Michael Ryckewaert

Academic and teaching staff

  • Current position Professor of Urbanism / Associate Director of the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research / Programme Coordinator STeR*
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2, room 4.57
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 3549 (alternative: 2842 or 3382)
  • E-mail

Michael Ryckewaert is the program director of the MSc Urbanism and Spatial Planning (SteR*) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and associate director of the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research. His research focuses on housing and spatial policy in various policy oriented and fundamental research projects, as well as on urbanism and infrastructure history and theory .

Current teaching

History of urban design

Theory of Urban Planning and Design

Casestudies in Urban Planning and Design

Methoden en technieken: ruimtelijke en morfologische analyse

Spatial Design

Wonen (with Nele Aernouts)

Educational background

2003-2007: PhD in engineering - architecture, KU Leuven

1998-2000: Master in Urbanism & Strategic Planning, KU Leuven and Ghent University

1990-1995: MSc in Engineering: Architecture, KU Leuven

Previous positions/employment

2011-2013: Assistant professor, Erasmushogeschool Brussel / Postdoctoral research fellow, Cosmopolis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Department of Architecture, KU Leuven

2008-2011: Postdoctoral research associate and assistant, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven

1998-2007: Researcher and teaching assistant, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven

1998-2007: Registered architect

1995-1998: Project architect, De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Stéphane Beel architecten, Peter Kint architecten