Special Issue on ‘Learning from Conflict’ in Built Environment
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 environment.
Dr. Igor Pessoa appointed postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies
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 of Technology.
A “Safe and Just corridor” for planet and people
For the first time, the Earth Commission has brought together the complexity of humans living on Earth in a framework that defines a challenging and fundamental core pillar for their work: how to determine what’s “safe and just” for Earth’s systems and the people who rely on them.
ACES UvA Research Priority Area selects four proposals for Research Support
The ACES UvA Research Priority Area has selected four affiliates for a grant for Research Support in 2021.
ACES affiliates could either apply for a Seed Grant to prepare an application for a research grant (NWO or ERC), or for a Thematic Research Grant.
New study: what does entrepreneurship from migrants of rich countries look like?
While most studies of migrant entrepreneurship focus on disadvantaged migrants from the ‘global South’, Richard Girling decided to do the opposite and explore the entrepreneurial activities of migrants from economically advanced countries.
Vivienne Matthies-Boon appointed Socrates Professor (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Vivienne Matthies-Boon has been appointed Socrates Professor by Special Appointment in “Humanism, Europe and Global Justice" at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religion (Radboud University in Nijmegen).
Adolescents give advice on how to combat overweight
Overweight has been a major social problem for some time already, and the coronavirus pandemic has only served to exacerbate it. In order to successfully combat youth overweight, adolescents are calling for bold and collective action. By means of the CO-CREATE research project, in which the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is also participating, they have formulated their own policy advice on how to create healthier environments.