Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Thinking about tomorrow's energy consumption in Dutch cities
How can we plan and design the city of tomorrow, anticipating its energy consumption? PhD researcher Daniela Maiullari developed an analytical framework to better assess the increasing building cooling demand for the design of climate adaptive cities.
Fighting wildfires with AI and simulations
Many Mediterranean countries suffer destructive and even deadly fires every year. How will we protect people, nature, and infrastructure? Konstantinos Karalidis used his MSc thesis to investigate the possibility of using AI-enhanced fire detection and prediction models. “This is something which can be done now, not some utopian vision.”
Neighbourhood effects and policy must be better aligned
Since the nineteen eighties a great deal of research has been performed into neighbourhood effects and how they influence people's socio-economic situation. At the same time policy on deprived districts based on neighbourhood effects has had little, or sometimes even an unfavourable, effect. This is apparent in the PhD research by Agata Troost.
Entrepeneurial thinking is a must for innovation
"Not everyone has to be an entrepreneur, but you need to be able to think like an entrepeneur." Only then will much-needed innovations in the built environment become a reality. With the successful BK-Launch Platform and plans for the future, Professor of Construction Management and Entrepreneurship Hans Wamelink is putting the importance of entrepreneurial thinking on the map.
Attractive public transport starts with a good design of the station
How do you develop a station that invites people to travel by public transport? Manuela Triggianese, architect and assistant professor in Complex Projects, is investigating on how to design train and metro stations to be more attractive, people-centred and future-proof.