Deradicalising the city. Understanding the impact of urban security policies on notions of connectedness, (in)security and belonging KU Leuven
This research focuses on the everyday impact of the reconfiguration of urban policy making and security through the lens of deradicalization. The main questions are: How do civil society and local residents relate to these policy changes? How do these policies of deradicalization and the experience of being surveilled impact upon notions of trust, connectedness, (in)security, and belonging? Firstly, I aim to understand the role and engagement ...
Urban ecosystem services: while plants do their job, do policies do theirs? Hasselt University
The dynamics of language policies in two urban secondary schools in post-monolingual Flanders Ghent University
The aim of the proposed research project is to explore the localised ways in which teachers, students and school management staffs handle, negotiate and navigate migrant-background studentsU+2019 multilingual repertoires in a post-monolingual societal condition. Ethnographic research using a variety of qualitative methods will be conducted in two matched urban secondary schools
which contrast in their pursued language policies.
Renewable Energy SOlutions for URban communities based on Circular Economy policies and Dc backbones Ghent University
CHALLENGE The increase of renewable energy goes hand in hand with a higher demand for materials like lithium, aluminium and copper. Reports urge for an energy transition with energy systems that are more sustainable, based on circular economy strategies. SOLUTION The aim of RE/SOURCED is to design and demonstrate a circular mid-scale and self-sufficient energy system in an urban environment. The site consists of (social) family houses, ...
From urban waste to circular cities: the socio-technical politics of urban transitions. Ghent University
The development or the circular economy can be described as a U+201Csociotechnical imaginaryU+201D, a collective reimagining of social order, reflected in the design of scientific and technological projects and the political goals and strategies that accompany them. This project has the ambition to investigate in several cities how this imaginary takes shape in U+201Cthe circular cityU+201D, which actors and choices become dominant in that ...
Migration and the Politics of Urban Citizenship: Contrasting Configurations of Power. University of Antwerp
Migration and the Politics of Urban Citizenship: a Comparative Analysis of Four Belgian Cities (1974-2012). University of Antwerp
The politics of love: urban development, intimacy and the future in the northern Kunene Region, Namibia KU Leuven
The most recent UN Habitat report (2010) has drawn attention to the fact that Africa is urbanizing at an incredible speed, and to the fact that the process of urbanization is exacerbating the already high levels of inequality on the continent. At the same time, Africa has caught the attention of global investors and speculators: one speaks of a “new scramble for Africa” (Carmody 2011) that involves both the old and emerging world powers. Made ...