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mw. dr. N. (Nanke) Verloo

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Urban Planning
Fotograaf: Merijn Soeters

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer: B4.15
Postadres
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profile

    Nanke is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning. Her work specializes in processes of urban governance, conflict, citizen participation, and in- and exclusion of marginalized groups. She is trained in Anthropology and Political Science. Her research and teaching take an interdisciplinary and ethnographic approach to 'planning for inclusive cities'. 

    Nanke is a columnist and a member of the editorial board of 'Beleid en Maatschappij' and 'Tijdschrift voor Sociale Vraagstukken'. She is a member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, the Amsterdam Center for Conflict Studies, and the Center for Urban Studies. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Public Mediation Program and as lecturer in Conflict Studies in the Bachelor and Master of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. During her PhD research she was a visiting fellow at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, USA. 

    She is interested in participatory planning and the interaction between top-down and bottom-up efforts to democratize urban development processes. She specifically looks at the role of ‘informal politics’ as a crucial aspect of participation. To study how informality takes shape in both the Global North and South, her study takes a comparative approach across institutional contexts. Her work contributes to debates on critical urban studies and interpretive policy analyses by using ethnographic and storytelling methodologies that are embedded in the lived experience of stakeholders in the city. She is committed to valorise her results with and for stakeholders in the field. 

    She is currently working as the executive director of a book project on 'City Methods' together with Luca Bertolini and Lucy Wenting. In this project they bring together interdisciplinary methodologies to study the city. The book is part of the IIS series 'Perspectives on interdisciplinarity' and under contract with Amsterdam University Press.  

    Her PhD dissertation (Cum Laude) was awarded with the Van Poelje prize of best dissertation in Public Policy 2015. It argues that episodes of urban conflict can serve as a lens into the challenges that society presents to citizens and to those responsible for governance. The study reveals if, when, how, and where episodes of urban conflict can be understood as moments of opportunity for ‘negotiated democracy’.

    Interests

    • Urban governance
    • Citizen participation 
    • In- and exclusion 
    • Informal Politics
    • Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography, Storytelling  

     

     

     

  • Teaching

    Master

    Since 2019: 'Planning Research: empirical research methods and techniques', Master Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. (coordinator/lecturer together with dr. R. Arundel)

    2016, 2017: 'Qualitative Research Methods', Master Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. (lecturer together with dr. F. Savini, dr. A. Zorlu, and R. Arundel)

    2013, 2014, 2015: 'Analyzing Identity-Based Conflict', Master in Public Policy, International Relations, and Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam (lecturer)

    2013, 2014, 2015: 'Research Seminar', Master Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, (lecturer together with Dr. David Laws)

    2013, 2014, 2015: 'Thesis supervision', Master Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Amsterdam  (supervisor) 

    2012: 'Practice Seminar', Master Conflict Resulution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam (lecturer together with Dr. David Laws)

    2012: Series of lectures on 'Performance and narrative in conflict' , George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), Center for the Study of Narrative in Conflict, (visiting scholar)

    2011: 'Short Intensive Course on neighborhood research', for PhD students, AISSR, University of Amsterdam (founder and organizer with dr. Emma Folmer)

    Bachelor

    Since 2018: 'Methods and Techniques 2', Bachelor Social Geography and Planning, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. (coordinator/lecturer together with dr. A. Zorlu and dr. E. Veldhuizen)

    Since 2016: 'Spatial Interventions', Bachelor Social Geography and Planning, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. (coordinator/lecturer together with dr. F. Savini)

    Since 2016: 'The image of the modern city', Honours course, University of Amsterdam. (lecturer together with Dr. W. van Gent)

    2016, 2017, 2018: 'Spatial Planning and Design', Bachelor Social Geography and Planning, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. (coordinator/lecturer) 

    2016, 2017: 'Inequality: policy and conflict', Bachelor thesis project, Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam (lecturer/supervisor together with C. Hochstenbach)

    2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015: 'Introduction to Conflict Studies', Bachelor Political Science, department of political sciences, University of Amsterdam (coordinator and lecturer)

  • Training

    I have been translating my academic work in a wide variety of training sessions for public professionals and local politicians working on participatory planning and conflict resolution. For information about training possibilities please contact me directly. Below a selection of trainings; 

    2018, Groenlinks Academy, training session in 'Including citizens in local decision making', Utrecht. 

    2014-2016, Critical Moment Reflection training program, cooperation between the 'Public Mediation Program' and Municipality of Amsterdam, borough East. See publication about this project here

    2014, City of Amsterdam, training 'Engaging multiple stakeholders, the use of Critical moments to deal with conflict Processes'. See publication about this project here.

    2014, The Hague Zebra Welzijn, training series for welfare workers 'Including the informal city into practice' (With Tonie Boxman of Raam for social architecture)

    2013, City of Amsterdam, training 'Negotiating citizenship, engaging the neighborhood' (with Dr. David Laws) 

    2011/2012, City of Amsterdam, borough West en East, training series 'rethinking maakbaarheid', for politicians and policy-makers to rethink how to deal with 'bottum-up'policy making (trainer and founder together with dr. David Laws)

    2011, City of Utrecht, training 'rethinking maakbaarheid', training series for politicians and policy-makers to rethink how to deal with 'bottum-up'policy making (trainer and founder together with dr. David Laws and Ivar Halfman)

    2011, City of The Hague, Making Stories, Making Community, training in series Rethinking Maakbaarheid (trainer with Prof. Dr. Sara Cobb)

    2011, City of Amsterdam, borough West, training in project Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten (with Dr. David Laws)

    2011, City of Amsterdam, borough East, training in project Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten (with Dr. David Laws)

    2010, City of Amsterdam, borough West, training for district council members on citizen participation and rethinking governance (with Dr. David Laws)

  • Publicaties

    2019

    2018

    • Verloo, N. (2018). Conflict als democratische kans: handelingsrepertoire voor publieke conflicten. In S. de Lange, & J. Zuure (Eds.), #Woest. : De kracht van verontwaardiging. (pp. 272). Amsteram University Press.
    • Verloo, N. (2018). Governing the global locally: Agonistic democracy practices in The Hague’s Schilderswijk. Urban Studies, 55(11), 2354-2371. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098017732715 [details]
    • Verloo, N. (2018). Social-spatial narrative: A framework to analyze the democratic opportunity of conflict. Political Geography, 62, 137-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.11.001 [details]

    2017

    • Verloo, N. (2017). Learning from informality? Rethinking the mismatch between formal policy strategies and informal tactics of citizenship. Current sociology, 65(2), 167-181. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392116657287 [details]
    • Verloo, N. (2017). Strijd om de straat in de Amsterdamse Wallen. Rooilijn, 50(1), 8-17. [details]

    2015

    • Verloo, N. (2015). "Develop stories, develop communities: Narrative Practice to analyze and engage in Urban conflict". In E. Gualini (Ed.), Planning/Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments Routledge Publishing.

    2010

    • Laws, D., Verloo, N., & Poorter, M. (2010). Kennis voor beleid: verkopen of verknopen? = Knowledge for policy: hard sell or collaborative effort? In M. Hajer, J. Grijzen, & S. van 't Klooster (Eds.), Sterke verhalen: hoe Nederland de planologie opnieuw uitvindt = Strong stories: how the Dutch are reinventing spatial planning (pp. 72-81). (Design and Politics; No. 3). Rotterdam: 010. [details]

    2012

    • Verloo, N. (2012). De tasjesdief: lessen uit een tragedie. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten; No. casus editie 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centrum voor Conflict Studies. [details]
    • Verloo, N. (2012). Een inkijkje in de onzichtbare stad: alledaagse spanningen en latent conflict rondom het Zwanenvechtplein. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten. Casus editie; No. 3). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Center for Conflictstudies. [details]

    2011

    • Verloo, N. (2011). Rethinking maakbaarheid: van maken 'voor' naar maken 'met'. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten; No. thema editie 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centrum voor Conflictstudies. [details]

    2016

    • Verloo, N., Lodder, N., de Gooijer, H., Laws, D., & Kuitenbrouwer, M. (2016). Speeltuinen, burgers en participatie: reflecties op kritieke momenten in Amsterdam Oost. Amsterdam: Gemeente Amsterdam. [details]

    2014

    • Verloo, N. (2014). "WeesFietsKnippen. Een Amsterdamse Participatie Tragedie". Gemeente Amsterdam: Gemeente Amsterdam.

    2012

    • Verloo, N., Ter Hoeven, S., & Laws, D. W. (2012). Evaluatie van het Buurt Praktijk Team, Amsterdam West. Stadsdeel Amsterdam West.

    Prijs

    • Verloo, N. (2016). G.A. van Poeljeprijs - beste dissertatie van 2015 ('Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy').

    Mediaoptreden

    • Verloo, N. (23-10-2016). Drukte in de Binnenstad [Radio] Radio Swammerdam. Drukte in de Binnenstad.
    • Verloo, N. (02-03-2016). Ben niet bang voor de boze burger. [Print] Het Parool. Ben niet bang voor de boze burger.
    • Verloo, N. (14-10-2015). Nanke Verloo en de kunst van het luisteren. [Print] Tijdschrift voor Sociale Vraagstukken. Nanke Verloo en de kunst van het luisteren..
    • Verloo, N. (02-03-2014). Fietsen en Weesfietsen in Amsterdam [Radio] Radio 1. Fietsen en Weesfietsen in Amsterdam.

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • Verloo, N. (member of editorial board) (2017-2018). Beleid & Maatschappij (Journal).
    • Verloo, N. (member of editorial board) (2016-). Tijdschrift voor Sociale Vraagstukken (Journal).

    Spreker

    • Verloo, N. (keynote speaker) (22-10-2018). Omgaan met de boze burger, ProDemos Huis voor Democratie en Rechtsstaat.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (26-9-2018). Het hart op de tong: emoties in de politiek., UvA/Spui 25.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (6-9-2018). New Democracy #31 Overcoming Social Divisions, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (12-7-2017). Wallenconferentie, Compagnie Theater Amsterdam, De Oude Stadt.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (18-11-2016). Knowledge for the city. Panel on urban security., Knowledge for the city, Amsterdam.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (14-11-2016). New Urban Agenda #2: UN Habitat Urban Labs., Debate Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (25-10-2016). The city as a Lab: Creating Meaningful Encounters in Cities of Diversity., The city as a Lab: Creating Meaningful Encounters in Cities of Diversity, Amsterdam.
    • Verloo, N. (keynote speaker) (10-6-2016). De rol van conflict in democratische ontwikkeling., ProDemos symposium gedeelde waarden., Utrecht .
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (18-12-2015). Welkom in de Participatie Samenleving. Hoe gaan gemeenten om met de Spagaat?, Movisie Kerstdebat, Utrecht.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (6-11-2015). Participatie in de praktijk., Nationaal Laboratorium Burgers, Buitenlui en Beleidsmakers, Amsterdam.
    • Verloo, N. (keynote speaker) (17-4-2015). Conflict als kans voor democratische besluitvorming., Dorknoper Congres, Groningen .
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (1-11-2012). 'Understanding power dynamics in the build environment', Guest lecture, Harvard School for Design, Cambridge (MA), USA.
    • Laws, D. W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (29-3-2012). Presentation of research findings, Presentation for Cornell University, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (2012). Series of Guest lectures in 'Urban Conflict Negotiation' (September-December 2012), School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), George Mason University, Arlington (VA), USA.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (1-11-2011). Guest lecture on 'Bag-Snatcher case', training course How to Turn Places Around, Project on Public Spaces, New York City, USA.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (14-4-2011). Presentation "Ypenburg: lessen uit een 'Socio-Spatial Narrative'", symposium voor ambtenaren, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken Den Haag.
    • Laws, D. W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (28-3-2011). Presentation of research findings, Presentation for Cornell University, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (25-3-2011). Understanding Conflict as a Socio-Spatial Narrative, Presentation of PhD Research, George Mason University, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Washington D.C., USA.
    • Laws, D. W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (24-3-2011). Presentation of case studies, Presentations for Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Washington D.C..
    • Laws, D. W. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (22-3-2011). Harvard Program on Negotiation, presentations of findings, Harvard Program on Negotiation, Boston.
    • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) & Cobb, S. (invited speaker) (17-6-2010). Professionals Training in series Rethinking maakbaarheid "Making Stories, Making Communities", Training Professionals, Municipality The Hague.

    Andere

    • Verloo, N. (chair), van Gent, W. (member of programme committee) & Kamphuisen, H. R. (member of programme committee) (15-6-2016). New democracy, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Public Debate on New Urban Renewal (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Verloo, N. (visiting researcher) (2012). George Mason University, Arlington (VA), USA (visiting an external institution).
    • Laws, D. W. (organiser), Verloo, N. (organiser), Janssens, F. (organiser), Halfman, I. (organiser) & Klaverweide, M. (organiser) (2012). Eindsymposium onderzoeksproject Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten, Amsterdam. Symposium Rethinking Maakbaarheid (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2015

    • Verloo, N. (2015). Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy. [details]
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