Patrick Limpens researcher at Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere

Position: Researcher
Professorship: Innovation & Urban Green Space
Social media: LinkedIn

About Patrick Limpens

Patrick Limpens is an urban construction researcher for the Innovation & Urban Green Space professorship, and has been associated with Aeres University of Applied Sciences since April of 2022. Here he researches climate proof and nature inclusive space development in two multiyear projects: Excellent Green & Healthy Home Environment, and Strategy Development, in association with the Urbanism and Urban Architecture Chair of Eindhoven University of Technology. Using systems thinking and transition theory, he teaches bachelor’s and master’s programmes students how to ‘read’ urban systems and processes from spatial, political, socioeconomic and temporal perspectives; and to discern problems and what causes these; in order to subsequently develop short-term and long-term strategies with solutions.

Patrick obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture and construction technology (cum laude), specialising in bio-based construction, in 2015 at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. He obtained his master’s degree in urban construction (cum laude) in 2020 at Eindhoven University of Technology. In the course of a few years after his studies, he gained practical experience at an architecture firm that specialises in heritage listed buildings. With his master’s degree thesis ‘The Rampart, the Traffic Artery, and the Park’, he developed a spatial strategy for the Metropoolregio Antwerpen. It was nominated for the KuiperCompagnons Graduation Awards 2020.