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Centre for Urban Studies

Results: 1 - 20 of 117
Results: 1 - 20 of 117
  • Special Issue on ‘Learning from Conflict’ in Built Environment
    12 Apr 2021
    We see a surge in conflicts and protests in which citizens pit themselves against each other or the state, often in response to local policies or spatial interventions related to inequities in cities and the built ...
  • Dr. Igor Pessoa appointed postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr. Igor Pessoa was appointed postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘Urban Commons’ at the Centre for Urban Studies. Dr. Igor Pessoa is an urban researcher and spatial planner with a PhD from the Delft University ...
  • How digital platforms are reshaping our cities
    15 Mar 2021
    Anyone exploring a new city uses digital platforms. We decide where we want to drink coffee with Yelp, we find our way with Google Maps and a place to sleep with Airbnb. But while these platforms help us with this, ...
  • ILLICITIES: City-Making and Organized Crime
    10 Mar 2021
    We are thrilled to announce the publication of PoLAR's new series, featuring the research network ILLICITIES. Funded by a seed grant from the CUS, ILLICITIES explores the nexus of city-making and organized crime.
  • Amsterdance – The Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group
    24 Feb 2021
    New ASCA Research Groups coordinated by Oliver Seibt and Ian Pocervina. | The “Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group” is interested in a variety of topics that fall under the umbrella term of electronic ...
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Documentary “The Climate Resilient City Explained”
    11 Feb 2021
    On 25 January, the documentary 'The Climate Resilient City Explained' premiered. It shows the results of the City Deal Climate Adaptation's four years of work on the question: how can Dutch cities defend themselves ...
  • Grant for research on Housing, Environmental and Health Inequalities in Amsterdam
    11 Feb 2021
    Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, Cody Hochstenbach, Fenne Pinkster (Urban Geographies) and Mendel Giezen (Urban Planning) have been awarded a research grant by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid.
  • Project “SamenOpHetFietspad”
    11 Feb 2021
    In 2020 we started the project SamenOpHetFietspad (TogetherWeCycle). This project uses the local contexts of relevant Dutch municipalities and regions where crowdedness on the bike lanes leads to tensions and ...
  • Marie Curie for Gediminas Lesutis and Maria Kaika
    11 Feb 2021
    Dr. Gediminas Lesutis (Fellow) and Prof. Maria Kaika (Supervisor) received a Horizon 2020 Framework Marie Curie Fellowship Grant for the project: "Infrastructured lives: assembling politics and liveable life in ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • Four Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a Seed Grant. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus on the ...
  • Three Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant XL
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a 2021 Seed Grant XL. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus ...
  • streetexperiment
    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • Fenne Pinkster
    Fenne Pinkster member Programme Council Centre for Urban Inequality
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Fenne Pinkster (GPIO) has been appointed as a member of the Programme Council of the Centre for Urban Inequality. The centre is a collaboration between the Municipality of Amsterdam and four knowledge ...
  • Vacancy: postdoctoral research fellow in the field of ‘Urban Commons’
    3 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the field of the Urban Commons. The position is aimed at researching the threats and opportunities ...
  • Jan Rath benoemd op Van Doorn wisselleerstoel
    26 Nov 2020
    UvA-socioloog Jan Rath is benoemd op de prof. dr. J.A.A. van Doorn wisselleerstoel aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam voor het academisch jaar 2021-2022 voor vijf maanden. In dezelfde periode wordt hij aangesteld ...
  • Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald join Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing
    16 Nov 2020
    Rowan Arundel and Richard Ronald from the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development joined the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing.
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...