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George Liu is a PhD researcher studying how ideas from urban design can guide the creation of attractive environments that encourages cycling as a practical and desirable mode of daily transport. Previously, his work at the University of Toronto analyzed cycling patterns in suburban communities and evaluated the effectiveness of bicycle mentorship programs in sustaining transportation behaviour change. He is cross-appointed at Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam as part of the Smart Cycling Futures project.

George received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto in 2012. He went on to complete a Master in Environmental Studies degree at York University in 2014, specializing in cycling and urban transportation planning. Prior to starting his PhD in 2016 at TU/e in the Netherlands, George worked as a consultant for the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and was a freelance transportation reporter for the urban planning publication Novae Res Urbis. George has additional expertise in human factors engineering and the study of driver behaviour in road safety research. 

Education/Academic qualification

York University Toronto

Sep 2012Aug 2014

University of Toronto

Sep 2008May 2012

External positions

PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam

16 Sep 201615 Sep 2020

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Projects

Research Output

  • 26 Citations
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
Open Access

Practitioners' perspective on user experience and design of cycle highways

Liu, Y. G., te Brommelstroet, M., Krishnamurthy, S. & van Wesemael, P. J. V., Jun 2019, In : Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 1, 8 p., 100010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    E-bikes and bicycle highways as urban planning research

    Liu, G. Y., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Ontario Planning Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

    The ambiguity of cycling and urban design

    Liu, G. Y., Krishnamurthy, S. & van Wesemael, P. J. V., 2017, AESOP 2017 : Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity : Fostering the European Dimension of Planning, 11-14 July 2017, Lisboa, Portugal.

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

    Smart driver monitoring: when signal processing meets human factors : in the driver's seat

    Aghaei, A. S., Donmez, B., Liu, C. C., He, D., Liu, G., Plataniotis, K. N., Chen, H. Y. W. & Sojoudi, Z., 1 Nov 2016, In : IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 33, 6, p. 35-48 14 p., 7736132.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Mary Lou Tanner 2014 Active Transportation Scholarship

    George Liu (Recipient), 1 May 2014

    Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

  • Activities

    • 3 Contributed talk
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    Cycling Research Methods: Using mobile ethnography and virtual reality to explore cycling experience

    Y. (George) Liu (Speaker)
    16 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Cycling Research Board

    Y. (George) Liu (Organiser), Marco te Brommelstroet (Organiser)
    14 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Towards a Hierarchy of Cycling Needs

    George Liu (Speaker)
    18 Dec 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    The Ambiguity of Urban Design and Cycling

    George Liu (Speaker)
    13 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

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    Peterborough & The Kawarthas Cycling Summit

    George Liu (Speaker)
    4 Oct 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Courses

    Press / Media

    HNA Group-controlled Hong Kong Airlines hit by three high-level resignations

    Y. Liu

    18/12/1821/12/18

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Executive departures shake up Hong Kong Airlines

    Y. Liu

    18/12/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Hong Kong Airlines rocked as top three executives quit

    Y. Liu

    18/12/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Hong Kong Airlines hit by exodus of top brass

    Y. Liu

    18/12/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Book Review Cycling Cities: The European Experience

    George Liu

    1/03/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    A campus in transition: adapting the Maastricht Health Campus for a future with autonomous transport

    Author: Vervuurt, R., 26 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Musch, M. (Supervisor 2), de Vries, M. (Supervisor 2), Peutz, M. (Supervisor 2) & Liu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A climate adaptive campus design that improves spatial identity of the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus

    Author: van de Logt, E., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Musch, M. (Supervisor 2), de Vries, M. (Supervisor 2) & Liu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A cycling network in Maas Valley: more than just riding

    Author: Pan, Y., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Musch, M. (Supervisor 2), de Vries, M. (Supervisor 2) & Liu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A necklace for South Limburg: a research on the aesthetics of highways

    Author: Prickett, M., 29 May 2018

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Musch, M. (Supervisor 2), de Vries, M. (Supervisor 2) & Liu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Euroregion Meuse-Rhine: the connecting line

    Author: Kools, J., 29 May 2018

    Supervisor: Musch, M. (Supervisor 1), de Vries, M. (Supervisor 2), Liu, Y. (Supervisor 2) & van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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