Docent of Urban Studies and Planning Methods, Tampere University of Technology

Strange to live in a time when academic titles and merits seem to inspire nothing but derision and contempt among the political classes. But for me, that changes little to how I regard my work within academics, and I am thrilled that the Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, has awarded me the title of docent of Urban Studies and Planning Methods. If anything, I will use the title as a title of honor – or, to use a Dutch word for which English does not really have an equivalent, as “geuzennaam”.

I posted some notes about my docent lecture earlier here.