Griet Juwet

PhD Researcher

Junior researchers Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Ecology & Environment Planning & Development Sustainability
  • Current position PhD Researcher
  • Contact Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building F - Room 4.71
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 2828
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As an architect and urban designer, Griet is interested in the role of spatial professionals in the transition towards more sustainable spatial and socio-economic systems. She conducts research on the structuring capacity of alternative energy systems: what will be the spatial impact of the transition towards sustainable energy infrastructure? She explores the potential of spatial design approaches to integrate technical knowledge about energy networks, interests of diverse actors related to energy infrastructure on different scales, and the local qualities of urban landscapes.

Educational background

2007-2012: Master of science in Engineering-Architecture - option architecture and urbanism, Universiteit Gent

 Fall 2011: International exchange, Politecnico di Milano
Thesis research: “Spaces of friction: the area’s of Milan’s Stazione Centrale& Porta Garibaldi”

 2012-2014: Postgraduate Master in Urbanism and Strategic Planning, KULeuven

 Spring 2014: International ‘Transition’ exchange, WITS University, Johannesburg
Thesis research: “Sculpting the hill, cultivating the valley: re-claiming the West Rand’s post-mining landscape”

 Previous positions

2011-2013: Internships in ZIPStudio, Bucharest, Romania and Abscis Architecten, Gent

2014-2016: Urban designer at MOPurbandesign: urban design and process management for strategic urban transformation
(Social incubator in Aalst, Strategic process and design for the urban core of Mechelen, Masterplan for Oostduinkerke Dorp, Strategic process management Shared Value for Elia, etc.)