18 May 2021
08 April 2021
Grimburgwal provides lessons for quay wall renovations Amsterdam
On September 1, 2020, part of the quay of the Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. The primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to collisions. This is the result of the research conducted by a research team composed of experts from TU Delft, Deltares, AMS Institute, and SkyGEO, led by Mandy Korff (TU Delft/Deltares), on behalf of the City of Amsterdam. The full report with conclusions and recommendations for other quay walls in the city was published by the City of Amsterdam on April 8, 2021.
08 March 2021
Working together for the future
Cities are changing, and so is mobility. New ideas and working methods are needed to link the city and the motorway. Interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches offer future value in this respect.
15 February 2021
New research shines light on future directions for cities on sustainability and climate action
What’s in a word? ‘Smart’, ‘eco’ or ‘future’ cities? Around the world, numerous city initiatives have sprung up in recent years to signal their engagement with sustainable development and global climate change action. But what is the difference between these and other city labels? Are some more important than others? And how will they develop in the coming 50 years?
11 January 2021
Consortium develops stress test for Port of Rotterdam energy transition investment plans: GridMaster
What is the future of the market for natural gas, hydrogen and electricity? A large consortium is working on an adaptive simulation model of the energy system of the port of Rotterdam.
06 January 2021
NEW: Journal of Delta Urbanism
The first issue of the Journal of Delta Urbanism has been published! See jdu.tudelft.nl
25 November 2020
Achilleas Psyllidis in new book Seeing the City
Cities are complex and have been at the core of research across several disciplines. From urban planning and geography to econometrics and policy science. With his research into using sensor data to improve design, IDE researcher Achilleas Psyllidis has recently contributed to the publication of Seeing the City.
20 October 2020
DIMI Stories: There’s still room on the water! by Prof. Rudy Negenborn
Freight transport by water is cheaper and uses less energy than by road. What’s more, there’s more room on the water than on our congested roads. We could fully exploit these benefits by first solving a few notorious bottlenecks, such as container ships that aren’t loaded to capacity, suboptimal vessel navigation and congested locks.
08 September 2020
New land subsidence map reveals the Netherlands’ (in)stability
Lopsided houses, subsiding streets, shifting dykes and nature reserves stricken by drought. In the years ahead, there will need to be some serious investment in maintenance by citizens, businesses and government.
16 June 2020