Hilde Sennema

Hilde Sennema, MA studied the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Groningen. She specialized in post-war urban planning and governance. After working in the heritage sector, she started her PhD research at the Erasmus University with Paul van de Laar. Her topic is the public-private governance network that modernized and rebuilt the port city of Rotterdam between 1930 and 1970. Her dissertation is co-supervised by Carola Hein (TU Delft) and business historian Ben Wubs (EUR).
She is particularly interested in communicating scientific research to the general public. In the PortCityFutures project, she is the editor of the blog and outside of the academy, she writes a weekly column in the Dutch financial daily paper Het Financieele Dagblad. Hilde loves to swim and works on a blog series about the use of water as a public space with fellow. PCF team members

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Water Works: Activating Heritage for Sustainable Development (edX)

Address contemporary challenges from a socio-spatial and cultural perspective, and activate water heritage for decision-making in water management. Water has served and sustained societies throughout history. Understanding the complex and diverse water systems of the past is key to devising sustainable development for the future with regard to socioeconomic [...]
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(Re)Imagining Port Cities: Understanding Space, Society and Culture (edX)

Port city regions are at the forefront of many urgent contemporary issues such as migration, climate change, digitization, etc. Addressing these challenges and developing sustainable solutions, requires more than technical interventions, it requires rethinking and redesigning the basic spatial and socio-cultural paradigms that prevail at present. In this course [...]
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