The Urban Futures research programme of the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning investigates urban issues in the context of an ongoing worldwide trend of increasing urbanisation.

 

Urban Futures aims at better understanding the urban system and to contribute to the future success of cities by paving the way for the transition towards a socially and economically sustainable and liveable urban future. 

We educate the next generation of researchers, teachers and policy makers in our highly appreciated bachelor and masters programs. The department is part of the Netherlands Graduate School of Urban and Regional Research (NETHUR) for PhD candidates. See also ‘teaching'

To continuously keep improving our teaching program and teaching of Geography in primary and secondary schools the department has a research group specialized in Geography Education and a course program for teachers in secondary schools. See also ‘research’

We actively participate in society via our expertise centre Urban Dynamics and Sustainability (ESD2). See also ‘expertise and services’

News

11 December 2018
Prof. dr. Irina van Aalst about 'Where do I belong? Children in multi-resident families: “Children of divorced parents are small city nomads”
6 December 2018
Utrecht University researchers Maarten Kleinhans, Appy Sluijs, Marleen van Rijswick and others argue that we must rigorously adapt to sea level rise.
Hub: Pathways to Sustainability
16 November 2018
The Pathways to Sustainability conference will take place on 24 January 2019 at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht.
19 October 2018
The UMO project has been awarded €1,950,000 from the NWO Large programme, aimed at the construction of large scientific support facilities.

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