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Results: 21 - 40 of 400
  • Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance
    12 May 2021
    In Europe today, digital platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, provide essential means for millions of people to express themselves, engage in public debate and organise politically. However, European ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • Special Issue “Sensing Urban Values” available online
    21 Apr 2021
    The special issue “Sensing Urban Values”, edited by Carolyn Birdsall, Anastasiya Halauniova and Linda van de Kamp is now available online, and includes contributions by Elisa Fiore/Liedeke Plate, Hanna Katharina ...
  • Postdoctoral positions at ICTA-UAB
    14 Apr 2021
    The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) in Barcelona, Spain is seeking 5 postdoctoral fellows to work on research topics related to oceanic and land-use systems, cities, production and ...
  • Special Issue on ‘Learning from Conflict’ in Built Environment
    12 Apr 2021
    We see a surge in conflicts and protests in which citizens pit themselves against each other or the state, often in response to local policies or spatial interventions related to inequities in cities and the built ...
  • Dr. Igor Pessoa appointed postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr. Igor Pessoa was appointed postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘Urban Commons’ at the Centre for Urban Studies. Dr. Igor Pessoa is an urban researcher and spatial planner with a PhD from the Delft University ...
  • A “Safe and Just corridor” for planet and people
    7 Apr 2021
    For the first time, the Earth Commission has brought together the complexity of humans living on Earth in a framework that defines a challenging and fundamental core pillar for their work: how to determine what’s ...
  • ACES UvA Research Priority Area selects four proposals for Research Support
    6 Apr 2021
    The ACES UvA Research Priority Area has selected four affiliates for a grant for Research Support in 2021. ACES affiliates could either apply for a Seed Grant to prepare an application for a research grant (NWO or ...
  • New study: what does entrepreneurship from migrants of rich countries look like?
    29 Mar 2021
    While most studies of migrant entrepreneurship focus on disadvantaged migrants from the ‘global South’, Richard Girling decided to do the opposite and explore the entrepreneurial activities of migrants from ...
  • Vivienne Matthies-Boon appointed Socrates Professor (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    29 Mar 2021
    Vivienne Matthies-Boon has been appointed Socrates Professor by Special Appointment in “Humanism, Europe and Global Justice" at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religion (Radboud University in Nijmegen).
  • CO-CREATE participants discuss policy advice
    Adolescents give advice on how to combat overweight
    24 Mar 2021
    Overweight has been a major social problem for some time already, and the coronavirus pandemic has only served to exacerbate it. In order to successfully combat youth overweight, adolescents are calling for bold and ...
  • ILLICITIES: City-Making and Organized Crime
    10 Mar 2021
    We are thrilled to announce the publication of PoLAR's new series, featuring the research network ILLICITIES. Funded by a seed grant from the CUS, ILLICITIES explores the nexus of city-making and organized crime.
  • ACES FMG Research Priority Area selects nine proposals for Research Support
    8 Mar 2021
    Nine affiliates of the ACES Research Priority Area of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) have been selected for a grant for Research Support in 2021.
  • a small male and female figure are sitting on a pair of glasses
    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
  • ACES funds three new Interdisciplinary Research Projects
    24 Feb 2021
    ACES devotes a key share of its budget to supporting 2,5 year targeted interdisciplinary research projects. These projects are led by ACES affiliates from at least two faculties and address major societal challenges ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Documentary “The Climate Resilient City Explained”
    11 Feb 2021
    On 25 January, the documentary 'The Climate Resilient City Explained' premiered. It shows the results of the City Deal Climate Adaptation's four years of work on the question: how can Dutch cities defend themselves ...
  • Grant for research on Housing, Environmental and Health Inequalities in Amsterdam
    11 Feb 2021
    Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, Cody Hochstenbach, Fenne Pinkster (Urban Geographies) and Mendel Giezen (Urban Planning) have been awarded a research grant by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid.
  • Project “SamenOpHetFietspad”
    11 Feb 2021
    In 2020 we started the project SamenOpHetFietspad (TogetherWeCycle). This project uses the local contexts of relevant Dutch municipalities and regions where crowdedness on the bike lanes leads to tensions and ...