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Urban Studies Blog Series

Results: 1 - 20 of 58
Results: 1 - 20 of 58
  • Life after PhD: Fellowship Experiences at the Centre for Urban Studies - by Gökçe Sanul

    Although completing a PhD sounds like an ending, it is also the beginning of a new story. However, starting the next chapter is not very easy in the current academic field which is highly precarious and competitive for newly graduated PhDs.

  • What can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic about how people experience working from home and commuting? - by Ori Rubin, Anna Nikolaeva, Samuel Nello-Deakin and Marco te Brömmelstroet

    This blog is part of the CUS-COVID-19 Blog Series.

  • Airbnb and Covid-19: Capturing the Value of the Crisis - by Jelke Bosma

    This blog is part of the CUS-COVID-19 Blog Series.

  • Working from home as an alternative to commuting - - by Samuel Nello Deakin, Anna Nikolaeva & Ori Rubin.

    This blog is part of the CUS-COVID-19 Blog Series.

  • ILLICITIES: City-Making and Organized Crime | An Introduction - by Frank Müller & Julienne Weegels

    The research network ILLICITIES explores the ways in which heterogeneous governance actors, including licit and illicit actors, co-produce cities. Provoked by Charles Tilly’s analogy of state-making and organized crime, we aim at a better ...

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    Introducing The City Unfinished, a Podcast Experiment - by Carolina Maurity Frossard

    Brought to you by an enthusiastic group of podcasting newbies, The City Unfinished is a podcast experiment that brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges shaping our cities today.

  • Property investors as new public enemies? - The dangers of scapegoating in urban knowledge frontiers - by Tuna Tasan-Kok & Sara Özogul

    Hardly a day goes by without another dooming headline on property investors taking over our cities. Yes, we do live in the age of financialisation. And yes, financial motives have crept into our governing institutions. But the situation is ...

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    NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca Visits and Learns From Amsterdam - by Els de Graauw & Floris Vermeulen

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    There is Darkness on the Edge of Town - Visions of the Urban in the Songs of Bruce Springsteen - by Robert C. Kloosterman

    One could do worse than to listen to the songs of Bruce Springsteen to catch a glimpse of processes of urban transformation in the United States. He frequently painted moving and penetrating pictures of urban scenes. Like many other songwriters, ...

  • Seeing Traffic Differently - by PUMA Research Group

    What comes to mind when you think about traffic? Pollution? Congestion? The unmistakable noise of an old motor scooter? For many of us, the idea of traffic, especially urban traffic, brings with it many negative associations.

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    The Republic of Amsterdam - By Prof. Zef Hemel

    In June some five professors of the Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam, teaching urban sociology, ethnic entrepreneurship, economic geography, urban geography and urban planning, had dinner with the Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, ...

  • Urban Activism in Oligarchies and Opportunities for Political Change - by Mona Harb

    Under what conditions can urban activism generate opportunities for emancipatory collective action in cities governed by oligarchic political systems? Based on an empirical investigation of urban activism in Beirut (Lebanon) since 2006, and ...

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    Assembling participatory urban governance - by Martijn Koster

    How does urban governance evolve around and affect Recife's low income neighbourhoods or favelas? In this blog post, Martijn Koster argues that local community leaders play an important role in aligning the state and residents within the urban ...

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    ‘Opening-up neighborhoods’: the art of urban regeneration - by Linda van de Kamp

    A long-term effort by the Dutch government has been to pursue an ambitious policy of ‘social mixing’ in various ‘disadvantaged’ former working class neighborhoods in different cities in the Netherlands. Government agencies, welfare organizations ...

  • Amsterdam Capital of Freedom - By Visiting Prof. Alan Mabin

    I’m sure most people among the millions who visit Amsterdam every year, do so to sit in cafés next to tranquil canals, party in extraordinary venues, view rich art collections, and do all those other things associated with the foreign experience ...

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    Tracing Footsteps in a City - By visiting Prof. Ananya Roy

    In 1982, on the occasion of her 40th birthday, my mother decided to undertake her first travel to Europe. A high school teacher and a middle-class mother, she had diligently saved money for this trip over the course of many years. India’s ...

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    The Urban Revolution - By visiting Prof. Robert Fishman

    Among the many things I appreciate about the Centre’s generous invitation to lecture in March was the locale of the lecture itself – the beautiful hall where the University itself began in 1632. As I reflected afterwards, it was the perfect ...

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    How generalizable is the Chinese case? - By visiting Prof. You-tien Hsing

    It was a great pleasure to present my research on China’s urban transformation at the Centre for Urban Studies in February this year. At the presentation I tried to theorize the intertwined relationship between urban building and state building. ...

  • Hong Kong 2013
    Praise for redundant space: planning for urban circularity - by Mendel Giezen

    Over the last few decades, new public management theory has dominated policy making with the focus on more efficient use of resources, time, and space.

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    Exclusion as Urban Policy: The Dutch ‘Act on Extraordinary Measures for Urban Problems’ - by Wouter van Gent, Cody Hochstenbach & Justus Uitermark

    The Rotterdam Act forbids certain groups of poor residents from moving into particular neighborhoods. This paper analyzes the rationales behind the Act and evaluates its effects.