About

The world is rapidly urbanising. At the same time, the relationship between citizens and city management is changing. How do we deal with diversity and inequality and ensure social mobility, security, participation opportunities and sufficient housing? 

Together with urban parties, the Centre of Expertise for Governance of Urban Transitions conducts practice-oriented research based on social issues and new forms of governance that reflect the transitions the city is facing.

These issues require an interdisciplinary approach. The Centre of Expertise combines expertise on social issues in The Hague area with new forms of governance, technology and design. These themes constantly interact with each other. For example, governance is always connected to social issues, and technology is often part of the solution. The studies carried out by the Centre of Expertise contribute to an inclusive city; a city that offers opportunities for all and is convenient for everyone to reside and live in.

In the Centre of Expertise, we work in and with professional practice, such as learning networks or urban labs. Citizens, students, lecturers, researchers, civil servants, social professionals and/or entrepreneurs work together to achieve an inclusive city. 

As a Centre of Expertise, we conduct practice-oriented research and thus provide a direct contribution to education, professional practice and society.

News

20 April 2023

Improving a neighbourhood together with residents: how do you make this happen?

Research

As a municipality, how do you increase neighbourhoods’ livability in conjunction with people who live and work there?
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6 April 2023

Client experience survey youth care Leidschendam-Voorburg 2020 – 2021

Research

At the request of the municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg, the Research Group Youth Aid in Transformation of The…
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21 March 2023

Products: Learning Network Normalisation

Research

Op 7 november 2022 presenteerden Rob Gilsing en Tamara Bos de opbrengsten van het Leernetwerk Normaliseren, dat…
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Team

Henno Theisens

dr. Henno Theisens

Director Centre of Expertise and Professor Public Governance

dr. Henno Theisens
Director Centre of Expertise and Professor Public Governance

In 2012, Theisens was appointed a lector at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Henno studied European Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics.

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dr. Katja Rusinovic

dr. Katja Rusinovic

Professor Urban Social Development

dr. Katja Rusinovic
Professor Urban Social Development

Since 1 June 2020, Katja Rusinovic has been a professor of Urban Development at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Rob Gilsing

Dr. Rob Gilsing

Professor Transforming Youth Care

Dr. Rob Gilsing
Professor Transforming Youth Care

He was appointed professor Transforming Youth Care at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 1 May 2018.

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Dr. Ir. Jos van Leeuwen

Dr. Ir. Jos van Leeuwen

Professor Civic Technology

Dr. Ir. Jos van Leeuwen
Professor Civic Technology

Jos van Leeuwen is Professor of Civic Technology since May 2019. In the ‘90s he studied Building Information Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. 

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Christine Bleijenberg

Christine Bleijenberg

Meike de Jong

Meike de Jong

Programme Coordinator

Marianne van Bochove

Marianne van Bochove

Bernell Herder

Bernell Herder

Ibtissam Abaaziz

Ibtissam Abaaziz

Rachel Barrett

Rachel Barrett

Senior Management Assistant

Cynthia Delfos-Rademaker

Cynthia Delfos-Rademaker

Management assistant

Brian Lammens

Brian Lammens

Student assistant

Bruno Koopmans

Bruno Koopmans

Researcher

Nazanin Karimi

Nazanin Karimi

Nazanin Karimi

Nazanin Karimi is a Digital Artist/designer. Her work spans the cultural and commercial fields and includes art direction, visual identity, multimedia production, and storytelling,

Zeliha Erdal

Zeliha Erdal

Lecturer-researcher

 Tina van Wouw

Tina van Wouw

Nella Rebero

Nella Rebero

Student assistant

Milou Andriessen

Milou Andriessen

Barabra Voskuil

Barbera Voskuil

Junior-onderzoeker

Barbera Voskuil
Junior-onderzoeker

Barbera is sinds 1 mei 2023 werkzaam als junior-onderzoeker bij het lectoraat Jeugdhulp in Transformatie. Ze studeerde Youth, Education and Society aan de Universiteit van Utrecht. b.voskuil@hhs.nl