I am interested in combining the world of the academy with the world of practice. I believe that we must take a close look at the world of practice in order to learn about theory. I learn by following policy practitioners, police officers, welfare workers, neighbours, and politicians in their daily routines. These engagements have led to interesting cooperation with people in different fields.

Van participatie tot conflict: Reflectie en toekomstvisie van participatie in Entréegebied Gulden Winckel (in Dutch) 

Policy evaluation of a citizen participation process that turned into a local conflict between citizens and the municipality. 

Speeltuinen, burgers en participatie: reflecties op kritieke momenten in Amsterdam Oost (in Dutch).

About critical moments in the process of citizen participation.


Rethinking Maakbaarheid (in Dutch).

Rethinking urban governance from the bottom-up.

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Een Inkijkje in de inzichtbare Stad (in Dutch).
About the governance opportunities of the ‘informal city’.

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De Tasjesdief (in Dutch).
About dealing with local crisis in the multicultural society.

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Weesfietsknippen: een Amsterdamse Participatie Tragedie (In Dutch).
About a local conflict between ambitious civil servants, neighbors, and other city organizations around the age old question of ‘Bikes’ in Amsterdam.

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