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Urban and Regional Planning
'My understanding of complex urban issues and multifaceted policy questions has undoubtedly been enhanced, as well as my ability to grasp and communicate a diversity of topics relating to the city. These competences, I feel, culminate in the Master’s thesis, a demanding and challenging task we were well prepared for. Although completing the thesis may be arduous, its achievement only represents a stepping stone into the even more challenging world of the urban planner.'
Dr Jochem de Vries is the Programme Director of the Master's programme Urban and Regional Planning from September 2012.
Jochem's teaching and research interests are in: strategic planning for metropolitan regions, cross-border cooperation and negotiations, the nexus between watermanagement and spatial planning and methods and skills for planning practice.
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