this upcoming need is an automated...
master thesis 2021
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van der Velde, Yvette (author)
This thesis focuses on the challenges Istanbul faces due to extensive urbanisation and global warming. The metropole has become vulnerable to climate change, especially to the increasing threat of floods. As a result of urbanisation and poor city planning, the green spaces have decreased considerably in Istanbul, which reduced stormwater...
master thesis 2021
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Altena, Robert (author)
In the Netherlands, almost half of the energy supplied to households is used for space heating. Since natural gas supplies heating fuel to almost 95% of residential buildings Dutch municipalities have to investigate the possibilities of diversifying their heating infrastructure in order to comply with government environmental goals. Possible...
master thesis 2020
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Krom, Johan Klaas (author)
This study has investigated the effect of the urban environment on pedestrian route choice behaviour, for walking routes to and from train stations in the Netherlands. To the best knowledge of the author, this is the first pedestrian route choice study which is performed at country-level scope. This was made possible by applying an innovative...
master thesis 2022
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Manolopoulos, Ioannis (author)
This thesis’ research concerns the time-dynamics of a complex geographical network of municipalities, i.e. the Dutch Municipality Network over the period 1830-2019. By analysing 190 years of socioeconomic statistical data and applying contemporary tooling from network science and geographic information systems (GIS), the findings from this...
master thesis 2022
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van Dijk, Ruben (author), Streefkerk, Ileen (author), Schuurman, Ludo (author), van 't Klooster, Floris (author), Mc Gregor, Julia (author)
This study investigates the many dynamics of the Manyame Catchment and comes up with recommendations on how to adapt or become more resilient to the risks at hand. The bad politics and forthcoming economic situation of Zimbabwe has led to instability and dramatic inflation over the last decade. This has resulted in a terrible investment climate,...
student report 2019
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Suijkens, Sven (author)
Global economic losses due to flooding have increased over the last 50 years, with damages estimated in the billions of dollar each year. Governmental institutions face great challenges to reduce flood risk under the influence of population increase, urbanization and climate change. Interdisciplinary urban planning becomes more important to...
student report 2021
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Pena Pereira, Simon (author), PAVLIDOU, ANDRONIKI (author), PANTELIOS, KONSTANTINOS (author), Kountouri, Pinelopi (author), Meschin, Katrin (author), Geers, Lisa (author)
The plastic pollution of aquatic environment is undoubtedly an emerging environmental risk, as it negatively affects ecosystems globally to a great extent. To prevent the plastic soup from growing even further, a Delft-based start-up Noria has developed plastic collectors, to remove plastic from rivers and canals before it reaches the ocean. In...
student report 2021
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