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Building Trust in Business

The key role of Sustainability Manager In a transparent, globalized world, the challenge for business is to meet shifting expectations of the general public, suppliers and customers regarding societal outcomes and value creation. The sustainability manager plays a key role in building trust and involvement of suppliers and customers by engaging them on the basis … Continue reading

Bouwen aan Vertrouwen in het Bedrijfsleven

De kernrol voor de Sustainability Manager De uitdaging voor ondernemingen is om in een transparante geglobaliseerde wereld invulling te geven aan verschuivende verwachtingspatronen van het grote publiek, toeleveranciers en klanten ten aanzien van uitkomsten en waardecreatie. De sustainability manager speelt een centrale rol bij het bouwen aan vertrouwen en betrokkenheid van leveranciers en klanten, door … Continue reading

Feature: Mapping the Role of Energy in Community Health & Resilience

Feature: Mapping the Role of Energy in Community Health & Resilience design2sustain was invited to work with ShiftN on creating a grant assessment framework for the JPB Foundation. The JPB Foundation’s Environment Program focuses on ‘enabling healthy and resilient communities by enriching and supporting the environment’. The project itself consists of developing a grant assessment … Continue reading

(Bio) Diversity as key driver in adaptive capacity of Urban Landscapes

Shared Value Creation through Integrated Systems Design. Exploring the case of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Manhattan. Introduction With last year’s record high temperatures and droughts in the USA the general public seems to catch on to the fact that climate change is upon us[1]. Coupled with the recent superstorm Sandy and hurricane Irene (2011) the … Continue reading

Temporal Integration | China Town Singapore Design

The design for the China Town Community Center is the outcome of extensive research on the development of Singapore as a nation state. Understanding what needs to be built in a certain place, is not only the result of an in depth morphological or physical inventory of a place and its context. The analysis will … Continue reading

Innovation as Competitive Advantage in South East Asia | The Struggle of the East to be Western

Introduction This essay is my follow-up on the essay called “Developing the Creative Class in Singapore – Investigating the conditions for Development”. It’s main topic also covers the creative class, however in this essay I will focus more on South East Asia in general. To illustrate my argument for South East Asia I will be … Continue reading

Developing the Creative Class in Singapore | Investigating the conditions for Development

Introduction In this essay I will use the work of Richard Florida on the Creative Class to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the Singaporean society to attract and grow a creative class. Firstly I will use Castells work to argue my case for the need of a creative class to exist. Secondly I … Continue reading

Hofbogen Rotterdam | Seniors’ Apartment Complex

The Bachelor’s graduation design involves an urban strategy for the (area around the) “Hofbogen” railway track and the design for a seniors’ apartment complex. In a multidisciplinary group I took the role of urban designer. The elevated “Hofplein” railway track was constructed between 1901 and 1909, and is a designated “Rijksmonument” status for being one … Continue reading

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