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drs. J.J. Verplanke (Jeroen)

Programme Manager / Internationalization Coordinator

About Me

I’m Programme Manager and Academic/Study Adviser at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. 

Next to managing the Master's programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, I'm also the internationalization coordinator for the faculty ITC

Since graduating as a physical geographer from Utrecht University I have been working at the intersection of Social Science and Physical Spatial Planning, where stakeholder interests and land-use conflicts are at play. I have been working as a lecturer and researcher for the faculty ITC since 1999.

My scientific interests are in the fields of PGIS (Participatory Mapping and GIS), VGI (Volunteered Geographic Information) and citizen-based mobile mapping and monitoring initiatives, and the role this plays in the interaction between Policy-makers, Planners and Citizens.

My main experience abroad is in Sub-Saharan Africa where I have worked on various projects in education and research. I have however worked on most continents. 

Expertise

Social Sciences
Quality Of Life
Water
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Accountability
Empowerment
Mobile Phone
Business & Economics
Co-Production
Service Climate
Spatial Planning

Publications

Recent
Kusumo, A. N. L. , Reckien, D. , & Verplanke, J. J. (2018). Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for the Spatial Planning of Flood Evacuation Shelters in Jakarta, Indonesia. In M. F. A. M. van Maarseveen, J. A. Martinez, & J. Flacke (Eds.), GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective (pp. 307-324). CRC Press. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315146638/chapters/10.1201/9781315146638-18
Tesfazghi, E. S. , Martinez, J. A. , & Verplanke, J. J. (2018). Spatial Variability of Urban Quality of Life in Kirkos Sub-City (Addis Ababa). In M. F. A. M. van Maarseveen, J. A. Martinez, & J. Flacke (Eds.), GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective (pp. 121-140). CRC Press. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315146638/chapters/10.1201/9781315146638-8
Martinez Martin, J. , Verplanke, J. J. , & Miscione, G. (2017). A geographic and mixed methods approach to capture unequal quality-of-life conditions. In R. Philips, & C. Wong (Eds.), Handbook of community well-being research (pp. 385-402). (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-0878-2_20

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Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 1-143
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  1-143
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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