In this project multisensory methods are applied in a study investigating the sensory experiences of artists of a neighborhood in full transition, the Vaartkom region in Leuven. Four artists participated in walk-along interviews to explore the changing neigborhood. After the walks, the artists were invited to turn their olfactory, visual, auditory and olfactory sensations into an artistic creation instead of trying to verbalize them. This ...
Neighbourhood power Hasselt University
Ecological neighbourhood. Definition, identification and description of the starting conditions Ghent University
Under the influence of the environment and climate change is their a growing need for sustainable urban design, compact building, compact and green at the same time. Ecological neighbourhoods are a possible answer to tackle this challenge.
Often is the description of ecological neihbourhouds today limited to energy efficienty, watersaving measures, other types of mobility and the role of participation.
This study ...
The Emergent Urbanism(s) of Suburbio, GuayaquilA spatial ethnography of incremental grassroots development in times of a changing society and environment KU Leuven
Guayaquil – Ecuador’s main port and largest settlement – is a 70 per cent self-built city located amidst the most biodiverse estuarine complex of the South Pacific: the Guayas River Estuary. The city’s first suburbs proliferated in ecologically fragile zones in which the urban fabric and public spaces were crafted incrementally by various generations and through a multitude of design decisions. These now consolidated low-income neighbourhoods ...
Large dwellings in Flanders. Development of architectural and users strategeis in view of demographic trends and ecological constraints. KU Leuven
FWO research project: Large dwellings in Flanders. Development of architectural and users strategies in view of demographic trends and ecological constraints. Hasselt University
BOF NI project: Large dwellings in Flanders. Development of architectural and users strategies in view of demographic trends and ecological constraints. Hasselt University
POPCAT POLICY: Development of a municipal (stray) cat policy guide and 5 lecture series on responsible municipal (stray) cat population policy. Ghent University
In order to strengthen the (stray) cat population policy of cities and municipalities guidelines will be developed that will support them in managing colony cats, neighbourhood stakeholder communication and monitoring of issues at stake. This project aims to provide support by identifying good practices of catching, releasing and caring for stray cats in the professional field and by researching and bringing the literature together in a ...
The European Refugee Controversy as a Cosmopolitan Crisis: the rise, spread and development of new moral imaginaries and movements. University of Antwerp
Development of a methodology to automatically quantify district energy use in support of designing district energy systems KU Leuven
To counteract climate change, increasing energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources are highly desirable measures to reduce the energy use and depletion of fossil resources in the built environment. Many ongoing research efforts focus on developing modelling and simulation tools to analyse the opportunities and feasibility of these measures. Although important steps have been set to develop these tools, the implementation of ...