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Valdez, Kristen (author)
Given the urgency of addressing climate change impacts, collaborations between local governments and diverse stakeholders are imperative for successful climate adaptation efforts in urban areas. This master thesis explores the role of collaborative governance capacities in policy and their implementations in practice within the context of the...
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Wong, Olivia (author)
This research provides a framework to evaluate participation processes and their contribution to citizen support for top-ups. The findings have illustrated how participation processes contribute to the support for top-ups by using a context-specific approach, adjusting the level of participation to the needs of both current and future residents,...
master thesis 2024
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Brodnevskaya, Kristina (author)
In the face of accelerating urbanization and the consequent surge in housing demands, particularly in European capitals, Copenhagen is at the forefront of adopting innovative urban development strategies. One such strategy is the conceptualization and eventual realization of Lynetteholm, an artificial island designed to mitigate housing...
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Köhrer, Irina (author)
<b>Purpose:</b> The construction industry is responsible for great amounts of resource consumption, waste generation and both carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. The currently still predominant linear mindset of take-make-consume-dispose must shift to reduce the industry’s environmental impact and enable the transition...
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Veraart, Marijn (author)
Cycling as a mode of transport is getting increasingly more attention from academics and governments around the world. It improves the physical and mental well being of citizens, it is efficient in terms of space and it provides economic benefits. However, traffic engineers and urban planners of these cities currently lack the means to...
master thesis 2024
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Aranda Morales, Gabriel (author)
This research addresses the challenge of climate change and air quality, focusing on the construction industry's impact in the Netherlands. The construction sector, a significant source of air pollution, necessitates sustainable practices for mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing pollutants. The study emphasises the need for...
master thesis 2023
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Noorman, Julie (author)
In Kigali, Rwanda, urbanization and increased affluence will increase the amount of waste. Currently, there is no sustainable disposal of the waste, as unsorted waste is deposited in an unsanitary landfill, which is beginning to fill up. The Rwandan government aims to create a circular economy and tries to address waste management, but few...
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de Koe, Luka (author)
As a result of ongoing climate change, urban environments are put under increasing pressure from extreme weather events. Insufficient research is being done into the modeling of urban drought resilience. Most urban drought resilience and water network optimization models are designed for city-scale demand with regional water supply networks and...
master thesis 2023
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Bottema, Floris (author)
This research examines the multifaceted challenges posed by urbanization in the Netherlands, specifically focusing on the intricate relationships between modes of mobility and societal well-being. Central to this exploration is studying the modal split and understanding how shifts in this split can have profound implications for urban areas. The...
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Angou, Gayathri (author)
This research studies groundwater sustainability in the Ramganga river basin of northern India. This region experiences a trifecta of hydrological stressors from groundwater over-extraction, frequent flooding during wet seasons, and agricultural droughts during dry seasons. There is a growing body of interventions known as...
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Isselman, Quinten (author)
The construction industry's substantial consumption of materials, CO2 emissions, and construction and demolition waste underscore the pressing need for change. One promising solution is the reuse of secondary building components, which has the potential to signifi-cantly mitigate these environmental impacts. Circular Building Hubs (CBHs) have...
master thesis 2023
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Wolters, Bram (author)
Cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change and, consequently, the urgent need for incorporating climate adaptation strategies into urban planning is frequently highlighted. In this context, Urban Digital Twins (UDTs) have emerged as a promising technology that can potentially aid urban planning...
master thesis 2023
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van der Ham, Jonas (author)
In light of the changing climate and the need for urban densification in the<br/>Netherlands, this study analyzes the potential global warming impact (GWI)<br/>of implementing bio-based insulation materials (BBIMs) in high-rises in Amsterdam.<br/>A literature and market review led to the identification of straw, grass,<br/>hemp, flax, wood-fiber...
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van der Plas, Jan-Joris (author)
This research has investigated how Sewer Water Harvesting (SWH) can be applied to provide a climate-proof fresh water source to support Urban Green Spaces (UGS) in Amsterdam. SWH is the process of extracting raw municipal sewage from the sewer and locally treating this to provide fit-for-purpose water in a dense urban environment while treatment...
master thesis 2023
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Bali, Aslı (author)
Approximately 200,000 individuals travel to &amp; from Schiphol Airport daily through various means such as cars, taxis, buses, shuttles, trains, motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles. With this perspective, Schiphol Airport is the largest mobility hub in the whole Netherlands, making accessibility a critical aspect. The Schiphol Group is...
master thesis 2023
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Nelson, Ben (author)
The world needs reliable, sustainable, and longer duration energy storage solutions as the share of intermittent renewable energy increases in energy systems. Carnot batteries are a promising, emerging technological class of energy storage that store electricity in the form of thermal exergy. They can be made from abundant materials and existing...
master thesis 2023
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IJzermans, Eva (author)
In 2015, the UN coined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with each goal based on three pillars: society, environment, and economy. Rapid growth can result in a country not succeeding in developing all pillars simultaneously. This, in turn, can lead to a stagnation of development. Ethiopia is a clear example of such stagnation, as inject...
master thesis 2023
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Mohr, Hugo (author)
Among the major urban cooling strategies, urban morphological changes and increasing greenery coverage have proven effective in mitigating heat stress. One building type that has been used for centuries in hot and arid climates is the courtyard typology as it can create comfortable thermal conditions. However, little is known about the climate...
master thesis 2023
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Cardoso Suter, Matias (author)
Walkability, which refers to the extent to which the built environment encourages walking, has been linked to increased physical activity and improved health. While various studies have developed indicators to assess walkability, limited attention has been given to the influence of specific city characteristics on residents’ perceptions of...
master thesis 2023
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van den Berg, Stijn (author)
Environmental harm is an influencing factor in policymaking, as climate pressures are frequently on the global agenda. An important tool to guide decision-making in the construction industry is the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, where the quantification of environmental harm is realised. In the method, an estimation of numerous...
master thesis 2023
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