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prof. dr. J. (Johan) Woltjer

Professor of Urban Development and Planning


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 the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente. Professor Woltjer holds a wide range of international positions, in educational development, research networks, and for editorial boards. He also is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia. He is an editor for CITIES, a globally leading journal in the field of urban studies.
Management interests: research evaluation and coordination, international educational development, department and faculty policy;
Research interests: urban and regional development, sustainable cities, human geography, environmental governance, institutional design, spatial planning, evaluation, water resources and infrastructure development;
Teaching: curriculum development, international classroom, tutorial teaching, comparative learning.

Other positions

Honorary Professor of International Urban Development, Institute of Technology, Bandung Indonesia; Editor ‘Cities -The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning’ (Q1 journal, IF 6.7); External Examiner, Henley Business School, University of Reading; External Advisor School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster; UK Research and Innovation Panel Member; Member Spatial Sciences Foundation, Chair Discipline Council for Geography and Planning, various board memberships.
Last modified:04 July 2024 07.40 a.m.

Contact information

Landleven 1
9747 AD Groningen
The Netherlands
Landleven 1
9747 AD Groningen
The Netherlands

Mercator Building (building F), Zernike University Complex