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. Peter Pelzer is a researcher and lecturer at the Urban Futures Studio. His research focuses on the city of the future, intervention methods, sharing economy, sustainable mobility and smart cities. He is one of the initiators of the Post-Fossil City Contest, and is instructor for the Mixed Classroom: Techniques of Futuring.
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 instructur 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 catalyze 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 fulfill.
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.
Vivian Toemen works on Communications and Project Support for the studio. You can contact her for press-related enquiries, questions about the website, social media and the Post-Fossil City Contest.