Degrowth & Urbanism

On this page I will share the research I do for my thesis at AMS Institute. This will range from the search for a topic and general interest to the actual research that I will perform. The topic that I am interested in is degrowth, a critique of the endless growth paradigm, in relation to urbanism. For this research I will also interview people, I hope to make either the transcripts or the interviews themselves available here as well.

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  • Sticky post: Thesis, Degrowth & Urbanism in Amsterdam

    Currently I am in the final year of my master at AMS institute in Amsterdam. The master track is called MSc MADE, an acronym for Metropolitan Analysis, Design & Engineering. On this blog I will share the journey of my thesis from preliminary topics to final research outcomes. AMS institute is a new Amsterdam based…
  • 05 Masterstudio: The Post-Growth City? – 16 January 2019

    Lecture by Giacomo D'Alisa. The Centre of Urban Studies of the UVA organized a masterstudio on the Post-Growth city. The concept if this studio was to get planners to 'rethink the idea of urban prosperity beyond a paradigm of growth'. Several (international) speakers were invited such as Marisol Garcia of the University of Barcelona, Paul…
  • 04 Co-lab seminar – 22th november 2018

    Image credits: Co-Lab Research On the 22th and 23th of november an event took place in Amsterdam on collaborative housing: the Co-lab seminar. It was organized by Co-Lab Research which is a knowledge hub on collaborative housing. The seminar included several talks on the concept of co-housing and its history and also on Dutch and…
  • 03 Climate activism, Ende Gelände – 30 October 2018

    When the real estate valuation course finished, this coincided with an event of a completely different nature. A visit to Germany. Every year since 2015 a collective called Ende Gelände (meaning here and no further) has organized acts of civil disobedience in the Rhineland to disrupt the mining of brown coal. Brown coal, also known…
  • 02 Preliminary idea, economic system change – 15 october 2018

    When it is time to determine a topic or at least find a field of interest for your thesis, the possibilities are almost endless. For me this a daunting task, I have so many interests, that I find it hard to choose. Luckily there is support from the teachers. The fact that there are some…

  • 01 The start: thesis assignment & criteria – 5 October 2018

    The starting point for every thesis is the assignment and the related the criteria as set by the University, or in our case, AMS institute. I will use this blogpost to describe the assignment and the criteria given to us and besides that touch upon the expectations that the institute has of our theses. The…