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2015 visiting fellows Brussels Centre for Urban Studies

16 February 2015

The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies is a new interdisciplinary research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) that brings together urban researchers from various disciplines. Its aim is to increase the visibility of VUB urban research and to develop and support research projects in the domain of urban studies. The centre orientation is global, but particular attention is paid to the urban dynamics of Brussels.

In order to realize these aims, the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies offers funding to a limited number of visiting research fellows. Visiting fellows are encouraged to carry out study and research in Brussels and to participate in the academic life of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies and its associated research groups. In order to ensure the interdisciplinary orientation of the fellowships, the fellows will be based at two VUB research groups. For the year 2015, we have the pleasure of welcoming the following visiting fellows:

Simon Batterbury

University of Melbourne, Australia / Europe's bicycle workshops as contributors to community economies and sustainable urban transport / From March to June 2015 / Visiting fellowship at the Department of Human Physiology (MFYS) and the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Clotilde Bonfiglioli

Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France / Territorialities and language practices within the Flemish periphery of Brussels: a psycho-sociology of space / From March to July 2015 / Visiting fellowship at the Centre for Information, Documentation and Research on Brussels (BRIO) and the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Isabelle Doucet

University of Manchester, United Kingdom / From October to December 2015 / Visiting fellowship at the Department of Architectural Engineering (ARCH) and the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Tassilo Herrschel

University of Westminster, United Kingdom / From May to July 2015 / Smart city regional governance and cities as international actors / Visiting fellowship at Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT) and the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Martin Müller

University of Zurich, Switzerland / The mega-event syndrome: why so much goes wrong in mega-event planning – and what to do about it / From March to June 2015 / Visiting fellowship at the Management and Strategy (MAST) research group and the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research