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Staff members with discipline Planning & Development

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Agent-based modelling and gamming
Spatial Analysis and modelling
Complex adaptive systems, human-environment interactions
Information and Communication Technology, User-generated content, Crowdsourced data
GIS & Remote Sensing
dr. I. (Ines) Boavida-Portugal
Contact
i.boavida.portugal rug.nl
Function
Especially interested in perception, when spaces becomes places and how such processes are influenced by marketing and branding of cities, regions and countries.
M. (Martin) Boisen, MSc
Contact
m.boisen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Adaptive water governance and spatial planning
Flood resilience
River basin management
Institutional analysis
Framing theory, discourse theory
dr. M.A. (Margo) van den Brink
Contact
m.a.van.den.brink rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Spatial Planning
dr. N.A. (Nienke) Busscher
Contact
n.a.busscher rug.nl
Function
Projectcoördinator Kennisplatform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen
dr. T. (Tim) Busscher
Contact
t.busscher rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Infrastructure Planning
K. (Karina) Castro Arce
Contact
k.castro.arce rug.nl
Function
PhD Researcher
dr. ir. T. (Terry) van Dijk
Contact
t.van.dijk rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor Planning and Design
Field / Discipline
Integrated transport infrastructure- and areadevelopment, (added) value assessment, consensus
drs. A.M. (Anne Marel) Hilbers
Contact
a.m.hilbers rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Place-based development, Socio-Spatial Planning, (Inter-)subjective aspects of planning, Sense of Place, Values & culture, Leadership, Coalitions and Cooperation, Sustainable spatial (urban/rural/regional) Development, Spatial Transformation, Place Branding.
No picture available
Contact
l.g.horlings rug.nl
Function
Ad. Prof. Dr. Socio-Spatial Planning
Field / Discipline
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, Design Methods, Quality Assurance in Education.
prof. dr. ir. P. (Paul) Ike
Contact
p.ike rug.nl
+31 50 36 33512
Function
Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
Landscape Architecture, spatial design, strategic design, spatial planning
dr. ir. J. (Annet) Kempenaar
Contact
j.kempenaar rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Spatial Design and Water Management
leadership in planning processes
planning theory
post-growth planning
regional and state planning
research-practice interfaces
roles of planners
spatial transformations
dr. C.W. (Christian) Lamker
Contact
c.w.lamker rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Sustainable Transformation and Regional Planning
Infrastructure Planning: Management in Planning
Adaptiive Planning and Programming
Public-public and Public-private cooperation
Project- and program management
Market systems and dynamic contracting
Governance en institutional design
prof. ir. W.L. (wim) Leendertse
Contact
w.l.leendertse rug.nl
Function
Professor Management in Infrastructure Planning
My main research interests and activities are located in (the intersections of) the areas:
 > Adaptive Planning and Responsiveness
 > Governance and Networks
 > Infrastructure Planning
 > Institutional Theory, Analysis, and Design
 > Network of Networks, System of Systems 
 > Policy Coordination and Integration
 > Scenario and Delphi Studies
 > Serious Gaming
M.R. (Robin) Neef
Contact
robin.neef rug.nl
Function
PhD Researcher
T.V.Q. (Thai) Nguyen, MSc
Contact
t.v.q.nguyen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Expert in the field of Real Estate Development including financial, legal, spatial and managerial aspects
prof. dr. E.F. (Ed) Nozeman
Contact
e.f.nozeman rug.nl
+31 50 36 33897
Function
Professor Economic Geography (Faculty of Spatial Sciences)
dr. P.A. (Paul) Plazier
Contact
p.a.plazier rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher transport geography
The relevance of transition processes and their potentials in fostering and driving innovation at the urban scale is at the core of Emma's research. Her focus is on how system innovation can shift current development pathways towards sustainability. She strongly believes that the interplay between citizens, public and private stakeholders as well as knowledge institutes can have a crucial role in these processes. Also, she thinks that design can play a strong enabling role in innovation processes.

Key words:- Urban Innovation and the related enabling role of Design - Urban Public Service Innovation and Governance- Urban Sustainability Transition - Urban Living Labs- Community Participation in Planning
dr. E. (Emma) Puerari
Contact
e.puerari rug.nl
+31 50 36 38868
Function
Assistant Professor Urban Design and Planning
Adaptive planning
Complexity science & self-organization
Spatial transformation
Peri-urban areas & urban regions
Strategic planning concepts
Spatial visioning & design dialogues
Neighbourhood regeneration
Age-friendly neighbourhoods
Civic initiatives & self-governance
dr. W.S. (Ward) Rauws
Contact
w.s.rauws rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Spatial Planning
S.A. (Shreya) Satheesh, MSc
Contact
s.a.satheesh rug.nl
Function
PhD Researcher
Overall, my work centers around the ‘social side’ of spatial planning. I am predominantly interested in the role of local level initiatives, social innovation and collective action in creating more resilient and sustainable places. The themes I explore within this context include: community resilience and the relevance of cooperative action in declining (rural) areas, flood resilience and local flood action groups, urban food systems and food policy, and the governance of renewable energy initiatives. In my more recent projects I have critically analyzed the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ can be translated into spatial planning practice and the ways the concept is influencing the governance of vulnerable places. I am specialized in using qualitative, visual and (inter)active research methods such as (participatory) video, mental mapping and go-along interviews. In my previous research projects I explored young people’s place attachment and influential aspects for well-being of rural youths (problem behavior; gender roles; citizenship) in their everyday context.
dr. E.M. (Elen-Maarja) Trell-Zuidema
Contact
e.m.trell rug.nl
+31 50 36 33885
Function
Assistant Professor Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places
Gwenda van der Vaart (1990) holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning and a Research Master's degree (cum laude) in Regional studies, both obtained from the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen (NL). She conducted her PhD research 'Arts & Resilience in a Rural Community' at the Department of Cultural Geography of the same faculty.
dr. G. (Gwenda) van der Vaart
Contact
g.van.der.vaart rug.nl
+31 50 36 35186
Function
Postdoc
Field / Discipline
Research: urban and regional development, human geography, environmental governance, institutional design, international planning, evaluation, water and infrastructure development
Teaching: International classroom, tutorials, comparative learning
prof. dr. J. (Johan) Woltjer
Contact
j.woltjer rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor
Environmental planning, integrated energy planning, sustainable development, governance renewal, decentralization, (post-)contingency theory, adaptive planning
prof. dr. C. (Christian) Zuidema
Contact
c.zuidema rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Spatial Planning
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