Administration and Organisation

Centre for Urban Studies

The Centre for Urban Studies is administered as a university Research Priority Area in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.

  • Director
    Prof. dr. Luca Bertolini
  • Coordinator
    Jelke Bosma, MSc

Executive Board

The Centre is supported by an Executive Board consisting of representative of CUS' affiliated research groups (c.q. the Centre's full professors):

  • Prof. Bertolini, L. (Luca)  Chair
    Urban Planning (UP)
  • Prof. Engelen, E.R. (Ewald)
    Geographies of Globalizations (GoG)
  • Prof. Grin, J. (John)
    Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance​
  • Prof. Gupta, J. (Joyeeta)
    Governance and Inclusive Development  (GID)
  • Prof. Hemel, J.J.M. (Zef)
    Wibaut Chair in Urban Planning
  • Prof. Kloosterman, R.C. (Robert)
    Geographies of Globalizations (GoG)
  • Prof. Maria Kaika
    Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning
  • Prof. Musterd, S. (Sako)
    Urban Geographies (UG)
  • Prof. Nijman, J.B.F. (Jan)
    Urban Geographies (UG)
  • Prof. Rath, J.C. (Jan)
    Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Prof. Rodgers, D.W. (Dennis)
    Governance and Inclusive Development​ (GID)

Advisory Board

The Urban Studies Advisory Board functions as a 'Young Board', is more involved in the Centre's daily affairs, and was given room by the Executive Board to develop the Centre's strategic direction in terms of its internal synergy and public and academic outreach. Advisory Board members are:

  • Prof. Bertolini, L. (Luca)  Chair
    Urban Planning (UP)
  • Dr Gent, W.P.C. van (Wouter)
    Urban Geographies (UG)
  • Prof. Dr Jaffe, R.K. (Rivke)
    Governance and Inclusive Development (GID)
  • Dr Mamadouh, V.D. (Virginie)
    Geographies of Globalizations
  • Prof. Ronald, R. (Richard)
    Urban Geographies
  • Dr Sezneva, O. (Olga)
    Cultural Sociology
  • Dr Tasan Kok, M.T. (Tuna)
    Urban Planning (UP)
  • Prof. Uitermark, J.L. (Justus)
    Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Dr Vermeulen, F.F. (Floris)
    Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Dr Vigneswaran, D.V. (Darshan)
    Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Research groups 

The following eight research groups are represented in the Centre for Urban Studies:

Published by  CUS

16 May 2018