Alexandra Janze, BA is coordination and communication officer for EU projects (URBACT, CIVITAS) and assistant of the head of administration at the city of Leoben since 2009. She holds a Bachelor of arts in business (business administration and psychology, human resources), and has experience in the administration, coordination and communication of EU projects and in project management.
Anna Seravalli (Phd Scholar – with design background) has been a core researcher and actor in the ‘Fabriken’ Living Lab in Malmö. She is currently finalizing her dissertation on social innovation and open production (Expected defence in August 2014).
Christian Scholl is a post-doctoral research fellow and coordinator of the urb@exp research project at the ICIS of Maastricht University. His research interests revolve around urban social movements and participatory democracy.
Eric Clark (PhD) is Professor of human geography and member of the steering committee for the Linnaeus Centre, LUCID. Clark has extensive research experience in urban studies, including social geography, urban sustainability, housing policy, land policy, gentrification and urban redevelopment. He is member of the Royal Society of Letters at Lund, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Islands, steering committee member of LUCID and FESSUD, and on editorial boards of several international journals. Clark’s teaching duties include urban and regional planning.
Friedrich M. Zimmermann (PhD), since 1997 full Professor and Chair at the Department of Geography and Regional Science. Director of RCE Graz-Styria and director of the Center for Regional Studies at the University of Graz. Founding Vice Dean of the Faculty for Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences (2007). Former Vice Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Graz (2000 – 2007).
Gerhard Ablasser holds an academic degree of Architectural Engineering from the Technical University of Graz and joined the Municipality of Graz in 1989. There he started to work in the office of the vice-mayor implementing projects like “Space for People” and “City-wide Speed Limit 30/50” before he changed to the former Department of Urban Development and Town Preservation. At the present he is Head of Unit of EPICU.
Gert Vandermosten is project leader of Stadslab2050 (Citylab2050) within the division Energy and Environment Antwerp within the city’s department for urban development.
Jos Simons is manager spatial planning of the municipality of Maastricht. He is well experienced in modern politics and active citizenship. As one of the co-founders of the Maastricht-LAB, he is closely involved in strategic activities and the translation of the lessons learned to the internal organization.