OTB - Onderzoek voor de gebouwde omgeving

OTB - Onderzoek voor de gebouwde omgeving wil in de samenleving op een zichtbare wijze bijdragen aan het oplossen van maatschappelijke vraagstukken en problemen op het gebied van de gebouwde omgeving. Dit doen wij als onderdeel van de faculteit Bouwkunde, via ons specialistisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek en onderwijs op dit gebied. Het accent ligt op wetenschappelijke impact en maatschappelijke relevantie. Wij streven ernaar het gewicht van het wetenschappelijk onderzoek te vergroten, waarbij de wisselwerking met probleemgericht en praktisch toepasbaar onderzoek essentieel blijft.


05 september 2017

Problematic behaviour amongst youths when moving to more affluent neighbourhood

Problems in deprived neighbourhoods are often tackled through socio-economic integration. The thought behind this approach is that residents with lower incomes and educational levels are motivated to improve their position through their proximity to neighbours with a better socio-economic standing. However, young people who move to more affluent areas actually exhibit more problem behaviour, says Jaap Nieuwenhuis.

28 juni 2017

Research Grant: LessThanWagonLoad

The development of ‘Less than Wagon Load’ transport solutions in the Antwerp Chemical cluster project has the objective to develop a smart specialized logistics cluster for the chemical industry in the Port of Antwerp in order to shift transport volumes from road to rail freight. This objective will be realised by developing new rail transport solutions for single pallets and new added value rail freight services for the industry within the Antwerp chemical cluster. The new concepts should also be leveraged to other logistical hubs with other industries. This will be demonstrated at a second logistical hub, in the south of Italy. Partners from six countries participate in the project. Less than Wagon load is a 3-year EU Horizon 2020 project.

28 juni 2017

Recognition for OTB research programmes

The research programmes OTB is involved in (Urban and Regional Studies, Housing in a Changing Society and Geo-Information Governance and Technology) have recently been well-reviewed by an independent international review committee. The research quality was rewarded ‘world leading/excellent’ to ‘very good’ and its societal relevance ‘world leading/excellent’. The faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment as a whole was assessed being 'very high' regarding research quality and as 'world leading/excellent’ regarding societal relevance.