This is is the website of Jan Bredenoord, architect/urbanist/researcher.

The focus is on affordable housing for households with low incomes. Sustainable urban planning is a precondition for self-help housing, on formal and on informal land. The preseneted information is related to social housing and (assisted) self-help housing in cities of the urban Global South.

Dr. ir. Jan Bredenoord is urban planner and researcher with over 40 years of experience. He has been working frequently in developing countries, amongst others in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

Current research:

Urban development for self-construction and social housing in Mexico; with experiences in Nezahualcóyotl and Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico City. Co-authors: Lorena Cabrera Montiel, PhD, University of Puebla, and Daniela Munoz-Levy, MSc., Mexico City Planning and Transportation Agency.

The cooperative housing model of Uruguay and new applications in Latin America; with experiences in Bolivia, Guatemala and El Salvador. In cooperation with: Natalia Quinónez, MSc., representative of the Swedish NGO We Effect, in Latin America, with location in El Salvador.

Compressed Earth Blocks and its use in low-cost housing. With examples from India and Thailand. In cooperation with Yask Kulshrestha, MSc., PhD, University of Technology, Delft.

Research at: University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands. Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Research fellow (rt) at: Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Faculty of Geo-Sciences, International Development Studies.
Member of: IFHP International Federation of Housing and Planning
Friend of: ISOCARP International Society of City and Regional Planners.
Ambassador of: PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, The Hague
Researcher with: We Effect, Latin America (Swedish Cooperative Center) 2016-2018, 2022
Consultant at: The World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA.  2015-2017
Adviser of: ASEAN Conference. Bangkok. With: Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research TISTR. March 2019