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Professor Claudia Yamu

Digital Technologies

University of Groningen



Dr Claudia Yamu is an Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow in the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Architecture from TU Vienna, Austria, connecting architecture, urban planning and design with computer science, and a PhD in Géographie et Aménagement des Territoires in the field of complexity-based modeling from the Université de Besançon (Université de Franche-Comté), France. Claudia has professional academic and practice experience as an urban planner and architect. In relation to her practice experience, she is a chartered member of the Dutch Architectural Association.

Her work employs urban analytics and city science, mixed methods, digital technologies, evidence-based design, decision support and civic engagement. She applies her research to topics such as future sustainable cities, smart cities, cities as complex adaptive systems and the future well-being of people. Given the high importance and relevance for society and practice, she places special emphasis on the scientific-policy-practice interface.