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Frank van Oort | Boegbeeld World Port City

‘Strengthening the relationship of port and city is of essential interest in the coming transition’

Frank van Oort
Professor of Urban & Regional Economics

“Being the Standard Bearer of the Roadmap World Port City, I can improve the perception of what the research to the effects of the coming transition to city and port is about. In 2002, I became Ph.D. at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on the subject agglomeration advantages and innovation in cities. For many years, I worked with the Utrecht University as director Urban and Regional Research Center, and also for a few years for the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in The Hague. This agency focuses on agglomeration economies, urban economics and planning and social housing. I combine fundamental research with applied policy orientated research. Currently, I’m busy with research, funded by the EU and NWO (Netherlands organisation for scientific research) and research for ministries, cities, specific regions and much more.”

Questions for SmartPort focused on World Port City can be put to project developer Natalya Rijk.



Frank van Oort

Ambassador Roadmap World Port City

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