The eastern urban periphery of Sagalassos. A chronological, functional and socio-economic study of an under-studied ancient urban phenomenon. KU Leuven
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 ...
THE VIGILANTES OF GOMA: Urban Youth, Hybrid Security Provision & Urban Dynamics of Crime and Violence in Times of Conflict Ghent University
Located at the Congo-Rwandan border, the city of Goma finds itself at the very heart of the
protracted armed conflict that strikes the Eastern provinces of the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). This PhD proposal examines urban dynamics of security provision in Goma. More specifically, the focus lies on one of the non-state security providers in the city: the so-called selfdefence groups. In a general context of increased urban crime ...
The rapid growth of cities around the world poses a lot of challenges to the environment. An important issue that comes with this growing trend of urbanization is the alteration of the hydrological cycle. Because of the high level of impervious surfaces in urban areas, processes such as infiltration, runoff, evaporation and interception of rainwater undergo drastic changes. An increase in runoff is observed, while evaporation, infiltration ...
Rural and small urban populations in the Low Countries and North-Western Europe (12th-18th century) - the profile of agrarian inhabitants and urban lower class communities, primarily based on existing and new osteological analyses Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Urban design and narrative cronotopes in the postwar novel Ghent University
comparative research on the congruencies between the discourse of architects and urbanists on the one hand and in fictional texts on the other. The research focuses on fictional architects and urbanists in Postwar Western Literature.