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.