Tim Verlaan (klik hier voor Nederlands) is an assistant professor in Urban History, working on the social, political and cultural history of European cities during the 1960-2000 period. After finishing his master degree in European Urbanisation at the University of Leicester and Berlin's Technische Universität in 2012, he wrote a doctoral thesis on the politics of urban redevelopment in Dutch cities. He worked as an assistant professor in Architectural History at Amsterdam's Vrije Universiteit, and was invited as a visiting scholar to New York's Fordham University, the Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung in Berlin, the Centre for Urban History in Leicester and the University of Glasgow.
Together with Petra Brouwer he is currently working on a monograph about Amsterdam during the last quarter of the twentieth century, examining how and why the city survived the urban crisis of the 1970s. In addition, he is researching histories of gentrification, immigration and the recent rise of solo living. Besides research and teaching at graduate and postgraduate levels, Tim is coordinator of the MA programme in Urban and Architectural History, an associate editor of Urban History, founding member of Failed Architecture, member of the supervisory board at the Amsterdam Museum and member of the advisory board at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.