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Results: 21 - 40 of 407
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • P(R)OTESTAS: The Politics and Aesthetics of Digital Authoritarianism and Protest in the Global South
    9 Jun 2021
    P(R)OTESTAS is a transdisciplinary, trans-Pacific comparative research of protest, power, and digital authoritarianism, focused on the recent massive anti-government protests and hard-handed repression in South-East ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Recap ‘Cities & Health’ Urban Studies Networking Event
    3 Jun 2021
    On the 1st of June the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted the fifth edition of the Urban Studies Networking Event. This event, organized by the CUS, was co-hosted with the Centre for Urban Mental Health (UMH) ...
  • Federalization of Europe: Machiavelli’s annual symposium
    27 May 2021
    The chosen overarching topic for this year’s Symposium is, “The Federalization of Europe: 27 Countries Coming Together as One”. The aim of the Symposium is to allow its audience to listen, learn and discuss all of ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • GDC Research Seminar Series
    21 May 2021
    GDC offers regular research seminars in which two work-in-progress papers from junior and senior researchers are discussed. These sessions feature research on global digital cultures from a wide variety of ...
  • Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
    The Chinese Communist Party's international arm
    18 May 2021
    It is no secret that Chinese President Xi Jinping harbours high international ambitions. What was not yet known, however, is the role the Chinese Communist Party plays in this, specifically its International ...
  • My Boss is an Algorithm
    17 May 2021
    The so-called ‘gig economy’ is transforming our everyday life. For a fairly cheap price, it allows customers to enjoy a variety of services with incredible convenience – such as eating their favourite restaurant’s ...
  • Dr. João Tonucci Visiting Fellow at CUS
    17 May 2021
    Dr. João Tonucci is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a critical urban scholar, his research lies at the intersection of political economy, economic geography and urban ...
  • Contributions to the Venice Architecture Biennale and the new book "Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents"
    17 May 2021
    Three researchers affiliated with CUS - Letizia Chiappini, Anastasiya Halauniova, and Ying-Tzu Lin - have contributed to the 17th edition of Venice Architecture Biennale as bloggers-in-residence for the Austrian ...
  • 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 ...