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Results: 1 - 20 of 95
Results: 1 - 20 of 95
  • Green project at the trainstation Sloterdijk in Amsterdam
    Greening our cities
    20 Sep 2021
    ‘It has to happen in the city. This is where a relatively large number of people feel the effects of climate warming and where greening has a potentially large impact.’ That’s the view of urban planner Mendel Giezen ...
  • Manual “How to study Cities in a Feminist Way?”
    15 Sep 2021
    How to rewire urban scholarship so as to center feminist methodologies and praxis? This manual provides a toolkit to explore this question in the spirit of collective work.
  • Study visit delegates from the U.S. observing a busy intersection during a guided bike tour. Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cycling cities: how can cities build capacity to reshape urban transport
    27 Aug 2021
    Cities all over the world increasingly position bicycling as a key ingredient to achieve sustainable mobility goals, yet grapple with finding the right way how. Visiting ‘best practice’ places with high rates of ...
  • Maria Kaika
    Maria Kaika Receives 2021 European Award for Excellence in Teaching
    28 Jun 2021
    Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika of the University of Amsterdam wins the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 'The breadth and depth of Maria Kaika’s work as a teacher, ...
  • The CUS becomes a New European Bauhaus partner
    28 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam has been selected by the European Commission as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
  • New Podcast: Housing Matters
    24 Jun 2021
    In the Housing Matters Podcast, Amber Howard, Junru Cui, Vera Vrijmoeth and Marieke van der Star sit down with researchers and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines to discuss major 21st century ...
  • Open Call: CUS Seed Grants ‘Cities and Health’ (4x €2.500) | Deadline: 17 September 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies launches a new round of Seed Grants to be spent in 2022. In this round, up to four Seed Grants with a maximum value of €2.500 per grant will be awarded. With a well-developed argument ...
  • New Podcast on COVID-19 and the city: Anderhalf NAP (in Dutch)
    14 Jun 2021
    In the Anderhalf NAP podcast Sjoerd ter Borg interviews urban scholars about the structural effects that corona has on the city. Each of the six episodes consists of two talks with the same researcher with an ...
  • Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    14 Jun 2021
    Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The selection committee was greatly impressed by Kaika's scholarly achievements and sustained ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.