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Results: 61 - 80 of 179
Results: 61 - 80 of 179
  • 18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook

    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Seed Grant XL Open Call - Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Call for Project Proposals: Urban Studies Post Doc

    In January 2017, the Centre for Urban Studies starts a new search for one Urban Studies Post Doc (70% research, 30% teaching). The position is for two years, with the prospect of permanent tenure in case of ...

  • 25 Aug 2016
    Ongoing fishing dispute captured in graphic novel

    For his PhD thesis, Joeri Scholtens, a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), studied the enduring fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. At Scholtens’ request, illustrator Laura Eggens ...

  • 24 Aug 2016
    The gangster imaginary: Towards a transgressive topography of urban violence

    Cities have long been associated with danger and violence, largely due to a persistent perception that urban contexts are inherently unruly and disorderly spaces, and therefore generally prone to transgressive forms ...

  • 16 Aug 2016
    Obituary: Leon Deben

    Dr Leon Deben passed away on 4 August last. From 1970 until his retirement in 2007, he worked as an urban sociologist in our department, most recently in the position of associate professor. With his long period of ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Maria Kaika, professor of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning

    Dr M. Kaika (1967) has been appointed professor of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 26 May 2016
    Children in the city: making space for growing up (De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen)

    In contrast with the past, more and more children grow up in western cities. The authors of this new book, “De nieuwe generatie stadskinderen. Ruimte maken voor opgroeien” argue that the new urban direction of family ...

  • 18 May 2016
    Concrete Jungles - New book by Rivke Jaffe

    In this book, Rivke Jaffe (Professor of Cities, Politics and Culture), reveals how mainstream environmentalism reflects and reproduces class and race inequalities.

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.

  • 7 Apr 2016
    Video of Urban Lecture Series

    The Centre for Urban Studies has started a new Urban Lecture Series in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger. In the Urban Lecture Series (inter)national urban experts are invited to provide a talk on interesting ...

  • 6 Apr 2016
    Eight Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary). The grants have ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Beate Volker appointed as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)

    We are honoured to announce that Beate Volker has been appointed to become member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen - KHMW).

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.

  • 15 Mar 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: manufacturing the creative city

    In their recently published article ‘Manufacturing the creative city: symbols and politics of Amsterdam North’, Federico Savini (CUS) and Sebastian Dembski explore the relation between political change and spatial ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    The urban food experience: summer school on exploring food and the city

    Food and cities are intrinsically connected. Yet it is precisely in cities that we are less and less aware of this, as the production and processing of most of our food now takes place far away from where we live, ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Planning the cycling city: summer school

    This graduate level programme provided by Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the UvA, explores urban cycling from a Dutch perspective.

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Highlighted CUS publication: Organisational legitimacy beyond ethnicity

    In this article, Davide Gnes, looks at the shifting organizational logics in the struggle for immigrant rights in Los Angeles.

  • 2 Mar 2016
    ‘Paradox of the Dutch educational system’ - Interview with Willem Boterman

    In his new VENI funded research, Willem Boterman explores how educational inequalities can be explained through socio-spatial strategies of school choice by different groups of parents.