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Loeffen, Betsie (author)
Dutch municipalities are striving for a better connection with their residents and increased mutual trust. Nevertheless, the voice of youth is often overlooked in this process, despite their right to be heard in policies and decisions that affect their lives. This is reinforced by bureaucratic institutions primarily focusing on executing tasks,...
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Valdez, Kristen (author)
Given the urgency of addressing climate change impacts, collaborations between local governments and diverse stakeholders are imperative for successful climate adaptation efforts in urban areas. This master thesis explores the role of collaborative governance capacities in policy and their implementations in practice within the context of the...
master thesis 2024
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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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van Dijk, Marloes (author)
Forensic Psychiatric Centers (FPC’s) provide treatment for patients placed under the Dutch Entrustment Act, aiming to protect society and rehabilitate offenders (De Boer & Gerrits, 2007). Recent developments, such as the 2017 murder of Anne Faber, have increased pressure on FPC’s, with a steady rise in patient numbers and budget cuts of 10%...
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Mulders, Imke (author)
In the pursuit of creating monumental and desirable cities with a sustainable character, the municipality of Delft has embarked on a journey of integrating sustainability principles into its urban development strategies. This paper traces Delft's evolution in sustainable design practices through a historical lens over the past three decades....
student report 2024
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Spoelstra, Siemen (author)
This master's thesis explores the role of policy innovation of policies, programs, and policy instruments within the domain of heat transition in the built environment in the Netherlands, focusing specifically on the role of municipalities in navigating this complex transition towards a natural gas-free future by 2050, as mandated by the...
master thesis 2024
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van Herwijnen, Maurits (author)
Making decisions when future conditions are uncertain is a challenging endeavor. This thesis develops a framework to analyse flood risk and create Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways, which can provide insights in the behaviour of flood risk protection measures in many future scenarios. The pathways are used to identify robust measures, dead ends...
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van der Lee, Sean (author)
Many cities are implementing car-reducing measures to achieve goals related to livability, such as climate change reduction, air quality improvements, improved living space, improved health and safety and reduced costs. Policies at the local, national, and supranational levels affect the measures that cities can take. This thesis addresses the...
master thesis 2024
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Brouwer, Annemieke (author)
Responding rapidly to epidemic outbreaks presents significant challenges, due to resource, capacity and time limitations. Anticipatory Action (AA) is a newly emerging strategy in the field of humanitarian aid, designed to preemptively address potential crises. By taking impact-reducing actions before a disaster strikes, AA seeks to minimize...
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Volkers, Bas (author)
Individualizing mechanical ventilation treatment regimes remains a challenge in the intensive care unit (ICU). Reinforcement Learning (RL) offers the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality risk, by optimizing ventilation treatment regimes. We focus on the Offline RL setting, using Offline Policy Evaluation (OPE), specifically...
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Kroon, Lisa (author)
Problem definition<br/><br/>The healthcare sector faces escalating pressure due to its current inefficient practices in digital information exchange. The Integral Care Agreement (IZA) from the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (VWS) and overarching healthcare organizations is focused on creating a future-proof healthcare system. The Wegiz,...
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van Noesel, Luc (author)
As one of the largest innovation hubs in the world, the Brainport Eindhoven region experiences significant economic and population growth. However, with this success comes a challenge: the transportation infrastructure is increasingly strained, with new housing developments and population growth escalating the transport demand. The economic...
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Caranti, Leonardo (author)
This Master Thesis investigates the possible improvements to the Target Time Management concept to optimize the arrival flows for SWISS International Airlines. The aim is to improve operational performance based on the current model used, as well as prove that Target Time Management constitutes a valuable system to improve operations in a...
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Verbeeke, Ruben (author)
Governments worldwide are planning car-free policies to increase the livability of cities. However, car-free policies often face opposition from local stakeholders, and policy-makers often lack relevant model indicators to represent all stakeholder interests in their ex-ante car-free policy evaluations. Well-being (Dutch: Brede Welvaart)...
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Wiersma, Suzanne (author)
This research addresses the critical role of the Yard Utilization Rate (YUR) in the performance of container terminals, focusing on Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) container terminals. Existing literature reveals a gap in studies specifically targeting high YURs in RTG container terminals. The primary research question is, ”How to reduce Quay...
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Hasankhani, M. (author), van Engelen, J.M.L. (author), Celik, S (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
As the transition to sustainable energy intensifies, hydrogen emerges as a pivotal medium in mitigating climate change and improving energy security. While its applicability across various sectors is undeniable, its integration into established energy systems presents multifaceted challenges. This study investigates the complexities of...
journal article 2024
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Zatarain Salazar, J. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Witvliet, Mark (author)
Evolutionary Multi-Objective Direct Policy Search (EMODPS) is a prominent framework for designing control policies in multi-purpose environmental systems, combining direct policy search with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) to identify Pareto approximate control policies. While EMODPS is effective, the choice of functions...
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Nelson, R.J. (author), Warnier, Martijn (author), Verma, T. (author)
Changes in policy over the last thirty years, particularly within advanced economies, have allowed for increased financialization, deregulation and globalisation of housing. What differentiates real-estate from other financial markets is that it possesses a salient socio-spatial geography. Housing inequalities are often framed as an outcome...
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Nefs, Merten (author)
The spatial planning of logistics is an emerging topic due to scarcity of land, environmental impacts and the transition to a circular economy. This paper proposes a policy information tool for these issues, including a new logistics cluster typology applied in suitability maps. The validity and applicability of this tool are tested in a Dutch...
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Zapata Arango, Mateo (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Itten, A.V. (author), Blok, K. (author)
Background<br/>At the COP21, cities were recognised as key actors in combatting climate change. In supporting cities, climate city networks such as transnational climate networks (TCNs) and national climate networks (NCNs) have emerged to enable cities in building capacities and formulating climate policy whilst also encouraging citizen...
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