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Koen Tieskens is working within the Environmental Geography Group as a PhD researcher focusing on landscape changes and cultural heritage on rural landscapes. Koen is currently working in the European Hercules project: ‘Sustainable Futures for Europe’s Heritage in Cultural Landscapes: Tools for understanding, managing, and protecting landscape functions and values’.

Koen has a background in social sciences and completed an MSc in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in human geography at the same university. Koen’s focus is on quantitative analyses and mapping of environmental problems, with an emphasis on the cultural value of ecosystems.


Spatial analysis, GIS, social science, Agent Based Modelling (ABM), python.


2013: MSc, Research Master Urban Studies – University of Amsterdam.

2008: BSc, Human Geography – University of Amsterdam.

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Education/Academic qualification

Research Master Urban Studies, Master, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 20111 Aug 2013

Human Geography, University of Amsterdam


  • G Geography (General)
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
  • GA Mathematical geography. Cartography

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Research Output 2013 2018

cultural landscape
social media

Consequences of Forced Residential Relocation: Early Impacts of Urban Renewal Strategies on Forced Relocatees’ Housing Opportunities and Socioeconomic Outcomes

Miltenburg, E. M. E., van de Werfhorst, H. G. H., Musterd, S. S. & Tieskens, K. K., 16 Mar 2018, In : Housing Policy Debate. 2018, p. 609-634 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

urban renewal

Mapping and modelling past and future land use change in Europe's cultural landscapes

Schulp, C. J. E., Levers, C., Kuemmerle, T., Tieskens, K. F. & Verburg, P. H., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Land Use Policy.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cultural landscape
land use change
land use
agricultural policy

Characterizing European cultural landscapes: Accounting for structure, management intensity and value of agricultural and forest landscapes

Tieskens, K. F., Schulp, C. J. E., Levers, C., Lieskovský, J., Kuemmerle, T., Plieninger, T. & Verburg, P. H., Mar 2017, In : Land Use Policy. 62, p. 29-39 11 p.

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Open Access
cultural landscape
landscape structure
cultural heritage
agricultural intensification
Open Access
cultural landscape