Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Cosmopolis). He created the Brussels Academy. Co-director of POLIS, a joint masters degree in European Urban Cultures of the universities of Brussels (VUB), Tilburg (UvT), Manchester (MMU) and Helsinki(UADH) and of “4Cities”, a UNICA-Euromaster in Urban Studies with the universities of Brussels, Vienna, Kopenhagen and Madrid. Formerly also thought at the universities of Deusto (Bilbao-Spain), Tilburg (The Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Vesalius College-Brussels (Belgium), at the Catedra Unesco de Politiques Culturals I Cooperacio at the University of Girona (Spain). He is author of over 200 publications on a wide range of subjects.