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Results: 1 - 20 of 70
Results: 1 - 20 of 70
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Marie Curie for Gediminas Lesutis and Maria Kaika
    11 Feb 2021
    Dr. Gediminas Lesutis (Fellow) and Prof. Maria Kaika (Supervisor) received a Horizon 2020 Framework Marie Curie Fellowship Grant for the project: "Infrastructured lives: assembling politics and liveable life in ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • Four Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a Seed Grant. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus on the ...
  • Three Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant XL
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a 2021 Seed Grant XL. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus ...
  • streetexperiment
    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • Fenne Pinkster
    Fenne Pinkster member Programme Council Centre for Urban Inequality
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Fenne Pinkster (GPIO) has been appointed as a member of the Programme Council of the Centre for Urban Inequality. The centre is a collaboration between the Municipality of Amsterdam and four knowledge ...
  • Vacancy: postdoctoral research fellow in the field of ‘Urban Commons’
    3 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the field of the Urban Commons. The position is aimed at researching the threats and opportunities ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
  • Cover Venus of Shocking Blue
    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
    1 Jul 2020
    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...
  • Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
    22 Jun 2020
    Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
  • How is protest heard?
    16 Jun 2020
    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
  • Using data from ODISSEI for your research
    2 Jun 2020
    ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the ...
  • New book: Het recht van de snelste
    27 May 2020
    Marco te Brömmelstroet is Professor of Urban Mobility Futures. He recently published the book ‘Het recht van de snelste’ together with journalist Thalia Verkade.
  • Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia, 2017
    What can we learn from street experiments?
    19 May 2020
    For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...
  • Prof. Maria Kaika new director Centre for Urban Studies
    30 Apr 2020
    Professor Maria Kaika has been selected to lead the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) as the CUS Director for the coming five-year period, 2020-2025.  Kaika will be taking over from prof. Luca Bertolini.