Emil Evenhuis is researcher Urban and Regional Development within the Department of Urbanisation and Transport of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. His research deals with the question: how should cities and regions engage with economic change? (such as globalisation, de-industrialisation, polarisation in the service sector, and the transition to (more) sustainable development models).


  • PhD Economic Geography, Newcastle University (2016)
  • MPA, Netherlands School for Public Administration (NSOB) (2010)
  • MSc Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004)
  • MA Philosphy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004)
  • BA Japan Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004)

Work experience 

  • Researcher Urban and Regional Development, Department of Urbanisation and Transport, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (2019 - onward)
  • Research fellow Economic Geography, School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton (2018 - 2019)
  • Research associate Economic Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge (2016 - 2018)
  • PhD-student, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University (2011 - 2016)
  • Consultant Public Economics, Rebel Advisory Rotterdam (2004 - 2011)

Side activities 

  • Member of editorial board of Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (2017 - onward)