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Hartmann, J. (author), van der Aa, Monique (author), Wuijts, Susanne (author), de Roda Husman, Ana Maria (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)

The presence of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment may affect human health via exposure to drinking water. And, even if some of these emerging contaminants are not a threat to human health, their presence might still influence the public perception of drinking water quality. Over the last decades, much research has been done on...

journal article 2018
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Zuiderwijk, Anneke (author), Jeffery, Keith (author), Yin, Yi (author)
conference paper 2018
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Fischer, Anke (author), Spekkink, W.A.H. (author), Polzin, Christine (author), Díaz-Ayude, Alberto (author), Brizi, Ambra (author), Macsinga, Irina (author)

There is a substantial body of literature on public understandings of large-scale ‘environmental’ phenomena such as climate change and resource degradation. At the same time, political science and economics analyse the governance arrangements to deal with such issues. These realms of research rarely meet: there has been little research into...

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Huijgens, H.K.M. (author)
Based on the large amounts spent by software companies to develop new and existing software systems, we argue that an evidence-based approach that focuses on a software portfolio as a whole should be in place to support decision-making. We developed EBSPM as an evidence-based, practical model to support software companies to actively steer at...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Matheus, R. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Maheshwari, D. (author)

Dashboards visualize a consolidated set data for a certain purpose which enables users to see what is happening and to initiate actions. Dashboards can be used by governments to support their decision-making and policy processes or to communicate and interact with the public. The objective of this paper is to understand and to support the...

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Hoppe, T. (author), Butenko, Anna (author), Heldeweg, Michiel (author)

The European energy sector is an important economic sector that is also traditionally highly regulated. With the increasing tempo in which innovations in technology and markets occur, catalysed inter alia by the energy transition and accompanied by new formats of innovation (disruptive and bottom-up), the question arises whether existing...

contribution to periodical 2018
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Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author), Shinde, R. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
The objectives of open government data initiatives range from enhancing transparency and accountability to increasing innovation and participation. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the extent to which the objectives of open government data initiatives are achieved. This article investigates the relationship between the objectives of open...
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Acosta, Cristina (author), Ortega, Mariana (author), Bunsen, Till (author), Koirala, B.P. (author), Ghorbani, A. (author)

Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES) are an emerging local energy system focusing on the collective use of distributed energy resources (DER). These socio-technical systems (STSs) have a high potential to advance the transition towards socially inclusive, environmentally-friendly energy systems and to stimulate the local economy. While...

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van Engelenburg, S.H. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author)
Context-awareness refers to the ability to sense and adapt to context. With the rise of context-aware systems, designers are struggling with what variables should be sensed from the context. According to the definitions found in the literature, whether something belongs to context, has to do with whether it is relevant. However, what it means to...
conference paper 2018
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Falco, E. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
Previous research has highlighted that there is a lack of advanced technological solutions able to foster government-citizens collaboration. We argue that many examples of digital participatory platforms are already available and also ready to use for governments and citizens. Hence, causes for ineffective citizen engagement and collaboration...
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Meijers, E.J. (author), Hoogerbrugge, M.M. (author), Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author)

A quarter of the European population lives in 'polycentric urban regions' (PURs): clusters of historically and administratively distinct but proximate and well-connected cities of relatively similar size. This paper explores whether tighter integration can increase agglomeration benefits at the PUR-level. We provide the first comprehensive...

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Eid, C. (author)
The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kang, V. (author), Groetelaers, D.A. (author)
Regional governance is coming to play an increasingly pivotal role in the planning of housing development. It has been argued that an absence of formal accountability lines in regional governance is beneficial because it makes inter-municipal coordination more flexible, without the need for territorial adjustments in local authorities. However,...
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Multifunctional flood defenses protect areas against flooding, but
serve other functions as well. Although these types of defenses
can be seen almost everywhere, they pose special technical and
governance challenges.

This book is about a unique interdisciplinary research program
developed to tackle some of the issues...
book 2017
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Jain, Mansi (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Bressers, Hans (author)
The net zero-energy building (NZEB) concept has recently gained prominence worldwide. Large scale adoption and implementation of NZEBs would potentially contribute greatly to greening of the building sector. However, it is still at a nascent stage of niche formation. This paper aims to assess the governance context for adoption and uptake of...
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Alexander, Meghan (author), Doorn, N. (author), Priest, Sally (author)

Legitimacy is widely regarded as a founding principle of ‘good’ and effective governance, yet despite intense academic debate and policy discourse, the concept remains conceptually confusing and poorly articulated in practice. To bridge this gap, this research performed an interpretive thematic analysis of academic scholarship across public...

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Ali-Eldin, A.M.T. (author), Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
While the opening of data has become a common practice for both governments and companies, many datasets
are still not published since they might violate privacy regulations. The risk on privacy violations is a factor
that often blocks the publication of data and results in a reserved attitude of governments and companies.
conference paper 2017
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Niaounakis, T.K. (author), Blank, J.L.T. (author)

Inter-municipal cooperation is increasingly popular in European countries. Saving cost is a key motivation. This paper analyses the relation between inter-municipal cooperation and cost efficiency among Dutch municipal tax departments between 2005 and 2012. Motivated by the notion that cost savings are ascribed to scale economies, the...

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Mostert, E. (author)
The Dutch water boards perform essential tasks for the Netherlands and generally effectively, yet they have often been called old-fashioned, ineffective and expensive. This paper describes and analyses the discussions on the water boards since 1953 in order to increase insight in the factors that influence institutional change in water...
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Gunawan, Helmi (author), Bressers, Hans (author), Mohlakoana, Nthabi (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Climate policy has a strong influence on policy processes at national levels in Indonesia, while other policies with a focus on air quality improvement are being implemented at local levels. Indonesia as a developing country has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29 percent by the year 2030. This calls into question the...
journal article 2017
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