Prof. dr. L.G. (Ina) Horlings (1962) studied land- and watermanagement and human (environmental) geography. She obtained a PhD in Policy Science, and currently holds a chair in Socio-Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research work broadly deals with ‘the human factor’ in spatial planning. She is an expert in socio-spatial planning, place-based development, sustainability, participative and self-governance, resourceful communities, citizenship, place leadership, (cultural) sustainability and values. She participated in the COST Action IS1007 “Investigating Cultural Sustainability” and in the EU projects: Rural Alliances, DERREG, EUWelNet and GLAMUR. Currently she is member of the Research Committee of the Regional Studies Association and the RSA Research Network “The Place of Leadership in Urban and Regional Development”. She co-ordinates the Marie Curie ITN programme SUSPLACE and is partner in the Marie Curie ITN project RECOMS. She has edited several books, on passion, vital coalitions, leadership, and the role of culture in regional development.
More info at https://www.rug.nl/staff/l.g.horlings/