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Urban History and Architecture

A wide range of questions about urban heritage, identity, history, architecture, society, and policy is increasingly setting agenda’s in politics, museums, media, as well as in academic research.

How to achieve sustainable, creative and smart cities? In which ways do ethnic, religious and class differences make an impact on social cohesion? What is the consequence of urban design for urban culture and social behaviour? To which extent does the cultivation of architectural monuments increase the ‘Disneyfication’ of our inner cities?

Scholars within the domain Urban History and Architecture, who build on the long-standing expertise regarding urban and architectural history in the Faculty of Humanities, simultaneously broaden and specify these issues, by analyzing them from historical and comparative perspectives.