I am a researcher in methods for urban resilience at the Delft University of Technology in the Department of Human-Centered Design. In my research, I design and test tools and methods such as game co-design that facilitate communication, learning and knowledge integration together with scientists, practitioners and students. I hold a PhD in the design of game-based planning support methods from the University of Twente. After completing a professional MSc. in Urban Management, I worked for several years at the Technical University of Berlin as a researcher and lecturer in sustainable urban mobility and urban development.
I am convinced that building resilient urban futures starts by stimulating a discussion among disciplinary experts about interdependencies among our natural, social and technical systems. Putting this jigsaw of expertise together and training future generations of engineers in holistic thinking will be essential in taking collective action on the grand challenges we face as a society.