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Van Dooren, D.G. (author)
Predictions from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI 2014a) show that high temperatures and heat waves will occur more frequently in the future. Warm weather leads to even higher temperatures in the city, because of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. This is not without risks, since heat can affect the health of people....
master thesis 2015
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Lui, C.W. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Veldboer, L. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Van Ham, M. (author)
Modern welfare policies are increasingly based on notions of reciprocity. Citizens on welfare benefits have to do something in return, e.g. volunteer work. Notwithstanding general public support, social philosophers have been critical on ‘mandatory’ activities in community programmes. So far, the participants themselves have scarcely been asked...
journal article 2015
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Blaas, M. (author)
The design focuses on an fixed and temporary intervention on an existing portiek dwelling in the Carnisse Eilandenbuurt, Rotterdam. Those dwellings are originally designed by architect Jo van den Broek. The portiek dwellings may be called minimum dwellings. The minimum dwelling is the theme of the research and design. The neighbourhood has...
master thesis 2015
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Liao, C. (author)
The Eilandenbuurt Post-war flats designed by J.H.Van den Broek are unique in its street form and is and early experiment for Dutch modernism dwellings. Yet today it suffers from low occupancy. In this project I finds the solution through three actions: vary, adapt, engage to change the heritage from repetitive functional dwellings into variant...
master thesis 2015
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Rutten, N. (author)
City branding is becoming increasingly important as a tool for cities to distinguish themselves and to create an attractive image. Competition between cities is growing as they are aiming to attract the same target groups in order to grow their local economy with access to high educated talent, enterprises, and funding. In this competitive...
master thesis 2015
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Tisheh, I. (author)
Future-proof design of quay walls is an interesting issue in civil Engineering, because of the dynamic environment in which quay walls are operating. Designers are confronted with time-changing requirements such as larger retaining heights and heavier loads. However, a technical and financial analysis has revealed that the design of new quay...
master thesis 2015
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Tseng, K.L. (author)
The project is aiming at setting a strategy to realize “how de Doelen can be the musical culture centre of Rotterdam and build its reputation” and “how de Doelen can integrate the classical music concerts to the lives of the residents of Rotterdam 18 to 26”. To combine the two goals in the strategy, Brand Driven Innovation (Roscam Abbing, 2010)...
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Groenendijk, L. (author)
In order to obtain a modal shift from car towards public transport, the quality of a public transport journey has to be increased. The transfer is the least valued part of the journey where a traveller perceives one minute of waiting as three minutes. By improving the least valued part, the overall quality of a public transport journey increases...
master thesis 2015
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Mynett, L.S. (author)
If we look at the energy consumption of a household we see transport is number one. Open areas in a downtown area are not easy to find, which explains the long travel distance people make. Old harbors are located in the center of a city on the other hand are mostly wasteland. The rea- son is that the area has a high flood risk because it is...
master thesis 2015
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Meyer, M.H.A. (author)
Probleemveld: Leegstand van gebouwen Leegstand van kantoorgebouwen is een onderdeel van het totale proces van verhuur en huur in de vastgoedmarkt. Deze leegstand, waardoor verhuizingen kunnen plaatsvinden, wordt frictieleegstand genoemd. Bij een te groot verschil tussen vraag en aanbod kan echter structurele leegstand ontstaan. Structurele...
master thesis 2014
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Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Veldboer, L. (author), Jansen, S.J.T. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
The aging population of European cities raises enormous challenges with regard to employment, pensions, health care and other age-related services. The housing preferences of the aging population are changing rapidly where more and more people want to live independent lives for as long as possible. At the same time governments need to reduce the...
journal article 2014
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De Werk, M. (author)
master thesis 2014
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Lu, P. (author)
Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive and cannot provide complete certainty of protection against climate-related floods. The thesis examines whether and how spatial planning...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Meurs, P.H. (author), Voerman, L. (author)
book chapter 2014
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Van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
The tale of the rebuilding of the Pauluskerk (St. Paul’s Church) in the Dutch city of Rotterdam is a multilayered story that blurs the lines between architecture, societal issues, policymaking and urban redevelopment. The original Pauluskerk was built in the late 1950s in a city centre that was still recovering from the damage it suffered during...
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Rachyd, A. (author)
Society is changing and the government/ municipality is forced into a new role. In Rotterdam, citizen participation has already been part of the financial plan since 2010. In 2010, 3 years before the King’s speech, the executive board of the city of Rotterdam agreed on a four year financial plan to stimulate citizen initiatives in the city of...
master thesis 2014
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De Zwart, S.F.T.M. (author)
This project is part of RMIT studio "Transforming Housing Heritage" and focusses on the Vogelbuurt in Carnisse, Rotterdam Zuid, a "problem area" consisting of portiek dwellings mostly owned by private owners. The title "the beads make the string - how the input of individual stakeholders can improve the quality of public space" already gives...
master thesis 2014
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Van de Ven, T. (author)
The principles of organic urbanism, originally applied by J.H. van den Broek in his plans on Rotterdam South, prove to be characteristic locations to propose strategic interventions for municipality and housing corporations to improve neighbourhoods and city districts. In this graduation report, an extensive historical research towards Rotterdam...
master thesis 2014
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Tegkelidis, A. (author)
As we have seen so far, the phenomenon of extrastatecraft[2] has been reconfiguring the “urban software” in the national scale of the Netherlands, affecting simultaneously multiple municipal cores with geopolitically background of high importance. In that sense, Rotterdam’s Timmerhuis is subjected to the described reformations that have been...
master thesis 2014
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