Merten Nefs

Spatial analyist and planner

Merten Nefs grew up in Zeeland, received his master degree in architecture at Delft University of Technology and studied regional planning at the University of São Paulo. Between 2004 and 2009 he worked as architect and urban planner in Brazil.

In 2010, Merten joined the Deltametropolis Association, a think tank for metropolitan development and research, based in Rotterdam.

Since 2023, Merten works as senior researcher at the Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics. In 2024 he defended the PhD research on Landscapes of Trade. Merten regularly teaches at universities and universities of applied science.