Prof. Dr. Tuna Taşan-Kok is an urban social geographer and planner. She is Professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
UGoveRN is an academic platform to build, share and communicate research activities in the field of urban governance and planning. I initiated it within the framework of the Chair of Urban Governance and Planning at UvA.
What Is Governed in Cities?
Residential Investment Landscapes and the Governance and Regulation of Housing Production.
Public accountability to residents in contractual urban redevelopment.
Governing Urban Diversity, Creating Social Cohesion, Social Mobility and Economic Performance in Today’s Hyper-diversified Cities.
Learn more about my teaching work at the University of Amsterdam including course coordination, information on lectures, links to research and student contributions in the field of Urban Planning and Governance.
Latest student research
Dutch Delta Plan Housing: The only policy instrument to secure returns for institutional investors and housing for residents
The Dutch residential real estate market became highly financialized over the last years. Regulatory changes and new collaborations between public and private parties characterise the market orientation in the Dutch governance of housing production. Housing...
Arts-Led Gentrification in Amsterdam: The Influence on Property Values
Gentrification represents a popular research topic in academia and is analysed from cultural, social and economic perspectives on change. In my research, I focused on the economic aspects of gentrification. One of the major problems connected to gentrification is the...
In the cold, calculated world of urban development, do relationships matter?
Much of the built infrastructure around us, particularly real estate and property, are generally described by urban planners and other practitioners in terms of quantifiable numbers such as square meters and cost. Through these quantities, a city becomes a sum of its...