Lennert Verhulst

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Lennert Verhulst holds a Master’s of Sciences in Geography (UGent, 2020) and gained foreign experience in the process doing an Erasmus exchange programme in Lisbon (ULisboa, 2018-2019). His thesis looked at the link between the ongoing depopulation process in a historic neighbourhood in Lisbon (Alfama) and the change in public space against the backdrop of tourism gentrification, intense rehabilitation and regeneration programmes, and increasing real estate investment. His academic interests range from gentrification and citizen participation to mobility and tourism. At the moment he works as scientific employee for the Belgian ESPON2020 contact point and URBACT contact point at the AMRP UGent and at the research group Social and Economic Geography UGent (projects CLEAR and SET+).