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Grimbacher, Elena (author)
The current linear food system in the Netherlands has a negative impact on the environment, requiring almost ten times the biocapacity the country has to offer. The food sector plays a big role in generating this inequality - this overconsumption, and of the entire food supply chain up to a third of food waste is generated by the consumer. The...
master thesis 2024
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Zhou, S. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Dijkstra, R.J. (author)
In the inevitable high-density urbanization process, existing urban green space (UGS) design approaches are ineffective in creating more green areas and combining multidisciplinary design principles to provide balanced sets of ecosystem services (ESs). This paper proposes a systematic framework for UGS design in the context of high-density urban...
journal article 2024
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Bollen, Thomas (author)
Cities worldwide are grappling with spatial constraints, particularly in rapidly growing urban areas. Rotterdam, as an aspiring sustainable city, faces similar challenges in balancing sustainability goals with limited space. This predicament extends to the underutilized rooftop spaces across the city. While initiatives like the “multifunction...
master thesis 2023
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Bechmann, Clarissa (author)
The graduation project within the field of Urbanism investigates the impact of urban environments on personal and ecological well-being, with a focus on the decreasing quality of life in cities due to the diminishing urban green spaces resulting from growing urbanisation and densification. Moreover, the project highlights the importance of...
master thesis 2023
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Groen, Dennis (author)
Several areas in the Netherlands are considered vulnerable. These areas have poor livability and safety. Creating safe space is about improving the perceived safety and livability in neighborhoods by designing spatial interventions. One of these vulnerable areas is Rotterdam South. In Rotterdam South, Hillesluis is perceived by the inhabitants...
master thesis 2023
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XIANG, DANYI (author)
The survival and development of the city of Maastricht are facing enormous threats from the increasingly frequent and severe fluvial floods, while the leisure industry is the most vulnerable to flood damage as a crucial segment of the economy, accounting for about 50% of the total economic damage. However, flooding is essentially just a natural...
master thesis 2023
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Ottema, Froukje (author)
The Netherlands, primarily a Delta nation, is confronted with significant challenges in adapting to the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels. And the urgency to prepare for a significant climate change is more than ever, now 9 years after the Paris agreement, the feasibility to keep to the agreement of 1,5 degree is shaky. The...
master thesis 2023
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Wu, Jiaying (author)
Exchanges between China and Africa involving political, economic, scientific and cultural aspects have a long history and are constantly updated according to the practical needs of both sides. The high degree of complementarity has led to China-Africa deepening cooperation, which has been accompanied by the emergence of new industrial clusters,...
master thesis 2023
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Hollander, Kevin (author)
Our world is going through several transitions at the time of writing. One of them is the digital transition. The digital transition changes the way we interact with each other, it gives us new ways to learn, new ways to work. It changes how society functions on a global scale. The digital transition makes people more individualised. It means...
master thesis 2023
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Coolen, Julia (author)
The deaf and hard-of-hearing live in world that, from an architectural standpoint, is designed for hearing people. Which causes a set of challenges for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.These problems have major effects at schools for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. These schools are mainly located in buildings that happened to be empty or that already...
master thesis 2023
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Rooij, R.M. (author), Bossen, R.H. (author)
In this paper, we take the position that teaching engineering itself is a design science. Engineering educators worldwide creatively design, implement, and evaluate new ways of teaching to facilitate the learning of their students and to respond to various societal challenges. Sadly, their teaching and course design discoveries often remain with...
conference paper 2023
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Namwanje, Priscilla (author), Muñoz Sanz, V. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author)
This article explores the use of the pattern language approach in bridging the gap between formal and informal urban planning practices in the African context. This study focuses on a case application within the urbanised region encompassing the Nakivubo wetland located in Kampala, Uganda. As in other cities in Africa with a colonial past,...
journal article 2023
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Chen, Ruihua (author), Bos-de Vos, M. (author), Mulder, I. (author), van Eldik, Zoë (author)
Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language Theory (PLT) has been recognized as a valuable methodology to understand complex systems. It has been applied across domains through a variety of different approaches. This article reviews exist-ing approaches to PLT application and reflects upon the differences between them. We find that application...
journal article 2023
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CHEN, RUIHUA (author)
Numansgors is a village seeking to improve sustainability by housing renovation. In this process, the effective participation of homeowners faces multiple challenges. The Pattern Language Theory (PLT), a design methodology first proposed by Alexander Christopher in 1970s, shows its potential in tackling these challenges. However, as PLT has been...
master thesis 2022
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KARADIMITRIOU, IOANNA (author)
The shortage of housing stock and the deindustrialization of cities have rendered many areas prone to severe transformations. Many sites across the<br/>country have been characterized as transformation areas. In an effort to battle the housing crisis, urban redevelopment processes have been initiated or are under examination for a plethora of...
master thesis 2022
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Demetriadou, Leto (author)
One of the main results of Cyprus’s contemporary conflict is the Cypriot refugee identity creation. The thesis focuses on the Cypriot refugee settlements created from 1976 to 1991, unraveling the formation of the Greek Cypriot refugee community through space. The thesis project questions how community-led spatial planning allows the Cypriot...
master thesis 2022
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NAMWANJE, PRISCILLA (author)
Uganda’s capital Kampala, is grappling with the effects of rapid urbanisation fueled by the population explosion that has transpired over the recent years. Due to the continued futility of urban planning efforts, the city’s growth has proceeded with minimal planning intervention, resulting in multiple urban development challenges.<br/>Kampala’s...
master thesis 2022
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Yao, Xinqi (author)
<br/>The main object of this study is the migrant laneway, which refers to the old community in the city center that attracts migrant workers because of its low rent and good location. This kind of community in urgent need of renewal contains three aspects: spatial, social and the process of renewal. This study regards these three aspects as the...
master thesis 2022
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te Duits, Noa (author)
This thesis explores the possibility of circularity to regenerate the degraded agricultural systems of the Foodvalley region. The Foodvalley is a regional network organization, consisting of eight municipalities situated partly in the province of Utrecht and partly the province of Gelderland. Circularity is used to describe a way in which...
master thesis 2022
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Hausleitner, B. (author), Hill, Adrian (author), Domenech, Teresa (author), Muñoz Sanz, V. (author)
Urban manufacturing and manufacturers play a vital role in delivering circular economy ambitions through processing materials, providing skills and technology for repair or reconditioning goods and the capacity to deliver innovative technology. The transdisciplinary approach of Cities of Making (CoM) puts forward three ways of addressing...
book chapter 2022
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