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Novajra, Lorenzo (author)
This thesis undertakes an extensive examination of the Ligurian and Maritime Alps region, deeply intertwined with its distinctive landscape features and closely tied to its identity. Its objective is to illuminate critical aspects of this territory through meticulous observation.<br/>Drawing from a solid theoretical foundation grounded in local...
master thesis 2024
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Stecher, Emilie (author)
The following project falls within the Rights of Nature movement as a response to the climatic crisis. It is situated in the Alps. From the moment Hannibal managed to lead his Carthagnian army, including their elephants, through the Alps until the construction of modernist glacial skiing resorts and monumental hydroelectric power plants, the...
master thesis 2023
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Karampela Makrygianni, Myrto (author)
The Mediterranean Basin – defined and restricted by its own boundness – embodies a mesocosm for the network of Critical Zones containing in its dense space all the fragilities, urgencies and uncertainties that characterize living in the 21st century, while being the world’s most appropriated, militarized and instrumentalized sea. In its deep –...
master thesis 2023
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Kanj, Tara (author)
This thesis is about the convergence of two boundlessly enigmatic dimensions; turbulent coastal morphodynamics of a vanishing coastline in the presence of acute geo-political conflict. The Lebanese coastline undergoes a permutation of intertwined anthropogenic and natural forces, ensuing its exponential recession, deterioration, and...
master thesis 2023
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Trabucco, Isabella (author)
Venice and its lagoon are a place where the imaginary and the legends of man and water are thriving. <br/>It is a place of profound history of cohabitation and victory, where time and movement have a different definition for people than in other parts of the world. It is the urban and landscape archetype of close co-existence between the domain...
master thesis 2022
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Tziourrou, Patrisia (author)
The Cyprus island(s) of 2022 is divided into the North and South sides, on the Turkish and Greek sides, since the war of 1974. 47 years of an intentional post-conflict (bio)political process of erasure of the pre-war shared identity between Orthodox and Muslims that leads to a series of critical socio-cultural and environmental conditions. In...
master thesis 2022
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Bechmann, Clarissa (author), Liu, Shiru (author), Steenbergen, Emy (author), Zhang, Minshi (author)
Nowadays, circular economy is of growing importance in the social, economic, and environmental fields. The realisation happens on different scales. First steps towards a circular economy have already been taken, but it will take time before a circular world is reached. Also, under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the bio-based concept...
student report 2022
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Kalentzi, Arda (author), Schoemakers, Miriam (author), Vitkutė, Ruta (author), Xu, Shiming (author)
student report 2022
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Bollen, Thomas (author), van Driesum, Joost (author), Fagalde, Madeleine (author), KAPERONI, AGAPI (author), Su, Yuqian (author)
Steel is a widely used and very circular material, it can be recycled endlessly but that consumes a lot of energy, therefore, it is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Only 2% of this pollution is caused by production, the other 98% is caused by transportation during the production and recycling process. Half of the pollution...
student report 2022
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de Jong, Anne (author)
The accelerated rate of climate change questions the capacity of current infrastructures to adapt to altered future climate conditions, specifically in areas prone to floods, such as the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Simultaneously the unforeseen effects of ‘hard’ engineering approaches (such as dams, storm surge barriers, defensive coastal...
master thesis 2021
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Cassan, Hadrien (author)
The Parisian urban region is currently experiencing Europe’s largest urban transition centered around a 200 km mobility network (the Grand Paris Express) and intended to project the city beyond its historic boundaries and into the 21st century. This inevitable urban restructuring is reconfiguration spatial, socio-political, and cultural...
master thesis 2021
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Bērziņš, Jānis (author)
The Baltic Sea region is facing multiple ecological and socio-economic challenges that will significantly influence the coastal communities and habitation on the coastline in the future. Eutrophication, decline of fish resources, climate crisis, and sea-level rise are the effect of irreversible anthropogenic actions in the region, which demand...
master thesis 2021
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Oppenhuis, Lotte (author)
This research begins with a fascination for nonhuman activeness. This is based within a theoretical framework of multispecies world, in which nonhumans are seen as active beings that continuously disturb. Seeing nonhumans as active beings causes some policies, or interventions, to look strange. One of these policies in the Netherlands is the new...
master thesis 2021
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van Eeden, Paul (author), Yao, Xinqi (author), Richard, Céleste (author), Jansen, Anouk (author)
While attempting to find an answer to the question of how we could become sustainable and circular by 2050, we discovered that it was quite difficult to even imagine what South Holland, the Netherlands or the world, for that matter, would look like. The questions that arose quite quickly were, among others: how many people will live here then?...
student report 2021
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van Ommen, Isabel (author), do Nascimento, Luiz (author), Roberts, Matthew (author), NAMWANJE, PRISCILLA (author), van Overveld, Robert (author)
Currently the Construction &amp; Demolition (C&amp;D) sector in South Holland produces 2.581.840 tons of waste every year, it is also responsible for 50% of raw material usage and 35% of CO2 emissions. This issue is aggravated when considering the 200.000 houses that still need to be built in the region in the upcoming decade, increasing the...
student report 2021
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Helmerhorst, Daan (author), van Delden, Jonah (author), Meijer, Lisanne (author)
The province of South Holland is one of the biggest drivers of the Dutcheconomy with almost a quarter of the gross national product earned in thisregion. The agrifood sector is the largest contributor with an annual turnover ofabout € 5.5 billion. About half of the surface of the province is dedicated to thissector, entailing many jobs and...
student report 2021
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de Jong, Jannine (author), Jansen op de Haar, Carmen (author), Shapiro, Ohad (author), Wang, Jiaqi (author), Corbeek, Max (author)
By 2050, South-Holland will transform into a transition based urbanity with value change at its core. Currently, consumers are disconnected from where their food is produced, leading to a high environmental impact, unhealthy choices and social injustice to the farmers’ work. The proposed strategy of change for the region would see South Holland...
student report 2021
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den Hartog, Dieuwertje (author), Ntafou, Faidra (author), ten Hove, Joell (author), Francissen, Sanne (author), Valentini, Sofia (author)
The changing climate pressures the resilience of cities and nature all over the world, putting the position of historically valuable urban and natural environments at risk. The province of South-Holland has economically evolved around the unique triple delta landscape. In order to keep its economically competitive position and take environmental...
student report 2021
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Geers, Mark (author), Cui, Jasmine (author), Chabayeuski, Nadya (author), Bouma, Rosemarijne (author)
Currently, the agricultural system of South Holland causes many externalities including subsidence, increased flood risks by poor water management, a loss of biodiversity, air pollution and economic problems due to the nitrogen tax. Given these problems, the following research question is chosen: can improving ecological conditions and...
student report 2021
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Grgic, Petra (author)
The globalization that we are facing completely transformed the world as we knew it fifty years ago. The historical era we live in today is cha- racterized by the use of technology, which is one of the factors that made globalization possible. While some time ago it was possible to define and identify the “center” of powers, of cities, it became...
master thesis 2021
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