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Koirala, B.P. (author)
Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change issues. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. In this context,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Rusca, Maria (author), Boakye-Ansah, Akosua Sarpong (author), Loftus, Alex (author), Ferrero, Giuliana (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

Urban political ecology attempts to unravel and politicize the socio-ecological processes that produce uneven waterscapes. At the core of this analysis are the choreographies of power that influence how much water flows through urban infrastructure as well as where it flows, thereby shaping conditions and quality of access in cities. If these...

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Biljecki, F. (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
Elevation datasets (e.g. point clouds) are an essential but often unavailable ingredient for the construction of 3D city models. We investigate in this paper to what extent can 3D city models be generated solely from 2D data without elevation measurements. We show that it is possible to predict the height of buildings from 2D data (their...
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Alexanian, S. (author), Hubert, F. (author), Buyle-Bodin, F. (author), Blanpain, O. (author)
The recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) produced by the demolition of old buildings seem to be an option in order to construct new buildings and to preserve the environment by the reusing of inert materials, reducing the resort to the natural materials and the disposal in landfills. Numerous countries are multiplying studies concerning this...
conference paper 2017
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Keijzer, Elisabeth (author), Verstraeten-Jochemsen, Jacco (author), Yu, Vigil (author), van Leeuwen, Sanne (author), Visschedijk, Antoon (author), de Vos-Effting, Suzanne (author)
Although the need for a more circular economy is supported by diverse people in both politics as well as in the scientific community, implementation of circular principles in reality is rarely occurring. This study shows how quantitative models can help to develop new policies for enhancing circularity in the construction sector. By means of a...
conference paper 2017
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Romnée, A. (author), Billiet, L. (author), Mahieu, O. (author), Vrijders, J. (author)
Since a few years, the construction sector is focusing on minimizing resources exploitation and waste arising on construction sites. The European Commission has highlighted prevention and reuse as key actions for waste management. The Brussels Capital-Region is a densely built region, generating more than 600 000 tons of C&D waste each year....
conference paper 2017
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author)
This paper compares the emergence of urban regions around European second-tier cities based on population data between 1890 and 2011. It asks whether a characteristic trajectory of formation exists for those urban regions distinguishing them from the centrifugal growth typical of the early expansion stages of larger cities. The results are...
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Lange, K.P.H. (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Oskam, Inge F. (author), Herder, P.M. (author)

Symbiotic Urban Agriculture Networks (SUANs) are a specific class of symbiotic networks that intend to close material and energy loops from cities and urban agriculture. Private and public stakeholders in SUANs face difficulties in the implementation of technological and organisational design interventions due to the complex nature of the...

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Gong, Y. (author)
The economic reform in China, launched in the late 1970s, gradually promotes the free mobility of capital and labour between rural and urban areas, and between cities. The following housing market reform in the late 1990s thoroughly terminates the socialist allocation of housing and introduces market forces into the housing sector. Such...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zwiers, M.D. (author), van Ham, M. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
In the last few decades, urban restructuring programs have been implemented in many Western European cities with the main goal of combating a variety of socioeconomic problems in deprived neighborhoods. The main instrument of restructuring has been housing diversification and tenure mixing. The demolition of low-quality (social) housing and the...
working paper 2017
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Ordonhas Viseu Cardoso, R. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author), Burger, MJ (author), de Vos, D.W. (author)
Despite the many negative aspects of life in cities, urban promises of economic prosperity, freedom and happiness have fuelled the imagination of generations of migrants, who have flocked to cities in search of a better life, invariably exaggerating the opportunities and neglected the potential disadvantages of their choice. This paper uses...
working paper 2017
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Modai Snir, T. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
Neighbourhood socioeconomic change is a complex phenomenon which is driven by multiple macro- and micro-level processes. Most theoretical and empirical work has focused on the role of urban-level processes, such as filtering, life-cycle, and social dynamics. For individual neighbourhoods, these processes generate flows of different socioeconomic...
working paper 2017
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Tummers, L.C. (author)
Gender Mainstreaming addresses the relations between different genders, aiming to reduce inequalities and create equal opportunities. However in urbanism practice, ‘gender mainstreaming’ is often understood as ‘treating women as specific target group’. For a successful implementation of equal opportunity policies, urbanists need to have a clear...
book chapter 2017
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Kleinhans, R.J. (author)
Many European countries are implementing austerity measures alongside trends of welfare state retrenchment. Entrepreneurial forms of active citizenship are considered as a new form of public management to fill gaps left by spending cuts and to continue neighbourhood regeneration. Inspired by British practices, Dutch citizens are trying to set up...
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Di Matteo, Umberto (author), Nastasi, B. (author), Albo, Angelo (author), Astiaso Garcia, Davide (author)

Urban waste management is one of the most challenging issues in energy planning of medium and large cities. In addition to the traditional landfill method, many studies are investigating energy harvesting from waste, not as a panacea but as a foreseeable solution. Thermo-chemical conversion to biogas, or even bio-methane under certain...

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Spaans, M. (author), Waterhout, B. (author)

Cities worldwide are challenged by a high complexity of acute and chronic problems, including challenges related to economic development, social polarisation and segregation as well as climate change and ecological degradation. While all of these problems are complex in themselves, they are also interrelated. Addressing them in a meaningful...

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Ahmadi Venhari, A. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Mahdizadeh Hakak, A. (author)
In the past decades, many studies have proposed urban greening as a method to mitigate the rising temperatures in cities and urban heat islands. The cooling effect of urban green spaces can be divided into two components; cooling intensity and cooling extension. These two components are affected by different factors. This paper provides a review...
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Fischer, A. (author), ter Laak, T (author), Bronders, J. (author), Desmet, N. (author), Christoffels, E. (author), van Wezel, A (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
Water authorities and drinking water companies are challenged with the question if, where and how to abate contaminants of emerging concern in the urban water cycle. The most effective strategy under given conditions is often unclear to these stakeholders as it requires insight into several aspects of the contaminants such as sources, properties...
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Milakis, D. (author), Snelder, M. (author), van Arem, B. (author), van Wee, G.P. (author), Homem de Almeida Correia, G. (author)

Automated driving technology is emerging. Yet, little is known in the literature about when automated vehicles will reach the market, how penetration rates will evolve and to what extent this new transport technology will affect transport demand and planning. This study uses scenario analysis to identify plausible future development paths of...

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de Jong, W.M. (author), Stout, H. (author), Sun, L. (author)
China faces a number of impressive challenges in dealing with climate change: rising energy use, growing emission levels of greenhouse gases, dangerous levels of air pollution over cities and low resilience against flood and drought. Sustainable urbanization has been adopted as a keyword in handling these challenges. The Chinese central...
journal article 2017
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