Marlies van der Wee-Bedeker has over 20 years of experience in both formal and non-formal education in urban settings. She has worked as a teacher, consultant and educational designer and is currently employed as a senior lecturer at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Besides being a teacher she is a researcher at the Research Centre for Sustainable Port Cites, involved in developing a research program on educational quality at Research Centre Urban Talent, program manager of the Honours Program at the Institute of Built Environment and coordinator of the minor International Cooperation & Sustainable Development. She is currently working on her PhD-thesis on transformative education under supervision of the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht.
Leander Ernst has over 15 years of experience in the field of urban water management. Over the years he has been working as consultant, project manager, team leader, teacher and researcher. He is one of the developers of the Urban Water Management Studies at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor. Besides being a teacher, he is doing research on Water Sensitive Rotterdam, is involved in developing a Master study on Delta Development and coordinates research programs at the Urban Water Management Studies and the Minor International Cooperation and Sustainable Development.
Michaël Meijer is a landscape designer and spatial planner who works at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science as Associate Professor Urban Planning & Design and as researcher at the Research Centre for Sustainable Port Cities. His research topics are Urban Area Development & Transition Management and Sustainable Urban Design. Since 2012 he is part of the ICSD Minor team.