Meet the Urban Housing, Equity & Social Justice lecturers
Alonso Ayala is an architect and development planner with 15+ years of experience specialized on the fields of regional development planning, human settlement planning and urban and housing research. He has conducted field research on informal urban processes in Venezuela, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Maartje van Eerd
Maartje van Eerd is a Human Geographer by profession with extensive experience as researcher, trainer and advisor on housing and social development issues. She has conducted extensive research on resettlement projects, forced evictions, acquisition, expropriation and compensation.Apart from her teaching experience, she is the author and editor of several project proposals.
Together with its partners IHS works at the forefront of urban development. IHS advises local and national governments on urban issues, trains public works officials, contributes to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) discussion and much more. IHS works with global leaders in the field of urban development, including UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and ICLEI. IHS also partners with leading Dutch universities in the Netherlands and around the world to deliver a comprehensive understanding of urban development. This comprehensive network allows us to arrange for inspiring guest lectures both from academic colleagues as well as professionals working in key organisations. Guest lecturers for this specialisation track include:
- Els Keunen: Urban Planning and Municipal Development Expert; Lecturer at the Strategic Urban Planning & Policy specialisation track
- Carolina Lunetta: Urban Management Expert; Lecturer at the Strategic Urban Planning & Policy specialsation track
- Saskia Ruijsink: Senior Expert in Urban Policy and Planning; Lecturer at the Strategic Urban Planning & Policy specialsation track
- Ore Fika: Programme Manager, Masters in Urban Management and Development Land Expert; Urban Land and Housing Development and Lecturer at the Urban Land Governance for Sustainable Development specialsation track
- Elena Enseñado: Urban Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change Researcher; Lecturer at the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change specialisation track
- Julia Skinner: Programme Manager of Masters in Urban Management and Development (UMD); Lecturer at the Infrastructure & Green Cities specialisation track
- Claudio Acioly Jr: Senior Housing and Urban Management Expert; Head Capacity Building at UN-Habitat
- Kecia Rust: Executive Director at Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
- Marja Elsinga: Full professor Housing Institutions & Governance, Delft University of Technology