STREET POETRY AND SOCIO-POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY WESTERN EUROPE Vrije Universiteit Brussel
literary genre, and to understand its socio-political functions in
contemporary Western Europe. The research will analyse street
poetry in Rome, Brussels and London, three cities chosen as case
studies because of their geographical position, current socio-political
context, and particular relationship with street poetry. This project
UNA, citizens and civil society engagement towards a more inclusive and successful circular economy (CE). KU Leuven
Cities are complex systems which still rely on linear economic models. Given their importance in shaping the global
economy, they are key in the transition to a circular economy (CE). To monitor and support such transition at urban
level, a decisive move beyond the state-of-the-art of techno-economic indicators and data is required. In particular,
the involvement of citizens in supporting and advancing the transition to a CE is ...
The effect of urban green and blue on mitigating urban heat islands and improving thermal comfort: a case-study in Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven
High air temperatures form a significant problem for human health, leading to an excess mortality of 6% or more than 2 000 extra deaths during the summers of 2003, 2006 and 2010 in Belgium alone. Projections show that climate change will induce increasing average air temperatures and will lead to an increased frequency and severity of heat waves. The consequences of these projections are even greater in urban areas where the urban heat island ...
CLEARING HOUSE:Collaborative Learning in Research, Information-sharing and Governance on How Urban tree-based solutions support Sino-European urban futures Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Trees and forests are a prTrees and forests are a proven nature-based solution that contribute to sustainable urban development. Their potential for delivering ecosystem services, enhancing biodiversity and contributing to the wellbeing of urban societies is often underestimated and underused. CLEARING HOUSE provides evidence and tools that facilitate mobilising the full potential of urban forest-based solutions (UFBS) for ...
Playing with urban complexity : using co-located serious games to reduce the urban carbon footprint among young adults Hasselt University
Increasing socio-spatial resilience through temporary appropriation of urban waiting spaces for housing: a Participatory Action Research on the Solidary Mobile Housing project in Brussels KU Leuven
This PhD research is embedded in the Solidary Mobile Housing (SMH) project, a Living Lab aimed at developing, testing, and refining a model and prototype for the co-creation of solidary living in mobile homes on un(der)used urban spaces in the Brussels-Capital Region. However, this study goes beyond the SMH project’s practical outcomes and theoretical musings.
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the co-creation of ...
A COMBINED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TO OPTIMIZE METABOLIC HEALTH AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN URBAN UGANDA KU Leuven
Sub-optimal metabolic health is increasing across urban SSA with no signs of receding, and this is largely attributed to the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity. Women of reproductive age (WRA) are disproportionately the most affected. Maternal sub optimal metabolic health is linked to lifelong intergenerational negative health outcomes. It is suggested that the ongoing nutrition transition in urban SSA characterised by a mismatch ...
Moving out and into public space: developing action oriented, participatory research practices to (re)write urban narratives from a more-than-human perspective KU Leuven
The complexity of the urban condition and the entanglement of economic interests and physical, social characteristics of place challenges current notions of community-based research trying to make sense of the increasing complex interrelations between social conditions and local place in a globalizing context; processes of gentrification, sleeping neighborhoods, interweaving work with living, education and leisure and new types of networks ...
From Sociobiology to Urban Metabolism. The Interaction of Urbanism, Science and Politics in Brussels (1900-1978) KU Leuven
Today, urbanism and urban design are engaging in a productive alliance with the natural sciences, leading to the international rise of ecological forms of urbanism. In the Brussels region, socio-ecological approaches are rethinking the urban landscape, and the turn towards landscape design as well as metabolic schemes and circular economy goals show that the region has become a telling manifestation of these evolutions. Still, the ...