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Fysische-geografisch veldwerk in Denekamp: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Date:15 April 2019

Jan Delvigne was al vroeg naar bed zoals altijd. Maar daar komt ie. Zachtjes gaat de deur naar de grote slaapzaal open. Een bril en baard komen de hoek om en bestuderen de stille slaapzaal. Ook daar zie ik voorpret: opgewonden fonkelen de ogen van Jan.

Home is where the family lives
Date:09 April 2019

Eight years ago, ‘Professor of Moving’ Clara Mulder followed her heart and moved from Amsterdam to Groningen. A typical case of scientific theory being put into practice. ‘I research subjects that affect everyone at some point in their life: relationships, family, splitting up, moving, family formation.’ A frank discussion about the remarkable way her work is intertwined with her life, in which Mulder also debunks a popular myth.

Disaster management principles widely ignored after the L'Aquila earthquake 2009
Date:04 April 2019

The major earthquake in L’Aquila, Abruzzo, happened on 6 April 2009, leaving 309 people dead. Using the disaster risk reduction (DRR) paradigm and the United Nations principles for post-disaster interventions, University of Groningen researcher Angelo Jonas Imperiale analysed the actions of the Italian civil protection agency in the aftermath of the L’Aquila earthquake. He focused on the use of a command-and-control approach, emergency powers and top-down planning. Imperiale: “We studied the immediate response, the militarization of the area, the establishment of red zones, the provision of emergency shelter and temporary housing and the utilization of disaster myths. We concluded that the Italian disaster agency resoundingly failed to observe UN principles through its use of disaster myths as a belief system and its use of a command-and-control approach and top-down planning.”

Geografie het eenmansbedrijf van professor Keuning
Date:01 April 2019

In juni 2019 verschijnt het boek 'Keunings Erfenis - Beelden uit de geschiedenis van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen'. Het boek is geschreven door emeritus hoogleraar Piet Pellenbarg en geeft de geschiedenis weer van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Serious game Voorzieningen-Wijs helpt krimpregio’s prioriteiten stellen
Date:19 March 2019

De Voorzieningen-Wijzer is een analoge serious game in de vorm van een spelbord op een tafel, met verschillende discussie-onderdelen rondom een topografische kaart van de specifieke casus. Zes tot tien deelnemers - werkelijke stakeholders met verschillende belangen - verkennen met behulp van spelelementen verschillende toekomstscenario’s. Bijvoorbeeld voor het in stand houden, centreren, fuseren, verplaatsen, spreiden of combineren van verschillende voorzieningen.

Lonely, but not miserable
Date:12 March 2019

Loneliness among seniors in Garmerwolde

Space for accessibility
Date:19 February 2019

How do people experience ‘het Ommeland’ (the rural area surrounding the city) and the accessibility of services in this area? How can smart and innovative mobility measures improve accessibility? These are questions on which prof. Taede Tillema wants to focus within his position as professor in Transport Geography.

Mortality forecast of Statistics Netherlands evaluated, validated and improved
Date:29 January 2019

Having accurate and high-quality mortality forecasts has become increasingly important due to the general increase in life expectancy and the social consequences of this.

Services welfare state not a magnet for migration within Europe
Date:09 January 2019

Most EU migrants move to another country during life stages in which they are not or hardly dependent on the welfare state. Therefore, there is little evidence that the level of social services in the country of destination is an important motivation for migration between European countries. This concludes Petra de Jong in her dissertation Between Welfare and Farewell. The Role of Welfare Systems in Intra-European Migration Decisions.

Alcohol consumption has a major effect on European mortality rates
Date:09 January 2019

The high level of alcohol consumption in Europe is a major concern for public health. Differences in alcohol consumption and drinking patterns within Europe – mainly Eastern European men are problematic drinkers – play an important role in the observed differences in mortality rates between European countries, concludes Sergi Trias Llimós.

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