• Overview

Social and Economic Geography

The SEG research group focuses on all social and economic activities and developments on the earth's surface

The Social and Economic Geography research group (SEG) focusses on three clusters.

First of all, SEG analyses travel behaviour and city logistics.

Second, there is an emphasis on present-day evolutions in the Flemish urban system, urban policy, and the formation of a world city network.

Finally, SEG also investigates location decisions of private and public companies, the relationship between transport and production, and land use modelling.

urban development world city network travel behaviour transportation land development


Recent publications

Yang, Derudder, Taylor, Ni, Shen (2017) — Asymmetric global network connectivities in the world city network, 2013.

Zhao, Wu, Liu, Derudder (2015) — A novel method for approximating intercity networks: an empirical comparison for validating the city networks in two Chinese city-regions.

Semanjski, Bellens, Gautama, Witlox (2016) — Integrating big data into a sustainable mobility Policy 2.0 planning support system.