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Researcher

Greet De Block

  • Research interest:Greet De Block is an engineer-architect and urban planner. Her teaching and writing focus on infrastructure as driving force of urbanization, advancing an interdisciplinary approach linking urbanism with urban history, Science Technology and Society studies (STS), political geography, and landscape studies. In addition to historical research on 19th and 20th century infrastructure-urbanization mechanisms, De Block’s research mobilizes history to provide insight in, and critical reflection on, the current urban condition and related urban theories and practices. Recent work mirrors current resilient design with earlier sociospatial schemes dealing with uncertainty and risk in a context of rapid urban transformations.
  • Keywords:POLITICAL ECOLOGY, URBANIZATION, LANDSCAPE HISTORY, INFRASTRUCTURES, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, History
  • Disciplines:Landscape architecture sciences and technology , Urban and regional design, Urbanism and regional planning, Sociology and social studies of science and technology, Regional and urban history
  • Research techniques:Qualitative, interdisciplinary research methods from the broad field of Urban Studies
  • Users of research expertise:Academic communityPolicy makersUrban/landscape designers and planners