dr. Frank Suurenbroek
Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation
Frank Suurenbroek is Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation at the the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Frank is both Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Program Urban Technology and the Program Urban Governance & Social Innovation. His Chair conducts multiple Applied Research Projects on urban redesign and planning of existing neighborhoods, with a focus on the application of new technologies to design livable and resilient neighborhoods, streetscapes and public places. He co-organizes the Media Architecture Biennale in Amsterdam in 2020 (www.mab20.org), which is related to his Responsive Public Spaces Project (www.responsiveurbanspaces.amsterdam) and Sensing Streetscapes Project.
dr. Gideon Spanjar
Project leader - Senior researcher
Gideon Spanjar, PhD, is project leader and senior researcher of Sensing Streetscapes (www.sensingstreetscapes.com) and of the European Union-funded Cool Towns project (www.cooltowns.eu) at the Centre of Expertise Urban Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). He is a member of the chair Spatial Transformation and the chair Urban Water at AUAS. Gideon is also professor of Innovation & Urban Green Spaces at Aeres University of Applied Sciences. He is an associate fellow at the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management and a member of the editorial board of Rooilijn, a peer-reviewed Dutch journal on science and policy in the field of spatial planning. His research focuses on the redesign of the built environment to promote human health and well-being. Gideon holds a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Essex.
drs. ir. Kees Versluis
Lyske Gais de Bildt, MDes
Researcher & spatial graphic designer
Jolanda Tetteroo, Bsc
dr. Nanda Piersma
Professor Urban Analytics
Maarten Groen, MSc.
senior researcher Data Analytics
Tom Otten, BSc
Research Assistant Data Analytics
dr. Martijn de Waal
Professor Play and Civic Media
Zoë Jonker, BSc
Research Assistant Applied Psychology
Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation
The Chair is embedded in two research programs: Urban Technology (engineering, data analytics, logistics, circular economy, climate proof city, energy & clean mobility) and Urban Governance & Social Innovation (Engineering, Economics and Social Sciences).
Other projects of the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation:
Responsive Urban Spaces
Media Architecture Biennale 2020
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
At the AUAS, our research always addresses a real-life problem from the professional field, conducted in close collaboration with both academics and professionals. Applied research is a crucial component of the many educational programmes we offer. Students work alongside professors in labs and at centres of applied research. AUAS focuses on six priority areas for research: Amsterdam creative industries, entrepreneurship, urban education, urban management, urban technology and urban vitality.
Amsterdam University of Applied Science
Faculty of Technology
Research programme Urban Technology
dr. Frank Suurenbroek, Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation
Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam
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