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Results: 1 - 20 of 74
Results: 1 - 20 of 74
  • 6 Dec 2019
    Are we doing something wrong? Do we need to make a change?

    A recent headline in The Guardian stated that 11,000 scientists are warning of unprecedented suffering as a result of climate change. In fact, since the year 2000, a total of 260,000 scientific articles have been ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Who are the private investors in the housing market, and how is their rise impacting the market?

    Since the financial crisis reached its lowest point in 2013, the number of private investors in the Dutch housing market has been growing. Their large market share is a new phenomenon in the Netherlands and concerns ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    The City Unfinished
    The City Unfinished - Episode 2

    This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    FMG Centre for Urban Studies - CUS
    Open Calls - Seed Grant and Seed Grant XL

    Two new calls for Seed Grant proposals are now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a round of regular Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    The City Unfinished
    The City Unfinished - Episode 1

    In this episode, Justine Laurent talks to Anastasiya Halauniova about peeing in the city. As you’ll hear, peeing is political and not all bodies are offered the same conditions for this basic – and often urgent – ...

  • 22 Oct 2019
    The City Unfinished
    The City Unfinished

    The Centre for Urban Studies is proud to present The City Unfinished podcast series. This podcast experiment brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges ...

  • 12 Sep 2019
    Justus Uitermark
    Justus Uitermark, professor of Urban Geography

    Dr J.L. Uitermark (1978) has been appointed professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    Girl gets anxious on crowded road crossing
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

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

    In this second round, 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 be also considered. Grants can ...

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Teenagers bicycling through the city
    Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?

    When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Amsterdam canals
    New Seed Grant for CUS research in Amsterdam’s Canal Belt

    CUS members Dr. Fenne Pinkster and Dr. Willem Boterman have received a research grant to expand their research on the Amsterdam Canal Belt as a unique residential milieu.

  • 23 May 2019
    Master’s programme Urban and Regional Planning
    Call for Presentations | Urban Infrastructures

    We are now welcoming presentations for the one-day playshop Urban Infrastructures. This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Still animation movie health-square only
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 6 May 2019
    FMG Centre for Urban Studies - CUS
    Teaching Buyout Grants - Open Call

    A new call for Teaching Buyout grants is now open. In this call four 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 ...

  • 6 May 2019
    FMG Centre for Urban Studies - CUS
    Open Call - Fellowship Grants

    A new call for Fellowship Grants is now open. In this call three fellowships 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 ...

  • 6 May 2019
    FMG Centre for Urban Studies - CUS
    Visiting Scholar Grant - Open Call

    This year, the Centre for Urban Studies will award a 10.000 euro Visiting Scholar Grant, to be used in 2020. The Visiting Scholar Grant aims at stimulating new, innovative and collaborative research and initiatives.

  • 3 May 2019
    Don Corleone in The Godfather
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Prof Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor Urban Mobility Futures
    Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor of Urban Mobility Futures

    Dr M.C.G. te Brömmelstroet (1980) has been appointed professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair is partly funded by BAM Infra ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible

    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.