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The University of Groningen will research how rural areas can lure back young adult leavers to return. For decades, rural areas have experienced the outmigration of part of their young people, for example for education, work or a partner elsewhere. In the context of aging populations and increasing tightness of the labour market, many rural areas would like to see some of the 'leavers' return.
All partners in the project GLEAM NSR, led by the University of Groningen, met this week for the official kick-off at the university’s House of Connections. The project focuses on the role of governance towards just and green urban logistics. The EU funds the project within the framework of the Interreg North Sea programme. In this project, sustainable logistics expert Paul Buijs is one of the representatives of the University of Groningen.
In 2024, The Young Academy will again welcome ten new members. One of these members is Ward Rauws, spatial planner at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Telt elke regio wel in de verkiezingsprogramma’s? Om die vraag te beantwoorden analyseerde de Geodienst van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen de partijprogramma’s voor de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 2023 van 18 politieke partijen.
Hoe gaan de partijen de mensen helpen die bovenmodaal verdienen, maar ‘vastzitten’ in een sociale huurwoning en het niet lukt om te kopen?
A city that is pleasant to grow up in. Safe, playful, with organic encounters between residents from different generations and social classes. That is Viviana Cordero Vinueza’s mission. In Groningen, the Ecuadorian PhD student brings together centuries-old values from Indigenous Ecuadoran cultures with lived experiences and global academic insights. Children are her guide.
On Friday 3 November 2023, the National Spatial Election Debate took place for the fifth time. During the debate, politicians from CDA, D66, GroenLinks-PvdA, Nieuw Sociaal Contract, Partij voor de Dieren, SP, Volt, and VVD debated about spatial topics. The parties discussed their visions for the Netherlands of the future and talked about housing, the climate, and the Randstad-peripheral region relationship. The debate was organized by the University of Groningen (UG) and Groningen student debating society of planners (Groninger Dispuut der Planologen) Ekistics, in cooperation with the festival Let's Gro.
Louise Meijering, Professor of Health Geography, has just finished her inaugural lecture. A box of booklets still sits in her office. On the front is the title, ‘Ruimte voor gezondheid’ [Space for health] and some images of wooden houses and trees. Appropriate, because the story she wants to tell is that of designing sustainable communities in an ageing society. ‘There are advantages to simplifying laws and regulations. Especially for people in vulnerable positions.’
Helga de Valk talks about her research into migration and its effect on the life course of individuals. Hardly surprising that the conversation soon turns to complex, global issues such as migration and the ageing population.
Op 22 November 2023 kiest Nederland een nieuw parlement. Wat betekent dit voor de toekomst van ruimtelijk Nederland? Politici debatteren op vrijdag 3 november tijdens het 5e Nationaal Ruimtelijk Verkiezingsdebat in Groningen over de ruimtelijke ontwikkeling van Nederland. Aan de hand van actuele thema’s is het aan hen om de kiezers te overtuigen van hun visie en plannen voor de toekomst van ruimtelijk Nederland.
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