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Results: 1 - 20 of 66
  • 1 Jul 2020
    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’

    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 ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19

    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 ...

  • 16 Jun 2020
    How is protest heard?

    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? ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Using data from ODISSEI for your research

    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 ...

  • 27 May 2020
    New book: Het recht van de snelste

    Marco te Brömmelstroet is Professor of Urban Mobility Futures. He recently published the book ‘Het recht van de snelste’ together with journalist Thalia Verkade.

  • 19 May 2020
    What can we learn from street experiments?

    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 ...

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Prof. Maria Kaika new director Centre for Urban Studies

    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.

  • 30 Mar 2020
    What epidemics can teach us about burial places

    Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Future-Proof Cities

    Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.

  • 12 Mar 2020
    New Faces of Science: twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science

    Twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science, amongst them social geographer Afra Foli.

  • 10 Mar 2020
    Stigma in the Bijlmer: The best-known neighbourhood in The Netherlands

    Researchers Fenne Pinkster, Marijn Ferier and Myrte Hoekstra conducted a study into resident experiences the Bijlmer stigma. The Bijlmer is a deprived neighborhood, developed in the 60s-70s in the southeast of ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE

    In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day

    On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...

  • 14 Feb 2020
    How Airbnb markets black-majority neighbourhoods

    Airbnb attracts increasing numbers of tourists to neighbourhoods where the traditional hotel industry is limited or absent. This popularity of ‘real urban’ experiences in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas has impact on ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    The City Unfinished - Episode 3

    This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Cities and Mobilities Awarded Grants

    The Cities & Mobilities seminar series in 2017-2018 generated a whole community of academics and practitioners interested in keeping the conversation going. So, in 2019, Anna Nikolaeva decided to use the remaining ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    New consortium: Closing the housing gap in Australia

    The University of Amsterdam is part of a consortium that has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to investigate unequal access to housing in Australia.

  • 5 Jan 2020
    PhD Talent Travel Grant - Open Call

    A new call for PhD Talent Travel Grant proposals is now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a call of three PhD Talent Travel Grants (1.500 euros each) that enable junior members to broaden ...

  • 6 Dec 2019
    Are we doing something wrong? Do we need to make a change?

    A recent headline in The Guardian stated that 11,000 scientists are warning of unprecedented suffering as a result of climate change. In fact, since the year 2000, a total of 260,000 scientific articles have been ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    The City Unfinished - Episode 2

    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 ...