prof.dr. (Jurian) J Edelenbos


Jurian Edelenbos is professor of interactive urban governance and academic director of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens. Jurian Edelenbos has completed his PhD in 2000 at Delft University of Technology. He has developed expertise in the fields of governance, citizen participation & self-organization, boundary spanning, trust, network management, and democratic legitimacy. He conducts research in the following domains: urban management & planning, integrated water management & sustainable energy. Research interests: community-based initiatives, boundary spanning, trust, governance networks

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Full professor | Governance and Pluralism
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam


  • J (Jurian) Edelenbos (14 February 2022) - Solving urban challenges together: the vitality of citizen initiatives

  • MJ (José) Nederhand, J (Jurian) Edelenbos, FR (Flor) Avelino & J (Jan) Fransen (2021) - International Paper Workshop Vital Cities
  • Diana Giebels, JAA Swart, Arwin Buuren & Jurian Edelenbos (2014) - Towards ecosystem-based management in the Wadden Sea? Exploring and evaluating national constraints to evidence-based decision-making in the case of seal management
  • Diana Giebels, Lasse Gerrits & Jurian Edelenbos (2013) - Facing complex socio-ecological systems by ecosystem-based management: towards an evidence-based typology
  • Diana Giebels, Arwin Buuren & Jurian Edelenbos (2013) - Knowledge as a means to solve the 'wicked issue' of sustainable river restoration? Insights from the Danish Houting project
  • Jurian Edelenbos (2010) - American Review of Public Administration (Journal)

  • M (Malika) Igalla, J (Jurian) Edelenbos & IF (Ingmar) van Meerkerk (2022) - IRSPM Anniversary Symposium
  • M (Malika) Igalla, J (Jurian) Edelenbos & IF (Ingmar) van Meerkerk (2021) - Kooiman best article in Public Management Review

Provincie Overijssel, Programma Landelijk Gebied

Start date approval
September 2023
End date approval
September 2024

4.3 Thesis/researchproject Master GMCS

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4.3 Internship Master GMCS

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4.4 Governance

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News regarding prof.dr. (Jurian) J Edelenbos

The Importance of Knowledge Sharing Between Cities

A dual interview with Robbert Nesselaar and Jurian Edelenbos on the Closer Cities project
Square in front of Rotterdam Centraal

Funding for seven interdisciplinary research projects on vital cities

Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) launched an Open Door Call to distribute 1.4M euros for research purposes
Cycling through the centre of Rotterdam.

Malika Igalla, Jurian Edelenbos & Ingmar van Meerkerk receive Kooiman Prize

The Kooiman Prize is awarded each year for the Best Article published in the previous year in the public administration top journal, Public Management Review.

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