Expertise

EURA has members in over 20 countries with expertise in urban governance, urban policy, multi-level governance and policies, urban theories and methodologies and urban history, plus experience of, event organisation, curriculum development and training assistance.

The working language base available covers:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukranian.

To find out more either select a name from the menu below or select by country. Then click on members name to view full details (.pdf)


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AUSTRIA

Name Keywords Language
Jens S. Dangschat
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
jens.dangschat@tuwien.ac.at
Governance; planning as social processes, social inequalities; concentration patterns; integration; lectures German; English (advanced)

BELGIUM

Name Keywords Language
Thomas Block
Ghent University, Belgium
thomas.block@ugent.be
Strategy formation; strategic management; strategic planning; local policy; urban policy; sustainable development; monitoring and indicators; co-design research Dutch (spoken/written: fluent); English (spoken/written: advanced); French (spoken/written: advanced); Spanish (spoken/written: basic); German (spoken/written: basic)
Koenraad De Ceuninck
Ghent University, Belgium
koenraad.deceuninck@ugent.be
Local politics; municipal amalgamations; reforms at the local level; scale and local government Dutch (fluent); English (advanced); French (advanced); German (basic)
Eric Goubin
MEMORI, Belgium
eric.goubin@khm.be
Public communication; e-government; social profit communication; participation and local governance; research; consulting; congresses and workshops; lectures, seminars, training; publications Dutch English (fluent); French (fluent)
Herwig Reynaert
Ghent University, Belgium
herwig.reynaert@ugent.be
Comparative local politics; political reforms at the local level; political participation and citizen satisfaction; election studies Dutch (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); English (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); French (spoken: advanced, written: intermediate)
Kristof Steyvers
Ghent University, Belgium
kristof.steyvers@ugent.be
Local elections; recruitment of local leaders; local political leadership; comparative local politics; Belgium + comparative; ECPR joint sessions Nicosia: workshop director ‘local political leadership’ English; French; Dutch
Tony Valcke
Ghent University, Belgium
tony.valcke@ugent.be
Elections and electoral reforms; political elite studies (recruitment); decision making at the local and provincial level (+ see research interests in pdf) Dutch (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); English (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); French (spoken: advanced, written: intermediate); Italian (spoken: advanced, written: intermediate)
Leentje Vanden Daele
Ghent University, Belgium

leentje.vandendaele@ugent.be

Local government; aldermen and town-councillors English (spoken/written: fluent); French (spoken/written: fluent); Italian (spoken/written: fluent); Dutch (spoken/written: fluent); German (spoken/written: basic); Spanish (spoken/written: basic)
Dries Verlet
Ghent University, Belgium
dries.verlet@ugent.be
Trust in local government; satisfaction; quality of life; subjective well-being; political participation; survey; data-analysis; statistics; methodology; teaching; research; workshop organisation Dutch (fluent); English (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); French (spoken/written: intermediate)

 

CROATIA

Name Keywords Language
Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic
Institute of Economics, Zagreb

djurlina@eizg.hr

Public finance; intergovernmental fiscal relations; local public finance; fiscal decentralization; local and regional development; Croatia English (written: fluent, spoken: advanced); German (written/spoken: basic)

CZECH REPUBLIC

Name Keywords Language
Michael Illner
Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
michal.illner@soc.cas.cz
Social, political and administrative aspects of local, urban and regional development, primarily in the countries of the ex-communist Europe English (fluent); Russian (fluent); Polish (advanced); German (advanced)
Vladimira Šilhánková
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

vladimira.silhankova@atlas.cz

Urban planning; urban theory; public spaces; quality of life in cities; strategic planning; dwelling policy; brownfields; re-urbanization/revival; suburbanization; regional policy and development Czech; English (spoken/written: advanced); Polish and Slovak (spoken/ written: fluent); Russian (spoken/written: advanced); German (spoken/written: basic)

DENMARK

Name Keywords Language
Jacob Norvig Larsen
Danish Building Research Institute, Denmark

jnl@sbi.dk

Urban and regional development; innovation and knowledge production; construction industries Danish; English, Swedish and Norwegian (fluent); Spanish (intermediate); French and German (basic)

FRANCE

Name Keywords Language
Christian Lefevre
Institut Français d’Urbanisme LATTS, France
lefevre@enpc.fr
Metropolitan institutions; metropolitan public-private coalitions; metropolitan public policies French; English, French, Italian
PUCA Plan Urbanisme,
France
anne.querrien@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
Urban planning; social housing; urban mobility; cheap building French; English; Spanish (fluent)

GERMANY

Name Keywords Language
Dieter Hassenpflug
Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
hassenpf@archit.uni-weimar.de
Urban history; urban theory; planning theory; public space; post-fordist planning; e-commerce; Chinese city; mega-city German; English (written: advanced, spoken: fluent)French (written: basic, spoken: intermediate)
Heinrich Mäding
German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), Germany
maeding@difu.de
Interdisciplinary; comparative research on all issues regarding urban development and governance Broad variety of language skills within the Difu

GREECE

Name Keywords Language
Panagiotis Getimis
Research University Institute of Urban Environmental and Human Resources – Panteion University, Greece

pget@panteion.gr
Spatial planning and regional development; urban and environmental policies; European spatial development; governance Greek; English and German(spoken/written/reading: fluent); Spanish (spoken/written/reading: intermediate)

HUNGARY

Name Keywords Language
Iván Tosics
Metropolitan Research Institute, Hungary

tosics@mri.hu

Urban development; housing policy; strategic planning; comparative European projects; European Union regional development policy Hungarian; English (spoken/written: fluent); German (spoken: fluent, written: intermediate)

IRELAND

Name Keywords Language
Niamh Moore
University College Dublin, Ireland

niamh.moore@ucd.ie

Urban sustainability; brownfields; curriculum development; policy development and implementation English (fluent); Italian (spoken/written: intermediate); Irish (spoken/written: intermediate); French (spoken: basic)
Paula Russell
University College Dublin, Ireland
paula.russell@ucd.ie
Urban regeneration; community participation; governance issues; urban planning; curriculum development English; Irish (spoken: intermediate, reading: advanced)

ITALY

Name Keywords Language
Francesco Musco
University IUAV of Venice, Italy
francesco.musco@iuav.it
Urban sustainability; Agenda 21; local government; participation; community involvement; urban renewal and reuse; environmental education for sustainable development Italian; English (advanced)
Cristiana Rossignolo
Università e Politecnico di Torino, Italy
cristiana.rossignolo@polito.it
EU policies; local/global interaction; strategic planning; local development strategies; territorial cohesion Italian; English
Ignazio Vinci
University of Palermo, Italy

ignazio.vinci@unipa.it

Strategic planning; urban regeneration; local development; policentrism; EU urban and regional policy; structural funds in Italy Italian (mother tongue); English (spoken/written: advanced

NORWAY

Name Keywords Language
Jan Erling Klausen
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway
jan.e.klausen@nibr.no
Extensive experience in political science research; experience from FP5 Norwegian; English (fluent)
Arvid Strand
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway

arvid.strand@nibr.no

Urban planning/development; transportation/land use planning; lecturer urban planning and theories; commission work Norwegian; English (written: intermediate, spoken: basic); German (spoken: poor, reading: good); French (spoken: poor, reading: good)
Aud Tennøy
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway
aud.tennoy@nibr.no
Sustainable urban development; urban transport; urban land use; urban planning; decision processes; EIA Norwegian; Scandinavian languages (fluent); English (advanced); German (basic)

POLAND

Name Keywords Language
Jerzy Bartkowski
Warsaw University, Poland
j.z.bartkowski@uw.edu.pl
Urban politics; local civil society; local elites Polish; English (fluent); German, French, Russian (written)
Anna Pawlikowska-Piechotka
Institute of Tourism and Leisure AWF, Poland

anna.piechotka@gmail.com

Sustainable tourism; heritage tourism; environment protection; spatial planning; urban tourism Polish (spoken/written: fluent);
English (spoken/written: advanced);
Russian (spoken/written: intermediate)
Pawel Swianiewicz
Warsaw University, Poland
pswian@uw.edu.pl
Local government and governance; territorial organisation; local government finance Polish; English (fluent); Russian (advanced); Ukrainian (basic)

PORTUGAL

Name Keywords Language
Rosa Branco
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

rosabranco@gmail.com

Metropolitan areas; competitiveness; governance; PhD research Portuguese (mother tongue); English (spoken/written: fluent)
French (spoken: intermediate; written: basic)
Isabel Breda-Vázquez
University of Porto, Portugal

ivazquez@fe.up.pt

Metropolitan development; spatial planning; urban regeneration policies; urban governance; urban regeneration policies; urban governance; evaluation of urban policies Portuguese; English (intermediate); French (intermediate)

SPAIN

Name Keywords Language
Alfonso Martinez Cearra
Bilbao Metropoli-30, Spain

director@bm30.es

Strategic reflection for municipalities; regional government; regional and local government; technical secretary of events; international relations; congresses; forums Spanish; English (fluent)
Claudia Sisti
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
claudia.sisti@sapo.pt
Public space; urban regeneration; interdisciplinary studies; sustainable urban development; public art; green/blue spaces; metropolitan strategies Italian (mother tongue); Portuguese (spoken/written: fluent); Spanish (spoken/written: advanced); English (spoken/written: intermediate)

SWEDEN

Name Keywords Language
Louise Nystrom
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

lny@bth.se

Urban studies; quality of life; environmental structures Swedish; English (fluent); German (intermediate); French (basic)

 

SWITZERLAND

Name Keywords Language
Christopher Bahn
Center for Urban & Real Estate Management (CUREM), Switzerland
c.bahn@curem.ch
Curriculum development; urban management; real estate markets; urban planning; retailing German (mother tongue); English (advanced)

THE NETHERLANDS

Name Keywords Language
Bas Denters
University of Twente, The Netherlands

s.a.h.denters@utwente.nl

See summary of research interests in .pdfPlus, coordination BA-program in Public Administration and master track Public Governance Dutch; English, German (spoken/written: fluent); French (written: advanced; spoken: intermediate)
Stefanie Dühr
Radboud University Nijmegen

s.duhr@fm.ru.nl
European spatial planning, transnationality, polycentricity, cartographic representations German (mother tongue); English (fluent); Dutch (reasonable); French (basic); Italian (basic)Spanish (basic)

 

Bart Nijhof
Nicis Institute, European Urban Knowledge Network, The Netherlands
bart.nijhof@nicis.nl
Dutch (native speaker); English (fluent);
French (basic understanding);
German (basic understanding)
OTB Research Institute
for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, The Netherlands
m.spaans@otb.tudelft.nl
Dutch; English
Piet Severijnen
ONDA International Research, Consultancy and Training, The Netherlands
piet.severijnen@planet.nl
International leadership trainer; trainer research methodology for local authority officers; evaluator of European projects; expert evaluator of ICT project proposals 6th framework European Commission; organisationof workshop for European project; writing of European project proposals; (International) project management; Intercultural management; development of (organisational and internet) strategy; international policy and customer/citizens survey research; international comparative local government research Dutch; English (spoken/written: fluent); German (spoken/written: fluent); Italian (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); French (written: basic)

TURKEY

Name Keywords Language
Muhammet Kösecik
Pamukkale University, Turke
mkosecik@pamukkale.edu.tr
Politics of local government, European integration and local government English (spoken/written: advanced)
Hüseyin Ozgür
Pamukkale University, Turkey
huseyinozgur@yahoo.com
Management and LED or urban areas; Turkey; teaching on local governments Turkish (mother tongue); English (spoken/written: advanced)

UNITED KINGDOM

Name Keywords Language
Rob Atkinson
University of the West of England, UK

rob.atkinson@uwe.ac.uk

Urban regeneration; partnerships; community participation; urban governance; social exclusion English
Laurence Carmichael
University of the West of England, UK

laurence.carmichael@uwe.ac.uk

EU integration; multi-level governance; comparative governance; urban leadership and community participation French and English
Gordon Dabinett
University of Sheffield, UK
g.e.dabinett@sheffield.ac.uk
Spatial justice; urban and regional planning English
Jonathan Davies
University of Warwick, UK

jonathan.davies@wbs.ac.uk

Urban politics public policy governance critique social inclusion citizenship English
Peter Hall
University College London, UK
p.hall@ucl.ac.uk
Urban comparative analysis; strategic planning of metropolitan areas EnglishFrench (spoken: intermediate, written: fluent); German (spoken: intermediate; written: fluent)
Robin Hambleton
University of the West of England, UK
robin.hambleton@uwe.ac.uk
Cross-national academic and policy exchange relating to city leadership, urban governance and city planning English
Eileen Lepine
University of the West of England, UK
eileen.lepine@uwe.ac.uk
Localism/neighbourhood governance; local government including the role of councillors; regeneration and renewal; community and partnership; practitioner learning in regeneration; renewal; sustainability; historical perspectives EnglishFrench (written: basic)
Ian Smith
University of the West of England, UK
ian5.smith@uwe.ac.uk
Urban policy; information infrastructure; research methodology; sub-regional spatial planning EnglishFrench (spoken: fluent, written: advanced); Italian (spoken: basic)
Helen Sullivan
University of the West of England, UK

helen.sullivan@uwe.ac.uk

Urban governance; collaboration; local government; neighbourhoods; decentralisation; evaluation English

USA

Name Keywords Language
Nevin Brown
International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, USA
nbrown@ipsl.org
Urban and international education, particularly at the postsecondary level EnglishFrench (basic); German (basic)
George C. Galster
Wayne State University, USA

aa3571@wayne.edu
Sprawl; neighbourhoods; poverty; segregation; housing markets; externalities; thresholds English
Paul Kantor
Fordham University, USA

kantor@fordham.edu
Comparative urban research and American politics/public policy EnglishFrench (basic); Italian (intermediate)
Philip Nyden
Loyola University Chicago, USA
pnyden@luc.edu
Collaborative research; housing; diverse communities; gentrification; affordable housing; sustainable development English
Catherine L. Ross
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

catherine.ross@coa.gatech.edu
Quality growth; infrastructure planning and management; megaregion planning and global cities English (spoken/written: advanced);
French (spoken: basic)