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 ...
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
Institutional care background drives social exclusion of young people
Finding a job, stable social relationships, acceptance by society: it is a challenge for many young people worldwide. For vulnerable young people who leave institutional care, like foster parents or SOS villages, ...
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 ...
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 ...
3 Jul 2018
Sustainable events in and around Amsterdam during summer
To maintain your 'dosis of sustainability' during the semester break we made a list of all upcoming events, including lectures, conferences, networking events, but also more communal activities like a climate ...
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.
8 Mar 2018
Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx
Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.
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.
9 Jan 2018
'I am not a spy!'
Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...
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.
4 Dec 2017
Impact story: have the voices of citizens heard
Many people are excluded from decision-making processes and do not participate in public debates. Urban planner Nanke Verloo reaches out to these groups and helps them to have their voices heard with the aim to make ...
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.
6 Nov 2017
Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives
There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.
24 Oct 2017
New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people
Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.
3 Oct 2017
Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.
19 Sep 2017
Call for Visiting Scholar
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...