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

Annelies Zoomers
1 maart 2019
The NWO Executive board has appointed Prof. Annelies Zoomers as chair of the Steering Committee of WOTRO Science for Global Development
4 februari 2019
Report and video registration of the Pathways to Sustainability conference 2019 with memorable keynotes by Diederik Samsom and Harvard Prof Sheila Jasanoff.
17 januari 2019
Researchers of University Utrecht have received two NWO-WOTRO Joint SDG-grants for their resource on water management and mobility.
20 december 2018
Urban geographers Irina van Aalst en Kirsten Visser are researching if city's are still a good place to grow up in.

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