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Astidira Apti, Astidira (author)
This graduation project takes place in a vacant heritage building that was a former V&D department store building in the center of Leiden. The studio begins with collective research on the Spatial Building Typology research of the former V&D department stores buildings. The main individual research and design strategy are based on Petzet...
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Oskam, Suzanne (author)
Collaborations and partnerships between supplying parties are of great importance for adopting circular principles in the built environment and should be investigated within the development of circular supply chain management (CSCM). Therefore, the focus of this research is on collaboration opportunities within CSCM, where the need for active...
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Mazza, Francesca (author)
This paper focuses on the regeneration and reuse of remnant wasted structures, lands in Rotterdam into future ecological hotspots to foster biodiversity, improve the quality of people and species’ lives. Due to a phenomena of pressing urbanization undergoing in the city, the majority of the old industrial, harbour areas or structures are...
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Vermeulen, Stefan (author)
The two urban challenges of the mobility shift and industrial redevelopment come together at the site of the Merwe-Vierhavens (M4H) in Rotterdam. The mobility shift consists of the transition from polluting vehicles towards sustainable alternatives, like electric vehicles, and the use of public transport and slow mobility. The industrial shift...
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van Wijk, Adriaan (author)
The Ocean Cleanup is an NGO founded in 2013, with the aim to rid the world’s oceans of plastic by 2040. Collecting this plastic however begs the question: ‘What to do with this waste after it has left the ocean?’To answer this question, first, it is important to look at the material. In my research, I defined the following tiers of ocean plastic...
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Martin, Elisabeth (author)
An essential step on the way to a circular economy is utilizing recycled materials for new products. Even though the use of recycled plastic has been increasing for the past decades, electronic products have been largely overlooked in this context. Currently, there are no design strategies on how to use recycled plastic in electronic products....
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Săceanu, Andrei (author)
Over the last years, humanity has realised that the current ways of production, distribution and consumption are putting an enormous burden on our planet. One of the most efficient ways to reduce energy consumption is to insulate the entire exterior of the house, including walls and roof, which has proven to be economically viable for areas with...
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Inglezaki, Katerina (author), Bakker, Boris (author), Petter, Lilly (author), Elango, oviya (author), Erami, Yoran (author)
The future poses a major problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, while the current system of agriculture in itself is unsustainable and demands resources which exceed the planetary boundaries. Further continuing this trend of exploitation and destruction of ecology will only worsen the planetary stresses the Anthropocene has established....
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Ruiter Kanamori, Ricardo (author)
This thesis investigates the challeges of conserving the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Seventeenth Century Canal District of Amsterdam while attempting to become climate neutral by 2050. This thesis will start by explaining the background information necessary on the Seventeenth Century Canal District of Amsterdam’s cultural significance to...
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Wijnands, Gerrit (author)
Despite its importance for the functioning of society, the building environment is a major contributor the global GHG emissions. Although there is an increasing attention for the transition towards sustainability, this sector seems to struggle in realising this transition. As a result, environmental conditions are still exceeding (some of the)...
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Remishevsky, Erik (author)
With the current energy transition in full effect smart ways to integrate sustainable systems are a must. Instead of looking at individual solutions per household or building, this thesis explores the possibilities of a neighbourhood energy system and how it can benefit the community. The social impact of large sustainable measures are often...
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Vester, Indy (author)
Plastics that originate from renewable sources, such as potatoes or fungi, are called biobased plastics. Because of their origin, biobased plastics pose as sustainable alternative to traditional plastics, which are made from oil, a fossil substance. CoffeeBased is a small company that manufactures biobased plastic products, using their own...
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Bech, Sjors (author)
The healthcare sector contributes significantly to humanity’s environmental impact on our planet. The circular economy (CE) has been heralded as a solution addressing its economic and environmental challenges by promoting more efficient use of materials. Stakeholders throughout the entire industry need to adapt their...
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Boers, Meysa (author)
This project is a collaboration between TUDelft and Sherlocked, one of the stakeholders of BLUE MIRROR. The aim of this project is bringing knowledge and fun together in a sustainability themed portable escape room experience. During the Research phases, the current market of available experiences closely related to the new design was mapped out...
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Visscher, Marin (author)
In May 2019 the Dutch permit system for nitrogen deposition was taken down for not abiding by EU legislation, which resulted in a large debate surrounding nature conservation. I researched the manner in which various newspapers portray this debate to their respective readers, in order to create a better understanding of the communicational field...
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Vriend, Vivian (author)
This graduation report aimed to improve the mechanical properties of a sustainable 3D print material made of microalgae, in order to create an macro-porous 3D structure with enhanced longevity and photosynthetic activity. This research builds upon the alginate based bio-ink from Balasubramanian et al (2021). Their material proposal lacked...
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Westerhof, Marten (author)
Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) is a non-profit organisation in Okana, a rural community in West Kenya. SRI provides the community members of Okana with opportunities to develop practical skills such as carpentry and tailoring. SRI also works with international partners with specific expertise to give local community members opportunities to...
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van Wulfften Palthe, Michiel (author)
The e-commerce market is growing rapidly and PostNL continues to strive for delivery to the doorstep. The last mile of delivery is considered the most impactful part of the logistical chain. On top of environmental impact, the liveability of the city centre is challenged by bulky delivery vans rushing through narrow streets...
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Fedlmeier, Antonia (author)
We live in a world in which chronic diseases are on the rise. Yet, improving personal health behaviours is a long-term goal, that is often undermined by alluring offers that provide instant gratification and other more pressing day-to-day matters. Often it is not the intention that is missing to change personal health behaviours, but there is...
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van Bentem, Koen (author)
This research focused on the techno-economic implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Carbon reduction in commercial aviation could be done via four key levers; technological efficiency improvement (aircraft or engine replacement), operational efficiency improvement (air traffic management or airline operations), the implementation of...
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