,Joris Van Wezemael holds an industry position with a real estate investment foundation. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor for Urban Geography and Spatial Development at the University of Freiburg. He is also lecturing at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich were he was awarded with the «venia legendi» (habilitation) for a thesis on the complexity turn in spatial planning and housing. His research interests include planning theory, housing and real estate, ageing cities and organization models in urban governance and planning. More recently, he developed a strong interest in the digitalization of cities and the potential of novel sources of urban data for both research and practice.