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**Arwin van Buuren is Full Professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam.** Arwin (1980) is the Research Director Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Program Manager of the Research Excellence Initiative RePolis (funded by Erasmus University) in which the relation between community initiatives and governmental action is analyzed, in domains like sustainable energy and urban redevelopment. He is also the founder and Academic Director of the Erasmus Governance Design Studio. This studio is involved in a variety of experimental design-oriented research projects and works on developing a proven design methodology for public administration. Arwin is also the initiator and Academic Director of Govern*EUR*, the incubator of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology. These two initiatives show his strong focus on generating impact and valorization. He is currently involved in the EU INTERREG project BEGIN (Blue Green Infrastructures through Social Innovation) and in many third-stream contract research projects. His research interests are on issues of (co-)design for policy and governance, invitational governance and self-organization, collaborative governance and co-creation, policy innovation and institutional change. Arwin gives frequently advice to local, regional and national governments and is often asked to give lectures for professional audiences.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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