Bas Van Heur
Bas van Heur is professor of urban studies, head of the research unit Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, director of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, and programme director of the Erasmus Mundus MSc 4Cities as well as the VUB-ULB MSc in Urban Studies.
His overarching interest is in the politics of urban development, focusing in particular on the ways in which state institutions at various scales (try to) regulate and govern social relations through the mobilization of different kinds of knowledge and expertise. Underlying this interest is a more normative concern with state-society relations and the capacity of civic actors to develop public knowledge about the city and democratic forms of collective organisation.
Key words: arrival infrastructures; urban theory; migration and cities; urban citizenship; culture and the arts.