The InPlanning editorial board is the main responsible body on behalf of the participating planning schools from Groningen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Wageningen.
Prof. Dr. Gert de Roo
Gert de Roo (1963) is full professor in Spatial Planning, Head of Department of the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Editor in Chief of InPlanning and Past President of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).
De Roo is responsible for various fields of research, all of which are related to decision-making concerning purposful interventions within the physical environment. Most of his research and his publications are focusing on decentralization processes, in particular those concerning physical and environmental planning. Another part of his research focuses on the development of decision-making models that support choices concerning interventions within the physical environment.
Prof. Dr. Wil Zonneveld
Wil Zonneveld is Professor of Urban & Regional Development at the Department of Urbanism of the Delft Technical University. He has been involved in numerous ESPON projects (European Observation Network for spatial planning). A major international comparative project on planning systems is currently underway. A key area of focus in the research conducted within the Chair of Urban and Regional Planning is the relationship between spatial design, governance and planning. Zonneveld is currently supervising three doctoral candidates conducting research on these areas.
Dr. Ina Horlings
Dr. L.G. (Ina) Horlings (1962) is Adj. Prof. Socio-Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen. Her research work broadly deals with 'the human factor' in spatial planning. Expertise: place-based local/regional development, self-governance, active citizenship, resourceful communities, leadership, values, (cultural) sustainability. She participated in the EU projects: DERREG, EUWelNet and GLAMUR, currently co-coordinates the Marie Curie ITN programme SUSPLACE and participates in the Marie Curie ITN project RECOMS (from Oct. 2017 onwards). Ina Horlings has written books on Vital Coalitions, Leadership, and the role of culture in regional development. She is a member of the research committee of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and is or was involved in European networks such as the COST Action IS1007 "Investigating Cultural Sustainability", the RSA Research Network 'The Place of Leadership in Urban and Regional Development' and the INTERREG IVB project on 'Rural Alliances'.
Dr. John van den Hof
John van den Hof is professor in the field of Urban Development at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. He recently set up some Livinglabs to experiment with the upcoming comprehensive Environmental and Planning Law. John studied Geography and Law at Utrecht University, were he finished his PhD on Public Private Partnership in 2006. He published several articles and books on PPP, Urban planning issues and legal aspects of Area Development. In the editorial board of InPlanning John wil focus on PPP and the new upcoming legislation.
Dr. Melika Levelt, MSc
Melika Levelt is senior researcher and project leader at the Urban Technology research group, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). Her current research focusses on logistics and planning for sustainable urban food systems. In this research she combines planning with economic geography and logistics.
From 2012 to 2014 Melika has been program manager Logistics research at HvA. Between 2010 and 2012 she studied as a post-doc researcher the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of regional cooperation in the Netherlands, the UK and Belgium (Regionale samenwerking voor een krachtig openbaar bestuur). Melika holds a PhD (2010) and a master (2002, cum laude) in economic geography from the University of Amsterdam and a master in Teaching Geography from the same university. For her PhD she studied the role of the Netherlands in re-exports of flowers, clothing and high-tech consumer products.
Dr. ir. Linda Carton
Linda Carton is assistant professor in planning and mapping methods at Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Management Research (IMR), department Geography, Planning and Environment. Linda has a background in Geodesy (Msc, specialisation Geographic Information Systems, GIS) and Policy Analysis (PhD), both at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Carton's research is focused on participatory planning and mapping for sustainable cities. Linda's work focuses in particular on urban and regional scale levels, aiming to build bridges and co-create knowledge in places and spaces where top-down policy and bottom-up institutional change is leading to uncertainty and friction, but also to potential new forms of collaboration and social change. She is committed to following the science on climate change, in particular the interface between climate science and climate policy on multiple governmental scale levels, and 'bottom-up' citizen initiatives.
Her current research focuses on planning practices for dealing with climate change and testing new concepts and approaches for participatory planning and decision-making. She developed gaming exertions with students to study interactions among citizens and city planners, and developed and implemented the idea of citizen-sensor-networks in an urban community of practice, in project Smart Emission. Another project is the modelling of a climate game (Carbon game) to represent and analyse geopolitical negotiations concerning CO2-emission reduction and coordination of collective action on fossil fuel reserves exploitation on international levels.
Dr. Thomas Hartmann
Dr. Thomas Hartmann is assistant professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning of Utrecht University. He is involved in research and teaching (BSc Human Geography and Planning and MSc Spatial Planning). Thomas Hartmann has a special expertise and research interest in 'Land and water governance, with a focus on risk management of river floods', 'Land policies and planning instruments' and 'Planning theory, with a specialisation in aspects of justice and ethics in the city'.
Dr. Mendel Giezen
Dr. Mendel Giezen has been an assistant professor Environmental Studies at Utrecht University since 2011. He holds MSc's in Political Science as well as Metropolitan Studies, and did his PhD at the University of Amsterdam as part of the OMEGA research centre run by University College London. In his research he focusses on adaptive decision-making processes in mega projects. Other research interests are Transnational Urban Networks on Environmental Action (TUNE) and the socio-economical consequences of sustainable spatial interventions. He also supervises a PhD research into the upscaling of low carbon urban initiatives.
Marianne de Beer
As a PhD candidate, Marianne de Beer is working at the department of Human Geography and Planning on a NWO research project concerning the networks of entrepreneurs located in urban residential neighbourhoods. Apart from her research activities she is also involved in teaching courses in the bachelor Human Geography and Planning at Utrecht University. As chief editor of the Agora journal, she is involved in InPlanningNL.
Editor-in-chief of the Dutch-language journal Rooilijn, which aims to connect research and practice in the spatial sciences. In addition, he is a researcher and lecturer in Urban Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is completing a PhD dissertation dealing with transport and land-use transitions and has published a number of articles in this area.
Niels Steijvers is student in Geography, Spatial Planning and Environment Studies at the Faculty of Management Sciences from the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He works as an editorial assistant for InPlanningNL.