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Lin, Miaolan (author)
Consider the “efficiency” both in the physical and psychological way to value the residents’<br/>meaningful encounters with nature and build a future-proof green intervention which will last for a long-term and explore green innovations in architecture. I designed a public building as an insect-based ecology center as the ‘gate’ of the Noorder...
master thesis 2018
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Habostad, Petter (author)
The project acts as a way to bring production back to the city as a part of everyday life in the year 2050, in a time when industry has become individualised as a result of the fourth industrial revolution. At the same time, additive manufacturing (3D-printing) makes it possible to produce just about anything; from shoes and textiles to...
master thesis 2018
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Terpstra, Marrit (author)
The geopolitical instability in Syria has led to an increased disturbance of the environmental, economic and social situation in its adjacent country Lebanon. A comprehensive approach is put forward, for safeguarding the environment and to address the economic and social disruptions the country is facing. This allows the phenomenon and...
master thesis 2018
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Galjaard, Joline (author)
A large part of the Dutch landscape is used by agriculture, and the two are strongly related. However, the current agricultural system has problems with sustainability, leading for example to the loss of biodiversity, soil degradation, water pollution and high emissions of greenhouse gases. Besides ecological issues, economic and social problems...
master thesis 2018
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Moncrieff, Neil (author)
A possible consequence of the contemporary re-evaluation of Dutch flood and water management strategies could be a return to more naturalistic estuarine conditions within the Southwest Delta. This has the potential to re-animate natural systems and habitats as well as bolster cultural connections to, and across, this landscape. <br/><br/>But how...
master thesis 2018
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Myserli, Aikaterina (author)
In the light of climate change, ecosystem derangement and debasement of local economies in the name of globalisation and free trade, capitalism has almost exhausted its source of nourishment: Nature. Within today’s globalised urbanisation, cities seem to be better linked to the planetary system of production and trade than to their surrounding...
master thesis 2018
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Böing, Donald (author)
In the last decennia, the world has seen a staggering increase in urbanization in coastal areas. Socio-economic pressure in coastal areas is increasing, while extreme weather events become more common. This thesis focuses on the development of coastal areas in order to combat the rising threats of flood risk and socio-economic pressure. Through...
master thesis 2018
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Hu, Ye (author)
Estuarine area, as a transition area between land and sea, is the most dynamic and complicated area, due to its unique location and diverse ecosystem, but yet it is also the most vulnerable and fragile area, as it may be plagued with flooding risk, erosion, subsidence and etc. As the diagram show below, estuary area is influenced by three...
master thesis 2018
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Bremer, Mart (author)
The ‘babyboom generation’ born right after WWII is on the verge of retirement or already retired, while the working population stays the same or even shrinks. The government, aiming to keep the cost of the elderly healthcare law down, ‘marketed’ the biggest part via health insurers. Recent research showed that this transition does not do good...
master thesis 2018
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Swart, Jac A.A. (author), Zevenberg, Jorien (author), Ho, P.P.S. (author), Cortina, Jordi (author), Reed, Mark (author), Derak, Mchich (author), Vella, Steven (author), Zhao, Heng (author), van der Windt, Henny J. (author)
It is widely acknowledged that ecosystems often cannot be considered as separated from social systems, but that they should rather be seen as interacting, cross-scaled, coupled systems operating on multiple temporal and spatial scales. Humans have an increasing impact on ecosystems worldwide, while at the same time ecosystems are of critical...
journal article 2018
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van Duijnhoven, Noor (author)
Circular economy principles are gaining attention in the Netherlands. Industries, consumers and the Dutch government feel increased responsibility to tackle barriers to sustainable development. The government is increasing its investments to stimulate consumers to live more sustainably and companies that develop circular products are established...
master thesis 2018
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van Tilburg, Inez (author)
Regional water systems are being controlled to prevent flood events by different measures, such as water storage, weir management and vegetation maintenance. Vegetation maintenance has a significant effect on flood risk, because the hydraulic roughness decreases after cutting of vegetation. Stream restoration is a project in regional water...
master thesis 2018
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Steehouder, Peter (author)
From the environmental point of view, future mobility (positive) and the change in the hydrological system (negative) are taken as trends from which the urban program needs to develop. This research starts with the conception that the Strategy of te Two Networks (S2N) internalizes a method that could help face the given challenges occurring both...
master thesis 2018
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Klaassen, Linda (author)
The origins of urban planning were developed in the late nineteenth century mainly due to health concerns. Nowadays, human health and urban design are separate academic fields and their relationship is often disregarded. The main challenge for urban planning is dealing with the pressure on the available space affected by urbanization and climate...
master thesis 2018
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Zhu, P. (author)
Since the mid-20th century, the Chinese government in collaboration with various governmental petroleum authorities, first with the Ministry of Petroleum and later with state-owned companies, has transformed the built environment on multiple levels, creating interrelated infrastructures and production sites, installing refineries and...
conference paper 2018
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Arthington, Angela H. (author), Bhaduri, Anik (author), Bunn, Stuart E. (author), Jackson, Sue E. (author), Tharme, Rebecca E. (author), Tickner, Dave (author), Horne, Avril C. (author), Kendy, Eloise (author), McClain, M.E. (author)
A decade ago, scientists and practitioners working in environmental water management crystallized the progress and direction of environmental flows science, practice, and policy in The Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda (2007), during the 10th International Riversymposium and International Environmental Flows Conference held in...
review 2018
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Willemsen, Eva (author), Tillie, N.M.J.D. (author)
Densification and greening of cities seem to exclude one another. How to deal with this? This research shows a first exploration of how city green can be optimized by integrating the facade-and rooftop green into the neighbourhood landscape. To do this, biophilic design principles were applied from a landscape architectural perspective. Due to...
conference paper 2018
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Noori, F. (author), de Jong, W.M. (author)
City branding is not only increasingly practiced in cities in established economies, but also among municipal governments in countries, until quite recently, rather closed off from the outside world. One country with a strong drive to engage in urban (re)development in the post-oil era through enhancing its ‘ecological modernization’ is Iran....
journal article 2018
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Leising, E.J. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author)
The Circular Economy (CE) gained significant traction in business and academia. While in the building sector issues around energy efficiency are being widely explored, CE is still a relatively new topic. This article reports on three CE pilots in the Dutch building sector and develops a collaboration tool for developing and operating circular...
journal article 2018
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El Chakhtoura, J. (author), Saikaly, Pascal E. (author), van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author)
We sampled the tap water of seven unique, full-scale drinking water distribution systems at different locations as well as the corresponding treatment plant effluents to evaluate the impact of distribution and the potential presence of a core drinking water microbiome. The water was also sampled during network flushing to examine its effect on...
journal article 2018
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