Strategic Urban Planning & Policies
Maarten Zeehandelaar

Dr Anitra Baliga

Dr Anitra Baliga is an urban sociologist with a background in Architecture. She researches real estate development, financialization, and the commodification of land within the context of liberalization. In the professional world, Anitra has done various roles within diverse sectors ranging from real estate consulting, housing finance, policy research, and urban planning.

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Dr Pamela Duran Diaz

Dr Pamela Duran Diaz leads impactful research projects, contributing significantly to the advancement of her field and actively engaging with global initiatives focused on sustainability and heritage preservation. Beyond her academic roles, she is a prominent figure in the global academic community.  

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Maarten Zeehandelaar

Dr Dr Lasse Gerrits

Lasse Gerrits has more than 10 years of experience in the field of public administration. His research interests include complexity sciences, governance, infrastructure development and socio-technological evolution. He is currently the Academic Director of IHS, Erasmus University.

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Together with its partners IHS works at the forefront of urban development. IHS advises local and national governments on urban issues, trains public works officials, contributes to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) discussion and much more. IHS works with global leaders in the field of urban development, including UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and ICLEI. IHS also partners with leading Dutch universities in the Netherlands and around the world to deliver a comprehensive understanding of urban development. This comprehensive network allows us to arrange for inspiring guest lectures both from academic colleagues as well as professionals working in key organisations. Guest lecturers for this specialisation track include:

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