Drs. Judith Borsboom-van Beurden
Drs. Judith Borsboom-van Beurden works as a senior researcher in the field of spatial planning at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Sciences, expertise group Innovation and Environment). She is interested in the quantitative elaboration of sustainability aspects of spatial structure and spatial dynamics, in particular in an urban context. At TNO she works on scenarios and a policy framework for sustainable cities, where windows of opportunity for urban investments frame the need for information and tools facilitating decision-making on urban sustainability. Besides, she works on spatial analyses and tool development at the regional level, such as a benchmark for the Province of Utrecht comparing regional qualities as knowledge and culture, accessibility, and urban and rural attractivity, or a digital map of opportunities for sustainability along the A1-highway for the Province of Overijssel. Together with Cadastre International, she advised the Republic Agency of Spatial Planning in Serbia on setting up a monitoring system for the new National Spatial Plan.
Judith studied Human Geography at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and started to work as a GIS consultant and software developer for ESRI Netherlands in 1990. From 1992, she worked at Utrecht Universit and researched the potential of geo-data and GIS software for urban management and planning .Subsequently, she worked from 1997 at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM, later MNP and PBL) as project manager Land Use Modelling for Policy Assessment Studies.