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Working Group 3: Member

Institution: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Interest and/or practice of interdisciplinarity: 

Geert Teisman was educated as traffic engineer (1980), got a master degree in sociology (1986; cum laude) and a PhD degree in Public Administration (1992) and appointed as Professor Urban Planning (1997) and Public Management (2000). He is expert in the governance of complex socio-physical systems and their governance capacity. He combines governance knowledge with knowledge of the social and the physical system.
As scientific director of Living with Water, a large innovation program of the Dutch Government he organized and assessed a large amount of triple helix project with scientist, private sector and government. He developed the concept of learning tables in which scientists from different disciplines (economy, law, management and organizational studies together with practitioners developed new insight in how to improve water management and governance.
As co-director of NLBW, an association of 60 organizations on urban and regional development he organized learning communities in which peer review by professionals and scientist played an important role.
As scientific director of Platform31 he intertwined studies of the economy, sociology and geography of cities into a program on the Power of Cities. As member of the monitoring committee of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency he reviews a variety of disciplinary research.