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  • 13 Mar 2019
    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy

    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...

  • 4 Mar 2019
    Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) and Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)

    In this call grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €20.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can be also considered.

  • 4 Mar 2019
    Recap ACHI and CUS Network Day

    On 24 January 2019 the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) hosted a network day for urban scholars at the Lloyd Hotel. Find a recap of this convivial day ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 3 Dec 2018
    Call for Papers: Gentrification Throughout the Ages

    We are now welcoming papers for the two-day workshop Gentrification Throughout the Ages. This workshop, jointly organised by Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and Centre for Urban Studies, aims to develop long-term ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Seed Grant Open Call – first round of 2019 now open

    A new call for Seed Grant proposals is now open. In 2019, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch three regular rounds of Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Seed Grants for Promising Research Initiatives

    The Centre for Urban Studies has awarded four Seed Grants to new promising research initiatives. The grants have the aim to mobilize people and ideas, 'plant promising seeds', and to stimulate original research in ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 14 Aug 2018
    Four Seed Grants awarded

    Four initiatives have been awarded a Seed Grant in the first round of 2018. CUS Seed Grants aim to facilitate new and promising research initiatives and projects, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?

    Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...

  • 2 Jul 2018
    Seed Grant Open Call – 2nd round 2018

    A new call for Seed Grant proposals is now open. In 2018, the Centre for Urban Studies launches two rounds of Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and ...

  • 3 Apr 2018
    Inaugural lecture The Making of 'Generation Rent'

    Friday 6 April at 4pm CUS member and professor of Housing, Society and Space prof. dr. Richard Ronald will present his inaugural lecture.

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning

    Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (1970) has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    CUS Seed Grant Open Call

    A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.

  • 23 Jan 2018
    New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India

    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online

    The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online

    The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.

  • 23 Nov 2017
    First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online

    The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.

  • 24 Oct 2017
    New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people

    Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 20 Sep 2017
    Richard Ronald, professor of Housing, Society and Space

    Dr R. Ronald (1972) has been appointed professor of Housing, Society and Space at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Call for Visiting Scholar

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

    In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva. The aim of the seminar series is to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities as ...

  • 24 Aug 2017
    New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter

    CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Myrte Hoekstra have published the article: 'We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood.

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Two Urban Studies PhD Travel Grants awarded

    The PhD Travel Grants are provided to assist CUS’ PhD candidates in their dissertation work, in order to give them the opportunity to gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Third Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    A Handbook for Governing Hyper-Diverse Cities

    In today's European cities, immigration, inequality and spatial segregation, along with a diversity of identities, activities, mobilities, and lifestyles contribute to a condition we call hyper-diversity.

  • 20 Jun 2017
    VIDI grant awarded to CUS member Justus Uitermark

    We are proud to announce that CUS member Justus Uitermark received a Vidi grants for his project “Between collectivization and enclosure: examining the uneven provision of clean water, waste disposal and public space ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary).

  • 18 May 2017
    When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district

    In their new publication CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Willem Boterman explore the changing relationship between upper-middle-class residents residents and their neighbourhood, the Amserdam canal district, ...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Workshop Report - People, Data and Power: a critical interrogation of smart city infrastructures

    The People, Data and Power workshop funded by a.o. a seed grant from the Centre for Urban Studies led to a report reflecting the (im)possibilities of discussing digital politics across disciplinary and institutional ...

  • 28 Mar 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Second Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Urban Europe - Fifty tales of the City

    In this unique book publication, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam, tell the story of the European city by sharing their knowledge and insights of urban dynamics in short, provoking pieces.

  • 13 Jan 2017
    Strengthening the vitality, quality of life and accessibility of urban areas

    Marco Bontje received funding for two JPI Urban Europe projects. 3S RECIPE will focus on smart solutions for regions dealing with demographic decline and BRIGHT FUTURE on innovative local development strategies in ...

  • 21 Dec 2016
    Six Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). ...

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Farewell Lecture Willem Salet online

    The Farewell Lecture of Willem Salet on Public Responsibility held on the second of December is accessible online.

  • 7 Dec 2016
    Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and Urban Women in Mozambique

    Linda van de Kamp describes the rise and growth of Pentecostalism in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, and the sometimes dramatic impact of Pentecostalism on women in her book.

  • 30 Nov 2016
    Nanke Verloo receives the Van Poelje Award 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Nanke Verloo (CUS/AISSR) had received the Van Poelje Award for her dissertation ‘Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy’. In her research she analyses ...

  • 4 Nov 2016
    Awarded grants for collaborative initiatives between Sheffield and CUS

    This spring, the Centre for Urban Studies brought a visit to the University of Sheffield in order to create joint international urban research collaborations. Upon this visit, a special round of grants for ...

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). A ...

  • 18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook

    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Seed Grant XL Open Call - Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Call for Project Proposals: Urban Studies Post Doc

    In January 2017, the Centre for Urban Studies starts a new search for one Urban Studies Post Doc (70% research, 30% teaching). The position is for two years, with the prospect of permanent tenure in case of ...

  • 25 Aug 2016
    Ongoing fishing dispute captured in graphic novel

    For his PhD thesis, Joeri Scholtens, a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), studied the enduring fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. At Scholtens’ request, illustrator Laura Eggens ...

  • 24 Aug 2016
    The gangster imaginary: Towards a transgressive topography of urban violence

    Cities have long been associated with danger and violence, largely due to a persistent perception that urban contexts are inherently unruly and disorderly spaces, and therefore generally prone to transgressive forms ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Maria Kaika, professor of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning

    Dr M. Kaika (1967) has been appointed professor of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 26 May 2016
    Children in the city: making space for growing up (De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen)

    In contrast with the past, more and more children grow up in western cities. The authors of this new book, “De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen. Ruimte maken voor opgroeien” argue that the new urban direction of family ...

  • 18 May 2016
    Concrete Jungles - New book by Rivke Jaffe

    In this book, Rivke Jaffe (Professor of Cities, Politics and Culture), reveals how mainstream environmentalism reflects and reproduces class and race inequalities.

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.

  • 7 Apr 2016
    Video of Urban Lecture Series

    The Centre for Urban Studies has started a new Urban Lecture Series in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger. In the Urban Lecture Series (inter)national urban experts are invited to provide a talk on interesting ...

  • 6 Apr 2016
    Eight Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). The grants have ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Beate Volker appointed as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)

    We are honoured to announce that Beate Volker has been appointed to become member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen - KHMW).

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 15 Mar 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: manufacturing the creative city

    In their recently published article ‘Manufacturing the creative city: symbols and politics of Amsterdam North’, Federico Savini (CUS) and Sebastian Dembski explore the relation between political change and spatial ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    The urban food experience: summer school on exploring food and the city

    Food and cities are intrinsically connected. Yet it is precisely in cities that we are less and less aware of this, as the production and processing of most of our food now takes place far away from where we live, ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Planning the cycling city: summer school

    This graduate level programme provided by Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the UvA, explores urban cycling from a Dutch perspective.

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: Organisational legitimacy beyond ethnicity

    In this article, Davide Gnes, looks at the shifting organizational logics in the struggle for immigrant rights in Los Angeles.

  • 2 Mar 2016
    ‘Paradox of the Dutch educational system’ - Interview with Willem Boterman

    In his new VENI funded research, Willem Boterman explores how educational inequalities can be explained through socio-spatial strategies of school choice by different groups of parents.

  • 25 Feb 2016
    Highligted CUS publication: Narratives of neighbourhood change and loss of belonging in an urban garden village

    In this study, Fenne Pinkster (CUS) explores the circumtances under which residents of a working-class neighbourhood in Amsterdam experience a loss of belonging.

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Summer School - Urban Studies: Planning & Living Cities

    Over the years, more than 80 students have participated and had the unique opportunity to study and reside three weeks in Amsterdam -- a city that represents the perfect context in which to study Planning & Living ...

  • 28 Jan 2016
    New CUS member: Prof. Dennis Rodgers

    Dennis Rodgers is a social anthropologist by training. His research focuses broadly on issues relating to the political economy of development, including the dynamics of conflict and violence in cities in Latin ...

  • 20 Jan 2016
    Research Master Urban Studies: Open for Applications

    The 21st century is an urban century. Cities are engines of economic growth and generate social, cultural and political opportunities, but they are also places with concentrations of specific problems and ...

  • 20 Jan 2016
    Call for Abstracts - ENHR Private Rented Markets Seminar

    On the 17th and 18th of March the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) will organize a seminar on Private Rented Markets in Amsterdam, hosted by CUS members Richard Ronald and Christian Lennartz.

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: 'Cities and the politics of immigrant integration'

    In their recently published article 'Cities and the politics of immigrant integration: a comparison of Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, and San Francisco', Floris Vermeulen and Els de Graauw examine how the urban ...

  • 14 Jan 2016
    Public debate series: EU@Amsterdam

    In the first half of 2016, the Centre for Urban Studies joins hands with Access Europe and Pakhuis de Zwijger to organise 5 public events about the relationship between the EU and the city.

  • 14 Jan 2016
    New publication: EU@Amsterdam. Een stedelijke raad (a city council)

    This volume aims to inspire reflections on the significance and future role of European cities. It is a collection of 50 essays written by UvA and VU researchers, policymakers, and other practitioners on Europe and ...

  • 14 Jan 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: Conflict, Improvisation, Governance

    'Conflict, Improvisation, Governance. Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy' is a new book by David Laws and John Forester. It examines street level democratic processes through the experiences of planning and ...

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Five Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). ...

  • 11 Jan 2016
    New CUS members

    At the start of the new year, the Centre for Urban Studies warmly welcomes six new members, all part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research and involved in urban studies.

  • 5 Jan 2016
    Amsterdam Fair City Initiative

    In the first half of 2016, the Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union. The city of Amsterdam will host the meetings of ministers and civil servants of the EU member states during this presidency ...

  • 4 Jan 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: ‘Building sand castles in the suburbs’

    The paper ‘Building Sand Castles in Dutch Suburbia: From New-Frontier Pioneering to Diversifying Aspirations,’ by Yannis Tzaninis is part of the latest special issue of Built Environment: Suburban Spaces, Suburban ...

  • 21 Dec 2015
    Internship Centre for Urban Studies

    The project entails an internship with the Centre for Urban Studies with the aim to collect, select, analyse and share information on Amsterdam sustainability initiatives. In addition the project stimulates the ...

  • 9 Dec 2015
    Award for Marieke Slootman

    Marieke Slootman wins the award for best PhD dissertation within Sociology for her thesis: Dutch Soulmates - Reinvention of ethnic identification among higher educated second generation Moroccan and Turkish. This ...

  • 8 Dec 2015
    Urban revolutions: guest lecture by Jan Nijman at the Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg

    Jan Nijman, Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Centre for Urban Studies has recently provided a guest lecture at the Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg on urban ...

  • 2 Dec 2015
    Highlighted publication: ‘Lost letters in Dutch neighbourhoods. A field experiment on collective efficacy.’

    Beate Volker has recently published with colleagues from the University of Utrecht an article based on a field experiment with lost letters in Dutch neighbourhoods. The experiment has lead to a number of new findings ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    ‘Conflict as political citizenship’ - Interview with Nanke Verloo

    Nanke Verloo is a member of the Centre for Urban Studies and conducted four years of research on urban conflict. She recently promoted cum laude with her PhD thesis titled ‘Negotiating Urban Conflict. Conflict as ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    ‘Promoting Ethnic Entrepreneurship in European Cities: Sometimes Ambitious, Mostly Absent, Rarely Addressing Structural Features’ - new article by Jan Rath and Anna Swagerman

    In this article, Jan Rath (Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Centre for Urban Studies) and Anna Swagerman explore existing regulations and policies that shape trajectories of ...

  • 17 Nov 2015
    Highlighted CUS publication: ‘Geo-Technologies for Spatial Knowledge: Challenges for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development’

    Karin Pfeffer, Assistant Professor Geographic Information Systems (GIS), coordinator of the GIS centre at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Centre for Urban Studies has recently contributed a chapter to ...

  • 10 Nov 2015
    November 17: Marco te Brömmelstroet guest speaker at Stadsgesprek, De Balie

    Amsterdam is often cited as the ‘bicycle capital’ of the world. The use of bicycles is often directly and positively linked to sustainability, efficiency, quality of life and bodily health. However, the success of ...

  • 5 Nov 2015
    Joyeeta Gupta: On the road to the United Nationas Climate Change Conference (COP 21) Paris 2015

    Joyeeta Gupta is Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam, member of the Centre for Urban Studies and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She was lead ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    2-6 November: Amsterdam International Water Week

    How can cities become more resilient? The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) aims to be a platform for connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. In this one-week event a unique mix of ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Jan Rath visiting professor at Massey University

    Prof. Jan Rath is currently visiting professor at Massey University (Auckland, NZ). His visit is part of the CaDDANZ research programme, Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The programme centers ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Jan Willem Duyvendak fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies

    In the Spring of 2016, Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak will be Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut d'études avancées de Paris, short IAS). Anchored in the heart of central Paris, the IAS is a ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Luca Bertolini in folia: 'Amsterdam is losing its spontaneity’

    In the latest issue of Folia magazine, Luca Bertolini – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Centre for Urban Studies – expresses his concerns over current social developments in the City of ...

  • 28 Oct 2015
    Paleis voor Volksvlijt 2016

    What is the economic future of Amsterdam? ‘Paleis voor Volksvlijt 2016’ is a public exhibition on the economic future of the Amsterdam region, organised during the Dutch presidency of the European Union spring 2016. ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    CUS launches Seed Grant Open Call for members

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhD's, Post Docs). A ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam ranks second on the European Digital City Index

    The European Digital City Index is a list of the most digital entrepreneur-friendly cities in Europe. The index is an attempt to measure capital EU cities against a number of criteria set by 90+ digital ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Highlighted CUS publication 'Urban peripheries: reflecting on politics and projects in Amsterdam, Milan, and Paris'

    In a recent paper in Environment and Planning C, Federico Savini, Stan Majoor and Willem Salet reflect on and question the political and financial drivers of urban development in the contemporary context of ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Urban Cycling Institute in The Guardian: Should Bike Helmets be Compulsory?

    In a recent article in The Guardian’s series on ‘Cycling the city’, Dr Marco te Brömmelstroet (member of CUS and director of the Urban Cycling Institute) was asked to comment on the question: should cyclists in ...

  • 6 Oct 2015
    Tenure Track Position in Urban Studies

    The Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Studies, starting August 2016. The University of Amsterdam is among the leading ...

  • 2 Oct 2015
    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    Over the past few years, Sharon Zukin (Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College) has regularly visited the Centre for Urban Studies to work with Jan Rath (member of the CUS), Philip Kasinitz, and Xiangming Chen on ...

  • 28 Sep 2015
    Review Urban Movie #12 'Smart City: In search of the Smart Citizen'

    On September 10th 2015, as part of the Urban Movies series, the film 'Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen' was screened at Pakhuis de Zwijger. The documentary is a collaborative product by Sara Blom and Dorien ...

  • 7 Sep 2015
    New Director Centre for Urban Studies

    After four years, Jan Nijman stepped down as Director of the Centre for Urban Studies and he is succeeded by Luca Bertolini. We spoke with Luca and Jan about the meaning of urban studies, the challenges, and their ...

  • 3 Sep 2015
    Jan Nijman Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria

    Jan Nijman was Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria in the summer of 2015. He gave a public lecture on August 5: "Emergent Urban Formations: The Case of India."

  • 3 Sep 2015
    New Assistant Professor in Governance of Urban Infrastructure to Enhance Adaptive Capacity

    The Centre for Urban Studies warmly welcomes Eric Chu as new research member. Chu will be Assistant Professor in a new research project ‘Governance of Urban Infrastructure to Enhance Adaptive Capacity,’ in which he ...

  • 2 Sep 2015
    How to plan a cycling city: short review of the summer school provided by the Urban Cycling Institute

    ‘How to plan a cycling city?’ is a unique summer course at the University of Amsterdam that seeks to give students insight into the roots and world of the Dutch cycling tradition. The main goal of the course was to ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 30 Jul 2015
    NWO-VENI grant for Willem Boterman

    Willem Boterman has received a VENI for his research proposal ‘Placing educational inequalities: Socio-spatial strategies for access to primary education’.

  • 13 Jul 2015
    Start of Summer School ‘Planning the Cycling City’

    Starting this week, the Urban Cycling Institute - an initiative launched by the Centre for Urban Studies - organizes a graduate summer school programme ‘Planning the Cycling City’. Cycling is a simple means of ...

  • 2 Jul 2015
    Highlighted CUS publication 'Welcome to the neighbourhood: The spatial dimensions of legitimacy for voluntary leisure organisations'

    With an understanding that organisations in a city are spatially located and that the geographical distribution of their resources is uneven, this paper examines how neighbourhood characteristics affect the spatial ...

  • 2 Jul 2015
    New publication 'Younger Adults and Homeownership in Europe Through the Global Financial Crisis'

    In the context of poorly performing national economies and sustained employment insecurity since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007–2008, various UK and US studies have suggested that the transitions of younger ...

  • 16 Jun 2015
    Who Makes the City? – New online platform for young urban talent

    In cooperation with the research master students in Urban Studies, The Proto City has launched a new online platform titled ‘Who Makes the City’. Aimed at early-career urban researchers and enthusiast, and crossing ...

  • 10 Jun 2015
    Master Studio Magazine on 'Urban Metabolism'

    The Master Studio Magazine on 'Urban Metabolism' gives a full overview of the course Innovative International Planning Practices - with contributions from the best students, interviews with speakers and authors.

  • 11 May 2015
    Research Master Urban Studies: Open for Applications

    The 21st century is an urban century. Cities are engines of economic growth and generate social, cultural and political opportunities, but they are also places with concentrations of specific problems and ...

  • 28 Apr 2015
    Latest issue #kijkSW on Urban Studies

    #kijkSW is a triennial publication of the College of Social Sciences (CSW) and the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) of the University of Amsterdam. The magazine informs its readers about the current state of ...

  • 23 Apr 2015
    Get a quick impression of CUS’ two-day joint symposium with IIT Mumbai

    On the 26th and 27th of March 2015, the Centre for Urban Studies and the Indian Institute of Technology organized a symposium on ‘Sustainable Urban Development: Practices, Problems and Prospects’ in the Victor ...

  • 23 Apr 2015
    WoON thesis prize for UvA alumna Lydia Hofman

    Human Geography / Development Studies alumna Lydia Hofman recently won the WoON thesis prize for her Master's thesis on eco-friendly living behaviour.

  • 16 Apr 2015
    The Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai signs Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Amsterdam

    The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) promotes the enrichment of educational and research programmes of both universities. It establishes constructive relationships between researchers of the two universities, ...

  • 2 Mar 2015
    Cycling in Amsterdam: a joyful, daily occurrence, but also complex

    Cycling is such an integral part of daily life in Amsterdam, that we don't give it a second thought. However, from a scientific standpoint, it's a subject that raises numerous planning, cultural and social geography ...

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Official Opening LAB

    What are the spatial patterns and trends of urban housing market transformations? What are the infrastructural relations between the city and its hinterland? How can we best assess water quality and manage water ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    The Contemporary City: Call for Proposals

    In recent decades cities have been variously impacted by neoliberalism, economic crisis, climate change, post-industrialization and increasing inequalities. What is it like to live in a city today? What are the key ...

  • 8 Jan 2015
    Urban Cycling Institute

    At the start of the new year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a new ‘Urban Cycling Institute’ (UCI); an interdisciplinary research platform with a scientific and policy-oriented agenda. In cities around the ...

  • 5 Jan 2015
    Wendy Tan wins the Georges Allaert Prize

    Former CUS PhD student Wendy Tan, has won the Georges Allaert prize with her dissertation 'Pursuing Transit Oriented Development'. The prize is named after the Belgium professor in Human Geography and Planning ...

  • 5 Jan 2015
    Joyeeta Gupta wins ASLI Book Choice Award

    Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the global south at the AISSR and member of CUS, has won the Atmospheric Science Liberians International (ASLI) Book Choice Award.

  • 27 Nov 2014
    Vacancy at Nanyang Technological University: Full Professor in Complexity Science

    The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has a vacancy for a full professor in Complexity Science, with reference to Urban Adaptive Systems. Expertise in cities as complex adaptive systems is a key ...

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Marco Te Brömmelstroet selected for 'Verkeersprofessional 2014'

    For his work on biking and urban planning, Marco te Brömmelstroet was put on the shortlist to become the 'Traffic professional' of 2014. The overal list consists of traffic engineers and mobility experts that are ...

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Social sciences: vision, responsibility and dynamism

    Over the past few decades, the social sciences have evolved into solution-generating sciences. This development is described in the Social Sciences Sector Plan, presented to Minister of Education, Culture and Science ...

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Recent book releases

    Three new book releases by the researchers of the Centre for Urban Studies about demographic challenges, new urban landscape and global climate governance.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Centre for Urban Studies named Innovating Research Centre by United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme

    The Amsterdam Centre for Urban Studies is recognized by the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme as Innovating Research Centre. The Global Compact Cities Programme (or Cities Programme) is the urban ...

  • 18 Sep 2014
    UvA Social Sciences once again top QS Rankings

    Once again this year, social and behavioural sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) achieved top positions in the QS Ranking by Subject.

  • 9 Sep 2014
    University of Antwerp launches new Urban Studies Institute

    The University of Antwerp launches a new ‘Urban Studies Institute’; a research platform that aims to improve our understanding of cities, urban development and urban challenges. The new urban institute is directed by ...

  • 9 Sep 2014
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) relocates to Roeterseiland Campus

    The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science’s disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science, Educational Sciences and Child Development, and ...

  • 15 Aug 2014
    UvA Social Sciences climbs in Shanghai Top 50 Ranking

    This year Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has climbed in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) field ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, from 50 to 39 globally.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Joining forces to look at big data and urban issues

    As part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (the collaborative partnership between VU University Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA)), the UvA and ...

  • 21 Jun 2014
    Centre for Urban Studies to collaborate with Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

    At the launch of the Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) on June 20, it was announced that AMS and the Centre for Urban Studies will collaborate in research programming.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    CUS New Research Team

    We welcome eight new postdoctoral & PhD researchers who will be working within a larger research projects on urban security, crime and tourism, funded through four major grants that our associate professor Rivke ...

  • 5 Mar 2014
    Brian Burgoon appointed AISSR director

    On 1 June 2014, Prof. Brian Burgoon will be appointed director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Nine UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50

    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Wednesday 26 February, nine of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) subject areas are in the top 50. Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked ...

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Slow Food thesis award for former UvA student

    Last month, Linda van IJzendoorn, a former student of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), won the Jan Wolf thesis award from Slow Food Nederland.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    CUS Keynote Speaker Raquel Rolnik upsets British Government

    Raquel Rolnik, keynote speaker at last year’s RC43 conference at UvA and guest at the Centre for Urban Studies has featured in the UK news this week.

  • 3 Feb 2014
    Book Release | Housing East Asia: Socioeconomic and Demographic Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, U.K.

    Through contextual, conceptual and empirically focused chapters, nine of which deal with a different country – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand – this book ...

  • 23 Jan 2014
    Recent book releases

    Three book releases by CUS researchers

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Masterstudio City & Culture

    Since 2002 the Urban and Regional Planning group of the University of Amsterdam organizes a Master Studio that is intended for (research) master-students, academics and professionals in the field of urban and ...

  • 16 Jan 2014
    NVM Thesis Prize for a dynamic thesis

    The graduation thesis of Joris Tieleman, alumnus of the Master's programme Human Geography at the Univerisity of Amsterdam (UvA), is not heavy on words, yet he was nevertheless awarded the 2013 Thesis Prize from the ...

  • 11 Dec 2013
    The UvA and the KIT conclude four-year collaboration agreement

    The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Geography, Planning and International Development Studies Department and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) have teamed up to work together under a four-year collaboration ...

  • 10 Nov 2013
    The hybrid state: Crime and citizenship in urban Jamaica

    In this article published in the American Ethnologist, Rivke Jaffe argues that criminal actors are part of a hybrid state, an emergent political formation in which multiple governmental actors are entangled in a ...

  • 31 Oct 2013
    Amsterdam's Canal District, Past and Present

    On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Amsterdam’s Canal District, the Centre for Urban Studies, along with the VU University, the city’s Office for Monuments and Archaeology (BMA), Stadsherstel and the ...

  • 8 Oct 2013
    UvA’s Social Sciences best in the Netherlands

    The discipline of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best in the Netherlands, according to the THE World University Ranking.

  • 21 Sep 2013
    Mutualism, resource competition and opposing movements among Turkish organizations in Amsterdam and Berlin, 1965–2000

    This new article by Floris Vermeulen seeks to understand environmental effects on associational interdependencies, be they competitive or collaborative, in a polarized organizational population. To do so, it builds ...

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Report 'Starters on the Amsterdam Housing Market' now available

    We are proud to present the research rapport 'Starters on the Amsterdam Housing Market' commissioned by the Ministry of Interior Affairs and conducted by four researchers of the Centre for Urban Studies: Richard ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Highest distinction in geography for UvA visiting professor Ton Dietz

    UvA visiting professor Ton Dietz this month was awarded the highest distinction in geography: the Lauréat d’Honneur.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    UvA in top 50 of ARWU Ranking for Social Sciences

    The University of Amsterdam has been placed in the top 50 for the discipline of Social Sciences by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the world’s 500 best universities is published ...

  • 2 Sep 2013
    Veronique van Acker new Assistant Professor in Urban Studies

    We are proud to announce that Veronique van Acker is hired as Assistant Professor in Urban Studies. She will be based in the research groups Urban Geographies and Urban Planning, conducting research in the domain ...

  • 1 Sep 2013
    Centre for Urban Studies initiates a new Urban Studies Blog Series

    As of the start of the new academic year, the Amsterdam Centre for Urban Studies initiates a new Urban Studies Blog Series. Each week one of our full professors, assistant professors, postdoctoral researchers, ...

  • 5 Aug 2013
    Richard Ronald new Editor of The International Journal of Housing Policy

    Richard Ronald is Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies in the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies.

  • 5 Aug 2013
    Rivke Jaffe receives ERC Starting Grant

    Rivke Jaffe (Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies) receives an ERC Starting Grant for her research project “Transforming Citizenship through Hybrid Governance: The Impacts of ...

  • 16 Jul 2013
    Four UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants

    Anthropologists Rivke Jaffe and Barak Kalir and astronomers Saskia Hekker and Jason Hessels are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants open the way for the recipients to ...

  • 16 May 2013
    Ten UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings worldwide top 50

    Ten subject areas taught at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are listed among the QS World University Rankings by Subject worldwide top 50, published on Thursday, 8 May. UvA’s programmes in Communication Science and ...

  • 20 Mar 2013
    Dr V.A.J.M. Schutjens, professor by special appointment of Ethnic Entrepreneurship

    Dr V.A.J.M. Schutjens (1963) has been named professor by special appointment of Ethnic Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was designated on ...

  • 28 Jan 2013
    Spaces and Flows conference: Call for Papers

    This conference aims to critically engage the contemporary and ongoing spatial, social, ideological, and political transformations in a transnational, global, and neoliberal world. In a process-oriented world of ...

  • 18 Jan 2013
    RC21 Conference: Call for Abstracts. Innovative qualitative methods in urban research

    Between 29-31 August 2013, the Research Committee 21 (RC21) organizes a conference at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Science, Dept. for Urban and Regional Sociology. The Research Committee calls ...

  • 19 Dec 2012
    New book released: “An accident in slow motion”, by Ewald Engelen

    This book is a report of an accident in slow motion. The accident in question is the many headed crisis we are struggling with for over half a decade now. Like an accident, this crisis is looking for a tree which can ...

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Lia Karsten recieves honorary doctorate from Uppsala University

    The Amsterdam Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announced that Lia Karsten, associate professor in Urban Geographies, has received an honorary doctorate from the Uppsala University.

  • 31 Oct 2012
    Prof. dr. Arnold Reijndorp wins Rotterdam-Maaskant Award 2012

    The Rotterdam-Maaskant Award is a biennial award for one or more persons who have distinguished themselves in a special way in the field of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture by journalistic, ...

  • 17 Oct 2012
    Hebe Verrest selected for the U-21 workshop Shanghai

    The UvA is a member of Universitas 21 (U-21) a network of 24 research universities from 16 different countries. One of its activities is the organization of Early Career Researchers workshops on thematic issues. In ...

  • 11 Oct 2012
    Prof Luca Bertolini provided a workshop at Kennis voor de Stad

    Mobility and the Structural Vision of Amsterdam 2040, by Prof. Luca Bertolini: the New Structural Vision is a spatial response to social issues. The complexity of urban development means that it is no longer possible ...

  • 2 Oct 2012
    The urban studies community loses a major scholar: Neil Smith (1954-2012)

    It is with incredible sorrow that we write to share the news that we lost Neil Smith (18 June 1954 — 29 September 2012).

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Driving Detroit released

    The book "Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City" by George Galster has been released. This book presents an accessible but insightful, multi-layered analysis of why the region is the way that it ...

  • 12 Sep 2012
    European Starting Grants for three UvA researchers

    Social geographer Manuel Aalbers, anthropologist Alexander Edmonds and psychologist Birte Forstmann have all received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This will enable them to establish ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    University of Amsterdam one of top 150 universities in global ARWU rankings

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked, just as previous years, in the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is published annually ...

  • 17 Aug 2012
    Attend inspiring lectures by renowned UvA professors in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship

    This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a ...

  • 12 Jul 2012
    UvA six times best in the Netherlands in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the best Dutch university in six subjects according to the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2012. In the rankings for Communication and Media Studies, the UvA occupies 13th ...

  • 20 Jun 2012
    'LAB': interdisciplinary centre for research

    All the research facilities and advanced equipment of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) – including a sleep lab, baby lab, fMRI brain scanner and virtual reality lab – ...

  • 16 Apr 2012
    Jan Nijman receives the 2011 Jackson Book Prize for his book Miami: Mistress of the Americas

    The 2011 Jackson Book Prize was awarded by the Association of American Geographers to Jan Nijman for his book, Miami: Mistress of the Americas, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

  • 11 Apr 2012
    Grant for three UvA projects concerning sustainable urban areas

    Three research projects of UvA academics will receive a grant as part of the research programmes Urban Regions in the Delta and Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad organised by the Netherlands Organisation for ...

  • 10 Apr 2012
    Rubicon grant for six UvA talents

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three promising international researchers a Rubicon grant, which will enable them to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 13 Dec 2011
    Inauguration of the Centre for Urban Studies

    On December 12, the official opening of the Centre for Urban Studies took place at the Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam. Professor Saskia Sassen delivered a special lecture on 'The Urbanization of Global ...

  • 11 Nov 2011
    The Times Top 50 Social Sciences Universities

    Although the Social Sciences subject table is utterly dominated by the English-speaking world, the Faculty of Bahavourial Sciences of the University of Amsterdam - which hosts the Centre for Urban Studies - is an ...

  • 10 Dec 2009
    Maarten Bavinck appointed president of Commission on Legal Pluralism

    Human Geographer Dr Maarten Bavinck has been appointed president of the Commission on Legal Pluralism. This international committee of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) is ...

  • 24 Nov 2009
    FMG earmarks funds for interdisciplinary research projects

    Edward de Haan, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), has designated two interdisciplinary research focal areas. These research projects, Institutions and Inequality and The Entertainization ...

  • 19 Oct 2009
    Robert Kloosterman appointed honorary professor at University College London

    Effective 1 September 2009, Robert Kloosterman, professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) was appointed honorary professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, a faculty of ...

  • 16 Jun 2009
    FMG Student wins American Real Estate Award

    Metropolitan Studies student Caroline Uittenbroek was one of the members of an international student team recently recognised with an American real estate award. Four international student teams participated in the ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Management model to offer protection to African wetlands

    The fertile marshlands of Africa, the wetlands, are under considerable strain. Together with UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Studies (University of Amsterdam) is commencing research into ...

  • 29 Apr 2009
    Municipalities can benefit more from partnerships

    Many Dutch municipalities have partnerships with municipalities in immigrants' countries of origin. Researcher Edith van Ewijk concludes that if the partners were to increase efforts in these partnerships, they would ...

  • 9 Mar 2009
    FMG to appoint 12 Academy Assistants

    The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has presented the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with a subsidy towards the appointment of 12 Academy Assistants (Akademie-assistenten). The ...

  • 13 Jan 2009
    Ton Dietz named Vice Chairman of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair and Chairman of the NWO Climate Committee

    Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt) Director and Professor Ton Dietz was named Vice Chairman of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair at the end of 2008. Dietz was ...