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Solidario de Souza Benatti, G. (author)
This doctoral dissertation delves into the complex challenge of smallholder productive inclusion within the biodiesel value chain in Brazil. The focus is on the National Policy for Biodiesel Production and Use (PNPB) and its instrument to promote smallholder inclusion: the Social Biofuel Seal (SBS). Productive inclusion of smallholders in value...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Goldsteen, Winnie (author)
The evolution of human civilization, entwined with food, traces our development from hunters to settlers and now to a globalized food network. Carolyn Steel's 'sitopia' theory underscores the connection between place and sustenance. Brazil, a key player in the global food industry, paradoxically grapples with high inequality despite abundant...
master thesis 2023
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Torbica, Angelina (author)
Sao Paulo, Brazil, a megacity home to 22.4 million inhabitants as of 2022 has “one of the most inequitable distributions of wealth in the world” (Caldeira 1996, 303). In the various districts, the inequality either shouts or whispers its presence. An open city, where the street-scape is the backdrop for social convergence, segregates itself in...
master thesis 2023
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Shymanski, Geneviève (author)
As the Global South continues to rapidly urbanize, finding affordable and sustainable housing solutions is paramount. The Global Housing Graduation studio provides the opportunity to design new housing typologies through environmental and social lenses. São Paulo’s challenges with rapid urbanization and social inequality has left more than a...
master thesis 2023
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Fenten, Huub (author)
In São Paulo, Brazil, the urbanization of workers without education or a steady income has caused a large demand for social housing, with 800,000 families forced to live in settlements and slums without a legal basis. At the same time, the crime rates of the past decades brought forth a standard of ‘enclavement’ of urban blocks, with fences...
master thesis 2023
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Imasaki Afonso, Victoria (author)
The Paraná River is the second longest in South America and has always been a corridor for the migration of flora and fauna across the continent. In recent decades, it became one of the most important economic axes of the continent, crossing some of its most populous areas. However, in 2019, a severe drought event in the Upper Paraná River basin...
master thesis 2023
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Wiedenhöft, Guilherme Costa (author), Matheus, R. (author), Saxena, Stuti (author), Alexopoulos, Charalampos (author)
Whilst extant literature on Open Government Data (OGD) focuses upon value creation and innovation, there is scant emphasis upon the Value Co-Creation (VCC) that might result with the engagement of the public sector agencies and the users at large. The present study seeks to appreciate the barriers towards OGD VCC by adopting a qualitative...
journal article 2023
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Wiedenhöft, Guilherme Costa (author), Alexopoulos, Charalampos (author), Saxena, Stuti (author), Rizun, Nina (author), Matheus, R. (author)
While assessing the potential of a particular digital innovation initiative, especially when it has implications for a range of societal stakeholders, it becomes pertinent to understand the possible bottlenecks in its acceptability as well. In this regard, the present study seeks to understand how the Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives in...
journal article 2023
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Raniro, Henrique Rasera (author), Papera de Oliveira, J. (author), José, Lucas Urbano (author), Valença, Rodrigo Maia (author), Pavinato, Paulo Sergio (author), Hermann, Ludwig (author), Santner, Jakob (author)
Brazil is an agricultural giant that plays a crucial role in the Global Phosphorus Challenge (GPC), and whose highly weathered soils are currently dependent on phosphorus (P) fertilizers derived from phosphate rock, a dwindling and critical resource. Brazil imports > 50% of its P fertilizers and P recovery from waste is not yet explored in...
journal article 2023
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da Porciúncula Paias, Alina (author)
This project deals with the event of disaster; more specifically, the contamination and destruction by a wave of sediment of towns in the Iron Quadrangle and the Rio Doce valley after the rupture of a tailings dam on November 5, 2015, Minas Gerais, Brazil.<br/>Through the manipulation and questioning of concepts such as hauntology, ongoingness,...
master thesis 2022
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van der Zon, Jelle (author)
Tailings are the rock flour which result from the process of mineral extraction at a mine. This waste material is stored in tailings storage facilities, also known as tailings impoundments. These impound­ments gradually grow in size during operation as more tailings are produced and stored over time. These structures are however also prone to...
master thesis 2021
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Hoogendoorn, Hugo (author)
Sandy beaches can be found all over the world and are on the interface between the sea and the land. Important functions of beaches are the protection of the inland to the forces of the sea and providing local opportunities in recreation. The impact of storm events on the beach is therefore an important topic of research especially with future...
master thesis 2021
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Tempels Moreno Pessôa, I. (author)
This article investigates whether self-organized initiatives are able to undermine the underlying dynamics of spatial fragmentation in Brazilian metropolises by promoting social connections between groups that are extremely diverse. Since self-organized initiatives not only promote spatial connections but also social connections between...
journal article 2021
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Tempels Moreno Pessôa, I. (author)
The rapid urban growth of Brazilian cities in the second half of the twentieth century produced an extremely unequal urban fabric with spatial discontinuities and left-over spaces. Spatial fragmentation in Brazilian metropolises is not only related to spatial discontinuities, but also to socioeconomic inequalities. Walls in Brazil are physical...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Luken, Lodewijk (author)
The current take-make-dispose economy, resulting in resource pressure and environmental problems, calls for circular economics. Islands are perfect living laboratories, because of their clearly defined boundaries and vulnerability to external factors. In this graduation Project, Ilha de Paquetá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is taken as a case study...
master thesis 2019
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Moncada Escudero, J.A. (author), Verstegen, Judith A. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author), Junginger, Martin (author), Lukszo, Z. (author), Faaij, André (author), Weijnen, M.P.C. (author)
The aviation industry accounts for more than 2% of global CO <sub>2</sub> emissions. Biojet fuel is expected to make an essential contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation sector. Brazil is seen as a key player in developing sustainable aviation biofuels owing to its long-standing experience with biofuels. Nevertheless, a clear...
journal article 2019
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de Groen, Frederique (author)
This thesis researches the interaction between the revitalisation of an industry through industrial symbiosis and its local workforce, via a case study on the sugar industry in Norte Fluminense, Brazil. Agent-based modelling is used to gain insights in the case study with regards to the workers’ perception of their own status, power, their...
master thesis 2018
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van Westen, René M. (author), Dijkstra, Henk A. (author), Klees, R. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), Candy, A.S. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Zijlema, Marcel (author), James, Rebecca K. (author), Bouma, Tjeerd J. (author)
The Yucatan Channel connects the Caribbean Sea with the Gulf of Mexico and is the main outflow region of the Caribbean Sea. Moorings in the Yucatan Channel show high-frequent variability in kinetic energy (50–100 days) and transport (20–40 days), but the physical mechanisms controlling this variability are poorly understood. In this study, we...
journal article 2018
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Dabrowski, M.M. (author), Polverari, Laura (author), Musialkowska, Ida (author)
The paper investigates the European Union (EU)–Brazil and EU–China regional policy dialogues, viewed as vectors of cross-national policy transfer. Regional policy is considered as having limited transfer potential due to its inward orientation, context specificity and complexity. Yet, knowledge exchange and voluntary policy transfer have...
journal article 2018
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Moncada Escudero, J.A. (author), Verstegen, J. A. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author), Junginger, M. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author), Faaij, A. (author), Weijnen, M.P.C. (author)
The Brazilian government aims to increase the share of biofuels in the energy mix to around 18% by 2030, which implies an increase of ethanol production from currently 27 bln liters to over 50 bln liters per year. Biofuel policies play an important role in ethanol production, consumption, and investment in processing capacity. Nevertheless, a...
journal article 2018
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