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**Jack Burgers is a sociologist and professor of urban studies at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.** He lectured at the Universities of Tilburg and Utrecht, and at the Academy of Architecture in Tilburg. In 1998, he was Visiting Fellow at The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria. On behalf of the Netherlands, he participated in two EU ‘COST Actions’ and in the 5th-Framework project ‘UGIS’. He has been a member of the editorial board of leading Dutch journals of social science and spatial planning. His research interests focus on the local consequences of economic restructuring, migration and integration, urban renewal and local policies, the use and meaning of public space, housing and residential mobility, urban culture and leisure.

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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1 Jan 195031 Dec 1999


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