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Verhoef, Willem (author)
Renewable hydrogen is seen as an important element of a future decarbonized European Union. To reach the European Union’s ambitious goals for renewable hydrogen, a framework for regulating its hydrogen transmission infrastructures has been proposed, shaping how hydrogen transmission capacity via pipelines should be made available throughout the...
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Halleran, Anna (author)
At the edge of North America lies St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, one of the oldest cities on the continent (Newfoundland & Labrador, Most easterly point in north america, n.d.). In recent decades, this historic city has seen a prevalent trend of institutional architecture within St. John’s being abandoned or demolished with little...
student report 2024
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van Oppenraay, Nikki (author)
Higher Education Institutions are not just centres of learning. They are dynamic ecosystems<br/>with significant environmental footprints and societal responsibilities. Due to their expansive operations, these organisations typically have vast infrastructure and services, which require various products to support them. These products, in turn,...
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Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, Molood (author)
In society, institutions are the foundation that governs human behaviour through rules, norms, and regulations. The actions and interactions of individuals are shaped by these institutions, forming a cyclic system with numerous parameters and factors. Altering any of these factors, triggers the entire system to transition into a new state that...
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van Eijk, Mark (author)
The automotive industry is transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs), creating a higher electricity demand. Concurrently, the utility sector is shifting to a renewable energy system. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology allows EVs to both consume and deliver electricity to the grid, introducing a dynamic interaction. However, integrating EVs into the...
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Wijnia, Puck (author)
This thesis delves into the pivotal role of engineering education in equipping students to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. Despite widespread efforts in higher education institutions, particularly in engineering, to incorporate education for sustainable development (ESD), effectiveness often falls short, leading to a regression to...
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Souaid, C. (author)
This thesis examines the potential of small, low-carbon, (near) zero-energy dwellings as a solution that would both address sustainability challenges and answer to the growing housing shortage in North-West Europe. It adopts a multidimensional outlook that encompasses institutional, social and technical aspects surrounding the dwellings. The...
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Schenk, Nena (author)
Fast developing technology offers many opportunities for innovation and optimization in the public domain. However this sector is bound to European directives on public procurement transposed into national law and therefore bound to the mandatory procurement of, among others, their assets. This legislation provides a limiting framework in which,...
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Janssen, C. (author)
Although social objectives are frequently part of the pursuit of sustainable urban development, how such social sustainability goals can be achieved in urban development practices remains a largely unsolved puzzle. While scholars increasingly acknowledge that urban social sustainability is a plural concept that needs to be specified in...
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Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, Molood (author), Melnyk, A. (author), Ghorbani, Amineh (author), Herder, P.M. (author)
Social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic challenged existing institutional arrangements that govern the society. During that time, nation-states had to prevent the collapse of society and rapidly establish new institutions and adapt existing ones to address public health, job security, and freedom-of-movement concerns. At the same time...
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van Zoest, S.P. (author), Daamen, T.A. (author)
Value capture (VC) is widely cited as a method for local authorities to provide urban public goods to their cities in the face of fiscal stress. Its application in practice however remains limited. In this article, we aim to explain the implementation process of VC as a strategy to fund public transportation infrastructure through case...
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Riemersma, B. (author), Correljé, A. (author), Kunneke, R.W. (author)
This article studies safety management in future gas systems. It is structured around the compatibility of its technological and institutional coordination. We identify how the current mode of safety management is not in harmony with increasingly complex technological and institutional arrangements, and combine safety science with...
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Juárez Pastor, Lidia (author), Subramanian, Vrishali (author), Cucurachi, S. (author), Ghorbani, Amineh (author)
Solid waste management in low- and middle-income countries like India faces significant challenges due to the increasing waste generation that surpasses the current capacity. Therefore, the informal waste sector (IWS) is more vital than ever in handling consumer waste alongside municipal solid waste management (SWM) systems. However, the...
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Marin, L. (author), Vică, Constantin (author)
The phenomenon of missed interactions between online users is a specific issue occurring when users of different language games interact on social media platforms. We use the lens of institutional theory to analyze this phenomenon and argue that current online institutions will necessarily fail to regulate user interactions in a way that...
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Dizani, A. (author), Ghorbani, Amineh (author), Taebi, B. (author), van de Poel, I.R. (author)
In recent decades, distinct national approaches to engineering ethics have evolved, each tailored to its unique contextual factors. These contextual disparities make it unfeasible to transfer one country's engineering ethics approach directly into another. This calls for a compelling need to enhance our comprehension of engineering ethics...
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Chang, Janet (author), Jaskula, Klaudia (author), Papadonikolaki, E. (author), Rovas, Dimitrios (author), Parlikad, Ajith Kumar (author)
Purpose<br/>This research investigates the distinct characteristics of blockchain technology to safeguard against the deterioration of handover information quality in the post-construction phase. The significance of effective management of handover information is highlighted by global building failures, such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London,...
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Onencan, A. M. (author), Ou, J. (author), de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author)
The Netherlands Climate Change Agreement aims to reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and seismic events by halting natural gas usage by 2050. This will require widespread societal acceptance by 90% of households. The study investigates the social acceptance of a district heating network (DHN) among social housing tenants in Haarlem, Netherlands....
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Davidson, Michael R. (author), Filatova, T. (author), Peng, Wei (author), Verbeek, E. (author), Kucuksayacigil, Fikri (author)
Sustainability outcomes are influenced by the laws and configurations of natural and engineered systems as well as activities in socio-economic systems. An important subset of human activity is the creation and implementation of institutions, formal and informal rules shaping a wide range of human behavior. Understanding these rules and...
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Manuel, Denzel (author)
The Flemish Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA) is an institution strongly rooted in the existing fabric and socio-political framework of Antwerp South. The museum is located on the outskirts of the city, which has undergone consistent urban development and urban planning as the city grew into one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in Europe....
master thesis 2023
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Brouwer, Bas (author)
Wind energy is deemed important in the Netherlands in sustainable energy transitions. While Commercial Wind Energy Project Developers (CWEPDs) bring professionalism, Local Energy Cooperatives (LECs) promote local renewable initiatives. The Dutch Klimaatakkoord aims for 50% community-owned renewable electricity, but real-world implementation of...
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