Fenella Fleischmann appointed professor of Sociology
Dr Fenella Fleischmann has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Greening our cities
‘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 on making cities sustainable by bringing back nature. He recommends integrated policy: ‘Greening doesn’t only help with climate adaption, it also has other effects that can support urban planning policy.’
Manual “How to study Cities in a Feminist Way?”
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.
Virág Molnár appointed professor of Sociology, in particular Cultural Sociology
Dr Virág Molnár has been appointed Sociology, in particular Cultural Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Mayke Kaag named professor by special appointment of the Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora
Dr Mayke Kaag has been named professor by special appointment of the Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair has been established on behalf of the African Studies Centre at Leiden University.
Cycling cities: how can cities build capacity to reshape urban transport
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 cycling and well-integrated policies, like many cities in the Netherlands, has become a well-worn strategy for local governments to gain ‘first-hand experience’. Meredith Glaser untangled how learning at these ‘sites of transfer’ occurs and can translate into practical knowledge. She identifies certain drivers of learning that should be taken into account. Friday 10 September she will defend her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam.
ACES is hiring a Programme Assistent
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