Frank Veraart

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 influenced 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. 

Recent publications:

Frank Veraart. Jan-Pieter Smits and Erik van der Vleuten, ´Connected by oil: A framework to analyze the connected sustainability histories of the Niger and Rhine Deltas, 1950-2015´, The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 50-67.

Matthias Heymann, Elena Kotchetkova, Per Högselius, Ole Sparenberg, John Martin, Anna Åberg, Frank Veraart, ´Challenging Europe: technology, environment and the quest for resource security´, Technology and Culture, 61, 1 (Jan. 2020), Pages 282-294

Veraart, F. (2019). Land or lakes: gravel excavation in Dutch spatial and resources policies through the lens of sustainability developments, 1950–2015. Land use policy, 82, 367-374. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.023

Lintsen, H. W., Veraart, F. C. A., Smits, J. P. H., & Grin, J. (2018). Well-being, sustainability and social development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. (Philosophy of Nature; Nr. 1). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76696-6

Veraart, F. C. A. (2018). Agriculture and nutrition: The end of hunger. In H. Lintsen , F. Veraart, J-P. Smits, & J. Grin (Eds.), Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050 (pp. 259-292). cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76696-6_13


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Eindhoven University of Technology
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