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Oana Druta is an assistant professor with the research group Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the TU/e Department of Built Environment. Oana is a social/cultural geographer and urban planner, primarily conducting cross-national research in the field of housing. Her topics of interest include (smart) urban commons, shared housing, participation; housing pathways through the life-course; homeownership, aging in place and intergenerational relations. To date she has researched and written about urban housing phenomena in Detroit, Tokyo, Birmingham (UK), Bucharest, Milan, and Amsterdam. At TU/e Oana is embedded in the Smart Cities program as the manager of the 'smart urban space: healthy environments' application area. 

Academic background

Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Oana Druta received a BA degree from the University of Tsukuba (Japan) in 2009. Later, she completed her Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan (USA), graduating in 2011. In 2012, she started her Ph.D. at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (University of Amsterdam) embedded in the ERC funded project HOUWEL. In 2014, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Birmingham (UK), Waseda University (Japan) and Bucharest University (Romania) where she conducted fieldwork into the housing careers of young adults. Oana obtained her PhD in 2017, with her thesis on 'Young adult homeownership pathways and intergenerational support'. After having been a postdoctoral researcher at UvA, she was appointed assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in May 2018.

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, Doctor, University of Amsterdam

Planning, Master, University of Michigan

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housing Social Sciences
young adult Social Sciences
gift Social Sciences
housing market Social Sciences
homeownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
foreclosure Social Sciences
socialism Earth & Environmental Sciences
neoliberalism Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 119 Citations
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book review
4 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Early adulthood housing transitions in Amsterdam: understanding dependence and independence between generations

Druta, O., Limpens, A., Pinkster, F. M. & Ronald, R., Mar 2019, In : Population, Space and Place. 25, 2, 11 p., e2196.

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adulthood
housing
housing market
homeownership
young adult
1 Citation (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Supported home ownership and adult independence in Milan: the gilded cage of family housing gifts and transfers

Manzo, L. C. K., Druta, O. & Ronald, R., 1 Jun 2019, In : Sociology. 53, 3, p. 519-537 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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gift
housing
family welfare
liquidity
qualitative interview
10 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Intergenerational support for autonomous living in a post-socialist housing market: homes, meanings and practices

Druta, O. & Ronald, R., 2018, In : Housing Studies. 33, 2, p. 299-316

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housing market
housing
young adult
parents
trajectory
4 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)

Japan’s urban singles: negotiating alternatives to family households and standard housing pathways

Ronald, R., Druta, O. & Godzik, M., 7 Feb 2018, In : Urban Geography. 39, 7, p. 1018-1040 23 p.

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27 Downloads (Pure)

Young adults’ pathways into homeownership in Tokyo: Shifting practices and meanings

Druta, O. & Ronald, R., 2018, In : Environment and Planning A. 50, 5, p. 1092-1108 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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homeownership
young adult
qualitative interview
gender role
assets

Activities 2014 2019

Smart Technologies: Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Workplaces

Oana Druta (Speaker)
8 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Shifting responsibilities: Homeownership and life-course transitions in a comparative perspective

Oana Druta (Speaker)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

University of Birmingham

Oana Druta (Visiting researcher)
8 Jul 201921 Jul 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Amsterdam Urban Study Summer School

Oana Druta (Contributor)
3 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Social and Cultural Geography (Journal)

Oana Druta (Guest editor), Richard Ronald (Guest editor), Sue Heath (Guest editor)
1 Aug 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Student theses

A sustainable policy response to urban shrinkage in a world heritage city: the case study of Porto

Author: de Blok, J., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Roders, A. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Druta, O. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Enhancement of citizen engagement in the decision-making process for historic preservation: Philadelphia

Author: Mercan, K., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Druta, O. (Supervisor 2), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Roders, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Planning for young families in the city: a participatory approach for family inclusive development in Porto

Author: Voermans, M., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Roders, A. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2), Druta, O. (Supervisor 2) & van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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