prof.dr.ir. P.J.V. (Pieter) van Wesemael - Expertise
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
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- D65000 - Urban and rural planning
- D14410 - Building technology
- D35500 - Architecture and building construction
Pieter van Wesemael is currently professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He received his Master with honour (cum laude) at the Delft University of Technology. At the same university he did his PhD titled “Architecture of Instruction and Delight” also with honour (cum laude). For two decades he was partner in the Architekten Cie and INBO, both in Amsterdam, leading the consultancy and design department in the field of urban design, area development and spatial policy. He has published widely on topics related to sustainable evolutionary urban development based on an integrated understanding of the development logic of correlated economic-technological, socio-cultural, and spatial development. At the Eindhoven University of Technology he is holding the chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture. Focus is on the correlations between architecture and urbanism as well as on urban and regional planning. In teaching he is responsible for the courses and studios in both the bachelor and master on urbanism and urban architecture. In research he is responsible for the Living Cities research program of the unit AUDE. The program focus complies with the strategic research areas of the faculty and university, bringing in specific architectural, urban and cultural heritage expertises on the sustainable transformation of the existing city. Building in an evolutionary way on existing social, economical, cultural and spatial capital, taking into account the issues of governance. He recently established the Urban Lab at the Eindhoven University of Technology as a platform for applied research in which actors of the triple helix collaborate on policy research and case studies related to the sustainable development of the city and the urbanised region. The current research agenda of the UUA chair within both the Living Cities fundamental research program as well the applied research program of the Urban Lab focusses on three clusters of themes: 1) healthy cities, smart mobility and public space design; 2) smart cities, participation and placemaking; 3) cultural heritage, spatial biographies and contextual design. He is a member of several boards on spatial planning, healthy cities, smart cities and cultural heritage.