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prof. dr. C.H. Yamu

Associate Professor with ius promovendi / Director CASUS / Rosalind Franklin Fellow
prof. dr. C.H. Yamu

'Making-City' (H2020, European Commission, 2018–2023) is a large-scale demonstration project aiming at the development of new integrated strategies to address the urban energy system transformation towards low carbon cities. This project will address methodologies to support cities in their long term urban planning towards an adequate energy transition, paving the wau of the planning, implementation and up-scaling process.

'Energy Systems in Transition' (Marie Curie ITN, European Commission, 2017–2021) To facilitate the necessary energy transition there is an urgent need for scientific knowledge and professional skills to analyse, understand and design relevant new energy systems and governance in different sectors and administration. Emphasis is on the modeling collaboration and model ecology to develop state of the art science of energy systems transition scenarios, analysis and energy tools with an intersectoral, & interdisciplinary perspectives. Accessible energy science based on open source work environments. Application area and living lab is the North Sea Region. The project focuses on three areas: Developing tools for analysis and scenario development, actor behaviour & interactions, policy & market design.

'Multifractal analysis and modeling for cities' (French National Grant Impulsion, 2019), jointly with Unviersité de Paris-Est (lead). Fractal city modeling including 3D visualization. 

'Virtual Reality and Spatial-Temporal Models for Spatial Sciences and Urban Design in Education' (2017–2019) Our world is becoming more and more digital. Students have to be trained on modern technologies to create new kinds of content as future researchers and practitioners. This projects focuses on 3D and 4D modelling embedded in a virtual learning environment ('Mercator City') for urban planning and design education. 

'Visualisation Support Hub for Research and Education' (2017–2019)  In the coming years the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality techniques in research and education wll increase substanitally. Technologies such as the Hololens, HTC-vive and Magic Leap make new forms of (research driven) education and research possible. The project establishes a visualisation support hub where up to date knowledge and state of the art 360 degree video, 3D virtual and augmented reality hard- and software are available for experimenting and designing new concepts in research and education. This interfaculty project is lead by Marijke Verheij, Centre for Information Technology, University of Groningen. 

RFF PhD Research Grant (2017 – 2021, supervisor) Public Spaces systems around transportation nodes are often forgotten and neglected. This research aims to close the knowledge gap between urban design as public policy and implementation processes. Multimodal stations are complex adaptive systems, where pedestrian interactions occur in different levels of scale, with multiple activities and many purposes. This research aims to develop a multiā€modal network analysis, which captures walkability levels around transportation nodes. Transit-oriented development (TOD) D Variables - Density, Diversity, Design and Destination Accessibility – qualify these places and are associated with the decision to walk as a mode of travel. The main outcome of this work is to assist urban planners and architects to develop accessible and pleasant spaces for pedestrian movement.

'Paris: Dynamique vers le Periph. Mapping Urban Travel Behaviour in the Context of Spatial and Social Criteria', TU Vienna Competitive Grant (2017) This project addresses mapping and analysis of movement patterns and influencing factors of urban space using a mixed method approach. Case Study is Greater Paris. Further partner is the Université de Paris–Sorbonne. 

Indonesian Endowment Fund for Eduction, PhD Research Grant (2017–2021, supervisor) This research aims to identify what form of mobility inequalities exist by addressing land use and mobility networks including their interrelation for middle income countries. In general, middle income countries are in the transition of not just providing sufficient transport infrastructure in terms of quanitity, but also cater for a better quality, which include dealing with inequalities. Metropolitan cities in middle income countries like the city of Jakarta (Indonesia) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) have to face a high rate of individual motorized transport, which is not equally distributed among its society. This means that there are parts of society that are unable to afford a private vehicle and highly depend on public transport. This coupled with uneven public transport coverage and spatial exclusion, these combinations result in a higher travel time, share of transport expenditure, risks and inconveniences for several groups of people. This research uses a mixed method.

NICHE Capacity Development Programme for Mozambique, PhD Research Grant (2017–2021, supervisor) The demand for electricity consumption is rapidly growing in many parts of the world. Its access is considered as an indicator for improving the quality of people’s lives such as enhanced healthcare and education, mainly in developing countries. Nevertheless, in 2015 it was estimated that more than 1.2 billion people worldwide (17% of the population) have no access to electricity services most of them concentrated in developing countries. In Mozambique for example, only about 20% of the 25 million of its inhabitants living in urban areas have access to electricity. For the remaining 80% of the population, living in rural areas, their access for electricity is very low. This project focuses on the simulation and optimization of distributed clean energy in the context of sustainability to explore potentials for different areas in Mozamique.

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