Dutch companies and organisations call for a sustainable coalition agreement

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A broad alliance of companies and organisations (such as Vodafone, Ziggo, Arcadis, FNV, Alliander, Erasmus University, Natuur & Milieu, Geelen Counterflow, Tony’s Chocolonely en Cordaid) are asking that the Sustainable Development Goals have a central place in the coalition agreement. They drew attention to this by handing over sustainable chocolate bars to the negotiators, as “food for thought” during the negotiations.

Why Brazil needs urban professionals

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all members of society have the right to have an adequate standard of living for the health and well-being of their family, which includes housing.

The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Date: Thursday 23 March

Time: 14.00-17.30

Venue: Room 1A20, African Studies Centre Leiden, Pieter de la Court building, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, a 5-minute walk from Leiden CS

Urban Updates: environment & climate change

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

As urban environment is a main focus area at IHS, we have an entire specialisation dedicated to it! As the activity of the Urban Environment and Climate Change (UECC) team extends beyond the classroom, we share a few of their latest news below. 
You can get insights from:

  • a video interview with Dr. Stelios Grafakos, on the climate action multi-criteria prioritization tool
  • the most recent UN-Habitat book UECC contributed to: Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement
  • a European online platform for urban resilience, with featured interviews of Dr. Stelios Grafakos


A New Method of Transport Project Appraisal

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

IHS staff and students constantly conduct research on various core topics for IHS. Urban infrastructure is a main pillar in our activity, which also reflects in the research outputs, such as this joint research effort between IHS and FSW.