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My research interests are urban regeneration, self-organisation, participatory planning, community entrepreneurship, online/offline citizen engagement, social capital and collective efficacy. I am involved in international comparative research on community enterprises and various other forms of citizen-based co-production and residential area redevelopment. I am also continuing research and data analysis based on the JPI ERA-NET research on Smart Urban Governance, studying the co-production conditions of digital participatory platforms in neighbourhood governance and self-organisation. A cross-over between my research and education innovation (as a designated TU Delft Education Fellow) concerns the topic of community engagement in student research in planning design education.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

TU Delft Co-ordinator of the LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity

Steering Committee member for the City Lab Delft (Stadslab Delft)

Program Board Member for the Kenniswerkplaats Leefbare Wijken Rotterdam


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