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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online

    The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.

  • 23 Nov 2017
    First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online

    The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.

  • 24 Oct 2017
    New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people

    Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Call for Visiting Scholar

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

    In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva. The aim of the seminar series is to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities as ...

  • 24 Aug 2017
    New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter

    CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Myrte Hoekstra have published the article: 'We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood.

  • 17 Jul 2017
    New on YouTube-Rivke Jaffe presents the work of Stuart Hall

    Rivke Jaffe introduces the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, discussing on his seminal work on the relations between politics and culture. In particular, she will focus on his critical insights on the politics ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Two Urban Studies PhD Travel Grants awarded

    The PhD Travel Grants are provided to assist CUS’ PhD candidates in their dissertation work, in order to give them the opportunity to gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Third Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 22 Jun 2017
    Impact story: housing and intergenerational inequalities

    Inequities have been growing deeper between generations in recent years. More recently access to housing has come to play a particularly important role. Urban Geographer Richard Ronald and his team warn policy ...

  • 9 Jun 2017
    Impact story: empowering developing countries in the climate debate

    The significant impacts of climate change are affecting people around the globe. The poorest and most vulnerable countries and people are affected the most, yet developing countries do not have the most influential ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 19 May 2017
    Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging

    When one thinks of African diasporas, it is likely that their mind will automatically drift to locations such as Europe and America. But how much is known about the African diaspora in East Asia and, in particular, ...

  • 18 May 2017
    When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district

    In their new publication CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Willem Boterman explore the changing relationship between upper-middle-class residents residents and their neighbourhood, the Amserdam canal district, ...

  • 30 Mar 2017
    Academic freedom: the Central European University (CEU)

    One of the top universities in central and eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU), may be forced out of Hungary under a draft law being prepared by the Hungarian government.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    New on the Social Science YouTube channel: Barak Kalir presents the work of Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    UvA Social Sciences in top 50 QS World University Ranking by Subject

    The Social Sciences as listed in the top 50 of the QS Ranking: Sociology in 14th place (same as in 2016), Anthropology 14th (was 15), Geography 16th (was 14), Social Policy & Administration 32nd (was 29), Politics & ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    New videos on social science research online

    The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) published twelve short videos in which researchers present latest research results within the themes of Security Practices, Gender & Sexuality and Research ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Nicky Pouw presenting the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Urban Europe - Fifty tales of the City

    In this unique book publication, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam, tell the story of the European city by sharing their knowledge and insights of urban dynamics in short, provoking pieces.

  • 13 Jan 2017
    Strengthening the vitality, quality of life and accessibility of urban areas

    Marco Bontje received funding for two JPI Urban Europe projects. 3S RECIPE will focus on smart solutions for regions dealing with demographic decline and BRIGHT FUTURE on innovative local development strategies in ...

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Farewell Lecture Willem Salet online

    The Farewell Lecture of Willem Salet on Public Responsibility held on the second of December is accessible online.

  • 8 Dec 2016
    Afscheidscollege Willem Salet online

    Het afscheidscollege van Willem Salet over Publieke Verantwoording op 2 december, staat nu online. Salet illustreert zijn betoog met de recente Omgevingswet, waarin de behoefte aan sturing eenzijdig voorop wordt ...

  • 25 Nov 2016
    Nanke Verloo ontvangt de Van Poeljeprijs 2015

    UvA onderzoeker Nanke Verloo ontvangt de prijs voor haar dissertatie ‘Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy’. In deze etnografie analyseert zij in wijken in Amsterdam, Utrecht en ...

  • 18 Oct 2016
    Joyeeta Gupta to lead production of prestigious UNEP Global Environment Outlook

    Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been nominated to the lead the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most ...

  • 25 Aug 2016
    Ongoing fishing dispute captured in graphic novel

    For his PhD thesis, Joeri Scholtens, a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), studied the enduring fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. At Scholtens’ request, illustrator Laura Eggens ...

  • 6 Jul 2016
    Onderzoek UvA pleit voor behoud wettelijke titelbescherming interieurarchitecten

    Op 6 juli wordt het rapport 'Van binnen naar buiten; Een onderzoek naar de rol van de wettelijke titelbescherming voor interieurarchitecten', geschreven door Barbara Heebels en Robert Kloosterman (AISSR/Centre for ...

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.