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A changing region

In our densifying cities, the way we deal with waste is no longer sufficient. In city districts, that become compact neighbourhoods with numerous high-rise residential buildings there is simply not enough space to maintain our current collection and transport systems. At the same time the course towards a fully circular and sustainable way of treating our materials is unavoidably set, which more and more translates itself in the ambitions of private and public parties alike. These, in short, are the dynamics in which innovative ideas and unexpected solutions can suddenly be the answer.

The LDE Cities Hub is a cross-disciplinary laboratory that distils challenges from practice and links the most current questions asked to graduation students from multiple faculties from the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. In small research groups students get the opportunity to tackle real-world questions and bring their ideas into practice.


Individual projects, interdisciplinary collaborations

As a student in the Inclusive City Hub you graduate at your own faculty with your own tutors, but next to that take part in the interdisciplinary team:

  • Join meet-ups with professionals and stakeholders from practice
  • Meet every two weeks with students from other studies, exchanging knowledge and ideas on the same case
  • Get the possibility to contact researchers and academics from three universities
  • Get inspired by lectures and events
  • Contribute to a circular and inclusive future of cities

Location & Events

The Inclusive City Hub is based in the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam, next to Rotterdam Central Station. As a student in the hub, you have access to the facilities of the Kleinhandel and are free to also meet and work here outside of the monthly get-togethers.

Four times a year, the hub organizes a larger event for which we broadly invite people interested in the challenges of the region. Both students and professionals get the chance to speak and share their insights.