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How to find us prof. dr. C.H. (Claudia) Yamu

prof. dr. C.H. Yamu

Associate Professor with ius promovendi / Director CASUS / Rosalind Franklin Fellow
prof. dr. C.H. Yamu

Claudia is an architect and urban planner. Born in Vienna (Austria), she graduated from architecture school at TU Wien in 2003.  While working at Space Syntax Ltd. London and at the School of Architecture and Planning, TU Wien, Claudia developed her interest for urban planning and design with digital tools. She holds a PhD in Architecture  from TU Vienna connecting architecture, urban planning and computer science and a PhD in Geography in the field of complexity-based modeling and tool development from Université de Besançon (University Alliance Université de Franche-Comté). She holds the chair 'Urban Analytics and Modeling'. 

Claudia is the founding director of CASUS – the Centre for Advanced Studies in Urban Science and Design; further she is the coordinator of the master programme 'Environmental and Infrastructure Planning' and the double degree programme 'Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure' with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. 

Her work employs  space syntax, digital twins, urban informatics, tool and method development, participatory planning, and decision support for urban performance and change. She applies her research to transport & street networks, land use & density, and people's behaviour in the context of sustainable cities and regions, fractal cities, and urban morphogenesis.

Claudia is a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge (Dec. 2020–Nov. 2021). Furthermore, she is advisory editor for Springer's The Urban Book Series.


Last modified:21 October 2020 2.08 p.m.

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Landleven 1
9747 AD Groningen
The Netherlands

Department of Spatial Planning and Environment