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Oorschot, L.M. (author), Spoormans, L.G.K. (author), El Messlaki, S. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), de Jonge, Tim (author), van Oel, C.J. (author), Asselbergs, M.F. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), de Jonge, W. (author)
Increasing energy efficiency of the housing stock is one of the largest challenges in the built environment today. In line with the international Paris-Climate-Change-Conference 2015, Dutch municipalities and housing associations have embraced the ambition to achieve carbon neutrality for their social housing stock by 2050. However, most deep...
journal article 2018
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Reardon, Tiffani (author)
Over the last few years, Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of the University System of Georgia, has been releasing Textbook Transformation Grants to promote creation and adoption of open educational resources across USG institutions. Many of the faculty at Kennesaw State University, located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, have taken...
conference paper 2018
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Czischke Ljubetic, D.K. (author), van Bortel, G.A. (author)
The term ‘affordable housing’ has been rapidly gaining currency over the last decade across Europe, both in policy and research circles. While it is often used as a synonym or close relative of the term ‘social housing’, more recently it is finding its own definition and policy instruments in specific cities and countries. However, boundaries...
journal article 2018
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Vardon, P.J. (author), Amorim Mota, N.J. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Jonkers, H. (author)
Earth houses are considered sustainable and affordable as compared to houses built with concrete or fired clay bricks. Moreover, it preserves the vernacular social and spatial traditions (cultural identity) of the community. With rapid industrialization and the increase in popularity of concrete and brick constructions, a decline in earth houses...
abstract 2018
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Zairul, Mohd (author), Wamelink, J.W.F. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), Heintz, John Linke (author), Nasir, Nasyairi Mat (author)
The demand for housing and affordable housing specifically will always become challenges for the government of the day. The solutions at the moment between conventional construction and IBS facing quality and costing problems respectively. In this article, it proposes the introduction of circular economy in a flexible housing project. To...
journal article 2018
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Haffner, M.E.A. (author)
The pathways that Dutch and German housing policies took in the past decades resulted in two different rental markets. The Dutch policies have delivered the largest social rental sector in the Western world, while Germany has produced one of the largest private rental sectors in Europe. The latter implies that officially no social rental sector...
conference paper 2018
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Wang, C. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Changing climate conditions and depleting resources are becoming more important on the global agenda, the paradigm shifting to understand which means (resources) are necessary to generate future well-being. Unfortunately, the formal built environment remains the most polluting global industry and due to its conservative character seems...
journal article 2017
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Tola, Anteneh (author)
Cities under rapid urbanization such as Addis Ababa offer a set of challenges for today’s designers and planners. The urgent need for access to affordable and decent living environments presses city administrations, whose primary response tends to be a top-down approach of public housing projects and allocating plots through a bidding process in...
book chapter 2017
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Sedighi, S.M.A. (author)
Similar to many Middle-Eastern countries during the 20th century, Iran underwent a unique process of modernisation. This process was accelerated in Tehran after the second World War, when the urban population density dramatically grew, due to rural-urban migration, and the construction of mass housing got a prominent place in the development...
conference paper 2016
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Hamidi, A. (author)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine that can prevent meningitis and pneumonia caused by Hib disease. Hib vaccine is recommended for all children under 5 years. Despite the availability of safe and effective Hib vaccines since early 1987, Gambia was the only low-income country that had introduced...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Marais, L (author)
Subsidised housing often creates a segmented housing market, with some home owners falling into a gap between the subsidised and non-subsidised types. This gap particularly affects middle-income buyers, whose income may be too high to qualify for subsidy but too low to buy a non-subsidised house. Western Europe has policies and affordable...
journal article 2016
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Haffner, M.E.A. (author)
In this Briefing Paper the focus is on the EU-SILC and on the questions: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the pan-European data set EU-SILC, which stands for ‘European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions’? How useful is this database when making international housing comparisons? The examples in this paper are based on my...
journal article 2015
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
The decreasing importance of socio-economic factors in choosing a place to live gives more room to other motivational factors. These can be examined using affordance-based theory (Gibson, 1979), which explores what use the environment has to the user. In a telephone survey, 738 respondents were asked for their preferred residential environment...
conference paper 2015
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Coolen, H.C.C.H. (author)
journal article 2015
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Belanger, H. (author), Coolen, H.C.C.H. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Haffner, M.E.A. (author), Dol, C.P. (author), Heylen, K. (author)
Combating poverty and social exclusion is a core policy issue in the European Union (EU). The Statis-tics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) database facilitates analyses of the extent of poverty and social exclusion. One of the indicators built from the database is the at-risk-of-poverty indicator. Applied to households, it indicates...
report 2014
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Haffner, M. (author), Lennartz, C. (author), Dol, K. (author)
Housing outcomes are predominantly compared in terms of individual indicators, in-cluding such items as quality or affordability measures, where the outcomes of the individual measures are often not linked in a preceding research step. However, the creation of a composite indicator of housing outcomes, in which these individual measures are...
report 2012
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Coolen, H. (author), Meesters, J. (author)
The aim of this special issue is to further our understanding of ‘house’, ‘home’ and ‘dwelling’ by presenting five empirical studies that investigate different aspects of these concepts. All three are complex, multi-faceted and multi-layered concepts, whose diverse connotations are often used interchangeably. For example, the word home is used...
journal article 2012
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Cuperus, Y.J. (author), Smets, D. (author)
This paper reports on the URBox concept encompassing the high tech end of solar energy and informal low cost and affordable housing. It aims to contribute to solving the global energy crisis by building solar energy settlements in deserts where land is affordable and sunshine in abundance. First the award winning Solar City 2050 is described and...
conference paper 2011
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