Rob van der Heijden

Professor for Innovative planning methods, Institute for Management Research, Radboud University
Biography

Graduated as building engineering (Eindhoven University of Technology, 1981). Received his Phd (1986) on Decision Support Systems in regional planning. Different professorships since 1994 at Delft University of Technology (Transport & Logistics) and Radboud University Nijmegen (Spatial Planning; Innovative Planning Methods). He was a.o. Vice-dean of Research and Dean of the Nijmegen School of Management (2008-2016). His research focusses on structuring and supporting decision making on transport and urban planning, including a focus on circular economy and environmental impact assessment.
Promotor of 27 Phds (23 defended; 4 ongoing). Fellow of the Dutch Research School on Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL) since 25 years. He has been chairman/member of various societal/policy advisory/scientific review committees. Since 2020 he coordinates the research program “On the Move: transition towards sustainable mobility” (funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation: https://onthemoveproject.nl/).


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