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 ...
4 Feb 2019
De privatisering van veiligheid
Overheden en burgers schakelen steeds vaker private veiligheidsorganisaties in ter bescherming van de stedelijke ruimte en bevolking, ook in Nederland. Welke impact heeft deze groeiende rol van private organisaties ...
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 ...
19 Jul 2018
How can we strengthen the cultural and creative industries?
Cultural and creative industries can have a strong effect on local communities and provide both aesthetic and economic value. An international consortium led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will explore the role ...
2 Jul 2018
Seed Grant Open Call – 2nd round 2018
A new call for Seed Grant proposals is now open. In 2018, the Centre for Urban Studies launches two rounds of Seed Grants to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and ...
3 Apr 2018
Inaugural lecture The Making of 'Generation Rent'
Friday 6 April at 4pm CUS member and professor of Housing, Society and Space prof. dr. Richard Ronald will present his inaugural lecture.
8 Mar 2018
Tuna Taşan-Kok, professor of Urban Governance and Planning
Dr M.T. Taşan-Kok (1970) has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
6 Mar 2018
Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...
1 Mar 2018
CUS Seed Grant Open Call
A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.
23 Jan 2018
New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India
A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...
19 Dec 2017
Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online
The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.
30 Nov 2017
Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online
The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.
23 Nov 2017
First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online
The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.