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Persoonlijk profiel


"All of the built environment as we know it has been designed and its features have a significant impact on our wellbeing and behavior. It is my ambition to contribute to the creation of high quality built environments by the study of what people need and how they interact with the built environment."    

Research profile

Theo Arentze is Full Professor of Real Estate and Urban Systems and chair of the Real Estate Management and Development group in the department of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on the analysis and modeling of spatial choice behavior of users in the built environment and application of these models for large-scale simulation and decision support. A general aim of his research is to increase behavior realism of spatial choice models by incorporating bounded rationality. He has made contributions in the areas of decision support systems, activity-based modeling, discrete choice modeling, agent-based modeling, human cognition/learning, social network modeling and personal information systems.

His current research focus extends to the study and modeling of behavior of actors in real estate management and development. The goal is to analyze and predict behavior as well as to develop decision support systems for real-estate management and development.

Academic background

Theo received his MSc in psychology from Groningen University, with a specialization in cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. At TU/e, he received a PhD from the Urban Planning group in the department of the Built Environment.  

Theo has published over 220 articles in international peer reviewed journals (as first and co-author) on transportation, urban planning, geography, marketing and consumer research. He is member of the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer and program committee member for many journals, conferences and research facilities.

His team is multidisciplinary including management, psychology, sociology, geography and economics. The research of his team comprises the areas of real-estate management, neighborhood development (place making), housing and urban economics with a strong emphasis on behavior research and with topics related to healthy living environments and work places, new business concepts, senior housing and healthy cities.

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Projecten 2016 2019

SPARK Impuls (Science park facilities and the role of ecosystem formation)

Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Arentze, T., Ng, B., Kruizinga, M. & Sartorius - ter Haar, M.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1993 2020

1 Citaat (Scopus)

Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands

Dane, G., Feng, T., Luub, F. & Arentze, T., 2020, Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D. & Mansourian, A. (redactie). Springer, blz. 109-124 17 blz. 7. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Global positioning system
1 Citaat (Scopus)

Adjustment of corporate real estate during a period of significant business change

Cooke, H., Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A. & Arentze, T. A., 18 feb 2019, In : International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 23, 3, blz. 171-186 16 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Business change
Real estate
Business strategy

A multi-agent assisted approach for spatial Group Decision Support Systems: a case study of disaster management practice

Ghavami, S. M., Maleki, J. & Arentze, T., 1 aug 2019, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 38, 13 blz., 101223

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

disaster management
group decision
decision support system
Decision support systems
Open Access
4 Citaties (Scopus)

Analysing user preferences for co-working space characteristics

Weijs-Perrée, M., van de Koevering, J., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T., 2019, In : Building Research & Information. 47, 5, blz. 534-548 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Railroad cars


EuroFM Best Paper Award EFMC 2017

Minou Weijs - Perrée (Ontvanger), Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Ontvanger), Theo Arentze (Ontvanger) & Sjoerd Romme (Ontvanger), 27 apr 2017

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Winner Pyke Johnson Award for Short-term adaptations as a response to travel time increases: results of a stated adaptation experiment

I. Psarra (Ontvanger), Theo Arentze (Ontvanger) & Harry Timmermans (Ontvanger), 2016

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 2000 2019

  • 5 Examen
  • 1 Aangemelde presentatie
  • 1 Genodigd spreker

Stakeholders-oriented spatial decision support system

Theo Arentze (Examinator)
17 mei 2019

Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

A sustainable industrial site redevelopment planning support system

Theo Arentze (Examinator)
2 apr 2019

Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

The users' value of business center concepts for knowledge sharing and networking behavior within and between organizations

Theo Arentze (Examinator)
26 mrt 2019

Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

A tool to analyze urban development

Theo Arentze (Spreker)
2019 → …

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk


Housing markets and strategies

1/09/15 → …


Instapproject USRE

1/09/12 → …


Managing place and property

1/09/15 → …


Project USRE: Real Estate A

1/09/14 → …



A community approach of urban renewal: place making as a tool for promoting social cohesion in disadvantaged neigborhoods

Auteur: Rashid, H., 25 okt 2016

Begeleider: van den Berg, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Arentze, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Soetens, I. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Albatross: implementatie, interpretatie en visualisatie van proeftoepassingen

Auteur: van Soest, P., 31 aug 2006

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Algemeen Wereldtijdschrift voor stedebouwkunde en planologie

Auteur: van Hoorn, P., 30 nov 1999

Begeleider: Arentze, T. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Beekman, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Borgers, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Amsterdam, infrastructure and transit oriented development

Auteur: Galetzka, T., 31 aug 2015

Begeleider: Borgers, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Arentze, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Liao, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master