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Results: 101 - 120 of 179
Results: 101 - 120 of 179
  • 10 Nov 2015
    November 17: Marco te Brömmelstroet guest speaker at Stadsgesprek, De Balie

    Amsterdam is often cited as the ‘bicycle capital’ of the world. The use of bicycles is often directly and positively linked to sustainability, efficiency, quality of life and bodily health. However, the success of ...

  • 5 Nov 2015
    Joyeeta Gupta: On the road to the United Nationas Climate Change Conference (COP 21) Paris 2015

    Joyeeta Gupta is Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam, member of the Centre for Urban Studies and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She was lead ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    2-6 November: Amsterdam International Water Week

    How can cities become more resilient? The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) aims to be a platform for connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. In this one-week event a unique mix of ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Jan Rath visiting professor at Massey University

    Prof. Jan Rath is currently visiting professor at Massey University (Auckland, NZ). His visit is part of the CaDDANZ research programme, Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The programme centers ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Jan Willem Duyvendak fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies

    In the Spring of 2016, Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak will be Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut d'études avancées de Paris, short IAS). Anchored in the heart of central Paris, the IAS is a ...

  • 3 Nov 2015
    Luca Bertolini in folia: 'Amsterdam is losing its spontaneity’

    In the latest issue of Folia magazine, Luca Bertolini – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Centre for Urban Studies – expresses his concerns over current social developments in the City of ...

  • 28 Oct 2015
    Paleis voor Volksvlijt 2016

    What is the economic future of Amsterdam? ‘Paleis voor Volksvlijt 2016’ is a public exhibition on the economic future of the Amsterdam region, organised during the Dutch presidency of the European Union spring 2016. ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    CUS launches Seed Grant Open Call for members

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhD's, Post Docs). A ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam ranks second on the European Digital City Index

    The European Digital City Index is a list of the most digital entrepreneur-friendly cities in Europe. The index is an attempt to measure capital EU cities against a number of criteria set by 90+ digital ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Highlighted CUS publication 'Urban peripheries: reflecting on politics and projects in Amsterdam, Milan, and Paris'

    In a recent paper in Environment and Planning C, Federico Savini, Stan Majoor and Willem Salet reflect on and question the political and financial drivers of urban development in the contemporary context of ...

  • 27 Oct 2015
    Urban Cycling Institute in The Guardian: Should Bike Helmets be Compulsory?

    In a recent article in The Guardian’s series on ‘Cycling the city’, Dr Marco te Brömmelstroet (member of CUS and director of the Urban Cycling Institute) was asked to comment on the question: should cyclists in ...

  • 6 Oct 2015
    Tenure Track Position in Urban Studies

    The Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Studies, starting August 2016. The University of Amsterdam is among the leading ...

  • 2 Oct 2015
    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    Over the past few years, Sharon Zukin (Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College) has regularly visited the Centre for Urban Studies to work with Jan Rath (member of the CUS), Philip Kasinitz, and Xiangming Chen on ...

  • 28 Sep 2015
    Review Urban Movie #12 'Smart City: In search of the Smart Citizen'

    On September 10th 2015, as part of the Urban Movies series, the film 'Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen' was screened at Pakhuis de Zwijger. The documentary is a collaborative product by Sara Blom and Dorien ...

  • 7 Sep 2015
    New Director Centre for Urban Studies

    After four years, Jan Nijman stepped down as Director of the Centre for Urban Studies and he is succeeded by Luca Bertolini. We spoke with Luca and Jan about the meaning of urban studies, the challenges, and their ...

  • 3 Sep 2015
    Jan Nijman Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria

    Jan Nijman was Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria in the summer of 2015. He gave a public lecture on August 5: "Emergent Urban Formations: The Case of India."

  • 3 Sep 2015
    New Assistant Professor in Governance of Urban Infrastructure to Enhance Adaptive Capacity

    The Centre for Urban Studies warmly welcomes Eric Chu as new research member. Chu will be Assistant Professor in a new research project ‘Governance of Urban Infrastructure to Enhance Adaptive Capacity,’ in which he ...

  • 2 Sep 2015
    How to plan a cycling city: short review of the summer school provided by the Urban Cycling Institute

    ‘How to plan a cycling city?’ is a unique summer course at the University of Amsterdam that seeks to give students insight into the roots and world of the Dutch cycling tradition. The main goal of the course was to ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 30 Jul 2015
    NWO-VENI grant for Willem Boterman

    Willem Boterman has received a VENI for his research proposal ‘Placing educational inequalities: Socio-spatial strategies for access to primary education’.