Editorial Board

The InPlanning editorial board is the main responsible body on behalf of the participating planning schools from Groningen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Wageningen and Ghent. To maintain a high quality standard the board decides on new book proposals and organizes a review process (if necessary).

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Editorial Board


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.


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. 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. 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. Patrick Witte

Patrick A. Witte (1988) has a broad expertise and background in spatial planning (cum laude Master's degree, 2010). Patrick is specialized and internationally recognized in the interconnection of land use and transportation planning, with a particular focus on integrated corridor development (doctoral dissertation, 2014) and inland port development (lead editor of a special issue in Journal of Transport Geography, 2020). He has authored or co-authored over 40 international, peer-reviewed journal articles in the past 5 years. He was awarded the first prize for best PhD poster on seaport research (Erasmus Smart Port conference, 2012). Patrick is currently working on his research interests in integrated spatial planning, transport infrastructure systems, transformations of cities, and the smart city debate (smart governance, smart mobility). The 8 PhD students he has co-supervised (of whom 5 have so far graduated) are all working within these research fields. Patrick is co-principal investigator on the granted JPI Urban Europe ENSUF project 'FLOODLABEL: a smart tool towards more flood-resilient cities' (2017-2020). He is coordinating the Master's program in Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, since 2018.

dr. F.M.G. (Ferry) Van Kann

Dr. Ferry van Kann

assistant professor at University of Groningen.

Vakgebieden: Milieutechnologie, Milieukunde en Thermodynamica

Expertise: (Technische) Planologie, Energielandschappen, Toegepaste thermodynamica, Governance, Milieutechniek.

dr. (Jannes) JJ Willems

Dr. Jannes Willems

Jannes Willems is an assistant professor in urban planning at the University of Amsterdam. He conducts research in the fields of urban climate adaptation, water management and infrastructure re-development. In his research, he examines how water and infrastructure managers initiate new collaborations with citizens, companies and other governments to jointly address challenges such as climate change. To this end, Jannes is using amongst others institutional analysis and discourse analysis. Jannes teaches in the bachelor programmes Human Geography & Planning and Future Planet Studies. He is one of the editors of the Dutch professional magazine Rooilijn and the European online platform In Planning.