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Ayaz, Melih (author)
Urban energy systems are the key elements of combating the climate crisis as the energy transition is crucial to curb greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas, one of the main drivers of climate change. As such, there is a great effort in Amsterdam to phase out natural gas use by 2040, and to become carbon neutral by 2050. It is a great challenge...
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Keijzer, Nout (author)
Cities are facing more extreme climates and weather events. This requires changes in the way cities are planned and designed. Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) is increasingly recognized to guide the transition to climate resilient cities. BGI is founded in urban water management but has emerged as a complementary type of infrastructure because it...
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Vuyk, Marit (author)
This research aims to understand the local governance capacity of Amsterdam Oud-Noord and discover how this area, together with its stakeholders, can improve its climate resilience through transformative climate adaptation governance. This was done by first understanding the research area, its challenges and needed climate adaptation, and by...
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Rang, Thijs (author)
Urban living has many advantages but also has its fair share of issues. This thesis tries to indicate the urban issues that can be solved by implementing vertical green systems (VGS). A literature review is undertaken, and expert interviews are held to examine socio-ecological criteria. The criteria heat stress, air pollution, water stress,...
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van Willigen, Floris (author)
This thesis aims to provide an in-depth understanding of what circular strategies and circular business models are suitable for the bed textile industry with a specific focus on consumer acceptance. It thus hopes to facilitate the implementation of circular strategies and the set-up of circular business models in bed-textile sector
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Dajani, Rakan (author)
A masterplan, commissioned by the Municipality of Dar es Salaam aims to redevelop the Lower Msimbazi River Basin with new urban development. In the context of rapid urbanisation and sustainable development, uncovering the relationship between public space and resiliency as mediated by urban form is essential to contribute to resilient master...
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van Berkel, Robert (author)
As part of the Dutch energy transition the municipality of Amsterdam has drafted their Transition Vision Heat, indicating which sustainable heating sources can be used in Amsterdam as an alternative for natural gas. One of the alternative heating sources identified is residual data center heat. With the project ‘Digital heat in the MRA’ the...
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de Ronde, Wouter (author)
This study focussed on the position of the Coal-to-Gas (CtG) transition of Almaty (Kazakhstan) within its wider energy goals to become energy neutral in 2060. Within CtG-transition the focus was mainly on the biggest coal-based power plant (CHP-2) of the city, which is planned to convert gas-based energy production.<br/><br/>The methodology...
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Brown, Alex (author)
In this multi-analytical research, a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods have been utilised to explore the complex relationship of trees with their urban environment. Focusing on the significant number of treefalls that occurred during Storm Eunice in 2022 as a case example, the various aspects that hinder tree resilience and...
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Asaumi, Yuko (author)
This study aims to provide insight into the causes underlying premature building demolition to improve the understanding of demolition decisions that might help reduce the number of demolitions in the construction sector.<br/>This study adopted a System Thinking based Approach and a case study. The methods explored a Dutch university building...
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Pleijt, Lisa (author)
The goal of this research is to understand the types of data sources and their applications within vertical farms. It does so from both a systems and a people’s perspective. From the systems perspective, literature research was conducted to find definitions of prevailing industry system definitions, metrics and KPIs. For the people’s perspective...
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Allessie, Bibi (author)
Feelings of unsafety limits a person’s accessibility and usage of public spaces, especially for women as they experience higher levels of fear compared to men. Hence, gender differences in safety perceptions in public spaces have been widely studied among scholars. However, in such research women, and men, are often seen as a homogenous group,...
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Fereday, Deidre (author)
This master’s thesis aims to shed light on the recent phenomenon of regional food strategies that aim for more localized food provisioning for urban and metropolitan areas. The discourse used in these strategies influences not only which stakeholders are included in the urban food governance process, but also influences the competition for urban...
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Huls, Frederique (author)
The use of citizen participation in urban regeneration projects in Western European cities is increasing. Particularly in Amsterdam, participation with regards to regeneration projects is stimulated by the city government. Although the literature shows that not all such participatory processes are of value to citizens, there is a lack of...
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Smolders, Ruben (author)
Our current food practices cause numerous environmental, social, cultural, and economic externalities. Yet while the challenges arise in these seemingly different dimensions, the solutions to finding a sustainable diet, might be found in the interplay between them. Striking a balance between components of the food system to ensure a future...
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Koole, Elsemieke (author)
This thesis addresses the problem of light pollution in cities, caused by public lighting. Currently, 99% of American and European citizens live under light-polluted skies (Falchi et al, 2016). Light pollution has measurable negative effects, as it increases energy consumption, disrupts ecosystems and wildlife and harms human health (IDA, 2013)....
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Allan, Sybren (author)
This master's thesis explores four future scenarios for short food supply chains in the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam in 2030 and their potential spatial impact. Agricultural land in the Netherlands has been decreasing in recent decades, especially within the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam. This trend is likely to continue in the coming...
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Hugenholtz, Henriette (author)
Changes to ecosystems due to human activity have occurred more quickly in the previous 65 years than at any other period in history, this has resulted in an irreversible loss in biodiversity worldwide. A direct consequence is a decrease in ecosystem services - the benefits for humans that are provided by ecology - which are needed to keep...
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Stokvisch, Mathijs (author)
Over the past few years, the number of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels that are being installed in Amsterdam has been growing considerably. The amount of PV panel installations averages an annual growth of 50%, which is stimulated by the city its ambition to leave no roof unused by 2040. However, little attention is paid to what should happen...
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den Hartog, Dieuwertje (author)
The rapid development of Dutch DC’s near airports pressures the environment. VGS are considered a promising measure toward a more nature-inclusive development of Dutch distribution centers. However, an integral quantitative impact assessment model is needed to retrieve funding and facilitate an evidence-based decision-making process for the...
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