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Dr Stefan van der Spek

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Delft, Netherlands

Associate Professor of Urban Design and Director of the Geomatics Educational Programme at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment. The main fields he covers are: urban transformations – dynamics of the city (Public Space and Vital City Centers), intermodal transfer points – the design of terminals and (railway)station areas and geomatics – a relatively new science concerned with the analysis, acquisition, management, and visualisation of geographic data with the aim of gaining knowledge and better understanding of the built and natural environments. His goal is to develop further knowledge in both Urban Design and Geomatics. His main project is ‘Urbanism on Track’, a group he initiated with Jeroen van Schaick in 2007. In his methods he uses evidence-based design: integration of traditional mapping and dynamic user data, e.g. movement data. Users play a central role in his approach.

Key references:

Van Schaick J., Van der Spek S.C., Smit M.G.J., Van der Hoeven F.D. (eds) Urbanism on Track – Application of Tracking Technologies in Urbanism, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2008

Van der Hoeven F.D., Smit M.G.J., Van der Spek S.C. (eds) Street Level Desires – Discovering the City on FootBooksurge Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 2008

Van der Spek, S.C. Van Langelaar T., “Walking Streams and the Plinth” in Glaser at al. The City Eye Level: Lessons for Street Plinths, Oberon/NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2012

Van der Spek, S.C. Van Langelaar T., “Street-level Experiences of Pedestrians in a Car-dominated City” in Glaser at al. The City Eye Level: Lessons for Street Plinths, Oberon/NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2012

Van der Spek, S.C., Scheltema, N., “The importance of bicycle parking management” in Research in Transportation Business & Management, Vol. 15 Issue 6 (2015), pp. 39-49

Van der Spek, S.C., Van Langelaar, T., Kickert, C. “Evidence-based design: satellite positioning studies of city centre user groupsin Urban design and Planning, ICE publishing, Vol. 166, Issue DP4, 2013

Van der Spek, S.C., Van Schaick, J., De Bois, P.G., De Haan, A.R., Sensing Human Activity: GPS TrackingSensors, Basel, Switzerland, 2009