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Aloys Borgers is an Associate Professor of urban planning. He is interested in how people behave in urban environments. His main research theme is modeling individuals’ preferences and behavior in urban contexts in order to predict or simulate how people react to changes in the urban environment or how they respond to new societal and technological trends (such as ICT, smart cities). He is mainly interested in how these trends and developments influence residential preferences, shopping behavior (especially in downtown shopping areas), and pedestrian behavior. Aloys is involved in various courses and projects related to these fields.

Academic background

Aloys Borgers obtained his MSc in Urban Planning from TU/e. He acted as the daily supervisor of PhD students and as a member of Doctorate Committees. Aloys is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and the International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research. He also acted as an ‘ad hoc’ reviewer for many academic journals if the field of consumer behavior, retailing, tourism, land use modeling, transportation, real estate, and housing.

Aloys has been one of the main drivers in redeveloping the education programs for the Urban Systems and Real Estate unit of the Department of Built Environment, both for Bachelor College and the Graduate School. In 2017, he won the award for the best bachelor tutor of the department.  

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Research Output 1984 2019

Employees’ and students’ preferences towards a supportive car system and its contribution to commuting mode choice

van der Waerden, P., Folmer, R. & Borgers, A., 2019, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / EIRASS, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Lifestyles, new uses, and the redevelopment of industrial heritage sites: a case study of Strijp-S, Eindhoven

Dane, G., Borgers, A. & Tilma, F., 2019, 24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019. Schrenk, M., Popovich, V. V., Zeile, P., Elisei, P., Beyer, C. & Ryser, J. (eds.). p. 483-492 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
redevelopment
resident
part-time worker
residential environment
de-industrialization
4 Downloads (Pure)

Loneliness and life satisfaction explained by public-space use and mobility patterns

Bergefurt, L., Kemperman, A., van den Berg, P., Borgers, A., van der Waerden, P., Oosterhuis, G. & Hommel, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 21, 4282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Loneliness
Activities of Daily Living
Public Facilities
Research
6 Downloads (Pure)

Subjective immediate experiences during large-scale cultural events in cities: a geotagging experiment

Dane, G., Borgers, A. & Feng, T., 1 Oct 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 20, 19 p., 5698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
cultural event
experiment
methodology
experience
physical environmental conditions

The willingness of Dutch citizens to participate in a prosumer community: a stated choice experiment

Dane, G., Borgers, A., de Vet, L. & Mazairac, W., 2019, 24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019. Schrenk, M., Popovich, V. V., Zeile, P., Elisei, P., Beyer, C. & Ryser, J. (eds.). p. 799-808 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
environmental statement
energy
outsourcing
experiment
citizen

Prizes

Innovation
Supervision
Shopping behavior
Shopping centres
Shopping centres
Product availability
Supervision
Channel coordination
Innovation
Food and beverage
Shopping experience
Supervision
Shopping centres
Innovation

Honorable mention VOGON Research Award

Aloys Borgers (Recipient) & Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman (Recipient), 2018

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

honors and awards

Outstanding Travel Behaviour and Society Paper Award

P.E.W. van den Berg (Recipient), Astrid Kemperman (Recipient), Boy de Kleijn (Recipient) & A.W.J. Borgers (Recipient), 2017

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 1994 2019

  • 16 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Editorial activity

Transportmetrica A: Transport Science (Journal)

Aloys W.J. Borgers (Editorial board member)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (Journal)

Aloys W.J. Borgers (Editorial board member)
27 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (Journal)

Aloys W.J. Borgers (Editorial board member)
7 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (Journal)

Aloys W.J. Borgers (Editorial board member)
6 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Advanced Transportation (Journal)

Aloys W.J. Borgers (Editorial board member)
1 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Courses

History of housing and cities

1/09/15 → …

Course

Project Smart Cities

1/09/13 → …

Course

Project USRE: Urban Systems B

1/09/14 → …

Course

Smart cities

1/09/15 → …

Course

Urban Planning

1/09/13 → …

Course

Student theses

Adding bricks to clicks: the main attributes of click-and-mortar shops influencing the shopping experience

Author: Hensbergen, M., 30 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Borgers, A. (Supervisor 1), Ossokina, I. (Supervisor 2) & Meijsing, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

File

A fuzzy multi-criteria decision support system for upscale business hotel location selection in Western Europe

Author: Damman, G., 31 Dec 2011

Supervisor: Borgers, A. (Supervisor 1), Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2), van de Ven, L. (Supervisor 2) & Smeets, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

A GIS-based tool to support housing associations in the transition towards a district-heating network

Author: Peters, M., 27 Feb 2018

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Waerden, P. (Supervisor 1), Borgers, A. (Supervisor 1) & Groenen, L. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

File

Albatross: implementatie, interpretatie en visualisatie van proeftoepassingen

Author: van Soest, P., 31 Aug 2006

Supervisor: Timmermans, H. (Supervisor 1), Arentze, T. (Supervisor 2) & Borgers, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master