Speaker De Jong - EnergyDays - 2 October 2014

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Martin de Jong


Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU-Delft (Netherlands)
School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Eco-cities in China


Martin de Jong is Professor of Public Policy. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty  of Technology, Policy and Management, TU-Delft (Netherlands), and a Full Professor at the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He is also the Asia coordinator of the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation, for which he is an advisor to the Dutch, Chinese and Shenzhen governments on how to develop Pingdi, a neighborhood of 160,000 inhabitants situated in the Longgang district, into a successful eco-city. 

He obtained his Master’s Degree in public policy from Erasmus University Rotterdam andLeiden University (Netherlands) in August 1993 and passed a variety of courses during his Erasmus exchange programme at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

He obtained his PhD degree in systems engineering, policy analysis and management from Delft University of Technology in March 1999 with a thesis entitled ‘Institutional Transplantation; how to adopt Good Transport Infrastructure Decision Making Ideas from other Countries’.

Since 1999, he has spent time as a scholar at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), the School of Public Policy at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, US), the Department of Systems Analysis of Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly (Greece) and the School of Management of Harbin Institute of Technology (China).

Since September 2003, he has been Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU-Delft. In this function, he has developed and taught several courses including cross-cultural management, public-private partnerships, and preparation for the master thesis. He also supervises a number of PhD students and has been responsible for the master programs Engineering & Policy Analysis (EPA, for four years) and Management of Technology (MoT, for two years).

Since May 2009, he has been Full Professor of Public Management at the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology. He held his inaugural lecture in February 2010, entitled 'The pros and cons of Confucian values for infrastructure development', of which a revised edition was published in a special issue of Policy & Society which he guest-edited (2012, no 1). He established a double degree program Engineering & Policy Analysis between TU-Delft and HIT and still teaches a course on Advanced cross-cultural management in this program. He also supervises Chinese PhD and master students at HIT and works on improving the PhD supervision and education system at HIT.

He has done contract research for the Dutch Ministries of Environment & Planning and Transport & Waterworks, the Dutch Social and Economic Council, The Dutch Knowledge Centre for Big Cities (KCGS), the Nordic and Baltic Road Federations, the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communication, Eurocities and the Shenzhen and Longgang District governments in China. He is currently actively involved in the development of an eco-city in Shenzhen as an official Sino-Dutch Low Carbon City. 

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