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Research profile Frank van der Hoeven is Director of Research of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and programme manager Open Science at TU Delft.  He is responsible for the development of the research portfolio of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, the policy on open access publishing, and for the position of built environment in the Dutch creative industry. He conducted his PhD research in the field of underground space technology and multifunctional and intensive land-use. Topics that he is involved in are: urban underground space, multi-functional land use, sustainable mobility, high-rise urban development, greenhouse horticulture, climate change, urban heat islands, remote sensing, heritage. Board member of the Royal Netherlands Archaeological Society KNOB and the Dutch Tall Building Council.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Board member, Stichting Hoogbouw

2019 → …

Board member, Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond

2014 → …


  • Q Science (General)
  • Architecture
  • Built environment
  • Urbanism
  • Climate adaptation
  • Heritage


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