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‘The future started yesterday. New technologies need to be embedded in existing systems that resist change. Analysis of the systems developments helps in identifying opportunities for sustainable innovation’

Research profile

Frank Veraart is an Assistant Professor of history of technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. His areas of expertise include Modern and Contemporary History, Environmental Studies, History of Mobility, Spatial Planning and Computing. Frank’s studies focus on how societal developments are influences by technology and choices of actors. Frank researches the historical development of sustainability trade-offs in transnational resource chains. International trade influences well-being and sustainability (social, economic and ecologic) at places of excavation, production and consumption. Frank studies the origins and historical development of the resources chains and its local impacts on sustainability and well-being. 

Frank has been involved in the research Historical Roots of the Dutch Sustainability Challenges, 1850-2010, granted by the Dutch science foundation NWO. In this research sustainable developments in Dutch society are analyzed using quantitative and qualitative analysis. Quantitative monitors and series sketch the sustainability developments. A qualitative analysis is applied to analyze choices of actors in applying biological, mineral and fossil resources.

Academic background

Frank Veraart received his PhD in History of Technology from TU/e in 2008, At this time, he was also a member of WTMC, The Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture He also holds an MSc in Technology and Society from TU/e.  

Frank is currently one or the research directors of the research network ‘Drivers and Carriers of Globalisation’ of the NW Posthumus research School for Economic and Social History and board member of the Dutch Business History Foundation (SBG). He has authored several book chapters and publishes regularly in key journals, such as Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development, Builders and Planners, Cycling Cities: The European Experience and Hacking Europe. Frank is also involved with the organization, and holds presentations and keynote speeches at, workshops, seminars, courses and exhibitions. Recent examples include NW Posthumus conference Global Inequality Trends and Theories, workshop Well-Being and Sustainability in the Netherlands, Tensions of Europe Conference and Changing Society and Sustainability.

Education/Academic qualification

Eindhoven University of Technology

External positions

Board member, Stichting Bedrijfsgeschiedenis (SBG)

2014 → …

Board Member, Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs

2002 → …

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Netherlands Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
sustainability Social Sciences
electricity Social Sciences
empowerment Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
The Netherlands Business & Economics
regime Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2020

Impuls projects between TU Eindhoven, RWS, and PON

Oldenziel, R., Oldenziel, R., Dekker, H., Petzer, B., Bek, P., Sun, Q., Jeekel, H., Verbong, G., Veraart, F., Wieczorek, A., Spahn, A., Kalmbach, K., Jansen, R., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.

16/12/1531/12/20

Project: Research direct

Historical Roots of the Dutch Sustainability Challenge

Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Kirkels, A., Dohmen, R., Dohmen, R., Gerrits, E. & Jansen, R.

1/02/1231/12/16

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1997 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Land or lakes: gravel excavation in Dutch spatial and resources policies through the lens of sustainability developments, 1950–2015

Veraart, F., 1 Mar 2019, In : Land use policy. 82, p. 367-374 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Lens
gravel
excavation
sustainability
land policy

1962, in Holland staat een huis...

Veraart, F. C. A., 31 Aug 2018, Wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland. Heerma van Voss, L., 't Hart, M., Davids, K., Fatah-Black, K., Lucassen, L. & Touwen, J. (eds.). Amsterdam: Ambo Anthos, p. 623-628 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Agriculture and foods: Overproduction and overconsumption

Veraart, F. C. A., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 397-416 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Agriculture
agriculture
Food
food
Food Chain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Agriculture and nutrition: The end of hunger

Veraart, F. C. A., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). cham: Springer, p. 259-292 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hunger
hunger
Agriculture
nutrition
agriculture
1 Citation (Scopus)

Building materials and construction: Sustainability, dependency and foreign suppliers

Veraart, F. C. A., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 417-434 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
building construction
Minerals
mineral resources
gravel
sustainability

Activities 2014 2018

Well-being, sustainability and social development The Netherlands 1850-2050

H.W. Lintsen (Speaker), Frank Veraart (Speaker)
10 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Measuring Progress

Frank Veraart (Speaker)
20 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Dutch Sustainability History in Global Perspactive: entangled economic, social and environmental development

Frank Veraart (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Sustainable (de)growth : A useful concept for economic history?

Frank Veraart (Speaker)
25 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Changing Society and Sustainability

Frank Veraart (Speaker)
29 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPlenary talkProfessional

Press / Media

Eureka. Quest zoekt uit: wat is de beste Nederlandse uitvinding ooit

Frank Veraart

1/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

In de jaren zestig ging het mis

Frank Veraart & Harry Lintsen

20/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Liefhebber van de ANWB Paddenstoel

Frank Veraart

9/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Interview ModaCity (Vancouver)

Frank Veraart

30/08/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses