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Dr. D.V.H. (David) Evers

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Docenten GPIO

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C4.02
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    David Evers holds a BA degree in political science at Reed College (Portland, OR) and a PhD in planning from the University of Amsterdam. His research at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is mostly oriented towards informing national ministries, but sometimes carried out at the request of the Dutch Parliament. He has published on a wide variety of subjects such as growth management, retail policy, European spatial development, territorial cohesion, metropolitan governance, renewable energy, institutional theory and sustainable urbanization (land take). Since 2012 he has worked as a lecturer in planning at the University of Amsterdam, focusing on the science-policy interface. Since 2007, he has been the ESPON contact point for the Netherlands and participated in the ESPON projects Territorial Scenarios (3.2), ARTS, COMPASS, CaDEC, TNO and SUPER (as project leader) and TERRCOV. Starting in 2023, he will perform academic research as an honorary research fellow at the UvA.

    Expertise and research fields

    • European policy
    • Spatial planning
    • Sustainable urbanization
    • Retail policy
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Mixed methods 
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Qualitative
    • Institutional

    Current research projects

    • EURO: the impact of EU policies on Dutch spatial planning
    • NNLT: ex-ante evaluations of the no net land take target

    Research grants & honours

    UvA Honorary research fellow 2023-2027

  • Teaching & PhD supervision
    • BA course | Planologie: wetenschap en praktijk
    • MA thesis supervision
  • Publications



    • Evers, D. V. H. (2003). Grote winkels in een klein land. Ruimte in Debat, 1(5), 2-9. [details]


    • Evers, D. V. H. (2002). Towards an abolition of national retail planning in The Netherlands. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 93(1), 107-113. [details]
    • Evers, D. V. H., & Hallsworth, A. (2002). The steady advance of Wal Mart across Europe and changing government attitudes towards planning and competition. Environment and planning C: Government & policy, 20(2), 297-310. [details]


    • Evers, D. V. H. (2001). Einzelhandelsplanung, -politik und -entwicklung im Region Amsterdam. In L. Deben, & J. van de Ven (Eds.), Berlin und Amsterdam: Globalisierung und Segregation (pp. 78-91). Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis. [details]
    • Evers, D. V. H. (2001). The rise (and fall?) of national retail planning. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 93(1), 110-116. [details]


    • Evers, D. V. H. (2000). Einzelhandelsplanung, -politik, und -entwicklung im Region Amsterdam. In J. van de Ven, & J. van der Weiden (Eds.), Berlin und Amsterdam: ein Stadtvergleich, beiträge an der 7. Konferenz Amsterdam-Berlin Amsterdam: AME. [details]
    • Evers, D. V. H., Ben-Zodak, E., & Faludi, A. K. F. (2000). The Netherlands and Florida: Two growth management strategies. International Planning Studies, 5(1), 7-23. [details]


    • de Vries, J., & Evers, D. (2008). Bestuur en Ruimte: de Randstad in internationaal perspectief. (Beleidsadviezen / Ruimtelijk Planbureau; No. 7). Den Haag: Ruimtelijk Planbureau. [details]


    • Evers, D. V. H. (2002). Te gast in de openbare ruimte. Stedebouw & Ruimtelijke Ordening, 83(2), 28-33. [details]


    • Arribas Sadonis, L. E., & Evers, D. V. H. (2001). Franse toestanden in de Hollandse polder? Rooilijn, 34(3), 108-113. [details]
    • Evers, D. (2001). Van stadsplein naar foodcourt. De privatisering van de openbare ruimte. Agora, 17(2), 4-7. [details]


    • Evers, D. V. H. (2000). Book review [Review of: D. Kooijman (1999) Machine en theater: ontwerpconcepten van winkelgebouwen]. Stedebouw & Ruimtelijke Ordening, 81(5), 50-51.
    • Evers, D. V. H., & Uffen, F. (2000). Vrijheid voor superstores is onbegrijpelijk. De Volkskrant, 9. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
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