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“It is people’s creativity in finding new ways of interacting with one another, with the built environment that makes the world interesting and challenging.”

Research profile

Qi Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include econometrics and spatial analysis, game theory and choice modeling in urban sustainable transformation. Her research focuses on stakeholder involvement and urban management addressing sustainable development and circular economy.

Urban process modelling requires knowledge in the field of operations management, information management, multi-agents systems and process optimization. She tries to explore the interactions between multiple public and private actors, and stakeholders at regional and local levels towards urban growth patterns in terms of spatial changes, integration of ICT and circular economy on urban environments, effect of human behavior and habits on resource consumption to provide decision support for policy makers.

Academic background

Qi Han obtained her PhD in Urban Planning from TU/e, with a thesis named ‘Modeling Strategic Behavior in Anticipation of Congestion’. She also holds an MSc in Urban Planning and development from Tohuku University, Japan, and a BSc in architect from Tongji University, China. Between 1995 and 1998 she worked as an architect at ECEPDI (East China Electric Power Design Institute).

Qi has been published in Energy Policy, Environment and Planning B, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Land use policy, Sustainability, International journal of project management, Ecological Indicator, Applied Geography, etc. She served as reviewers for international journals and conferences, and acts as co-promotors in PhD projects. She is also involved in the TU/e Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) Big Data Alliance.

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Research Output 2002 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A framework for path-dependent industrial land transition analysis using vector data

Wang, T., Kazak, J., Han, Q. & de Vries, B., 2019, In : European Planning Studies. 27, 7, p. 1391-1412 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
land use

A sustainable industrial site redevelopment planning support system

Wang, T., 2 Apr 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 177 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
industrial site

How to attract customers to buy green housing? Their heterogeneous willingness to pay for different attributes

He, C., Yu, S., Han, Q. & de Vries, B., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 230, p. 709-719 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

willingness to pay
indoor air
Air quality
air quality

Key enablers of and barriers to the uptake and implementation of nature-based solutions in urban settings: a review

Ershad Sarabi, S., Han, Q., Romme, S., de Vries, B. & Wendling, L., 30 Jun 2019, In : Resources. 8, 3, 20 p., 121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
urban area
climate change

Land use oriented bi-level discrete road network design

Wang, Z., Han, Q. & de Vries, B., 24 Jan 2019, In : Transportation Research Procedia. 37, p. 35-42 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
road network
Land use
land use
Sustainable development
sustainable development

Student theses

A cap, fine & reward policy framework: creating energy consciousness and urging residents to save energy?

Author: van 't Westeinde, S., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Ketelaers, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


A complex model for generating sustainable land use plans: determining the spatial location allocations of energy sources in urban planning

Author: Broersen, C., 30 Apr 2012

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Klep, P. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Aligning supply and demand for energy service companies in the cure market using analytical hierarchy process and system dynamics

Author: Hemink, K., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Schaefer, W. (Supervisor 1), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2), Glumac, B. (Supervisor 2), Dekkers, J. (External coach), Bloemers, B. (External person) (External coach) & van Wanrooij, V. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


An accessibility based effect measurement tool to support mobility policies: an approach regarding attributes of accessibility measurements and mobility policies for different transport modes

Author: Cordewener, C., 28 Feb 2017

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Waerden, P. (Supervisor 2), Han, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Hoen, S. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master