José van Campen graduated in 1990 as a planner at the University of Amsterdam and has worked at various organizations that research and promote spatial quality. In 2005 she started Woord en Plaats, an office for research and advice in the field of spatial quality policy. She is one of the initiators of Mooiwaarts, a ‘bottom-up’ initiative that has succeeded in including good spatial and environment quality as an objective in the new Dutch Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet). She is project leader of several national guides for spatial quality innovation in policy and practice. In 2017 she started her PhD at TU Delft. Her research focusses on the influence of spatial quality teams and advisory committees from a planning perspective.