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Balz, V.E. (author), Zonneveld, W.A.M. (author)

Dutch national planning has acquired an international reputation because it provides strong planning guidance while simultaneously being responsive to the particular spatial and political circumstances of different regions and areas. Spatial concepts, like the Randstad, are important vehicles for sustaining this approach. Such concepts...

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Hartmann, J. (author), van der Aa, Monique (author), Wuijts, Susanne (author), de Roda Husman, Ana Maria (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)

The presence of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment may affect human health via exposure to drinking water. And, even if some of these emerging contaminants are not a threat to human health, their presence might still influence the public perception of drinking water quality. Over the last decades, much research has been done on...

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Onencan, A.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)

The Paris Agreement was a monumental stride towards global climate change governance. It unlocked the climate change gridlock, introducing country-subjective commitments and a five-year review mechanism. To support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, we designed the Nzoia WeShareIt climate change game. Game sessions were conducted in...

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Falco, E. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
Despite great advances in ICT, social media, participatory platforms and mobile apps, we seem to still be locked in the one‑way communication “paradigm” where information flows unilaterally from government to citizens and seldom vice‑versa. As a result, citizens are more receivers rather than conscious producers of information, data, ideas,...
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Graversgaard, Morten (author), Hedelin, Beatrice (author), Smith, Laurence (author), Gertz, Flemming (author), Højberg, Anker Lajer (author), Langford, John (author), Martinez, Grit (author), Mostert, E. (author), Ptak, Emilia (author), Peterson, Heidi (author), Stelljes, Nico (author), van Den Brink, Cors (author), Refsgaard, Jens Christian (author)

Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture (DWPA) and its governance has received increased attention as a policy concern across the globe. Mitigation of DWPA is a complex problem that requires a mix of policy instruments and a multi-agency, broad societal response. In this paper, opportunities and barriers for developing co-governance, defined...

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Gorenstein Dedecca, J. (author), Lumbreras, Sara (author), Ramos, Andrés (author), Hakvoort, R.A. (author), Herder, P.M. (author)

The development of offshore transmission and wind power generation in the North Sea of Europe is advancing fast, but there are significant barriers to an integrated offshore grid in the region. This offshore grid is a multi-level, multi-actor system requiring a governance decision-making approach, but there is currently no proven governance...

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Zuiderwijk, Anneke (author), Jeffery, Keith (author), Yin, Yi (author)
conference paper 2018
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Falco, E. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
A renewed interest has appeared in citizen co-production of public services due to financial pressure on governments. While social media are considered an important facilitator, many digital participatory platforms (DPPs) have been developed to facilitate co-production between citizens and governments
in the context of urban development....
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Fischer, Anke (author), Spekkink, W.A.H. (author), Polzin, Christine (author), Díaz-Ayude, Alberto (author), Brizi, Ambra (author), Macsinga, Irina (author)

There is a substantial body of literature on public understandings of large-scale ‘environmental’ phenomena such as climate change and resource degradation. At the same time, political science and economics analyse the governance arrangements to deal with such issues. These realms of research rarely meet: there has been little research into...

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Huijgens, H.K.M. (author)
Based on the large amounts spent by software companies to develop new and existing software systems, we argue that an evidence-based approach that focuses on a software portfolio as a whole should be in place to support decision-making. We developed EBSPM as an evidence-based, practical model to support software companies to actively steer at...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Matheus, R. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Maheshwari, D. (author)

Dashboards visualize a consolidated set data for a certain purpose which enables users to see what is happening and to initiate actions. Dashboards can be used by governments to support their decision-making and policy processes or to communicate and interact with the public. The objective of this paper is to understand and to support the...

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Hoppe, T. (author), Butenko, Anna (author), Heldeweg, Michiel (author)

The European energy sector is an important economic sector that is also traditionally highly regulated. With the increasing tempo in which innovations in technology and markets occur, catalysed inter alia by the energy transition and accompanied by new formats of innovation (disruptive and bottom-up), the question arises whether existing...

contribution to periodical 2018
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Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author), Shinde, R. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
The objectives of open government data initiatives range from enhancing transparency and accountability to increasing innovation and participation. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the extent to which the objectives of open government data initiatives are achieved. This article investigates the relationship between the objectives of open...
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Acosta, Cristina (author), Ortega, Mariana (author), Bunsen, Till (author), Koirala, B.P. (author), Ghorbani, A. (author)

Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES) are an emerging local energy system focusing on the collective use of distributed energy resources (DER). These socio-technical systems (STSs) have a high potential to advance the transition towards socially inclusive, environmentally-friendly energy systems and to stimulate the local economy. While...

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van Engelenburg, S.H. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author)
Context-awareness refers to the ability to sense and adapt to context. With the rise of context-aware systems, designers are struggling with what variables should be sensed from the context. According to the definitions found in the literature, whether something belongs to context, has to do with whether it is relevant. However, what it means to...
conference paper 2018
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Falco, E. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
Previous research has highlighted that there is a lack of advanced technological solutions able to foster government-citizens collaboration. We argue that many examples of digital participatory platforms are already available and also ready to use for governments and citizens. Hence, causes for ineffective citizen engagement and collaboration...
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Pereira, Gabriela Viale (author), Parycek, Peter (author), Falco, E. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
This literature review has focused on smart governance as an emerging domain of study that attracts significant scientific and policy attention. More specifically, this paper aims to provide more insight in the definitions of and relationships between smart governance and concepts such as smart and electronic government, in the context of smart...
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Meijers, E.J. (author), Hoogerbrugge, M.M. (author), Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author)

A quarter of the European population lives in 'polycentric urban regions' (PURs): clusters of historically and administratively distinct but proximate and well-connected cities of relatively similar size. This paper explores whether tighter integration can increase agglomeration benefits at the PUR-level. We provide the first comprehensive...

journal article 2017
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Eid, C. (author)
The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kang, V. (author), Groetelaers, D.A. (author)
Regional governance is coming to play an increasingly pivotal role in the planning of housing development. It has been argued that an absence of formal accountability lines in regional governance is beneficial because it makes inter-municipal coordination more flexible, without the need for territorial adjustments in local authorities. However,...
journal article 2017
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