Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

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  • Martina Vittoria Sottini

    Nomadic Modernity

    In line with SDG 11 "Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable," this blog post considers certain challenges being faced in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city.

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    Read more about the sessions on ´Delta Dynamics: Dutch masterplans and SDGs´

    Dr. Giacomo Galli, Andres Verzijl, Dr. Arjen Zegwaard and Prof. Margreet Zwarteveen offered an account of the “Delta Dynamics: Dutch masterplans and SDGs” sessions at the CSDS conference. Read more about the sessions and the discussion below!

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  • Afghan children

    Afghanistan: When Conflict meets Education, Desire and Hope

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  • Laggan Dam Scotland

    SMART Thinking

    With many acclaimed publications, there is no doubt that the Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein is smart. In her 2014 book This Changes Everything, she passionately argues that capitalism must be confronted if climate change is to ...

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  • Pouw Gender

    Integrating gender and wellbeing in economics

    Economics claims to be a gender-neutral domain and assumes that individuals are rational decision makers. However, economic theories and methods have been developed and applied from a one-sided, male view of the economy. In her new book, ...

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  • Give Directly

    Am I worth it? Evaluation of cash transfers as a benchmark for development.

    Are you worth it? Every self-critical development practitioner ought to ask themselves whether their presence (or more importantly their salary) is worth it. How do you decide whether the project you are working on is the best way to spend scarce ...

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  • Agroecology Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico and the cultivation of food sovereignty

    Destroyed electric grid? Check. Limited access to potable water? Check. Collapse of the agricultural system? Hang on. That happened before the hurricane.

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    Indonesian-Dutch Youth Dialogue for a Sustainable Future

    On 7 June 2017, the CSDS of the University of Amsterdam successfully organized the first Indonesian-Dutch Youth Dialogue for a Sustainable Future: Exploring bilateral partnership on youth development and engagement towards the Sustainable ...

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  • Karen Maex-foto-Tom Feenstra

    Towards mainstreaming the SDGs in the University

    From stimulating interdisciplinary research to lowering the brightness of computer screens. Universities have an important role in contributing to achieving the SDGs. Prof. Dr. Karen Maex, rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam, ...

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