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 ...
23 Oct 2019
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 – ...
22 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished
The Centre for Urban Studies is proud to present The City Unfinished podcast series. This podcast experiment brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges ...
12 Sep 2019
Justus Uitermark, professor of Urban Geography
Dr J.L. Uitermark (1978) has been appointed professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
16 Jul 2019
Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
17 Jun 2019
Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?
When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...
23 May 2019
Call for Presentations | Urban Infrastructures
We are now welcoming presentations for the one-day playshop Urban Infrastructures. This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties ...
15 May 2019
Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health
Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...
3 May 2019
Organised crime groups and popular culture
Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...
11 Apr 2019
Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible
The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.
13 Mar 2019
New UN report: climate goals unattainable without far-reaching innovation and integrated policy
The world is not on track to achieve internationally agreed environmental targets, such as those outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. To successfully do so, will ...
7 Feb 2019
The privatisation of security
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.