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I am Assistant professor in Spatial Planning and Urban Development, focusing on the (spatial) circular economy, strategic scenario planning, polycentric economic networks, the planning of port-cities, and the Dutch-Belgian cooperation.

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor in Spatial Planning and Urbanism, Universiteit Gent

1 Mar 20141 Jun 2018

Award Date: 28 Sept 2018

External positions

Editor, plaNext journal

1 Jun 2016 → …


  • HB Economic Theory
  • Regional Development
  • G Geography (General)
  • spatial planning
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)


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