Cor Wagenaar — a professor and the Head of the Expertise Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Health at the University of Groningen and also he is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology
Cor Wagenaar studied history at the University of Groningen before specializing in the history of architecture and urbanism at the same university. In 1993 he published a PhD-thesis on the reconstruction of Rotterdam. In 1995 he joined the University Medical Center of Groningen where he was in charge of various research projects in healthcare architecture; these culminated in a number of books. In 2000 he joined Delft University of Technology, where he still works as an associate professor. In 2014 he was appointed Thomassen à Thuessink Professor at the University of Groningen, which focuses on the relation between architecture, urbanism and health, and in 2016 he was appointed a full professorship in the history and theory of urbanism at the same university; both chairs merged in 2019. On behalf of the Strelka Institute in Moscow, he was part of the tutorial team that organized an extensive master program that was hosted by the NRU Higher School of Economics. He is head of the Expertise Center Architecture, Urbanism and Health (a-u-h.eu), the unique quality of which is that it starts from the perspective of architecture and urbanism, instead of public health. He lives and works in Groningen and Berlin.