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Prof. Dr. Ronald van Kempen
Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht
Faculty of Geosciences
P.O. Box 80.115
3508 TC Utrecht
the Netherlands
Tel.: + 31 30 253 2243/1399
Fax: + 31 30 253 2037
E-mail: R.vanKempen@geo.uu.nl
Website: http://www.geo.uu.nl/uru/uru.html

Ronald van Kempen (Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht) is an urban geographer and Professor of Urban Geography. His current research activities are focused on housing for low-income groups, neighbourhood developments, urban policies and its effects on neighbourhood and their inhabitants, social exclusion, ethnic minorities and urban developments. Within the Faculty he is Director of Research of the Department of Human Geography and Planning. He is vice-chairman of the European Network for Housing Research. His main experiences in international projects are: partner in the EU 4th-Framework project URBEX, partner in the 5th-Framework projects UGIS and SOCOHO, participant in the COST A9-CIVITAS project. Van Kempen has co-edited several books and special issues of international scientific journals (Housing Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment) and published about 150 reports and articles on the topics mentioned above (many of them in English). He is the co-ordinator of RESTATE.