Living and working in Stockholm, Sweden (born and raised in The Netherlands though). Expert in safety issues. Interested in how places are created/designed and how that affects people's feelings (of safety and perception of place in general). Graduated PhD at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm). Have been running my own small consultancy/research firm. Im now working at NGO Safer Sweden Foundation as urban planner and researcher. Working with all types of actors from public organisations as local municipalities to private actors as real-estate companies. Working with different projects from national guidelines tror safe urban planning to local area safety analyses. Personal interests: photography, nature, biking, aviation, rock music
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
Data analysis, Photography, Photoshop and Illustrator work, Visualizations, Event planning, GIS, Mapping, Dutch and Swedish language
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
Safety Analyses (of existing places) according to our evidence-based model. Safety Assessments of (detailed) plans. Design of Action plan for improved safety. Study visits and trips (within Sweden and abroad, we have been in NY, Amsterdam, London, Vienna, anymore places). Initiating place organisations (like BIDs). Placemaking advice for safer places. State of art overview of research on crime and safety, Latest developments regarding crime and safety issues in Sweden. Network for Feminist Urban Planning. Swedish and international contacts on relevant topics. Swedish exempels on CPTED/increased safety. Swedish Guidelines for planning and building safer cities (BoTryggt2030). And much more!
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
This was our first Safety Assessment of a proposal for an architecture competition. It gives a good concrete advice on what specific aspects need to be improved in order to make the proposal for the new school as safe as possible for students, employees and visitors. We looked at different issues in the physical environment and proposed solutions. It was so great to take a concrete to built project and brainstorm with colleges about the issues. Moreover, this was a pro-bono project which actually gave us a foundation for further similar projects. The best thing was it was on our own initiative (no assignment), creative yet evidence-based, based on a concrete plan. Furthermore, it was fun to assess a proposal of one of Scandinavia's biggest architecture firms 😉 In general the best thing of working at Safer Sweden is the interaction and knowledge exchange between us as employees, so in this project. Unfortunately the report is in Swedish but you get an impression of the work. I'll attache a English translation of our model on which we do our analyses. We are working on increasing our English communication and output 😉