Gert Jan Hospers
Professor Gert-Jan Hospers has an endowed chair at the department of Human Geography, Planning and Environment of Radboud University. Besides, he is director of Stad en Regio, a foundation promoting urban and regional development at a human scale. Gert-Jan, who also used to work at the University of Twente between 2000 and 2021, is interested in urban and regional economics, place marketing and rural issues. Most of his applied research takes place in East Netherlands and Germany. Gert-Jan writes columns for Stadswerk Magazine and gives lectures at various postgraduate educational programmes for professionals. At Radboud University he teaches the courses 'Urban Economics in Europe' and 'Placemaking and Spatial Practice'.