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Centre for Urban Studies

Results: 1 - 18 of 18
Results: 1 - 18 of 18
  • Onder Planologen | #3 Vinex

    The term Vinex emerged in 1991 following a policy document of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. The term denotes an outer city area that is appointed as location for massive new housing development. Vinex areas are often depicted as dull suburbs, opposite of the vibrant city. But is this an acurate depiction?

  • Onder Planologen | #2 Groeikernen (new towns)

    Onder Planologen delves into groeikernen (new towns)! In the 60s there were growing concerns about the increasing crowdedness in the Randstad area. In order to guide growth, the national government designated so called ‘groeikernen’ (new towns). Many of these rapidly grew to middle sized cities with respect to population. However, the diversity of services fell behind and the new towns were dealing with social issues.

  • Onder Planologen | #1 Revolutiebouw (jerry-building)

    In the very first episode of ‘Onder Planologen’ we discuss a phenomenon of the 19th century: revolutiebouw (jerry-building). Buiten WIttenvrouwen, Oude Westen and the Kinkerbuurt: currently these neighbourhoods are all hotspots of the urban housing market. At the end of the 19th century, like now, there was pressure on the housing market and in this periode these neighbourhoods were built. Dwellings were small and materials were cheap.

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 6: Cody Hochstenbach on inequality in the city

    In this episode I meet with urban geographer Cody Hochstenbach in April 2020 in Amsterdam East. We discuss his research into gentrification, the housing market, homelessness and what influence the pandemic will have on these fronts. And how is this one year later?

  • Housing Matters Episode 3 – Ethics and Justice (part 2)

    What forces have threatened housing justice? How can we hold our governments accountable in addressing these challenges? And what tools can we, as everyday citizens, use to reclaim our rights to housing? In part 2 of the third episode, we are joined by Leilani Farha, former UN special rapporteur on adequate housing and director of the Shift, to discuss the human right to housing and the political and legal actions which can help enforce this right.

  • Housing Matters Episode 3 – Ethics and Justice (part 1)

    Can ethics help us understand how to fix our housing crisis? What would a just housing system look like? How can we move from treating housing as an investment good, to treating it as a human right?

  • Housing Matters episode 2 – Financialisation & Its Economic Effects

    In the Housing Matters Podcast, we sit down with researchers and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines to discuss major 21st century housing issues. Looking at causes, consequences, and potential solutions, we unpack the following themes over six episodes: Housing, accessibility and affordability; housing, financialization and its economic effects; housing, ethics and justice; housing and sustainability; housing and wellbeing; and housing and the urban commons.

  • Housing Matters episode 1 – Accessibility and Affordability

    In the Housing Matters Podcast, we sit down with researchers and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines to discuss major 21st century housing issues. Looking at causes, consequences, and potential solutions, we unpack the following themes over six episodes: Housing, accessibility and affordability; housing, financialization and its economic effects; housing, ethics and justice; housing and sustainability; housing and wellbeing; and housing and the urban commons.

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 5: Fenne Pinkster on territoriality

    Early May 2020, Fenne Pinkster and I walk around Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam East. Through Fenne’s eyes we see what she calls ‘everyday observations’ that inform us about how the city works and how people interact with each other – also in times of corona. What has changed when we look back one year later?

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 4: Jelke Bosma on AirBnB

    At the end of May 2020, just when the corona situation improved some, I walk through the city together with Jelke Bosma. He researches AirBnB and compares cities like Berlin, New York and Amsterdam. How should we look at our city now that it is unoccupied by tourists? We look at the role of AirBnB and how corona impacts this role. Less than a year later we look at how things are for the platform.

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 3: Justus Uitermark on the social geography of corona

    In April 2020 human geographer Justus Uitermark and I walk down Eerste Oosterparkstraat. We take ample time to observe what effects corona has on a street like this, but also talk about themes such as the use of public space, social media and the municipality’s and real estate owners’ responses to the crisis. Almost a year later we take time to reflect.

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 2: Tim Verlaan on the city in decay

    In this episode we take a walk in the Nieuwmarkt quarter with historian Tim Verlaan. I ask him whether we can draw a parallel between the urban crises that have emerged from the 60s onwards and the crisis we currently find ourselves in. How should we envision a city in decay and how does it impact our thinking? Almost a year later Tim and I reflect on what predictions have become reality.

  • Anderhalf NAP episode 1: Janna Coomans on the plague

    In this episode we take a stroll through the Nieuwmarkt quarter with historian Janna Coomans. We speak with her about another pandemic, the plague, and its legacy to the city. What parallels can we draw between the plague and the current pandemic? Does it make sense to speak of a crisis at all? After a little under a year we reach out to Janna again to reflect on the past year.

  • CSDS Developcast: The City of the Future

    How do cities like Amsterdam deal with climate change, the circular economy and a soaring housing shortage? According to CSDS scientists Dr Michaela Hordijk and Prof. John Grin, these major challenges require more collaboration and a different approach to conducting science. With the Koppelkansen programme, they try to realize and further develop this new approach. Also present: Maarten Claassen, the main driving force behind Koppelkansen. (This episode is in Dutch).

  • The City Unfinished - Episode 3

    This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.

  • The City Unfinished - Episode 2

    This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban sound is heard as a pleasure or a nuisance? Listen to our conversation with urban sociologist Edda Bild and find out.

  • The City Unfinished - Episode 1

    In this episode, Justine Laurent talks to Anastasiya Halauniova about peeing in the city. As you’ll hear, peeing is political and not all bodies are offered the same conditions for this basic – and often urgent – human need. Listen in!

  • Introducing The City Unfinished, a Podcast Experiment

    Brought to you by an enthusiastic group of podcasting newbies, The City Unfinished is a podcast experiment that brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges shaping our cities today.