Hello, my name is Vince de Jong.

I'm an urban sociologist with a passion for journalism, cities and people. As The Urban Detective, I travel around the globe to investigate the impact of worldwide urbanization. How do people deal with the opportunities and challenges of their urbanizing environment?

Let's inspire each other! We are almost all urbanites by now, and there is so much we can learn from each other!


I have always been interested in learning about other cultures than my own. As Mrs. Urban Detective I will focus on stories about sub-cultures in the city. How do different groups of people adapt, manifest and flourish in an urban context? What do they contribute? And what can the city do for them?

Hi! My name is Marijne Scherjon.