Who we are
Maarten A. Hajer is director of the Urban Futures Studio and a distinguished professor of Urban Futures. Maarten is also the Scientific Director of the university-wide strategic theme 'Sustainability' and the lead author of its new programme, 'Pathways to Sustainability'.
Chantal Campman is secretary and office manager at Urban Futures Studio. She can be contacted for enquiries about appointments with studio members.
Dr. Jesse Hoffman is a post-doctoral researchers at the Urban Futures Studio. Jesse studies how societal and political groups may become more imaginative and creative in addressing climate change and related issue like the transition to a post-fossil society. He too is an instructor for the Mixed Classroom: Techniques of Futuring.
Martijn van den Hurk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Urban Futures Studio. His research interests are urban regeneration, infrastructure planning, and the impact of governance arrangements on public accountability and city building. Martijn is currently involved in the research project Neighbourhood of the Future.
Suzanne Potjer is the Project Lead of the Urban Futures Studio project 'Experimenting with Cities'. In this project, we will experiment with cutting-edge ideas to catalyse learning in real experimental settings.
Martine de Jong is a researcher at Urban Futures Studio, next to her work as consultant for Twynstra Gudde. Her current research is called Dealing with in-between dynamics and goes into the different coalitions that governments can form with other parties, and the different roles they therefore can fulfil.
Drs. Wytske Versteeg is both a novelist and researcher at Urban Futures Studio.
Dr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, an environmental 'think and do tank' creating and imagining sustainable ways of living in cities and around the world. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University with Pathways to Sustainability, the Urban Futures Studio, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.
Jeroen Oomen is a postdoctoral researcher joining UFS. His research interests include the socio-technological creation of futures, climate, and collective imaginations.
Lisette van Beek is a PhD-researcher at the Urban Futures Studio and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. She will be working on the Climaginaries project. This is a collaborative research effort between four universities focused on the way in which climate futures are imagined and employed.
Hilde Segond von Banchet works on communications for the Urban Futures Studio. You can contact her for press-related enquiries, questions about the website and social media.