My research advances design thinking in urban planning to innovate, to reveal values underlying stated interests and observed behaviours, and to contextualize our (data-driven) planning methods and technologies extending to the plans and policies they produce. As a member of TU Delft’s [Climate Action Programme] (https://www.tudelft.nl/climate-action), the [4TU. Center for Resilience Engineering] (https://www.4tu.nl/resilience/), the TPM [Resilience Lab] (https://www.tudelft.nl/tbm/resiliencelab) and CUSP, I study innovation in the realm of urban climate resilience.
In my current research, I am developing an urban toolkitting approach, see [PAVERS] (https://www.tudelft.nl/tbm/resiliencelab/projects/pavers) project, that engages the full range of actors in the continuous codesign and adaptation of planning support methods and technologies. What I enjoy most about academics is collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines and sectors through engagement in transdiscipinary practice. And, I often employ gamified methods to facilitate communication and integrated scenario-based planning. I am particularly interested in promoting the shared and adaptive (re-)use of our urban socio-technical and environmental systems and resources.
PhD in Civil Engineering, 2019
University of Twente (Netherlands)
MSc in Urban Management, 2008
Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany)