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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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Seats Engineering & Materials Science
Human engineering Engineering & Materials Science
Signal processing Engineering & Materials Science
planning Social Sciences
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Bicycles Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
community Social Sciences

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Projects 2016 2021

Smart Cycling Futures: Innovations in Urban Design and Planning

van Wesemael, P., Klein, C., Klein, C., Liu, G. & Gerrits, E.

25/07/1631/07/21

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2015 2018

  • 8 Citations
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Conceptualizing cycling experience in urban design research: a systematic literature review

Liu, G., Krishnamurthy, S. & van Wesemael, P., 24 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Mobilities. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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

7 Citations (Scopus)

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

Human Factors
Seats
Human engineering
Driver
Signal Processing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cycling to high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Exploration of school travel patterns and attitudes by gender

Wittmann, K., Savan, B., Ledsham, T., Liu, G. & Lay, J., 2015, In : Transportation Research Record. 2500, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Students
Bicycles

Prizes

Mary Lou Tanner 2014 Active Transportation Scholarship

George Liu (Recipient), 1 May 2014

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific

planning
community
student

Activities 2014 2018

  • 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

File

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

George Liu

18/12/1821/12/18

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Executive departures shake up Hong Kong Airlines

George Liu

18/12/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hong Kong Airlines rocked as top three executives quit

George Liu

18/12/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hong Kong Airlines hit by exodus of top brass

George 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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