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Drs. Karien Dekker
Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht
Faculty of Geosciences
P.O. Box 80.115
3508 TC Utrecht
the Netherlands
Tel.: + 31 30 253 2966/1399
Fax: + 31 30 253 2037

Karien Dekker (Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht) is an urban geographer and researcher. After she graduated as a Geographer specialised in poverty issues in developing countries, she worked for the local administration in Utrecht. As a project manager she was responsible for several projects in urban areas. Later she specialised in liveability issues in distressed neighbourhoods, employed by a commercial company as a project manager. Karien Dekker has been involved in the European 5th-Framework project UGIS (Urban Governance, Social Inclusion and Sustainability) as a researcher. She is now the program manager of RESTATE.