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Staff members with discipline Urban Studies

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.

Overview of all disciplines

urban planning and design, sustainable spatial transformation, regional urbanization, design pedagogy, public real estate
O. (Özlem) Altinkaya-Genel, PhD
Contact
o.altinkaya rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Design of Healthy and Accessible Cities
Field / Discipline
infrastructure and environmental planning, environmental impact assessment, ex post evaluation
prof. dr. E.J.M.M. (Jos) Arts
Contact
jos.arts rug.nl
+31 50 36 33895
Function
professor Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
∇ Multi-perspective approach in spatial planning and design
∇ Children's rights and the city
∇ Participatory urban planning and design
∇ Child-focused urban environments
∇ Sustainable City Models: Circular City
∇ Pluralistic Education in Spatial Planning &...
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O. (Özlemnur) Ataol, PhD
Contact
o.ataol rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Spatial and Institutional Design
- State-socialist and post-socialist architecture and urbanism
- Architecture and urban planning in East-Central Europe and the Balkans
- Islamic cultural and urban heritage in twentieth- and twenty-first century
- Post-disaster and post-war urban...
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M. (Maja) Babic, PhD
Contact
m.babic rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
Farzaneh’s research is on the interplay between mobility systems and urban forms. She holds a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratory of Urbanism. Her PhD research, on futures of mobility, sought to identify the... read more
F. (Farzaneh) Bahrami, Dr
Contact
f.bahrami rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Urban Design and Mobility
Field / Discipline
Especially interested in perception, when spaces becomes places and how such processes are influenced by the strategy and governance of the marketing and branding of cities, regions and countries.In addition, interested in every aspect of the historical... read more
M. (Martin) Boisen, MSc
Contact
m.boisen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
I.T.J. (Ingo) Bousema, MSc
Contact
i.t.j.bousema rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Water governance and spatial planning
Flood and climate resilience
Institutional analysis
Framing theory, discourse theory
dr. M.A. (Margo) van den Brink
Contact
m.a.van.den.brink rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor Water and Planning
K. (Karina) Castro Arce
Contact
k.castro.arce rug.nl
Function
Dr.
Child-friendly cities.
V.A. (Viviana) Cordero Vinueza, MSc
Contact
v.a.cordero.vinueza rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Water Sensitive City
Adaptive Water Governance
Institutional Design
Flood Resilience
Multilevel Governance
Climate Change Adaptation
Indonesia
M. (Martin) Drenth, MSc
Contact
m.drenth rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Intra-European migration, (Transnational) party organization; Attitudes towards the EU; Comparative Politics; Mixed methods research
A.V. (Adrian) Favero, PhD
Contact
a.v.favero rug.nl
Function
Cultural Geography
Children's Geographies
M. (Manuela) Ferreira Torres
Contact
m.ferreira.torres rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Spatial restructuring and revitalisation of rural and urban regions, especially in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland on behalf of the Abe Bonnema Foundation.
prof. dr. J.J.M. (Zef) Hemel
Contact
j.j.m.hemel rug.nl
Function
professor by special appointment
Field / Discipline
Integrated transport infrastructure- and areadevelopment, (added) value assessment, consensus
A.M. (Anne Marel) Hilbers, MSc
Contact
a.m.hilbers rug.nl
Function
PhD student
T. (Tabea) Hoffmann, MSc
Contact
t.hoffmann rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, Design Methods, Quality Assurance in Education.
prof. dr. ir. P. (Paul) Ike
Contact
p.ike rug.nl
+31 50 36 33895
Function
Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
Social Housing, Landmarkets and Land Policy, Housing Associations, Non-profit Organisaztions and Social Enterprise, Housing the Elderly, Area-based Arrangements for Housing and Care, Neighbourhood Redevelopment, Impact of Induced Earthquakes on the... read more
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Contact
g.r.w.de.kam rug.nl
Function
Emeritus Professor of Housing and Landmarkets, with a focus on Housing of the Elderly
Field / Discipline
(Environment and Infrastructure) Planning, Energy Infrastructure, Energy Landscapes, Applied Thermodynamics, Governance, Environment and Engineering
dr. F.M.G. (Ferry) van Kann
Contact
f.m.g.van.kann rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Environmental Planning
dr. N. (Naim) Laeni, PhD
Contact
n.laeni rug.nl
Function
leadership in planning processes
planning theory
post-growth planning
regional and state planning
research-practice interfaces
roles of planners
spatial transformations
C.W. (Christian) Lamker, Dr
Contact
c.w.lamker rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Sustainable Transformation and Regional Planning
I research the geography of inequality, poverty, and social exclusion, especially in cities. My expertise is in the following domains and their interactions;

- experiences of poverty and social exclusion
- coming of age in disadvantaged neighbourhoods
-...
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S. (Sander) van Lanen
Contact
s.van.lanen rug.nl
+31 50 36 33888
Function
Assistant professor urban poverty & inequality
T. (Tiankun) Li, MSc
Contact
tiankun.li rug.nl
Function
PhD student
B.T. (Tino) Mager, Dr
Contact
tino.mager rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
Field / Discipline
Environmental child-friendliness, spatial analysis, GIS, PPGIS.
S. (Soran, In Kurdish: سۆران) Mansournia, MSc
Contact
s.mansournia rug.nl
Function
PhD student
history of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism / international transfer of urban and typological models / non-western regions / Bildung through Architecture and place making / post-conflict and - trauma urban renewal.
dr. A.M. (Aurora Marijke) Martin
Contact
a.m.martin rug.nl
+31 50 36 36093
Function
associate professor
Urban & Rural Inequality, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods
dr. E. (Erik) Meij, PhD
Contact
e.meij rug.nl
Function
Phd researcher
Geography, GIS, Smart Buildings
L. (Leon) van der Meulen, MSc
Contact
leon.van.der.meulen rug.nl
‭06 319 8316 8‬
Function
Programme manager Smart Buildings & IT Consultant
Policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy, politics, human rights, minorities, disadvantaged groups, inequalities, racism, diversity

Giordano Magri (he/him) is a researcher and PhD candidate affiliated with the University of Groningen (The...
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G. (Giordano) Morangueira Magri
Contact
g.morangueira.magri rug.nl
Function
PhD student
J.G. (Jaap) Nieuwenhuis, PhD
Contact
j.g.nieuwenhuis rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
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)
- entrepreneurial governance
- institutional transformations
- planning and property market dynamics
- residential property investment
- planning theories
S. (Sara) Özogul, PhD
Contact
s.ozogul rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Key Themes of Interest: Urban and Regional Economics; Economic Geography; Regional Science; Location Decisions; Travel Behaviours; Quantitative Research Methods. Empirical Expertise: R; STATA; GIS; SPSS
C. (Conor) O’Driscoll, Dr
Contact
c.odriscoll rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Economic Geography
Zeqiang did his Master in 2017 on policy-making of collaborative watershed management in the Pearl River Delta City of South-eastern China. Since 2020, his on-going research has focused on the interdependency of integrated planning and communicative... read more
Z. (Zeqiang) Pan, MSc
Contact
z.pan rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Land Development
Land Conservation
Complexity Science
R.P. (Rama) Putra, MSc
Contact
r.p.putra rug.nl
Function
PhD student
GIS, Geospatial modeling and analysis, Context-aware spatial computation, Urban informatics, Volunteered geographic information, Location-based social networks, Geosocial analysis, Network analysis
M. (Mahdi) Rahimi, PhD
Contact
mahdi.rahimi rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mobility, Accessibility, Travel behavior, Integrated land use and transportation planning, Human-environment interactions, Participatory planning, health and wellbeing
S. (Samira) Ramezani, Dr
Contact
s.ramezani rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Adaptive planning
Complexity science & self-organization
Spatial transformation
Peri-urban areas & urban regions
Strategic planning concepts
Neighbourhood renewal
Age-friendly neighbourhoods
Studentification
Sustainable city logistics
Civic initiatives &...
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dr. W.S. (Ward) Rauws
Contact
w.s.rauws rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor Spatial Planning
My research mainly focuses on bridging the worlds of flood risk management and spatial planning, with the goal to generate insights on how to create more flood resilient places and landscapes from a spatial and institutional design perspective. Central to... read more
B. (Britta) Restemeyer, Dr
Contact
b.restemeyer rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Spatial and Institutional Design
Mobility hubs; multimodal integration; rural accessibility
T.O. (Tibor) Rongen, MSc
Contact
t.o.rongen rug.nl
+31 6 1405 1317
Function
PhD Candidate
G. (Gamze) Saygi-Woering, Dr
Contact
g.saygi rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Research assistant at the Knowledge Platform, which collects and shares knowledge and research that is relevant for social policy in the Groningen gas extraction area. The Knowledge Platform stimulates partnerships to create more attention for social... read more
W.E. (Willemijn) Schreuder, MSc
Contact
w.e.schreuder rug.nl
Function
Researcher Kennisplatform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen
Value of nature and landscape; Economics and space; Real estate and green; Evaluation ecology versus economy; Cost-Benefit Analysis, Multi-Criteria Analysis.
dr. F.J. (Frans) Sijtsma
Contact
f.j.sijtsma rug.nl
+31 6 4098 8442
Function
Director Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development / Associate Professor Faculty of Spatial Sciences
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... read more
E.M. (Elen-Maarja) Trell-Zuidema, Dr
Contact
e.m.trell rug.nl
+31 50 36 38374
Function
Assistant Professor Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places
I am interested in people and places, which is why I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences (FSS). In my position I am involved in academic research and education. My research... read more
dr. G. (Gwenda) van der Vaart
Contact
g.van.der.vaart rug.nl
+31 6 5231 7254
Function
Assistant Professor
dr. ir. S.G. (Gerd) Weitkamp
Contact
s.g.weitkamp rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
As a researcher, I am Mainly interested in the social and spatial consequences of contemporary socio-economic and institutional developments. My expertise is centered around the following topics and their interaction: - Housing- Housing Market Dynamics-... read more
dr. B.J. (Barend) Wind
Contact
b.j.wind rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Johan Woltjer is Professor of Urban Development and Planning, and Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands. He was previously at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, and various other universities including... read more
prof. dr. J. (Johan) Woltjer
Contact
j.woltjer rug.nl
Function
Professor of Urban Development and Planning
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
Associate Professor Spatial Planning
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