We are very happy to announce that starting from 01-01-2018 Pepijn Verpaalen will join team of the Master of Architecture and Urbanism /MA+U as the head of the urbanism program. The Master is part of the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg. Pepijn is an urbanist and founding partner at Urbanos in Amsterdam. He has been a familiar face in the Master, since he lectured several times (Economics, Urbanism design studio and as a mentor of a graduate student). He will work 1 day per week at the Academy and the rest of the week in his own office.
Quote: “I am enthusiastic about this new challenge. It is a great opportunity to combine my daily practice as an urbanist with education and meet so many bright minds that are eager to learn about urbanism. Urbanists work on the future of the city. In a future that becomes everyday more complex our task is to involve different stakeholders, experts and citizens to create great places. Let us research how to integrate different expertise and opinions into a design. Let us explore how to visualize this design in a way that people understand it and become enthusiastic about the possibilities. I look forward to discuss with you our role as urban planners and designers and hope to inspire and be inspired.”