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The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) gladly invites you to the virtual book launch of Seeing the City - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Study of the Urban on Tuesday, 24 November from 16:00-17:00h

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Date 24 November 2020
Time 16:00 -17:00

Please pre-register for this event. After you have registered more detailed information about the programme and the link to the virtual launch will be send to your email address.

About the book

The city is a complex object. Some researchers look at its shape, others at its people, animals, ecology, policy, infrastructures, buildings, history, art, or technical networks. Some researchers analyse processes of in- or exclusion, gentrification, or social mobility; others biological evolution, traffic flows, or spatial development.

This volume embraces this variety of perspectives and provides an essential collection of methodologies for studying the city from multiple, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. All methodologies are illustrated with examples drawn from the authors own research applying them in the city of Amsterdam. In this way, the volume also offers a rich collection of Amsterdam-based research and outcomes that may inform local urban practitioners and policy makers.

Altogether, the volume offers indispensable tools for and aims to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary-minded urban scholars and practitioners.      


•             Host: Lucy Wenting

Director Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

•             Nanke Verloo - assistant professort Urban Planning, University of Amsterdam

Nanke Verloo is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her work brings theories and methodologies from anthropology, public policy and planning together to study the role of conflict and local democracy. She is currently Urban Citizen Fellow at NIAS/KNAW and the municipality of Amsterdam.

•             Luca Bertolini - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Academic Director Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, UvA

His research and teaching focus on the integration of transport and urban planning for humane, sustainable and just cities, concepts and practices to enable transformative urban and mobility change, and ways of enhancing collaboration across different academic disciplines and between academia and society.

•             Julia Noordegraaf - professor of Digital Heritage in the department of Media Studies, UvA.

Julia is director of the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI), one of the university’s research priority areas, where she leads the digital humanities research program Creative Amsterdam (CREATE) that studies the history of urban creativity using digital data and methods. She also participates as Steering Committee member in the newly established RPA Human(e) AI, which studies the societal implications of AI technology.

•             Other speakers will be announced here.   

This project is supported by the Centre for Urban Studies