Research interests

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft (Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy). My academic interests span across regional, urban and policy studies and include such topics as (multi-level) governance, policy transfer / mobility, Europeanisation of spatial planning, regional and urban development policies, climate change adaptation in cities, energy transition, and, most recently, circular economy. Geographically, my work tends to focus on Central and Southern European countries, but also on The Netherlands and China.  I have published in top journals in my field(s), such as Regional Studies,  European Urban and Regional Studies or Environment and Planning C. 

I graduated from Sciences Po in Paris and completed my PhD at the University of the West of Scotland. In the past, I worked as a research assistant at the EPRC, University of Strathclyde, and assistant professor at the EIF, University of Vienna. I am actively involved in the Regional Studies Association (RSA), among others by coordinating the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy.

Individual grants and awards: Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, RSA Early Career Grant, Urban Knowledge Network Asia grant, RSA Early Career Excellence Award.

Project funding: H2020 COHESIFY, H2020 REPAiR, ESPON COMPASS.

Activities

  1. Reforming the EU: Central European Perspectives

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Multi-level Governance for Climate Change Adaptation in Delta Urban Regions

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  3. RSA Workshop "Learning from the implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy", ULB, Brussels

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Prizes

  1. RSA Routledge Early Career Excellence Award

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