Maarten Hajer is the Chief Curator of IABR–2016, the seventh edition of the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam. The theme of IABR–2016 is The Next Economy and it will open in April 2016.

Maarten Hajer is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Utrecht and until very recently served a 7-year term as Director–General of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. As director of the PBL, Hajer was one of the prime advisers to the Dutch Cabinet on issues ranging from land use, planning, environment and nature, to water and transport.