E-mail: e.geurts@ ihs.nl
Tel: +31 10 408 9842
Ellen Geurts (MSc Technology and Society, Technical University in Eindhoven 2003, and MSc in Housing, WITS University Johannesburg, South Africa 2005) is a housing specialist who has worked as consultant and researcher since 2005. At IHS she lectures in the Housing specialization on finance, policy and social housing issues. She is involved in several short courses of IHS and coordinates the short course “Developing Social Housing Projects” and coordinated a tailor-made programme in Management and Maintenance of High-rise Multifamily housing for CEE countries. In addition to her training activities, she is responsible for acquisition and management of project activities at IHS. She has developed many project proposals, including composition of consortium teams, selection of experts, methodological development and budgeting. She is the project manager for a number of international urban management projects of international clients. Before joining IHS she worked for a Dutch consultancy firm. Her main focus was advisory and capacity building projects with municipalities in Central and Eastern Europe; with a focus on management of high-rise housing and energy efficiency measures. In addition she conducted international studies on housing policies for and worked on a large evaluation study for the EC. During her studies she has co-developed a Municipal Housing Policy Toolkit for South African municipalities, which is now being implemented by the South African Local Government Association. During her studies she has conducted field research in Tanzania, South Africa and India.