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The Confronting Informality Symposium is a student-led event sponsored by the Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy at the Department of Urbanism, TU Delft University of Technology. The symposium happens once a year and gathers experts, policy-makers, practitioners and others to discuss informal urbanisation, its political, economic and...
report 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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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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Mostert, E. (author)
The Dutch water boards perform essential tasks for the Netherlands and generally effectively, yet they have often been called old-fashioned, ineffective and expensive. This paper describes and analyses the discussions on the water boards since 1953 in order to increase insight in the factors that influence institutional change in water...
journal article 2017
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Kreiken, F.H. (author)
The Internet has facilitated large-scale copyright infringement. Fighting this one case at a time via the standard civil law procedures is costly in terms of time and money. In response, copyright holders have adopted new strategies that they hoped would be more effective at large-scale enforcement. The question is how these large-scale...
doctoral thesis 2017
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van Bueren, E.M. (author), Bekebrede, G. (author), Wenzler, I. (author)
This paper presents the serious multi-player tabletop game GO2Zero and explores how such games may contribute to overcoming barriers to local energy retrofitting. The game lets actors involved in local energy retrofitting, experience the multi-actor decision-making context. In half a day, about twenty participants play a role. Roles defined are:...
conference paper 2017
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Gana, J.A. (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
The adoption of energy efficient electrical appliances by households has a great potential to reduce electricity consumption in Nigeria. A well-formulated and implemented policy (mix) to spur adoption is said to be required to drive this process. This article presents an assessment of policies that aim to spur adoption among households, and the...
journal article 2017
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Klievink, A.J. (author), Neuroni, Alessia (author), Fraefel, Marianne (author), Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author)
In recent years, many countries have started to draft strategies and policies related to the data economy. To support new data- driven activities and innovations, the development of a national data infrastructure (NDI) is seen as key. The concept of NDI has entered governmental strategic discussions on data as an asset, the role of data...
conference paper 2017
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Slot, M.J. (author), Cuppen, E.H.W.J. (author), Doorn, N. (author), Galeano Galvan, M.J. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author)
The crowd increasingly plays a key role in facilitating innovations in a variety of sectors, spurred on by IT developments and the concomitant increase in connectivity. Initiatives in this direction, captured under the umbrella term ‘crowd-based innovations’, offer novel opportunities in socio-technical systems by increasing the access, reach...
journal article 2017
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Asghari, H. (author)
Research in the field of information security economics has clarified how attacker and defender incentives affect cybersecurity. It has also highlighted the role of intermediaries in strengthening cybersecurity. Intermediaries are organizations and firms that provide the Internet’s infrastructure and platforms. This dissertation looks at how...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Steenhuisen, B.M. (author), de Bruijne, M.L.C. (author)
Network companies fulfill a critical role in the energy transition. The is article provides an empirical study of this role of a Dutch national gas network company connecting a biogas producer. This project requires choices about many intertwined technical and institutional variables. Choices involve multiple, potentially competing public values...
journal article 2016
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
The goals of energy saving and CO2 reductions to create an energy neutral building stock seem only to be reached by strict and supportive governmental policies. In Europe the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are driving forces for Member States to develop and strengthen energy performance regulations...
conference paper 2016
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, K. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
China’s fast growth of economy and urbanization has created a world record on its own since its reform and opening-up policy in late 1970s. This drives mass demolition and reconstruction and leaves a short lifespan of existing buildings through unsustainable urban renewal. Many developed countries/regions, such as the UK and Hong Kong, have long...
conference paper 2016
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Wilkinson, S.J. (author), Remøy, H.T. (author)
The built environment contributes 40% to total global greenhouse gas emissions and 87% of the buildings we will have in 2050 are already built. If predicted climate changes are correct we need to adapt existing stock sustainably. Reuse is an inherently sustainable option, which reduces the amount of waste going to landfill. Inevitably...
conference paper 2015
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Hoppe, T. (author), Van Bueren, E.M. (author)
Cities form the key context within which social, economic and environmental challenges for sustainable development will manifest in the years to come. As they face the grand societal challenges of climate change and the greening of energy systems, city governments are confronted with the challenge of designing and implementing workable policy...
journal article 2015
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Van der Pennen, A.W. (author), Van Bortel, G.A. (author)
Often institutional solutions such as structures and organisations are seen as best practices in neighbourhood renewal. Using empirical case study data from the Netherlands and the UK, this paper demonstrates that there should be more attention for the role of individual urban practitioners. The relevance of this conclusion goes beyond the...
journal article 2015
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De Bruijn, J.A. (author), De Bruijne, M.L.C. (author), Ten Heuvelhof, E.F. (author)
An increased focus on the concept of resilience in flood protection has led to the development of a comprehensive flood protection strategy in the Netherlands which stresses the need to provide ‘Room for the River’ rather than building dykes. But how can a resilient solution in flood protection be successfully implemented? Using insights from...
journal article 2015
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Klievink, A.J. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
Information infrastructures of businesses and government are increasingly interwoven and highly dependent on each other. Though often referred to as sociotechnical innovations, the development of these information infrastructures often has a technological focus. The related and even concurrent development of new social practices is understudied....
journal article 2014
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Frantzeskaki, N. (author), Tillie, N.M.J.D. (author)
We explore whether Rotterdam city has the governance capacity in terms of processes at place, and the attention in terms of vision and strategy to take up an integrated approach toward urban resilience. We adopt an interpretative policy analysis approach to assess the dynamics of urban ecosystem governance considering interviews, gray literature...
journal article 2014
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Rijke, J.S. (author)
This book addresses pressing challenges of policy makers, planners and project managers in the water sector to successfully implement adaptation action. It draws on case studies about water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia and the Room for the River flood protection programme in the Netherlands. The book explains a procedure for...
doctoral thesis 2014
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