Wout van der Toorn Vrijthoff (1948) works at DEMO Consultants as an associate consultant, particularly for research projects. He has been educated in the field of Road and Hydraulic Engineering (HTS) and urban planning & public housing (TU Delft). Wout has worked as concrete constructor, consultant / researcher in the private sector and associate professor at TU Delft. Wout works as a supervisor at housing association Vestia and works in a TU context on European research projects. Assignments that appeal to Wout and motivate him are: real estate financing, urban water management, quality and management of public space, cultural heritage, urban restructuring, property management, public-private partnerships. Wout, like DEMO, combines creative future-oriented thinking at a high level of abstraction with attention to practical implementation.