Roel joined WeLoveTheCity as Urban Governance expert in August 2021. Priorly, he worked for an international consultancy agency and did an internship for a municipal organization in which he primarily engaged in spatial policy issues. Roel worked in projects related to citizen participation in the urban environment with a strong emphasis on co-creation. Additionally, he contributed to several policy files for challenges in urban transformation. He conducted research focused on top-down urban planning efforts in the context of state-led gentrification but also on implications of urban development on policy legitimacy and citizen initiatives. Roel obtained his master’s degree in Urban Governance from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, in which urban development is approached through public administration and policy formulation.
- Urban Governance expert
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