Kobe Boussauw (°1978, Brugge) is a former research assistant and guest professor at the Geography Department of Ghent University. Besides a PhD in Geography from Ghent University, he holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree in the field of Architecture and a Master's degree in Spatial Planning. Before, Kobe has worked as a consultant in a private company, as a civil servant for the Flemish Government and as an advisor within the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Kosovo.
His research deals with the reciprocal relationships between mobility, planning, and the built environment, both in an analytical and in a policy oriented sense. Within the first track, the way in which various aspects of spatial structure interact with each other is assessed, whereas in the second track the focus is on decision-making processes that impact on such spatial functioning. Kobe's concern is mainly with the relationship between proximity as a spatial quality, urban livability, and sustainability.