Professor in Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam
He holds master degrees in Infrastructure Planning and Geographical Information Management, His teaching in Planning Bachelor and Master's programs centers around the (problematic) integration of land use and mobility and ways to improve this. His research is strongly intertwined with planning practice. He has done several studies on how to improve the use of knowledge in urban strategy making processes.
Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam.
Her research focuses on futures of mobility and transitions to more sustainable and inclusive mobility. Her main fascination is the meaning that individuals and communities give to mobility and how that meaning shapes our social-spatial environments, economies and cultures. As part of the project “Smart Cycling Futures” she has conducted research on smart cycling innovation and the impact of technology on possibilities of collecting and using cycling data. She also collaborates with partners in practice through “living labs” in which cycling innovations are tested. She is initiator and curator of “Cities and Mobilities” series of events.
He studies how ideas from urban design can guide the creation of healthy and attractive environments that encourage cycling as a practical and delightful mode of daily transport. His previous research at the University of Toronto includes a study of cycling patterns in the suburban communities of Toronto, Canada. His Masters project evaluated the effectiveness of bicycle mentorship programs in sustaining long-term transport behaviour change. George Liu is cross-appointed at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology.
She is interested in the urban cycling environment, cyclists’ behaviors, emotions, and big data analysis. Her research will focus on cycling-friendly environment improvement. She is attempting to propose cycling optimization strategies considering the public experience, citizen engagement, and policy makers’ intentions. Before joining the UMF faculty, she obtained her master's degree in Landscape Architecture in China. She has contributed to natural urban health and well-being in blue spaces through social media data analysis.
His study focuses on childhood mobilities and cycling promotion initiatives using action research methodology. He examines how institutions shape childhood mobilities and how children, parents and cycling advocates can imagine and experiment new ways of promoting children’s autonomous mobility. Participatory and transformative methodology allows tangible examination of change processes where everyday mobility and childhood are mutually constituted. His background is in sport sociology, driving the interest to urban cycling as a corporeal practice.
Vikas is an engineer, designer and storyteller. His work has been grounded in the communities in India, using media and emergent technology platforms for education, problem conceptualization, problem-solving and community participation. In addition to experiential learnings with communities, he has a Masters in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has worked with the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi on climate vulnerability, risk assessment and adaptation planning. He is interested in theorizing bottom-up innovation for eco-centric development. For his PhD research, he will study the evolution and adoption of electric rickshaws in India along with its implication on sustainability as well as access to urban mobility, and the change it has brought in the public transport system.
He researches the human experience of cycling and an iterative, collaborative (agile) way of working in planning organizations. He is a co-organizer of the Unraveling the Cycling City MOOC and Planning the Cycling City summer school, and is also the founder of Designing a Bicycle User Experience (BUX), where he maintains an open toolkit of human-centered design methods for cycling. Trey combines his design education from the New School in New York with a MSc. in planning from the University of Amsterdam to provide a unique perspective and expertise in the field of cycling and urban design. [Personal Blog I LinkedIn profile]
Inés holds a Md in Public Health and a PhD in Policies. She has worked at a public health institution in Mexico for more than a decade. She is passionate about the links between the shape of cities and social well-being. As an activist, she writes for local journals and she has ventured into the production of videos on mobility: interviews and a short film that was selected finalist at a film festival. Inés will be studying acceptance pathways of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and supporting the research on how systemic traffic violence is reported by media in Spanish-speaking contexts.
Eva is interested in public space and social justice (who/what public space is for) and in societal discourse on these topics. Her research at Urban Mobility Futures will focus on the framing of traffic crashes in Dutch media and the impact of this framing on those that were directly involved in crashes and their next of kin. Moreover, she will further develop the online database thecrashes.org together with Marco te Brömmelstroet by creating a digital filter for news articles on traffic crashes that will visualize the state of the discourse over time. Another objective is to use all these findings to make a direct positive impact on the media discourse itself. Eva’s background is a master’s degree in sociology (specifically ‘social problems and social policy’) at the University of Amsterdam.
They are a student on the Research Master's in Urban Studies at the UvA, interested in how housing and mobility justices intersect. They hope to develop a thesis project surrounding the experiences of mobility as a livelihood for bicycle couriers in Oslo and Amsterdam. With the UMF they will be helping on a project looking at stigmas attached to particular users of bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands.
She is a master student within the Research Master Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She will do her apprenticeship at UMF to support ongoing research about the contemporary challenges urban mobility innovations encounter and she will explore how these innovations can support sustainability and inclusiveness. During her Bachelors degree (Human Geography and Spatial Planning) at Utrecht University she researched which innovative tools and policies are most effective to reduce congestion on motorways.