Tim Verlaan (klik hier voor Nederlands) is an assistant professor in Urban History at the University of Amsterdam. His main research interests concern post-war urban redevelopment and the history of social change in Western European cities. After finishing his master degree in European urbanisation at the University of Leicester and Berlin's Technische Universität in 2011, he wrote a doctoral thesis on the politics of redevelopment in Dutch cities during the 1960s and 1970s.
He worked as an assistant professor in Architectural History at Amsterdam's Free University, and was invited as a visiting scholar to New York's Fordham University, the Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung in Berlin and the Centre for Urban History in Leicester. As an associate editor of Urban History and Failed Architecture, and lecturer at graduate and postgraduate levels, Tim examines our built environment as the product of contemporary political, economic and social conditions.
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