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Clemens de Olde

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  • Current position Researcher
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    Department of Geography
    Faculty of Sciences
    Building F
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Clemens de Olde is a researcher in the Policy Centre on Housing. He is currently working on an assignment regarding the mutual reinforcement of spatial and housing policy in the Flemish Region.

Next to this research assignment, he is finishing his PhD at the University of Antwerp. The subject of his thesis is the cultural influences in urbanization policy in Flanders in the past twenty-five years. The project connects the fields of cultural and urban sociology with that of spatial planning making use of qualitative methodologies such as discourse and framing analysis.

Clemens de Olde also regularly publishes and lectures on the sociology of space and spatial planning in Flanders.

Research interests

Urban sociology, culture, history, and technology, spatial planning and sociological theory.

Educational Background

2011     Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.

Specialisation: Cultural and Social Philosophy, Aesthetics.              

2007      Master of Sciences in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam

Specialisation: Sociological Theory, Cultural and Urban Sociology.

2004     Bachelor’s in Information Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Previous positions

2019    Consultant in Urban and Regional Development at IDEA Consult, Brussels

2013 – 2019    Academic Assistant and PhD researcher Urban Sociology at the University of Antwerp. Lecturing in urban sociology and sociology of space. Supervisor of bachelor theses projects City-making in a new neighbourhood and Housing preferences of young families in the Antwerp core and fringe.

2012   Docent Social Studies at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven.

2009 - 2012   Junior docent & lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. Teaching sociological theory, cultural and urban sociology. Thesis supervisor for the project conquest of public space.

2007 – 2010   Research, PR and communication at Dana Ponec architects, Amsterdam.

Key publications

De Olde, C; Wind, B; Lox, S; De Beer, M; Miedema, S. (2019) Onderweg naar omgevingsdenken. AGORA: tijdschrift voor sociaal-ruimtelijke vraagstukken - ISSN 1380-6319-35:2 (2019) p. 4-7

De Olde, C. & Boussauw, K. (2019) Bouwen aan institutionele capaciteit voor een nieuw Vlaams omgevingsbeleid : van RSV naar BRV. In: Meer met meer : bijdragen aan de Plandag 2019 / Bouma, Geiske [edit.]; et al. - Groningen, Stichting Planologische Discussiedagen / InPlanning, 2019, p. 104-115

De Olde, C; Descamps, G; Diels, E; Maes, M; Van Rooij, S. Tussen stad en rand : percepties op push- en pullfactoren bij de woonplaatskeuze van jonge gezinnen in Vlaanderen. Ruimte & maatschappij : Vlaams-Nederlands tijdschrift voor ruimtelijke vraagstukken - ISSN 2032-8427 - 9:4(2018), p. 8-31

De Olde, C. Betonstop van metafoor tot werkelijkheid? AGORA: tijdschrift voor sociaal-ruimtelijke vraagstukken - ISSN 1380-6319 - 34:4(2018), p. 42-44

De Olde, C. Wij en "die van 't Stad" : stad versus platteland in post-urbaan Vlaanderen. Ruimte : vakblad van de Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning / Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning - ISSN 2032-0809 - 10:40(2018), p. 28-31

De Olde, C. Van uitbreiden naar verdichten : nieuw ruimtelijk beleid in Vlaanderen. SERVICE magazine - ISSN 2468-2950 - 26(2018), p. 1-3

De Olde, C. Urbanism in a digital reality. Making cities : visions for an urban future / Eurocities - Brussels, Eurocities, 2016, p. 90-96