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Evert is a Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. He studies urban and regional development from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining insights from urban planning, economic and urban geography, environmental studies, cultural geography, regional science, and policy sciences. He is committed to public dissemination in order to make cities and regions better places to live and work, actively seeking co-operation with communities, governments, and industry and other scholars. He gained his PhD in Urban and Regional Studies from Delft University of Technology in 2007. He started his academic career as a junior researcher at the Spatial Planning department of the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1999. In 2000, he moved to Delft University of Technology to work for OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment. In 2008, he was a visiting researcher at ORKESTRA (the Basque Institute of Competitiveness) in San Sebastian, Spain, which is linked to Deusto University. In 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (USA). From 2011 to 2012 he was seconded to the European Metropolitan network Institute where he held the post of Programme Manager. In 2013 he was seconded to University College Roosevelt in Middelburg (part of Utrecht University) where he lectured in Geography. In 2015 he was awarded the VIDI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).