Dr. R.J. (Reinout) Kleinhans

Dr. R.J. (Reinout) Kleinhans


My research interests are urban regeneration, self-organisation, participatory planning, community entrepreneurship, online/offline citizen engagement, social capital and collective efficacy. I am involved in international comparative research on community enterprises and various other forms of citizen-based co-production and residential area redevelopment. I am also continuing research and data analysis based on the JPI ERA-NET research on Smart Urban Governance, studying the co-production conditions of digital participatory platforms in neighbourhood governance and self-organisation. A cross-over between my research and education innovation (as a designated TU Delft Education Fellow) concerns the topic of community engagement in student research in planning design education.

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  • 2020

    Honourable mention in the Voluntas Best Paper Award 2019

    Honourable mention in the Voluntas Best Paper Award 2019, for the paper: Kampen, T., Veldboer, L., & Kleinhans, R. (2019). The Obligation to Volunteer as Fair Reciprocity. Welfare Recipients’ Perceptions of Giving Back to Society. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 30(5), 991-1005.

  • 2019

    TU Delft Education Fellowship 2020-2021

    Delft Education Fellowship 2020-2021: ‘Crossing the Proverbial Gap Between Research-Based Education and Societal Impact. Exploring Community Engagement Through (Design) Education’.

  • 2013

    ‘Most Original Expression of Interest (EOI)’, Maps4society program.

    Awarded ‘Most Original Expression of Interest (EOI)’ at the match-making day of the Maps4society program (2013). The jury praised the ‘innovative ideas as well as its practicality, and its strongly multi-disciplinary nature.’

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