Fotograaf: Martijn van der Hurk

dhr. dr. M.H.H. (Martijn) van den Hurk

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Urban Planning
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: C4.18
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam

Martijn van den Hurk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the impact of contracts in public-private partnerships in urban regeneration, with a specific focus on the public interest. This research is called the PARCOUR project (Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment, 2015-2018) and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Martijn obtained his Ph.D. degree in Political Science at the University of Antwerp in 2015. His dissertation was on the governance and contracting of public-private partnerships for the provision of public infrastructure. As a PhD candidate, Martijn was a visiting researcher at the University of Central Lancashire (2012) and the University of Toronto (2015). Before his doctoral work he studied Spatial Planning (MSc, 2010) and Public Administration (MSc, 2011) at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and Political Science at the University of Agder (2009).


  • T. Willems, T. Coppens, W. Van Dooren, K. Verhoest & M. van den Hurk (in press). Ten lessons from ten years PPP experience in Belgium. Australian Journal of Public Administration.
  • K. Verhoest, S. van Garsse, M. van den Hurk & T. Willems (2016). Developments of public private partnership in Belgium. In A. Akintoye, M. Beck & M. Kumaraswamy (Eds.), Public private partnerships: A global review (pp. 45-58). Oxon: Routledge.
  • M. van den Hurk & M. Hueskes (in press). Beyond the financial logic: realizing valuable outcomes in public-private partnerships in Flanders and Ontario. Environment and planning C: Government & policy.
  • M. van den Hurk (2016). Learning to contract in public–private partnerships for road infrastructure: Recent experiences in Belgium. Policy Sciences, 49 (3), 309-333. doi: 10.1007/s11077-015-9240-y
  • M. van den Hurk & K. Verhoest (2016). The challenge of using standard contracts in public-private partnerships. Public Management Review, 18 (2), 278-299. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2014.984623



  • K. Verhoest, M. van den Hurk & S. van Garsse (2012). The practice of performance contracting by Belgian governments: Re-considering the control of autonomous agencies. In E. de Callataÿ & F. Thys-Clément (Eds.), The return of the deficit: Public finance in Belgium over 2000-2010 (pp. 146-161). Leuven: Leuven University Press.



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