What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...
30 Jun 2020
Save the Date | Open Research Platform Workshops
Are you working on a research project in Amsterdam (or in the metropolitan region)? Do you think your research findings could be interesting for the city of Amsterdam? Would you like to know what research projects ...
22 Jun 2020
Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
16 Jun 2020
How is protest heard?
Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
2 Jun 2020
Using data from ODISSEI for your research
ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the ...
27 May 2020
New book: Het recht van de snelste
Marco te Brömmelstroet is Professor of Urban Mobility Futures. He recently published the book ‘Het recht van de snelste’ together with journalist Thalia Verkade.
19 May 2020
What can we learn from street experiments?
For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...
12 May 2020
Willen we na de coronacrisis weer allemaal forenzen, of meer thuiswerken?
Uit een enquête naar thuiswerken versus forenzen, blijken tegenstrijdige wensen over mobiliteit. Veel mensen verwelkomen de mogelijkheid van meer thuiswerken, maar waarderen en missen ook aspecten van het forenzen. ...
1 May 2020
Visiting Scholar Grant 2021 - Open Call
This year, the Centre for Urban Studies will award a 10.000 euro Visiting Scholar Grant, to be used in 2021. The Visiting Scholar Grant aims at stimulating new, innovative and collaborative research and initiatives.
1 May 2020
Fellowship Grant 2021
A new call for one Fellowship Grant is now open. In this call one fellowship will be awarded to fund a stay at the University of Amsterdam for three months, in the form of a €1.600 net monthly allowance to cover ...
1 May 2020
Teaching Buyout Grants 2021 - Open Call
A new call for Teaching Buyout grants is now open. In this call two grants will be awarded to allow a teaching buyout for the equivalent of 0,1 FTE for one year, or approximately €12.000 per grant, to be spent in ...
30 Apr 2020
Prof. Maria Kaika new director Centre for Urban Studies
Professor Maria Kaika has been selected to lead the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) as the CUS Director for the coming five-year period, 2020-2025. Kaika will be taking over from prof. Luca Bertolini.
30 Mar 2020
What epidemics can teach us about burial places
Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...
25 Mar 2020
Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.
12 Mar 2020
New Faces of Science: twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science
Twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science, amongst them social geographer Afra Foli.
10 Mar 2020
Stigma in the Bijlmer: The best-known neighbourhood in The Netherlands
Researchers Fenne Pinkster, Marijn Ferier and Myrte Hoekstra conducted a study into resident experiences the Bijlmer stigma. The Bijlmer is a deprived neighborhood, developed in the 60s-70s in the southeast of ...
24 Feb 2020
Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE
In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...
24 Feb 2020
Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day
On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...
14 Feb 2020
How Airbnb markets black-majority neighbourhoods
Airbnb attracts increasing numbers of tourists to neighbourhoods where the traditional hotel industry is limited or absent. This popularity of ‘real urban’ experiences in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas has impact on ...
10 Feb 2020
The City Unfinished - Episode 3
This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.