Tim Verlaan (klik hier voor Nederlands) is an assistant professor in Urban History at the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History, where he works on the social, political and cultural history of European cities in the post-war period (1950s-1990s). After finishing his master degree in European Urbanisation at the University of Leicester and Berlin's Technische Universität in 2012, he wrote a doctoral thesis on the politics of urban redevelopment in Dutch cities during the 1960s and 1970s, which was subsequently published by Vantilt as De ruimtemakers. He worked as an assistant professor in Architectural History at Amsterdam's Free University, and was invited as a visiting scholar to New York's Fordham University, the Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung in Berlin, the Centre for Urban History in Leicester and the University of Glasgow.
Together with Petra Brouwer he is currently working on a monograph about Amsterdam during the last quarter of the twentieth century, examaning how and why the city survived the urban crisis. In addition, he is researching histories of gentrification and the recent rise of solo living. Besides research and teaching at graduate and postgraduate levels, Tim is an associate editor of Urban History, founding member of Failed Architecture, member of the supervisory board at the Amsterdam Museum and member of the advisory board at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.