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Karantani, Chrysa Nefeli (author)
Construction projects deal with a lot of uncertainties in the design stage and therefore, changes in the design are sometimes unavoidable. There are various factors leading to design changes, however, the most frequent factor is the client. Clients often produce vague design briefs and as a result, design changes are expected at a later stage,...
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Kusters, Niek (author)
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a key component in the Earth System. Given its important role in the climate system, variability in the AMOC strength is expected to have great impact on the global climate. The current observational timeseries are not long enough to make climate projections for the end of the century or...
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Troost, Gert-Jan (author)
Climate change effects lead to a transformation of our environment. The building sector is considered to have the greatest potential in the clean energy transition. However, general consensus of climate change definitions, communication and cooperation on climate change knowledge and perspectives is underdeveloped in the industry. A review of...
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Parlangeli, Luca (author)
Within the main geographical contexts of the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary, the Doelpolder area stands out for the conflictual relationships between human settlements, environmental crisis, and man-made infrastructures, which are all paradigms of the so-called Anthropocene era. The site comprises the village of Doel, the natural reserve of...
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van Wirdum, C.C. (author)
Severe wind gusts associated with mid-latitude convective storms contribute to an increasing amount of natural hazard related losses in Europe. Modifications of the atmosphere associated with anthropogenic climate change are projected to increase the frequency of favorable conditions for convective storms, and it is absolutely critical to...
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Balasubramanian, Aarabhi (author)
Increasing burdens on the earth’s resource systems are affecting not only the well-being of the planet, but also affects human health, safety and security. The increasing population and the aggregation of people in dense urban pockets adds to the pressures on already complex and volatile global systems. Our systems need to adapt and be resilient...
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Parukoor Thomas, B. (author)
This project deals with the creation of mechanisms for self-assessment in work-from-home (WFH) environments to enhance people's satisfaction. The core of the project lies in increasing WFH satisfaction by incorporating self-experimenting into work and family activities. This relies on the determinants of satisfaction and how homeworkers relate...
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Savvidis, Giagkos (author)
Objective: Static long-term decision-making processes for road assets adaptation on the dynamic effects of climate change seem to be ineffective because the proposed proactive measures might not address the actual climate at the fixed date the decision-maker imposes them to be implemented but by giving a time range of expected implementation in...
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Hanus, Sarah (author)
Hydrological regimes of alpine catchments are expected to be strongly influenced by climate change due to their dependence on snow dynamics. While seasonal changes have been studied extensively, studies on changes in the timing and magnitude of annual extremes remain rare. This study investigates the effects of climate change on runoff patterns...
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Dott, Jelle (author)
Globally one-third of all food that is producedfor human consumption is wasted (FAO, 2013). Although it happens across theentire Food Supply Chain, 53% of all food waste in Europe takes place withinconsumers’ households (Stenmarck et al., 2016). All this waste has seriousconsequences for the environment and if we want to...
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Patel, Ishit (author)
The project is undertaken for the organization of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums(BIAZA). BIAZA is an association with 121 member zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland. It’s member zoos and aquariums receive a whopping audience of about 35 million visitors every year, which is more than half of the total populations of the...
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Luck, Zoe (author)
<b>Noise in orthopedic operating theaters The medical staff working in orthopedic operating theaters are often exposed to significant noise generated by many simultaneous sound events (e.g. powered tools, alarms) that pose a risk to their health and well-being. This thesis focuses on their health behaviors associated with...
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Kulkarni, S.G. (author)
Integrated assessment models (IAMs) are greatly influential in global climate policy discussions and decision making. Mainstream IAMs suggest climate mitigation pathways which amount to making very little changes to emissions, consumption, and investment patterns in the short term. Instead, they rely on back-loading the mitigation efforts to...
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Ortega Silva, M.A. (author)
The construction industry plays an essential role in the provision of infrastructure and particularly housing. At the same time, because of its size and participation in the national economies, the improvement of the construction industry could generate long-lasting benefits for the society. However, the construction industry has failed to adapt...
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Teh, N.S.H. (author)
Quay walls are waterfront structures that have a simple, yet important function: separating land from water and in doing so support functions on both land and water. These functions include providing stable land for the construction of buildings, roads, and the safe movement of people on land. On the waterside, quay walls are needed for...
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Thijssen, Fieke (author)
Over the past decades, a culture that rapidly produces, consumes and discards earthly resources is established. The extraction and processing of these resources lead to an increasing amount of greenhouse gas emissions which are warming the planet day by day. In 2016 the European Union signed the Paris-agreement. This agreement aims to avoid this...
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Godó Blasco, A. (author)
Money is a worry for many people, and one of the main factor to create well-being in society. Nowadays, 44% of young adults, say that money is their main reason for suffering from stress (Pew Research Center, 2020). Most of the young adults (62%) don't feel financially stable and about two-thirds state that they are living short on money, from...
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van Arkel, Thomas (author)
Our society is facing a number of great challenges which will require all of us to significantly change our lifestyle in the coming years. To support people in those transitions, next to systemic changes, new design interventions have to be crafted that intentionally aim to redirect behaviour for the common good. As changing behaviour...
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Wang, Yanjiao (author)
The research focuses on the estate zone of the Baakse Beek region which is facing environmental problems mainly caused by historical human intervention and climate change. Besides, in the Vorden cluster, as the land use changing caused by intense land reclamation and consolidation, the current agriculture productive landscape makes it not easy...
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Kesisoglou, Iosif (author)
In the midst of climate change, a global pandemic, and an increasingly complex world, urban communities are in need for novel ways to adapt to the new climatic conditions.<br/><br/>Through a vision-led iterative design process, I explored how community resilience can flourish, by focusing on human relationships. Focusing on the values of care...
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