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The Working Paper Series (WPS) allows for timely and wide dissemination of research findings and provides our researchers with the possibility to get early feedback on their work.

Papers published in the series are pre-publications, published electronically by the Centre for Urban Studies and available online-only via this website. Upon publication, the downloadable CUS WPS version will be removed from our website, and the download link is replaced by a direct link to the publisher's website. 

Announcements of new working papers are circulated in our newsletter

Results: 31 - 41 of 41
Results: 31 - 41 of 41
  • WPS No.11 | Ronald, R. (2014) The Remarkable Rise and Peculiar Context of Younger One-Person Households in East Asian Cities

    Numbers of one-person households in East Asia have expanded dramatically in recent decades, especially among younger cohorts living in cities. This shift derives from specific changes in economic conditions and neoliberal policy influences that ...

  • WPS No.10 | Hochstenbach, C. & Gent, W. van (2014) An anatomy of gentrification; understanding neighbourhood upgrading beyond migration

    Several theoretical debates in gentrification literature deal with the role and importance of migration, incumbent social mobility, and demographic change in urban social change. These debates primarily focus on structural processes. However, we ...

  • WPS No.09 | Musterd, S., Gent, W. van, Das, M. & Latten, J. (2014) Residential and Social Mobility; Adaptive Behaviour in Urban Space

    The social relationship between an individual and their residential environment is shaped by a range of housing market rules and regulations, by residential choice and by constraints.

  • WPS No.08 | Tzaninis, I. & Boterman, W.R. (2014) Beyond the urban suburban dichotomy: shifting mobilities to and from Almere, Holland

    Suburbanisation has been a prevalent process of post-war, capitalist urban growth, leading to the majority of citizens in many advanced capitalist economies currently living in the suburbs. We are also witnessing however the reverse movement of ...

  • WPS No.07 | Kleibert, J.M. (2014) Islands of Globalisation: Changing Spatial Divisions of Labour and Enclavisation

    The changing international division of labour presents opportunities for developing countries to attract foreign investments and generate employment in the offshore service sector. What spatial transformations occur as a result of these ...

  • WPS No.06 | Mitchell, D. (2014) People's Park Again. On the End and Ends of Public Space

    Public space is a struggle. The end, and ends, of public space continue to be struggled over in the streets and parks, in city council chambers and corporate boardrooms, at police headquarters and the ballot box.

  • WPS No.05 | Gent, W. van & Grondelle, M.W. van (2014) (Dis)affiliatie in kaart. Ruimtelijke buurtpercepties in Geuzenveld, Amsterdam

    In formeel stedelijk beleid, wordt door de buurt vaak als één geheel gezien.

  • WPS No.04 | Vermeulen, F., Minkoff, D. & Meer, T. van der (2014) The Survival of Immigrant Organizations. Acquiring Socio-Political Legitimacy in Amsterdam Neighborhoods, 2002-2012

    Although social organizations are considered a vital aspect of life in urban neighborhoods, little research examines how neighborhood context influences organizational vitality. Focusing on the case of immigrant organizations in Amsterdam, this ...

  • WPS No.03 | Lennartz, C., Arundel, R. & Ronald, R. (2014) Young People and Homeownership in Europe through the Global Financial Crisis

    In context of poorly performing national economies and sustained employment insecurity since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, various UK and US studies have suggested that access for younger people to independent living, and to ...

  • WPS No.02 | Nijman, J. & Clery, T. (2013) Suburban Imaginaries and Metropolitan Realities in North America

    North America may be considered the ‘birthplace’ of the prototypical 20th century suburb. From there, common usage of the terms suburb and suburbanization spread to the rest of the Western world, and then across the globe. It has become ...

  • WPS No.01 | Ronald, R. & Doling, J. (2013) The Changing Shape of the East Asian Housing Model

    While patterns of housing policy, production and occupation are quite diverse, housing interventions in developed East Asian economies have historically focused on high volume housing output targeted at economically productive, male-headed family ...