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Results: 1 - 20 of 194
  • 23 May 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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.

  • 10 Apr 2019
    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 ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy

    The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...

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

    In this call grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €20.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can be also considered.

  • 4 Mar 2019
    Recap ACHI and CUS Network Day

    On 24 January 2019 the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) hosted a network day for urban scholars at the Lloyd Hotel. Find a recap of this convivial day ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 3 Dec 2018
    Call for Papers: Gentrification Throughout the Ages

    We are now welcoming papers for the two-day workshop Gentrification Throughout the Ages. This workshop, jointly organised by Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and Centre for Urban Studies, aims to develop long-term ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Seed Grant Open Call – first round of 2019 now open

    A new call for Seed Grant proposals is now open. In 2019, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch three regular rounds of Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Seed Grants for Promising Research Initiatives

    The Centre for Urban Studies has awarded four Seed Grants to new promising research initiatives. The grants have the aim to mobilize people and ideas, 'plant promising seeds', and to stimulate original research in ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 14 Aug 2018
    Four Seed Grants awarded

    Four initiatives have been awarded a Seed Grant in the first round of 2018. CUS Seed Grants aim to facilitate new and promising research initiatives and projects, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and ...