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The asset management of infrastructure objects in the urban environment such as bridges and quay walls is a complex process. One of the key steps of this process is the assessment of structural safety which is based nowadays on performance requirements not known decades or centuries ago when bridges and quay walls where built. Furthermore, the traf...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

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Urban EnergyOral presentation

Machine vision systems are increasingly used for smart city applications such as infrastructure condition monitoring, vehicle compliance detection, etc. While facilitating fast decision-making at scale, these systems can be easily repurposed for unaccounted usages that are potentially harmful to stakeholders. To restrict the usage of such systems, ...

Responsible Urban DigitizationOral presentation

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Automated minibuses (AM) are currently deployed in various cities in Europe to assess their potential in the transition toward a more sustainable mobility system. To increase its potential, this technical product innovation has to be aligned to social transformations, such as altering attitudes towards mobility. In this paper we focus on understand...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

The role of cities in the transformation of society is discussed in this paper. The growing importance of cities and their global networks undermine the nation state. This is a reversal of the development of the modern state which over the last centuries increased its control over its territory and its cities. This has generated renewed interest in...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

A price of zero is psychologically more attractive than it would be expected from pure monetary savings. Towns around the world attempted to remove public transportation fares, but critics point to limited success in ridership increase and high costs. Shared bicycles provide us with detailed data about free transportation, and discontinuities betwe...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

In the project ‘Circular Wood for the Neighborhood’, the Digital Production Research Group together with housing corporations, building industry and research investigates how to give new life to used wood that is released during home renovations. In the project, the research team use digital design and robotic production to make circular reuse ...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

As the living tissue connecting urban places, streets play significant roles in driving city development, providing essential access, and promoting human interactions. Understanding pedestrian activities and how these activities vary across different streets is critical for designing both efficient and livable streets. However, current street class...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

Food loss and waste (FLW) in metropolitan areas, generally downcycled, is still a bottleneck to achieving a circular food system. Implementation of Circularity of food is hampered because of the lack of structured frameworks using criteria to orchestrate the upcycling of food to higher-valued applications, such as food-to-food, and the divergence o...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

This paper examines the tension between political efforts to implement climate goals in urban planning and design and the acceptance of climate adaptation measures at the local level. We hypothesise that, while there is consensus on the desirability of climate goals, the implementation of such concerns can lead to conflicts causing delay or hindran...

Climate Resilient CitiesOral presentation

In 2050, cities are projected to be responsible for consuming 80 % of all food produced. While only covering 2% of the surface, cities are not only characterized by unproportionally higher resource flows, but also by larger number of economic activities, more dense and multilayered social network structures, higher levels of political power, and di...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

Walking in most Indian cities is a practice carried out with caution, especially for women. While there has been urgent discourse on the challenges faced in the practice of walking, there is a recognition of the waterfront promenades of Mumbai, as a place that offers favourable walking environments for women. It provides opportunities to partake in...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

The branding of urban and real estate developments by using green building design concepts as an appliqué is a trend actively pursued by city developers, planners and design professionals. Popularised greening systems integrated into developed urban areas and buildings are vertical green facades, green roofs, tree facades, urban farming and food p...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

How to overcome urban flooding and drought caused by extreme and volatile precipitation through innovative forms of climate adaptation? And how to fit this into a heavily occupied public urban space? Challenging questions that, in light of climate change and the continuous process of rapid world-wide urbanization, become more and more critical to t...

Climate Resilient CitiesOral presentation

The built environment causes an important part of society’s environmental impacts, both in the construction and in the use phase. As the energy performance of buildings improve, construction materials become more important as a cause of environmental impact. Less attention has been given to those materials. We work out three different strategies ...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

The global transport sector relies heavily on fossil fuels that it is the second growing CO2-emitting sector, standing already at 22% to 24% of total GHG emissions [1], [2]. In Europe, this number is at 40% [3]. While the electrification of urban transportation is already a mature and efficient technology [4], the solution is only meaningful if the...

Smart Urban MobilityOral presentation

Reverse logistics (RL) is an emerging concept for the minimization of construction and demolition waste (CDW) and the development of the circular construction industry. While digitalization is believed to be a key enabler for RL, it is yet unexplored whether digital technology could enhance the collaboration between organizations in the RL network ...

Circularity in Urban RegionsOral presentation

The city of Amsterdam aims to transition towards renewable heating by the year 2040 and become carbon-neutral by the year 2050. Achieving sustainable heating systems requires an optimal reduction of carbon emissions and appropriate water use. In this presentation we will therefore discuss two studies in which we analysed different renewable heating...

Urban EnergyOral presentation