Evert Verhagen

Urbanist, Founder, Creative Cities; Founder, Reuse BV, the Netherlands

Evert Verhagen is a founder and owner of the Creative Cities agency and Reuse BV company. He works as a project manager in a wide variety of public space and regeneration projects in cities all over the world. The Westergasfabriek park which is situated on the site of a derelict gas factory in Amsterdam, the restoration of the abandoned Hofbogen BV railway territories in Rotterdam, and the reconstruction of the slaughterhouse in Casablanca are the projects that brought Evert Verhagen world fame.

In 2004, the Westergasfabriek regeneration project won the Golden Pyramid, the Dutch government award for excellent project management. The project also won the Landscape Institute Award (UK) in 2007 and the Europa Nostra award in 2010. After starting Creative Cities in 2004, Evert worked in Casablanca, Moscow, Nova Friburgo, and Paris as well as in Dutch cities such — the Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Apeldoorn, Emmen, and many others. He has been advising on many different park projects around the globe, including Zaryadye Park in Moscow.