OTB - Onderzoek voor de gebouwde omgeving

Het OTB 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.

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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.

28 juni 2017

Housing equity additional source of pension?

What are the policy options for housing equity as additional pension? OTB is part of a seven member European research consortium Integrating Residential Property with Private Pension Provision led by iff-Hamburg to find answers. The research is funded by the European Commission DG Employment and Social Affairs.