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Mapping favouritism at the Eurovision Song Contest: does it impact the results?
Posted on:17 May 2021

Ever since the Eurovision Song Contest exists, there are suspicions that the voting is politically biased. Based on the most recent 45 editions, this paper maps out which participating countries can count on each other's sympathy and which cannot. Although there are clear preferences between countries, political voting rarely determines the overall result and the best entry wins. Corrected for favouritism, Sweden is the most successful country and 'Save your Kisses for me' is the 'best' song since 1975.

‘Give people with dementia more freedom to organize their own social lives’
Posted on:10 May 2021

Older people with memory problems who live at home are extraordinarily resourceful when it comes to staying in control of their activities outside the home. Demographers Jodi Sturge and Mirjam Klaassens are certainly impressed. ‘It’s not about whether these people can do more than we think, but rather they can do more than we allow them to. The stigma of dementia is their biggest problem.’

Human Geography and Planning students win Citizen Climate Adaptation Awards
Posted on:29 April 2021

A team of students from the bachelor in Human Geography and Planning - Filip Jankowski, Paolo Parboni and Anthony Simpatico – won the 1st prize in the second age category (19-24) of the Citizen Climate Adaptation Awards.

Nationaal Ruimtelijk Verkiezingsdebat: ‘Bouw woningen, niet een nieuw ministerie’
Posted on:02 March 2021

Woningmarkt of volkshuisvesting, auto of hogesnelheidslijn, klimaatrechtvaardigheid en een energiedemocratie. Zomaar een greep uit termen die politici van CDA, D66, GroenLinks, SP, PvdA en VVD in de mond nemen om de thema’s huisvesting, mobiliteit en energie en klimaat te bespreken. Bijna elke partij is voor een integrale kijk op de grote uitdagingen waar we nu voor staan. Maar of een toekomstige minister van Ruimte deze dilemma’s moet oplossen? Daar zijn de partijen het niet over eens.

Ruim 10 miljoen euro beschikbaar voor Werken aan Ontwikkeling
Posted on:17 February 2021

De eerste zes projecten vanuit Werken aan Ontwikkeling hebben samen ruim 10 miljoen euro ontvangen vanuit het Nationaal Programma Groningen.

4e editie Nationaal Ruimtelijk Verkiezingsdebat 1 maart
Posted on:08 February 2021

We willen fijn wonen, duurzame energie, snel en comfortabel transport, mooie natuur, een wervelende economie en ga zo maar door. Al die ambities vragen om steeds meer ruimte op een eindige Nederlandse bodem. Het is aan de politiek om keuzes te maken: waar maken we ruimte voor?

The energy transition can be nice, if you’re smart about it!
Posted on:12 January 2021

Climate adaptation will be addressed extensively during the Climate Adaptation Week, which will take place from 19 to 25 January 2021 in Groningen. Christian Zuidema is working on the energy transition and its consequences for humans and the landscape.

Culture as energy for the future
Posted on:21 December 2020

The population of the province of Groningen is shrinking faster than any other region in the Netherlands.For many years, people have been leaving the northern countryside behind, which has major consequences for the quality of life in villages. What can be done to preserve and even strengthen the resilience of those villages? It is precisely this question that Gwenda van de Vaart, assistant professor at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, is trying to answer.

Cum laude PhD for Isti Hidayati
Posted on:14 December 2020

Understanding mobility inequality. A socio-spatial approach to analyse transport and land use in Southeast Asian metropolitan cities

Lara Bister wins NIDI-NVD master thesis award
Posted on:30 November 2020

The NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award honors the best Master thesis in the field of population studies, with some connection to the Netherlands

10 jaar Kennisnetwerk Krimp Noord-Nederland On Tour
Posted on:26 November 2020

Samen met allerlei organisaties in Noord-Nederland heeft het KKNN in meer dan 40 Krimpcafés, congressen, expertmeetings en webinars de demografische veranderingen en de impact ervan op de leefbaarheid op de kaart en op de agenda gezet. En het Kennisnetwerk gaat door!

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