Marinke Steenhuis, PhD (1971) grew up in the province of Drenthe and studied in Amsterdam. In 2007, she took her doctoral degree with Prof. Auke van der Woud on the work of P. Verhagen, MSc (1882-1950), a pioneer in the field of urban development and landscape. She has always combined the academic side of her work with research and advisory work for municipal authorities and market participants, in cooperation with her partner Paul Meurs.
Prof. Paul Meurs (1963) grew up in Doorn and Gorssel. As an architect, he is specialised in advising on transformation assignments in the existing city. He has been a part-time professor at the department of Restoration, Modification, Intervention and Transformation (RMIT) of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) since 2006. He works, on both a national and an international level, as an advisor and supervisor for municipalities, housing corporations, property developers and design bureaus.