Dr. Daamen is Assistant Professor in Urban Development Management (UDM) at Delft University of Technology since 2010. He was awarded this position after finishing a doctoral thesis on strategies for large-scale port-urban redevelopment projects at Delft’s faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Tom’s research interests include adaptation strategies for waterfront zones in the context of evolving seaports in urbanizing delta regions.
Mr. Heinz has a background in urban studies. He has 20 years of experience in urban planning, mainly for residential en industrial areas. Mr. Heinz has been working for the Municipality of Schiedam since 2014, and is responsible for the planning process for the Schiedam harbours, which are home to one of the region’s most important maritime clusters. The Municipality is the largest landowner of the harbours of Schiedam, which is part of the larger Rotterdam Port-Industrial Complex.
Mr. Schelwald has a background in environmental and business studies, and has been working for several European port authorities, companies, and government bodies for over 20 years. As a consultant, he is mainly active on business planning (finance, grants), environmental issues and port development. He has been secretary to an association of Wiltonhaven-based firms in the offshore business for over 10 years.
Mr. Groeneveld has a background in urban and regional planning. He works at the Port of Rotterdam for almost 10 years now, where he developed experience in all stages of port related projects—from Rotterdams Port Vision 2030 to managing the construction of a new terminal on Maasvlakte 2. After starting as a port planner, he is currently a project manager with a focus on offshore related industries.
Mr. Vervoorn has majored in architecture as well as real estate and housing studies at Delft University of Technology. He worked on housing and utility projects in Amsterdam and Rotterdam as a project developer from 2005 to 2012, after which he started working for the Port of Rotterdam as project developer and area manager (Botlek area). One of his current projects is redeveloping the Maashaven area, where the city meets the port.