• 10475 Citations
1979 …2021
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Personal profile


“Professional urban and transportation planning require understanding of how individuals react to plans and policies.”

Research profile

Harry Timmermans is a Full Professor and Chair of Urban Planning at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include urban planning, travel behavior research, and consumer demand modeling.  

Research activities of his multidisciplinary group concern the development and application of innovative models and ICT tools for urban planning and transportation. Several projects are related to innovative ICT apps, smart cities, urban transportation, and advance modeling techniques for urban and transportation planning. The group has an international reputation in the development of activity-based models of travel demand and new mobility options. Harry is an expert in the area of integrating electric vehicle solutions into consumer practices and the related effects on the built environment.

Academic background

Harry Timmermans has a PhD in Spatial Sciences from Nijmegen University. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hasselt (UHasselt), Belgium. Harry has been awarded several prestigious grants and has won many (best paper) awards with his PhD students. In addition, he serves on many TRB and WCTR Committees, including the Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy committee. He was elected vice-chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research. He has co-authored more than 500 publications in urban planning, transportation, artificial intelligence, marketing, and environmental psychology. Harry has also accepted several invitations to join national and international committees on smart cities and smart mobility. He is (associate) editor of journals in urban planning and transportation.

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Projects 2016 2021

SCRIPTS - Smart Cities Responsive Intelligent Public Transport Systems

Timmermans, H., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Feneri, A., Gerrits, E., Caiati, V., Jang, S. & Kruizinga, M.


Project: Research direct

DESENT – Smart decision support system for urban energy and transportation

Timmermans, H., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Feng, T., Yang, D., Gerrits, E., Kruizinga, M., Kim, S., Jang, S., van der Waerden, P. & Gu, G.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1979 2020

Co-dependent workplace, residence and commuting mode choice: results of a multi-dimensional mixed logit model with panel effects

Guo, J., Feng, T. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cities. 96, 9 p., 102448

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
transportation mode
residential mobility

On the relative importance of social influence in transport-related choice behaviour: empirical evidence from three stated-choice experiments

Han, B., Kim, J., Rasouli, S. & Timmermans, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 94-107

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Analysis of metro station ridership considering spatial heterogeneity

Gan, Z., Feng, T., Yang, M., Timmermans, H. & Luo, J., 3 Jul 2019, In : Chinese Geographical Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

travel behavior
residential area
2 Citations (Scopus)

A path analysis of outdoor comfort in urban public spaces

Peng, Y., Feng, T. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 15 Jan 2019, In : Building and Environment. 148, p. 459-467

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
path analysis
public space
open space
psychological factors
5 Citations (Scopus)

Consumer preferences for business models in electric vehicle adoption

Liao, F., Molin, E., Timmermans, H. & van Wee, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Transport Policy. 73, p. 12-24 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
electric vehicle
Electric vehicles


urban geography
welfare economics
virtual reality
pricing policy

ERES Awards 2011

Harry Timmermans (Recipient), 15 Jun 2011

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Activities 1997 2003

  • 10 Keynote talk
  • 2 Contributed talk
  • 1 Editorial activity

HKSTS Conference, Hong Kong

Harry J.P. Timmermans (Keynote speaker)
13 Dec 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

10th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR 2003), August 10-15, 2003, Lucerne, Switzerland

Harry J.P. Timmermans (Keynote speaker)
10 Aug 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

South African TGransport Conference, Pretoria

Harry J.P. Timmermans (Keynote speaker)
16 Jul 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Keynote conference, Copenagen

Harry J.P. Timmermans (Keynote speaker)
11 Jun 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (Journal)

Harry J.P. Timmermans (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Student theses

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

A Porta do Porto : een structuurplan voor "Porto-Campanha"

Author: Boonmann, R., 31 Oct 1993

Supervisor: Timmermans, H. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Climate change and heat stress in residential buildings: evaluation of adaptation measures

Author: Haak, A., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Blocken, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Heijden, M. (Supervisor 2), Hensen, J. (Supervisor 2), Timmermans, H. (Supervisor 2) & Bosch, P. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Computational analysis of climate change adaptation measures at the building and street scale focused on evaporative cooling: case study for Bergpolder Zuid

Author: Toparlar, Y., 31 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Blocken, B. (Supervisor 1), Montazeri, H. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, W. (Supervisor 2), van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 2), Albers, R. (External person) (External coach) & Timmermans, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master