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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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Matušovič, Marko (author)
Optimizing SQL query execution through effective cost models is a critical challenge in database management systems (DBMS). This thesis introduces a modular benchmarking system for cost models, with a pluggable architecture for both cost models and execution engines, enabling comprehensive benchmarking across various scenarios. Accompanied by a...
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van Beem, Nathan (author), Dijkstra, M.M. (author), Egelmeers, Eva (author), Kraan, Tejon (author), Yang, Y. (author)
Only 1% of the surface water in the Netherlands has been classified as ‘good’, making it the EU member state with the worst quality of surface water (Didde, 2022). Polluted rivers cause problems such as worsened human health, reduced biodiversity, and poor soil fertility. To comply with the Water Framework Directive, there is an urgent need to...
student report 2024
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van der Maarel, Stefan (author)
Traditional financial companies play a central role in ensuring financial stability and reliability. However, these companies face institutional problems due to inefficiencies, lack of transparency and limited innovation. For this reason, the use of distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, has been explored as an alternative and its...
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Lanning, Marte (author)
In a collaborative effort spanning between the Netherlands and Kenya, this project aimed to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Meru region by designing a manual groundnut thresher. Recognising the importance of cultural context, I embarked on a journey guided by a cultural anthropological research approach, placing a strong...
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Rademaker, Julia (author)
Over the past few decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of professional female athletes. One thing that both professional and amateur athletes can experience is the effects of their hormonal cycles. These hormonal cycles can affect their performance, and in return, their performance can affect their hormonal cycle. However...
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Chen, Yuwei (author)
Our understanding of mental workload (MWL) is still limited compared to well-known physiological data like blood pressure and heart rate. MWL measures the cognitive resources required for tasks against what's available. Innovative technologies offer more comprehensive and objective cognitive data, but their impact on individuals and their...
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Osinga, Susanna (author)
Youth participation is becoming increasingly important in municipal governance. However, despite the introduction of new tools, podcasts, and events designed to foster participation, engaging young voices in policy-making remains a challenge. This project explores whether a different perspective on this challenge can lead to more meaningful...
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Morscher, Leon (author)
This thesis project explores the imperative of strenghening Vienna's climate resilience through mitigating weather extremes and fostering knowledge of them by reimagining its current water and ecosystem dynamics. The central focus is on integrating a blue-green infrastructure into the urban environment and a just distribution of their services,...
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Meijnema, Marc (author)
Local governments hardly have a clear overview of their current progress in reducing emissions. This could be explained by the inadequacy of available tools. To address this issue, this research used a design cycle to explore the development of a feasible and useful method for allocating emissions in the road freight transport subsector. Four...
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Janus, Steyn (author)
This study presents an innovative algorithm designed to optimise the layout of floating offshore wind farms (FOWFs), addressing inter-array cable length and the number of anchor structures required. This research is particularly noteworthy as no prior work has been conducted on wind farm layout optimisation for FOWFs. The Local-Search-Inspired...
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Amin, Shan (author)
Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into Japan's life insurance sector marks a significant move towards data-centric precision, reflecting the nation's shift towards Society 5.0. In this domain, AI is revolutionizing decision-making processes and enhancing operational efficiency, with applications ranging from fraud detection in credit card...
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Mispelblom Beijer, Juerd (author)
This project develops a novel assistive technology for aiding in mobility of the Visually Impaired in collaboration with Royal Visio. This technology provides VIPs with a dynamic tactile map of their environment to improve spatial awareness. The aim is to improve overview, wayfinding and orientation, while also improving the overall mobility...
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Hyde, Edward (author)
As the aviation industry has agreed on the goal of achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, various mitigation strategies are being deployed and developed. This paper focuses on reducing emissions at airports by towing aircraft instead of taxiing with their main engines; dispatch towing. This is done by developing a model to optimise the...
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Nguyen, Kimberley (author)
Nocturnal cultural spaces in Rotterdam are under pressure of gentrification. The decline in night club spaces, also results in a decline in cultural innovation and experimentation. In current redevelopment plans for creative clusters such as Schieblock, show the replacement of the creative industry by homogeneous residential neighbourhoods or...
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Bindi, Ludovica (author)
Greenwashing can be defined as the mismatch between companies’ positive green communications and their activities that are counterproductive to the fight against climate change. Greenwashing companies can undermine the success of climate policies by hiding their climate footprints and prevent policymakers from realizing the need for further...
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Janssen, C. (author), Daamen, T.A. (author), Heurkens, E.W.T.M. (author)
Najaar 2023 gingen 20 professionals uit de Nederlandse ruimtelijke ontwikkelingspraktijk op studiereis naar New York. Een geliefde stad voor een onvergetelijke citytrip, maar wat levert zo’n studiereis op aan nieuwe inzichten voor gebiedsontwikkeling? Céline Janssen, Erwin Heurkens en Tom Daamen doen verslag.
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Zielhuis, M.R.P. (author), Sleeswijk Visser, F. (author), Andriessen, Daan (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Collaborative research projects are great opportunities for the involved design professionals to learn. Many design professionals join in such collaborations to contribute with their existing professional expertise, but also to further develop and extend that expertise. However, learning by individuals is usually not the main aim, and we lack...
journal article 2024
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Teodoro Morales, J.D. (author), Marselis, Suzanne (author), Maiello, A. (author), Häger, Achim (author)
The inclusion of social actors is widely acknowledged as a precondition for just and sustainable adaptation strategies to climate change. The integration of diverse types of scientific and local knowledge contributes to a better understanding of problems and increases the relevance of science at the local scale. In this study, we - an...
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Maharaj, A.D. (author), Roberts, Natasha (author), Jefford, Michael (author), Ng, Jerome (author), Rutherford, Claudia (author), Koczwara, Bogda (author)
Background: While there is increasing evidence on the benefits of PROMs in cancer care, the extent of routine collection and use of PROMs in clinical cancer practice across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) is unknown. This study examined the prevalence and characteristics of PROMs use in routine clinical cancer care in ANZ. Methods: An online...
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