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Assistant Professor

Director of education Geomatics

Visiting Professor at
Northumbria University

Department:

Chair Urban Design

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BG.WEST.800

Address:

Julianalaan 134

2628BL Delft

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+31 (0)15 27 89860 

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http://www.bk.tudelft.nl/users/speks/internet/

Stefan van der Spek, Dr. ir. S.C. van der

Associate Professor

Stefan van der Spek is 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:


[1] Urban Transformations: dynamics of the city (Public Space and Vital City Centers) 
[2] Intermodal Transfer Points - the design of terminals and (railway)station areas and 
[3] 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. 

Stefan's 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.

Specialties

Research / education 

Design of Intermodal Transfer Points (Connectors), Transport Development Areas (TDA), Transit Oriented Design (TOD), Pedestrian Oriented Design (POD), Mobility, Public Transport, GPS tracking, Public Domain / Public Space, Liveable City
Pedestrian Oriented Design 

Education

  • 1997-2002 PhD, Delft University of Technology, Seamless 
  • 1995-1997 Multimodal Mobility, Intermodal Transfer Points
  • 1991-1994 MSc, Delft University of Technology, Architecture, Urbanism and Building SciencesBSc, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture 

Experience

Professional

  • 2003- SC.Design, Delft, NL
  • 1997-2001 de Architekten Cie., Amsterdam, NL
  • 1995 Architekturbüro Kamm + Kuendig, Zug, CH

Education

  • MSc Urbanism : Coordinator MSc 1 & MSc 2 between 2004 and 2011 
  • Urbanism Electives: R&D studio "Urbanism on Track" and lecture series "People, Movement & Public Space" (2004-2013) 
  • BSc-3 Architecture: "City & Housing / Public Space" (2009-2013) 
  • BSc-5 Urbanism & Geomatics: "Sensing the City / Delft from Above" (2012) 

Research

  • Spatial Metro (Interreg IIIb) which aims at improving City Centres for Pedestrians. Stefan's contribution was to develop a method to monitor and evaluate pedestrian behaviour and experiences in the historic city centers. He used GPS devices to track pedestrians and visualised the results using ArcGIS. Other tracking projects are Rotterdam Highrise (2011), tracking Rotterdam (2012), Assisted Living Lab Rotterdam (2010), Delft from Above (2012), Coastal Cities Scheveningen (2011) and Tracking Delft (2009/2010). 
  • In 2012 the Rotterdam Highrise data was used for the VPRO series 'The Netherlands from Above.'
  • Further participations iin Connected Cities (Interreg IIIc), DIEMIGO, Pedestrian Quality Needs (COST 358), MOVE (COST IC0903 / Leader WG 1) and MODAP (FP7/EU FET-OPEN / Leader WG 2).
  • PhD project (1997-2002): Seamless Multimodal Mobility / Intermodal Transfer Points Thesis: 'Connectors - the way beyond transferring'.

Publications

Main publications

  • 'Evidence-based design: satellite positioning studies of city centre user groups' (2013)
  • ‘Sensing Human Activity: GPS Tracking’ (2009)
  • ‘Urbanism on Track – Application of Tracking Technologies in Urbanism’ (2008)
  • ‘Street Level Desires – Discovering the City on Foot' (2008)
  • ‘Connectors – the Way Beyond Transfering’ (2003)

Books

  • Street-Level Desires
  • Connectors, the way beyond transferring
  • De Overstapmachine
  • De OVerstap Machine 

Other publications 

  • Spek, SC van der (2006). Pedestrian oriented design, designing the sustainable city - a tool to optimize pedestrian routing. In V Wang, Q Sheng, & C Sezer (Eds.), Modernization and Regionalism. Re-inventing Urban Identity. Vol. II (pp. 693-697). Delft: International Forum on Urbanism.
  • Spek, SC van der (2006). Optimizing Routing and Safety for Pedestrians. A tool for pedestrian oriented design. In s.n. (Ed.), Melbourne Walk 21 2006, Proceedings. (pp. 1-12). Melbourne: sn.
  • Spek, SC van der (2006). Legible city - walkable city - liveable city. Observation of walking patterns in city centres. In s.n. (Ed.), Melbourne Walk 21 2006, Proceedings. (pp. 01-10). Melbourne: sn.
  • Spek, SC van der (2006). Identifying the identity of city centres - legible city, walkable city, liveable city. In V Wang, Q Sheng, & C Sezer (Eds.), Modernization and Regionalism. Re-inventing Urban Identity. Vol. II (pp. 860-863). Delft: International Forum on Urbanism.
  • Wagener, T, & Spek, SC van der (2006). Accessibility for all - eliminating barriers across Europe. Nova terra, june 2006(3), 14-17.
  • Spek, SC van der (2005). Lighting as a way to guide people through city centres. Nova terra, 5(3), 30-33.
  • Spek, SC van der (2005). Bus rapid transit. Nova terra, 5(special ed), 30-34.
  • Spek, SC van der (2004). The changing role of stations in European cities. In F Claessens & L van Duin (Eds.), The European city. Architectural interventions and urban transformations (pp. 254-261). Delft: Dup science.
  • Spek, SC van der (2003). Van station naar connector. Nova terra, 3(3), 2-6.
  • Spek, SC van der (2003). Van station naar connector? BOSS magazine, juli 2003(20), 4-8.
  • Spek, SC van der (2003, February 11). Connectors. The way beyond transferring. Technische Universiteit Delft (212 pag.) (Delft: DUP science). Prom./coprom.: Prof.ir. DH Frieling, & Prof.ir. P.B. Bruijn.
  • Spek, SC van der (2002). Strategische overstappunten. In WJ Hermans (Ed.), De overstapmachine. Het perifere wegstation (pp. 54-66). Delft: DUP Satellite.
  • Spek, SC van der (2002). Op weg naar wegstation ........... Leiden. In WJ Hermans (Ed.), De overstapmachine. Het perifere wegstation (pp. 150-161). Delft: DUP Satellite.
  • Spek, SC van der (2002). Methodiek & evaluatie instrument. In WJ Hermans (Ed.), De overstapmachine. Het perifere wegstation (pp. 162-167). Delft: DUP Satellite.
  • Spek, SC van der (2002). Intermodal transfer points (itp): Quantifying the quality of the transfer / A tool for evaluating the itp's, based on the transfer performance. In Trail Conference Proceedings / selected papers 7th Trail congress 2002 / Trailblazing into the future (pp. 25-42). Delft: DUP Science.
  • Spek, SC van der (2002). De connector & ontwerpend onderzoek. In WJ Hermans (Ed.), De overstapmachine. Het perifere wegstation (pp. 8-17). Delft: DUP Satellite.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). Strategische overstappunten (Continuous Intervention, met wetenschappelijke referenten). In WJA Hermans & van.der SC Spek (Eds.), Het Perifere Wegstation(pp. 64-72). Delft: Delft University Press.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). Op weg naar... Wegstation Leiden (Continuous Intervention, met wetenschappelijke referenten). In WJA Hermans & van.der SC Spek (Eds.), Het Perifere Wegstation(pp. 170-173). Delft: Delft University Press.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). Methodiek & Evaluatie tool (Continuous Intervention, met wetenschappelijke referenten). In WJA Hermans & van.der SC Spek (Eds.), Het Perifere Wegstation(pp. 176-177). Delft: Delft University Press.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). De bus of de reiziger centraal? Verkeerskunde, 52(8), 20-26.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). De Connector & ontwerp(end) onderzoek (Continuous Intervention, met wetenschappelijke referenten). In WJA Hermans & van.der SC Spek (Eds.), Het Perifere Wegstation(pp. 18-35). Delft: Delft University Press.
  • Spek, SC van der (2001). Composition of the railway station. In HC Bekkering, AD Graafland, de H Jonge, van J Bergen, & A Luz Melis (Eds.), The Architecture Annual 1999-2000 Delft University of Technology (pp. 46-51). Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
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