Employment history

2017 – Current
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney
– Developing an Urban Design Framework for a major precinct in Sydney as part of a team with various design offices
– Measuring and monitoring the impact and effectiveness of the NSW SDRP together with the GANSW
– Further development of the complexity-cognitive approach to urban design, including publication
– Supervisor of three PhD candidates on: (1) integrated design, (2+3) better design review practices (Dutch context)

2010 – 2017
Assistant Professor & Researcher
Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology
– Research leader of the Design of the Urban Fabricresearch group; active member of the personal committee
– CI on projects related to the design dimension of planning, urban design practices, and complexity & cognition
– PI development of design methodologies for projects related to Airport Regions, e-mobility and energy use
– Coordinator, lecturer and design studio teacher of various BSc and MSc courses with an emphasis on theory, methodology and urban design practices.
– Graduation supervision of 40 MSc thesis students

2009 – 2011
Principal Urban Designer
Municipality of Lansingerland, the Netherlands
– Principal urban designer in this new municipality (merger of three municipalities)
– Responsible for positioning the domain of urban design within the organisation
– Supervisor of various projects at various scales, ranging from small scale projects to large scale VINEX developments
– Contributor to several regional development plans, setting up collaborations with other municipalities and the province

2005 –2017
Part-time freelance urbanist
Stolk Stedebouw, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
– For the municipality of Lansingerland: Urban Design Supervisor VINEX project Westpolder Bolwerk; Project lead for the new Design Review Policy; Member of the quality team of Bleizo – a railway station and area development
– Lectures & course development for the: Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam), Erasmus University (Rotterdam), Wageningen University, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Tilburg) and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
– Several research projects related to simulation models and urban design (INTI, PZH and municipality of Rotterdam)

2005 – 2015
Part-time PhD-candidate
Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology
– Initiated a collaboration between the TU Delft and the province of North-Holland
– Involvement in various teaching activities (2005-2008)

2004 – 2005
Urban designer / policy maker
Province of North Holland; Haarlem, the Netherlands
– Development of an Urban Design Framework for Bloemendalerpolder/KNSF-terrein in between Muiden and Weesp
– Regional Design Framework for the Haarlemmermeer-Bollenstreek, in collaboration with the Province of South Holland

2003 – 2004
Urban designer / policy maker
Province of South Holland; The Hague, the Netherlands
– Regional Design Framework for the Rijn-Gouwe-lijn (infrastructure corridor)
– Regional Design Framework for the Haarlemmermeer-Bollenstreek, in collaboration with the Province of North Holland

2002 – 2004
Research-assistant head of the department of Urbanism
Delft University of Technology
– Supporting the organisation of the MSc program in general and the 3rd MSc semester in particular
– Development of the Urban Analysis Guidebook in collaboration with Leo van den Burg

1999 – 2002
Assistant urban designer
BGSV Bureau voor Stedebouw; Rotterdam, the Netherlands
– Worked on a variety of projects, ranging from VINEX projects, to small and la­rge scale urban projects
– Design research / feasibility-study for various locations in Rotterdam