Get to know the Master's

Would you like to get to know this Master’s programme better? On this page you will find when you can visit the Master’s Open Day, information about the several international fairs our representatives will visit and , testimonials of our students and alumni, and information on our teaching staff.

Master's Open Day

The Master’s Open Day gives you the opportunity to learn about the Master’s programmes you are interested in. Experience the stories of our students and staff, ask your questions, and discover whether Spatial Planning is the right choice for you!

Student for a day

Spend a day with one of our students: visit a lecture together and find out what it's like to study Spatial Planning.

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This is what our students say about this Master’s programme.

After my Master’s I am looking forward to inspire more people to think about planning as a future oriented field of work.

Student Jaimy

Academic Staff

The Spatial Planning lecturers are esteemed professors who have considerable experience in the field.

Prof. dr. Jochen Monstadt

Jochen Monstadt holds the Chair for Governance of Urban Transitions and Dynamics at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. His research interests are at the interface of urban studies and social studies of technology. He has conducted and coordinated extensive research on the urban governance of socio-ecological and socio-technical change in the global North and South. His current research projects and interests involve:

  • the governance of urban and infrastructural vulnerability and resilience;
  • urban and infrastructural transitions in East Africa and;
  • the development of smart cities and energy grids in Europe.

He has broad expertise in spatial planning, in particular on the relation between infrastructure and planning. Examples include energy transition, smart grids and water infrastructure. Jochen Monstadt teaches in core courses as well as in electives on Urban Infrastructures in the Master’s curriculum.

Meet our academic staff