Professor of Urban Development Management at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her research and teaching focus on cities as sites of continuous change. She examines how these processes of change involve multiple public, private and societal stakeholders, as well as ways in which these processes can be managed successfully.
Van Bueren is daily board member of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) universities’ Centre for Sustainability, which focuses on resource use in an urbanizing context. She also participates in the LDE Metropole and Mainport Centre. She is principal investigator at the Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), in which Delft University of Technology, Wageningen Research University, and MIT participate as academic partners. Other recent academic activities of van Bueren include her involvement in the Rotterdam SmartPort2.0 programme, the EU FP7 Smart Cities programme ‘City-zen’, and the Urban Systems and Environment joint research centre of TU Delft and South China University of Technology.
Van Bueren has various editorial positions, among others, in the journals Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) and Infrastructure Complexity, as well as in the Future Cities book series by Springer.