Willem
Salet
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Willem Salet has been Professor of Urban and Regional planning at Department of Geography and Planning, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam since 1995. He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in 1976, and in Sociology in 1977, and gained his doctorate in planning and social sciences (On Law and State) in 1994, all from University Utrecht. He spent fifteen years as a senior researcher in the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy up to 1995. As both a sociologist and urban and regional planner he has specialized in studying the role of planning and governance in society and focuses on the coordination of public and private actions in urban and regional development in Europe. His main areas of research include strategic spatial planning, the use of institutions in planning, planning and law, planning and infrastructure, metropolitan governance and spatial and institutional development in European regions.
He has published extensively and co-edited/co-authored numerous books. These include Metropolitan Governance and Spatial Planning; Comparative Case Studies of European City-regions with Andy Thornley and Anton Kreukels Routledge and Spon, London (2003) and Framing Strategic Urban Projects, Experiences in Europe with Enrico Gualini, Spon, London (forthc. 2005). For further CV details see Appendix 2. Professor Salet will be assisted by Dr. Luca Bertolini, also from the same institute, who has similarly researched and published extensively in infrastructure planning and urban and regional development. Among his most publications include: ‘The Sustainable City: Transport and Spatial Development, Built Environment, Vol.29, Issue 1, March 2003 and ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility, An Evolutionary Approach´, Journal of European Spatial Research and Policy, (in print) 2005.
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