Dr Frank Suurenbroek (1974) is Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). His Chair conducts multiple applied research projects around the question how today’s spatial projects can shape and actively contribute to livable and future-proof cities. His research acts on the intersect between the physical and social space and the way new technologies can improve our understanding and renew the professional skills. Sensing Streetscapes is one of these projects (sensingstreetscapes.com). Frank is Board Member of two Centers of Expertise: Urban Technology; and Urban Governance & Social Innovation.
He is also part of the Executive Committee organizing the Media Architecture Biennale in Amsterdam (mab20.org) and was member of the founding council for the new Amsterdam Institute to fight inequality. Frank received his Master-degrees at the VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam and wrote his PhD about incremental urban transformation. In 2014, Frank was appointed as Full Professor at the faculty of Technology at the AUAS. Preceding this position, he worked for 9 years in the practice of urban planning and design as a senior advisor at the Architekten Cie. and Inbo Urban Design.