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Integrative governance strategies for urban area re/development: planning, organizing, funding, contracting, and execution.

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Tom Daamen is Associate Professor Urban Development Management at Delft University of Technology and Director of the Dutch Foundation for Area Development Knowledge (in Dutch: Stichting Kennis Gebiedsontwikkeling). As director of SKG, dr. Daamen leads a research group that focuses on governance strategies in the delivery of complex re/development projects, particularly in and around inner cities. His work concentrates on questions of integrative governance, public-private-civic relationships, financing and land allocation mechanisms, and related institutional reforms. Dr. Daamen works closely with Dutch government bodies, housing corporations, real estate developers and institutional investors.

Recent publications (selection)

  1. Van den Berghe, K., E. Louw, F. Pliakis & T.A. Daamen (2022), When “port-out – city-in” becomes a strategy: is the port–city interface conflict in Amsterdam an observation or a self-fulfilling prophecy? In: Maritime Economics & Logistics,

  2. Nefs, M & T.A. Daamen (2022), Behind the big box: understanding the planning-development dialectic of large distribution centres in Europe. In: European Planning Studies,

  3. Janssen, C., T.A. Daamen & J.C. Verdaas (2021), Planning for Urban Social Sustainability: Towards a Human-Centred Operational Approach. In: Sustainability, Vol. 13, No. 16, 9083,

  4. Hinterleitner, J., T.A. Daamen & S. Nijhuis (2021), Design studio performance in complex spatial projects: lessons from The Netherlands. In: Journal of Urban Design, doi: 10.1080/13574809.2021.1917986

  5. Daamen, T.A. & S. van Zoest (2021), Daadkracht en drang: zes inzichten uit een verdiepende studie naar de bekostiging van openbaar vervoer in New York, Londen en Kopenhagen. Delft: SKG/TU Delft.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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