Prof. G.J. Hospers (Gert-Jan)

Professor - Geography

Prof. G.J. Hospers (Gert-Jan)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141

Postal address

Postbus 9108

Working days Friday

Professor Gert-Jan Hospers has a chair at the department of Human Geography, Planning and Environment of Radboud University. Besides, he is director of Stichting Stad en Regio, a foundation promoting urban and regional development at a human scale. Gert-Jan, who also worked at the University of Twente until the end of 2020, is interested in urban and regional economics, place marketing and rural issues. Most of his applied research takes place in East Netherlands and Germany. Gert-Jan is editorial board member of the journals Geografie, European Spatial Research & Policy and Sustainability and writes columns for Stadswerk Magazine and Achterhoek Nieuws. At Radboud University he teaches the courses 'Urban Economics in Europe' and 'Placemaking and Spatial Practice'.

Some recent international publications:
- S. Amrhein, G.J. Hospers & D. Reiser (2022), Impact of overtourism on residents, in: D. Gursoy & S. Celik (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Social Psychology of Tourism, London, pp. 240-250
- S. Amrhein, G.J. Hospers & D. Reiser (2022), Transformative effects of overtourism and COVID-19-caused reduction of tourism on residents: an investigation of the anti-overtourism movement on the island of Mallorca, Urban Science, 6 (1),
- G.J. Hospers (2021), Sand in the City: child-friendly placemaking, Town & Country Planning, 90 (7/8), pp. 261-265
- M. Bosmann, G.J. Hospers & D. Reiser (2021), Searching for success factors of agritourism: the case of Kleve County (Germany), European Countryside, 13 (3), pp. 644-661
- G.J. Hospers (2020), A short reflection on city branding and its controversies, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 111 (1), pp. 18-23
- G.J. Hospers & J. Syssner (eds.) (2018), Dealing with Urban and Rural Shrinkage: Formal and Informal Strategies, LIT Verlag, Münster

For publications in Dutch and an overview of all publications, see ResearchGate: