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.
CUS researchers Michaela Hordijk, John Grin and Joeri Naus are intensively collaborating with cities to design urban infrastructures that are future-proof. Most recently, they have been awarded an NWO-grant to fund their research centred around co-creation.
Together with the municipality of Amsterdam, water company Waternet and energy network operator Alliander, these researchers are part of a co-creation project. A project in which the different parties think, plan and design together.
The team works on developing urban infrastructures that are not only future-proof, but also support the energy transition, a move towards a circular economy and climate adaptation efforts. This coalition will, simultaneously be looking for innovative, collaborative formats that can benefit a systemic change.
The current, collaborative efforts concerning sustainability transitions have resulted in a new grant that supports research within the NWO ‘Transitions and Behaviour’ program: