Improved CFD modelling of pollutant dispersion in urban environments for the assessment of air purification strategies. University of Antwerp
Characterization and minimization of human RF-EMF exposure in realistic urban environments Ghent University
As telecommunications networks evolve to cope with ever-increasing user demands, so does our
exposure induced by radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF). Though in most countries
legislation through science-based limits restrict this exposure, our methods to accurately
characterize it in our everyday environments are lacking in efficiency and are based on strict
assumptions. This research proposal aims in the ...
Small Wind Turbine for Urban Environments Ghent University
WINDUR proposes a small vertical axis wind turbine(VAWT) optimised for use in urban environments as a roof-top mounted system. Proposed novel developments include(1) a variable speed control system develope to maximise VAWT4s energy yield under rapidly changing wind speeds,(2) aan aerodynamic design based on a helical rotor, refined for reducing rotor weight and loads on the roof, to lower WINDUR installation complexity and cost and(3) an ...
Analyzing and modeling spatiotemporal behavior of pedestrians in urban environments using location-aware technologies and GIS Ghent University
This postdoc project seeks to make a significant contribution in analyzing and modeling pedestrian movements in urban environments. The aim is to develop and implement novel methodologies for (i) analyzing revealed behaviour, (ii) modeling potential behaviour and (iii) predicting future behaviour of pedestrians.
The Role of Actors in Creating Urban Environments and Sustaining Livelihoods (A Case of Commercial Corridors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Hasselt University
Platform for activating networks for cultural resilience (PLAN4CURE). Setting up and operationalizing a transdisciplinary platform for cultural resilient and sustainable urban environments in Suriname . University of Antwerp
In the last decades, the methodological interest in arts-based research and sensory ethnography has been growing considerably. Building on these two strands of research, in this doctoral thesis the potential of an aesthetic orientation to our physical surroundings is explored. Three empirical studies were carried out to investigate how we can, through exploring a changing neighbourhood, recast our methodological ways of thinking about ...
Innovative tools enabling drinking WATER PROTECTion in rural and urban environments Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
High-quality, safe, and sufficient drinking water is essential for life. However, more than half of the river and lake water bodies in Europe are reported to be in less than good ecological status and about 25% of groundwater across Europe is in poor chemical status (European Commission, 2012). Despite the increased integration of policies to deliver clean and safe drinking water over the last 30 years there is ...