Frank Suurenbroek

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Dr. Frank Suurenbroek (1974) is Professor Urban Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He completed his PhD in 2006 on a GIS based research on incremental urban transformation. Suurenbroek holds a master in urban history and urban planning (Cum Laude).

After completing his PhD, he worked for eight years as a senior advisor in the praxis of urban planning and design (de Architekten Cie and Inbo Amsterdam). In this profession, he was responsible for many complex spatial-programmatic urban transformation projects. Alongside this work, he kept connected to several universities, like the Technical University Eindhoven, VU Amsterdam and Bauhaus Weimar and published regularly.

As Professor, Suurenbroek carries out research on current spatial programmatic urban transformations, with an emphasis on technological area development and neighborhood transition. Suurenbroek is embedded in the multi-disciplinary Research Program Urban Technology. Recent research projects are: spatial turn towards Circular Amsterdam South East; Co-creating responsive urban spaces; and a research proposal on sustainable housing transformation with a European consortium. Moreover, Suurenbroek is involved in the development of a fieldlab in the eastern borrow of Amsterdam which is part of the research program Urban Management.

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