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Van Houdenhoven, Robyn (author)
The intellectual disability population increased from 65.545 people in 2011 to 116.200 people in 2020. In other words, the population almost doubled in less than ten years' time. Interventions are required to be able to make sure everyone receives the needed care. Therefore, the causes for the growth should be further examined before any...
master thesis 2023
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Jager, Coen (author)
This research is about the meaning of self-reliant living and what the physical environment can bring to improve this, with as main research question;<br/>In what ways can architecture encourage elderly to become more self-reliant. The research is conducted through fieldwork observations and interviews in care home 't Kampje in Loenen aan de...
master thesis 2021
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
This research project focuses on how decisions made by practitioners, articulating rural housing in Sub-Sahara Africa, contribute to the decreasing level of self-reliance inhabitants have regarding their housing. Multiple case studies on Mt. Elgon proved that inhabitants have a significantly higher self-reliance level, comparing traditional to...
doctoral thesis 2020
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MacDonald-Nelson, James (author)
Despite relatively progressive policies put forth by the Canadian government to tackle the challenge of climate mitigation, cities and regions across the country are only beginning to address the equally important task of adaptation. This conversation typically focuses on the spatial adaptability of shorelines, dense urban environments, and the...
master thesis 2020
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Rural communities in developing countries show a socially inclusive, resilient, and self-reliant model for their housing, despite the lack of individual capacities. However, due to scarce opportunities, many people move to the cities, often returning to challenging living conditions. As a result, both urban and rural inhabitants struggle to...
book chapter 2020
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
The most fundamental struggle for realizing a sustainable built environment still lies in the use of non-renewable resources in its articulation. Although efforts have been taken to increase the use of sustainable materials the vast majority of the building sector still relies heavily on depletable resources. This article debates that the...
journal article 2019
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an extensive household survey amongst four rural communities on Mt. Elgon Kenya. The area is the chosen area for the author’s overall PhD research. In order to offer the inhabitants of Mt. Elgon suitable housing support, the purpose of this paper is to assess the gap between existing housing...
journal article 2019
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the quasi-experiment setting to test the formulated design support (developed in the author’s PhD research) within a design research methodology (DRM) framework. This support intends to help designers to consciously engage rural families within a development aid scenario and increase their...
journal article 2019
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
The most fundamental struggle for realizing a sustainable built environment still lies in the use of non-renewable resources in its articulation. Although effort has been taken to increase the use of sustainable materials (bio based, C2C, etc.) the vast majority of the building sector still relies heavily on steel and concrete. This article...
conference paper 2017
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Changing climate conditions and depleting resources are becoming more important on the global agenda, the paradigm shifting to understand which means (resources) are necessary to generate future well-being. Unfortunately, the formal built environment remains the most polluting global industry and due to its conservative character seems...
journal article 2017
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Sillem, S. (author)
An important part of the response to an emergency is making sure that people are able to take themselves and others to a place of safety. To make people aware that there is an emergency, there are three steps that have to be taken: there has to be a warning that something is going on, people have to perceive and process that warning, and finally...
doctoral thesis 2010
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