Karst Geurs is appointed Full Professor of Transport Planning at the Centre for Transport Studies. His research focuses on interactions between land use and transport, accessibility modelling and evaluation and the dynamics in travel behaviour. From 2009-2013 he was Associated Professor at the CTS. He worked at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment from 1997 and moved to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in 2005. In 2006 he received his PhD at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, on accessibility appraisal of land-use and transport policy strategies. He teaches master courses on Transport Policy and Planning, Land Use and Transport Interactions and Sustainable Transport within the Master Track Transport Engineering and Management.
He is chair of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR), Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU).
Room: Horst Room Z217
Phone: +31 (0) 53 - 489 1056 / 06-54726302
Phone secretary: +31 (0) 53 - 489 4322
Position: Full Professor
2013 Full Professor of Transport Planning, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente.
2009 Associate Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente.
2007 Programme Manager Transport, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
2005 Researcher land use, transport and environment, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
1997 Researcher land use, transport and environment, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
2006 PhD, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Thesis title: Accessibility, land use and transport. Accessibility evaluation of land-use and transport developments and policy strategies. Awarded Cum Laude.
1995 Master of Science Environmental Science, Environmental Policy Evaluation, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
1993 Bachelor of Science Transport Engineering and Planning, Breda University of Professional Education, the Netherlands
2013-2017 Mobility Panel for the Netherlands (MPN)
2012-2015 Mobile Mobility Panel
2016-2018 Mobility innovations in Twente
2014-2017 Dynamics in Mode Choice Behaviour
2016-2017 Solar Bike
Bachelor CiT Module 3: Traffic & Transport (Verkeer en Vervoer)
CiT Module 7: Shaping Places (Gebiedsontwikkeling)
Geurs, K., B. Zondag, G. de Jong, M. de Bok (2008) Accessibility appraisal of integrated land-use/transport policy strategies: It is not just adding up travel time savings. Nectar Workshop, The future of accessibility, 27-28 June, 2008. , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Geurs, K.T., Public transport option values. Review and case study for the Netherlands. Paper for the 11th World Conference on Transportation Research, June 24-28, 2007, University of California, Berkeley.
Laird, J., K. Geurs, C. Nash (2007) Option and non-use values and rail project appraisal. European Transport Conference, Noordwijkerhout.
Geurs, K.T. (2006) Job accessibility impacts of intensive and multiple land-use scenarios for the Netherlands' Randstad Area. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 21(1), 51 – 67.
Geurs, K.T., B. van Wee, P. Rietveld (2006) Accessibility appraisal of integrated land-use/transport strategies: methodology and case study for the Netherlands Randstad area. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 33 (5), 639-660.
Geurs, K.T., R. Haaijer, B. van Wee (2006) Option Value of Public Transport: Methodology for Measurement and Case Study for Regional Rail Links in the Netherlands. Transport Reviews, 26 (5), 613 – 643
Geurs, K., B. van Wee (2006) Ex post Ealuation of Thirty Years of Compact Urban Development in the Netherlands. Urban Studies, 41(1), 139-160
Geurs, K.T. (2006) The option value of public transport services. A missing benefit category in transport appraisal? Methodology and case studies for the Netherlands. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Kyoto, Japan, August 2006
Meurs, H., R. Haaijer, R. Smit, K. Geurs (2006) DYNAMO: A New Dynamic Automobile Market Model for the Netherlands. European Transport Conference, Strasbourg, Association for European Transport and contributors
Geurs, K.T., J.R. Ritsema van Eck (2004) Editorial. Special issue: Land-use and transport interaction models. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 4 (3), 247-249
Geurs, K.T., B. van Wee (2004) Land-use/transport interaction models as tools for sustainability impact assessments of transport investments: review and research directions. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 4 (3), 333-355
Geurs, K.T., Y. Hayashi (2004). Editorial. Special issue: Environmentally Sustainable Transport. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 4 (1), 5-10
Geurs, K.T., B. van Wee (2004). Backcasting as a Tool for Sustainable Transport Policy Making: The Environmentally Sustainable Transport Study in the Netherlands. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 4 (1), 47-69
Geurs, K.T., B. van Wee (2004) Accessibility evaluation of land-use and transport strategies: review and research directions. Journal of Transport geography, 12, 127-140
Geurs, K., B. van Wee (2004) Ex Post Evaluation of 30 Years Compact Urban Development in the Netherlands. Conference paper for the 10th World Conference on Transportation Research, Instanbul, 4-8 July 2004.
2003 and before
Geurs, K.T., J.R. Ritsema van Eck (2003) Accessibility evaluation of land-use scenarios: the impact of job competition, land-use and infrastructure developments for the Netherlands. Environment and Planning B: Planning & design, 30(1), 69 - 87.
Steg, L, K. Geurs, M. Ras (2001) The effects of motivational factors on car use: a multidisciplinary modelling approach. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 35(9), pp. 789-806
Geurs, K.T , G.P. van Wee (2000). Backcasting as a tool to develop a sustainable transport scenario assuming emission reductions of 80-90%. Innovation, Vol. 13, No. 1: pag. 47-62
Geurs, K, A. Hoen, A. Hagen, B. van Wee (2003) Ex post evaluation of Dutch spatial planning and infrastructure policies. European Transport Conference, 8-10 October, 2003
Geurs, K.T., B. van Wee (2003) Sustainability impact assessments: the role of land-use/transport interaction models. Framing land use dynamics conference, Utrecht University, 16-18 april 2003
Geurs, K.T., J.R. Ritsema van Eck (2003) Accessibility Measures: Evaluation of Job Accessibility, and related Social and Economic Impacts of Land-Use Scenarios. Selected Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Transportation Research, C.-H. Park, J. R. Cho, J. Oh, Y. HayashiJ. Viegas, eds., Pergamon, Amsterdam
Steg, L., K. Geurs, M. Ras (2001) Motives in Transport Models: Can they be Ignored? In: The Leading Edge of Travel Behaviour Research, D. A. Henscher, ed., Pergamon, Amsterdam, pp. 829-844
Steg, L., K. Geurs, M. Ras (2000), The effects of motivational factors on car use: a multidisciplinary modelling approach, 9th International Association for Travel Behaviour Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2 - 7 July 2000
Wee, B. van, K. Geurs, R. van den Brink, J.A. Annema, 1998. Transport and the environment: the contribution of national and local policies. Environmental Pollution 102, S1, pp. 663-670
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU) (www.jtlu.org).
Chair of the Netwerk on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) - http://www.nectar-eu.eu/
Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) http://www.springer.com/engineering/civil+engineering/journal/12544
TRAIL research fellow.
Member of ‘Programmaraad CROW/KpVV Ruimte en Mobiliteit’.