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Freke Caset

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  • Current position Postdoctoral researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Geography
    Faculty of Sciences
    Building F
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Freke Caset (°1992) is a visiting scholar at Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research. She has a master's degree in Geography (Ghent University, 2015) and obtained her PhD (2019) at Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her PhD dissertation is titled 'Planning for nodes, places, and people. A strategic railway station development tool for Flanders', and centered on the development of a planning support tool to identify differentiated (spatial) development opportunities for railway station areas in Flanders and the wider Brussels metropolitan region (Belgium). She currently works as a postdoctoral (FWO-funded) researcher at the SEG research group of Ghent University. In her postdoctoral project she aims to creatively and significantly contribute to the literature on polycentric urban regions. Meanwhile Freke teaches social and economic geography at Ghent University. Freke’s current research interests and pursuits are at the intersection of the fields of transport geography, urban geography and urban and regional planning.

Twitter: @c_freke