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Erwin van der Krabben

Professor of Planning and Property Development, Radboud University (NL)
Honorary professor of Planning and Real Estate Development, Hong Kong University (HK)

Erwin van der Krabben was in 2010 appointed as Professor of Planning and Property Development in the Department of Planning (Radboud University). From 2011 to 2018 he also held a (0.2) position as a Professor of Real Estate in the School of the Built Environment (University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland). From 2018 he is a visiting professor to Hong Kong University (HK). A substantial part of his recent work concentrates on land management policies, financial instruments and value capturing related to urban regeneration projects and the financing of public infrastructure, both in a Dutch context and internationally. At the moment, he works on several research projects focusing on innovative governance and finance solutions for urban development and transit oriented development. Internationally, he works and has worked in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South-Korea, Taiwan, Europe, the United States and Brazil and is frequently involved in international research.

Professionally, Erwin van der Krabben regularly advices to local, regional and national authorities in the field of land policy, value capturing and transit oriented developments and is frequently invited to address both national and international audiences (industry and government) on topics like value capturing and transit oriented developments. 


Ute A. Lehrer

Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. (CAN)

lic. phil. (History of Art and Architecture, Sociology, Economic and Social History) , Zurich. 

PhD (Urban Planning) , UCLA.

Ute Lehrer is an Applicant for the MCRI on ‘Global Suburbanisms’ and holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. She taught at SUNY Buffalo and Brock University before joining York, where she serves as a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She has been involved in comparative urban research on Zurich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Los Angeles and Toronto, investigating new urban forms, processes of spectacularization and megaprojects. She has recently completed a SSHRC-funded project on “Urban Images, Public Space and the Growth of Private Interest in Toronto” in which she studied the development of private residential real estate development in form of condominium towers in Toronto. She was involved in an in-depth comparative study of the financial centres of Frankfurt and Zurich in the 1990s, the first such comparative study on two global cities in continental Europe (Hitz et al. 1995).

Research Interests: Cities and Globalization; Economic Restructuring and Urban Form; Political Economy of the Built Environment; Theory and History of Planning, Urban Design and Architecture; Built Environment, Ethnicity and Immigration to Urban Area.


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