Article: 'Variations of the Entrepreneurial City: Goals, roles and visions in Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid and the Glasgow Harbour Megaprojects' published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Newspaper article: 'Seeing hope amongst Detroit's ruins' published in The Detroit News
- Flagship regeneration
- Neighbourhood change
- Immigrant settlement patterns
- Urban entrepreneurialism
- Transport and mobility
- Dutch cities
- Scottish cities
- North American cities
Urban geographers are fortunate because we can observe the different patterns and processes which we study and research in our daily lives. I believe you can learn a lot about a city by walking around it and speaking to people who live there.
My current research involves examining the experiences of living through gentrification, the differences between gentrification in cities with different economic structures, the visions behind waterfront regeneration and flagships and understanding the key issues surrounding shrinking cities such as Detroit.
I am always looking for motivated, hard working and passionate master's students to develop ideas and work together. If you are interested in researching any of these themes, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Special Issue on gentrification (guest editor Brian Doucet) published in the Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Live interview on Radio Redmond, Amsterdam on gentrification.
Toronto and Detroit Field Trip
Health and Food in the Neighbourhood
Research Grant 27.500 EUR
From Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences
Partners: Dr Veronique Schutjens, Dr Matthieu Permentier, Dr Gideon Bolt
Research grant (7.500 EUR) to work on my edited book on Detroit 'Can't Forget the Motor City: why what happens in Detroit matters for the urban world