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Results: 1 - 50 of 68
  • Start 18 Mar 2020
    End 21 Mar 2020
    [CANCELLED] Storytelling Festival Amsterdam Nieuw-West

    19:00 - 18:00 | Event

    Join the Storytelling Festival in Amsterdam Nieuw-West from the 18th - 21st of March where residents, entrepreneurs and professionals will share extraordinary stories at various locations in Nieuw-West. Success will ...

  • 18 Mar 2020
    [CANCELLED] Newcomers' Right to the City

    18:00 - 20:00 | Event

    Due to COVID19 we unfortunately had to cancel this conference. With increasing worldwide migrant mobilities it is not always clear who has the right to the city. What is the role of the newcomer in an urbanized world?

  • 11 Mar 2020
    Post-Mobile Futures in Amsterdam?

    18:30 - 21:30 | Event

    Contemporary cities are fundamentally dependent on mobility. This dependence constitutes both a resilience and an environmental problem as transport systems are not only vulnerable to disruptions, but also highly ...

  • 2 Mar 2020
    Urban Movie #25 | PUSH

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. The documentary PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly ...

  • 30 Jan 2020
    Urban Studies Network Day

    12:30 - 19:30 | Event

    We are pleased to announce the fourth Centre for Urban Studies Network Day on the 30th of January 2020, as well as an upcoming special round of Joint Seed Grants. The network day is co-hosted with the CREATE research ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    Re-making the Commons

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    During this evening, at Pakhuis de Zwijger, a panel of experts will engage in an open debate with the audience on the future of urban resources. This public event is part of the Masterstudio: The Common City?

  • Start 13 Jan 2020
    End 18 Jan 2020
    Masterstudio: The Common City?


    How can planning promote and regulate these urban commons? What are the new frontiers of the urban commons? What infrastructures and architectural forms do the commons require and produce? How will urban governance ...

  • 14 Nov 2019
    AISSR Harvest Day 2019: Celebrating new research results

    11:30 - 16:00 | Event

    During Harvest Day we bring together AISSR researchers in interdisciplinary academic discussions and make an effort to make their latest findings more visible to practitioners working in thematically related fields ...

  • 17 Oct 2019
    PhD Defense Arend Jonkman

    14:00 - 15:00 | Event

    On the 17th of October, from 14.00 - 15.00, Arend Jonkman will defend his doctoral thesis 'Distributive Justice of Housing in Amsterdam'. All are welcome at the Agnietenkapel!

  • 17 Oct 2019
    The European City in the early 21st Century

    09:30 - 17:30 | Conference

    During this seminar, the European City in the early 21st Century is interrogated, using the ‘comparative gesture’ at various scales. During this day, European urban academics from the disciplines of geography, ...

  • 16 Oct 2019
    Reconceptualising urban politics: territories, interests and institutions

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    In the wake of both post-colonial critiques of urban studies and the emerging propositions of “planetary urbanization” there is a need to revisit theories of urban politics. During this evening, Jennifer Robinson ...

  • 15 Oct 2019
    Urban Infrastructures

    00:00 | Workshop

    This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties and disciplines, working on different regions, and offers an opportunity to share ...

  • 11 Oct 2019
    PhD Defense Sara Özoğul

    10:00 - 11:00 | Event

    On the 11th of October, Sara Özoğul will defend her doctoral thesis 'Transformative Spatial Governance: New Avenues for Comprehensive Planning in Fragmented Urban Development'. All are welcome at the Agnietenkapel!

  • 3 Oct 2019
    Organized Crime and Urbanization

    09:30 - 17:00 | Workshop

    In this workshop, we will discuss how organized crime is affecting urbanization by investigating the influential role of organized crime in urban planning and organization.

  • 2 Oct 2019
    Organized Crime and Urbanization

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    During this public event at Pakhuis de Zwijger, professor Diane Davis will historicize the illicit side of urbanization in Latin America and demonstrate how modernist planning efforts have been complicit in the ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    Alternative Urban Futures

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    More than ever, alternative urban futures are needed for an urban world that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and capable of caring for the diversity of urban life. How can policy makers, activists, ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    Alternative Urban Futures

    13:00 - 17:00 | Workshop

    Doing the urban differently. Double book-launch and discussion with academics, activists, planners, and politicians.

  • Start 28 Jun 2019
    End 8 Dec 2019
    The Right to Build


    All over the world, people are building their own homes. Sometimes this stems from a strong personal desire, at other times it follows from necessity. The Right to Build presents a snapshot of iconic, diverse types ...

  • 22 Jun 2019
    Governing Brooklyn

    10:00 - 12:30 | Event

    He is the first Mexican-American elected to the City Council in New York City and the first openly gay office holder in Brooklyn. Carlos Menchaca shares his personal experiences in serving and representing this very ...

  • Start 17 Jun 2019
    End 23 Jun 2019
    We Make The City Festival


    We Make The City is the largest city festival in Europe, taking place from 17 to 23 June 2019, celebrating urban living whilst addressing important urban issues in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. How can we ...

  • Start 9 May 2019
    End 10 May 2019
    Gentrification Throughout the Ages


    This workshop, jointly organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and the Centre for Urban Studies, aims to develop a long-term perspective on urban displacement, social transformation and resistance.

  • 3 May 2019
    Urban Movie #24 | Amsterdam Heroes

    20:00 | Event

    Luciano Balestra (23), one of the best freerunners of the Netherlands, takes us to the beautiful Diamond neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Luciano uses the city as his playground. Playing with natural obstacles he moves ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Public Seminar Omgevingswet

    20:00 | Event

    An exploration of the impacts of the 'Omgevingswet' on the collaboration between citizens, businesses and governments.

  • 28 Mar 2019
    Public Seminar Urban Scene Investigation

    20:00 | Event

    An evening in Pakhuis de Zwijger on the proliferation of amenities and middle-class cultural consumption, and their interrelationship with identities, life styles and the urban commons.

  • Start 28 Mar 2019
    End 29 Mar 2019
    Urban Scene Investigation Workshop

    09:00 - 17:00 | Workshop

    On how the proliferation of urban amenities affects the cultural consumption of the new middle classes, and how those processes relate to urban identities, life styles and the urban commons.

  • 1 Mar 2019
    Seminar Omgevingswet

    15:00 - 17:00 | Event

    There is a lot of talk about the Omgevingswet (the Environment and Planning Act), but what is really written into the new law? The new Environment and Planning law will be effective in 2021 and changes the way ...

  • Start 6 Feb 2019
    End 8 Feb 2019
    Urban Security Assemblages: Protection Beyond the State and Beyond the Human

    09:00 - 13:30 | Conference

    How do governance and citizenship change, as non-state security actors take on an increasingly important role in policing urban spaces and populations? And how do non-human entities, from security dogs to digital ...

  • 25 Jan 2019
    PhD Defense Francesco Colona

    12:00 - 13:00 | Event

    During this event Francesco Colona will defend his PhD-thesis "Enacting the State through Security Assemblages. Materiality, Technology and Political Subjectification in Nairobi."

  • 24 Jan 2019
    Urban Studies Network Day

    12:30 - 19:30 | Event

    We are pleased to announce the Third Centre for Urban Studies Network Day, as well as special round of Seed Grants. The network day is co-hosted this year with the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    PhD Defense Lior Volinz

    14:00 - 15:00 | Event

    During this event, Lior Volinz will defend his doctoral thesis titled "The Modular Security Toolbox: Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem"

  • 16 Jan 2019
    Rethinking Urban Growth

    20:00 - 22:00 | Event

    Are there limits to urban growth and density in The Netherlands? What does it mean ‘to grow’ for large urban agglomerations? And what qualities and values really matter when we plan for growth? Experts from science ...

  • Start 14 Jan 2019
    End 19 Jan 2019
    Masterstudio: The Post-Growth City? New Principles for Urban Change


    How can planners rethink the idea of urban prosperity beyond a paradigm of growth? What role does land use policy, urban design, land governance, neighbourhood participation and strategic planning play in enabling a ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    CUS Talk - The health and wellbeing effects of housing: Small steps to a big story

    15:30 - 17:00 | Lecture

    During this event Emma Baker and Rebecca Bentley will present a talk titled 'The health and wellbeing effects of housing: Small steps to a big story'.

  • 29 Nov 2018
    CUS Workshop: Digital Technologies and Urban Politics

    09:00 - 17:00 | Workshop

    This workshop questions what are the political implications of the growing use of digital technologies for the way in which cities are governed and citizens engaged.

  • 12 Nov 2018
    CUS Workshop: Financialization, Mortgages and Families

    13:30 - 16:00 | Workshop

    This workshop looks at how contemporary transactions in housing wealth and debt reshape identities, subjectivities and family relations.

  • Start 24 Oct 2018
    End 25 Oct 2018
    The Popular Culture of Illegality

    18:30 - 16:30 | Conference

    This conference explores the popular culture through which the authority of criminal organizations is produced and sustained. Drawing from cases across the world, participants discuss how popular music, film, dance, ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    CUS Lecture Steffen Jensen: The violence of intimate politics

    15:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    How does the intimate configure and how is it in turn animated by violent politics? During this event Professor Steffen Jensen will present a talk titled "The violence of intimate politics: Reflections from Manila ...

  • 22 Oct 2018
    CUS Masterclass on Violence, exchange relations and sovereignty

    13:00 - 15:00 | Workshop

    This masterclass invites PhD candidates and advanced masters students to join Professor Steffen Jensen in exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on violence, citizenship and exchange relations in cities across the ...

  • 9 Oct 2018
    Rethinking the edge city: Tysons struggles to become urban

    11:00 - 12:00 | Lecture

    On October 9th, Dr. Igal Charney (University of Haifa) will present a lecture titled "Rethinking the edge city: Tysons struggles to become urban". 

  • 25 Sep 2018
    A new institution on the block: Airbnb as community platform and urban policy entrepreneur

    15:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    Platforms such as AirBnB do not just offer holiday homes, they have a significant influence on urban policy and might form the foundation of new political communities.

  • 4 Jul 2018
    Exclusion and eviction: housing law as a tool of social control

    16:00 - 18:00 | Lecture

    During this event Prof Michel Vols will present a talk titled 'Exclusion and eviction: housing law as a tool of social control.'

  • 23 Jun 2018
    New Tokyo Story

    09:30 - 18:00 | Symposium

    With its extreme concentration of population and economic and political activity and its extreme level of aging, Tokyo forms a fascinating urban laboratory with which to investigate and understand current trends in ...

  • 8 Jun 2018
    Critical Comparative Urbanism: Displacement

    15:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    Comparative urbanism has been proposed as an important way of both interrogating the generalizability of urban theory and attending to specific cultural and historical contexts. This seminar focuses on displacement ...

  • 18 May 2018
    Urban Valorization - Urban Cultures, Local Histories and Redevelopment Agendas

    09:30 - 18:00 | Workshop

    This workshop addresses processes of valorization in contemporary cities captured in terms such as ‘heritage’, ‘culture’ or ‘memory’. It seeks to question which aspects of urban spaces and cultures are deemed as ...

  • 17 May 2018
    'Phantom' Islamophobia versus lived reality in diverse ​neighbourhoods

    15:30 - 17:00 | Lecture

    In this lecture Dr. Val Colic-Peisker juxtaposes the dominant perceptions of Australian Islamophobia created by media reporting and public debates, and the everyday reality of Muslims and non-Muslims who live in ...

  • 16 May 2018
    The music scene is dead. Long live the music seen.

    15:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    During this event Allan Watson will present a lecture on the declining importance of geography and place to commercial success in the music industry.

  • 15 May 2018
    Critical Comparative Urbanism: Smart Urbanism

    15:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    Comparative urbanism has been proposed as an important way of both interrogating the generalizability of urban theory and attending to specific cultural and historical contexts. This seminar focuses on smart urbanism ...

  • 7 May 2018
    Urban Conflict and Security: Circulating Uncertainty

    15:30 - 17:00 | Lecture

    During the fifth Urban Conflict and Security seminar Dr. Sobia Ahmad Kaker will give a talk titled "Circulating Uncertainty: Information and Everyday Insecurity in Karachi".

  • 25 Apr 2018
    Sound as City Maker - Opening event

    17:00 - 19:00 | Exhibition

    You are warmly invited to the opening of the exhibition ‘Sound as Stadmaker’ at Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam. The exhibition will be opened by Maurits de Hoog, Urban Planner Space and Sustainability at the City of ...

  • Start 25 Apr 2018
    End 24 Jun 2018
    Sound as City Maker

    17:00 - 19:00 | Exhibition

    This exhibition documents a research project on the different ways in which sound can make a positive contribution to the urban experience. The acoustic value of the public space hardly plays a role in urban ...