Cees-Jan Pen

How will this Region stay the Smartest?

“Plea Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving for a new regional economic and social policy is more welcome than ever” Over the last few months, superlatives have been all around about the economic performance of the Metropolitan Region Eindhoven (MRE), although unfortunately, I wonder whether...

The Real Estate Champions from Eindhoven

You would almost miss it out in these top weeks for Eindhoven. The city has a championship team of private and public housing, construction and development parties who have ensured that the city has become the national champion of transformation in 2015 and 2016. Not only the economic climate but...

Smartest region? We’re not living up to it

All around the world, initiatives are arising to make cities smarter, more accessible and at the same time more sustainable. Eindhoven doesn’t seem to lead in this type of “Quality of Life” and that is the reason for E52 to dive into this topic in the run-up to the municipal elections of March...

Metropolitan Eindhoven: how to create solid ground?

Cees-Jan Pen is a lector Enterprising Region at the Fontys. Brainport is mainport, Brabant is booming and Eindhoven and Amsterdam are mentioned in the same breath. It’s going well with the economy and the job growth in the Eindhoven region. These figures are really good because unemployment also...

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