Dr. Tijs Neutens
Tijs Neutens (°1983, Brugge) holds a Master in Geography and Geomatics (2005, Ghent University) and a PhD in Geography (2010, Ghent University). Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Geography Department of Ghent University. His research is financed by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and addresses various questions in the realm of transport and urban geography through the use of geographical information science (GIS). In particular, the focus of Tijs' research is on the analysis of spatial differences and individual disparities in space-time accessibility using concepts from time geography. In addition, he is also interested in the tracking and analysis of human travel and activity behavior, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of urban systems.
Tijs is one of the four main researchers involved in the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme 'TranSENDaNC' between the University of Oxford, Universidad de Concepcion and Ghent University. This project focuses on role of transport in enhancing or undermining social equity, exclusion and cohesion, health, well-being and quality of life . Within the framework of this project, Tijs recently gave a presentation at Universidad de Concepcion in Chile. Read more.
- Neutens, T., Farber, S., Boussauw, K., and Delafontaine, M., 2012. Spatial variation in the potential for social interaction: A case study in Flanders (Belgium). Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. (in press).
- Delafontaine, M., Versichele, M., Neutens, T., and Van de Weghe, N. 2012. Spatiotemporal sequences in Bluetooth tracking data. Applied Geography, 34, 659-668.
- Qiang, Y., Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., Stichelbaut, B., De Tré, G., De Maeyer, P., and Van de Weghe, N., 2012. Analysing imperfect temporal information in GIS using the triangular model. Cartographic Journal (In Press).
- Van Clooster, A., Neutens, T., Fack, V., Van de Weghe, N., and De Maeyer, P., 2012. Measuring the exitability of buildings: a new perspective on indoor accessibility. Applied Geography (In Press)
- Farber, S., Neutens, T., Miller, H.J., and Li, X., 2012. A metric for the social interaction potential of metropolitan regions: a time-geographic approach using joint accessibility. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (In press)
- Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., Van de Weghe, N., 2012. A GIS toolkit for measuring and mapping space-time accessibility from a place-based perspective. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26, 6, 1131-1154
- Kellens, W., Neutens, T., Deckers, P., Reyns, J., De Maeyer, P., 2012. Coastal flood risks and seasonal tourism: analyzing the effects of tourism dynamics on casualty calculations. Natural Hazards, 60, 3, 1211-1229.
- Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., and Witlox, F., 2012. The relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance: the effect of the compact city. Regional Studies, 46, 6, 687-706.
- Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., Schwanen, T., and Van de Weghe, N., 2012. The relationship between opening hours and accessibility of public service delivery. Journal of Transport Geography (In Press)
- Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., Scott, D. M., De Maeyer, P., 2012. A GIS-based method to identify spatiotemporal gaps in public service delivery. Applied Geography, 32, 253-264.
- Versichele, M., Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., and Van de Weghe, N., 2011. The use of Bluetooth for analyzing spatiotemporal dynamics of human movement at mass events: A case study of the Ghent Festivities. Applied Geography, 32, 208-220.
- Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., and Van de Weghe, N., 2011. Rough space-time prisms in constrained travel environments. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25, 9, 1389-1411.
- Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., and Van de Weghe, N., 2011. The impact of opening hours on the equity of individual space-time accessibility. Computers Environment and Urban Systems 35, 276-288.
- Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., 2011. The prism of everyday life: A new research agenda for time geography. Transport Reviews, 31, 1, 25-47.
- Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., and Witlox, F., 2011. Minimum commuting distance as a spatial characteristic: The case of Flanders. Papers in Regional Science, 90, 1, 47-66.
- Kellens, W., Zaalberg, R., Neutens, T., Vaneuville, W., and De Maeyer, P., 2011. Perspectives on the public perception of flood risk on the Belgian coast. Risk Analysis, 31, 7, pp. 1055-1068.
- Kuijpers, B., Miller, H. J., Neutens, T., and Othman, W. 2010. Anchor uncertainty and space-time prisms. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24, 8, pp.1223-1248.
- Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., and Miller, H.J., 2010. Dealing with preferences, privileges and timing in opportunities for joint activity participation. Geographical Analysis, 42, 3, 245-266.
- Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., and De Maeyer, P., 2010. Social equity of public service delivery: A comparison of different accessibility measures. Environment and Planning A, 42, 1613-1635.
- Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., and Versichele, M., 2010. Arranging place and time: A GIS toolkit to assess individual and joint accessibility to urban opportunities. Applied Geography, 30, 561-575.
- Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., and De Maeyer, P., 2010. The impact of opening hours on individual accessibility: A case study in the context of accessibility to public services. Urban Geography, 31, 8, 1039-1064.
- BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Award 2012. This prize is awarded biannually by the Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Economists (BIVEC-GIBET), April 2012.
- RSAI Dissertation Award 2011. This prestigious prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of regional science, awarded by the Regional Science Association International, October 2011.
PhD Dissertation Award for outstanding research in the field of transport geography, awarded by the Transport Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 2011.
Title of the dissertation: Space, time and accessibility: Analyzing human activities and travel possibilities from a time geographic perspective
Best Paper Award at the 3rd International BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day, May 27, 2009.
Title of the paper: A comparative analysis of different accessibility measures in the context of public service delivery
Authors: Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Wiltox, F. & De Maeyer, P.
Best Student Paper Award at the CVS Transport Policy Conference, November 19-20, 2009.
Title of the paper: Arranging place and time: A GIS toolkit to assess individual and joint accessibility to urban opportunities
Authors: Neutens, T. & Versichele, M.