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Results: 1 - 20 of 83
  • 17 Jun 2019
    Does independent mobility help children knowing 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.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    CUS Seed Grant Open Call

    A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online

    The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.

  • 4 Dec 2017
    Impact story: have the voices of citizens heard

    Many people are excluded from decision-making processes and do not participate in public debates. Urban planner Nanke Verloo reaches out to these groups and helps them to have their voices heard with the aim to make ...