Ward Rauws is Assistant Professor at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research interests include urban and peri-urban transformations, urban planning and governance, and self- organization and complexity science.

He is the coordinator of AESOP’s thematic group Complexity & Planning and cofounder of Young Planners Society Ekistics. He also lectures in courses on urban design, neighbourhood revitalisation and planning theory, and coordinates the international Master’s programme in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning.

More information, contact details and publications can be found at www.rug.nl/staff/w.s.rauws

Recent publications:

Rauws, W.S., & de Roo, G. (2016). Adaptive planning: Generating conditions for urban adaptability.Lessons from Dutch organic development strategies. Environment and planning b-Planning & design. DOI: 10.1177/0265813516658886

Rauws, W.S. (2016). Civic initiatives in urban development: self-governance versus self-organisation in planning practice. Town Planning Review87(3), 339. DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2016.23

Rauws, W.S., de Roo, G., & Zhang, S. (2016). Self-organisation and spatial planning: an editorial introduction. Town Planning Review87(3), 241-251. [87(3)]. DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2016.18

Rauws, W.S. (2015) Why planning needs complexity: Towards an adaptive approach for guiding urban and peri-urban transformations. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen 10.17418/PHD.2015.9789036778961