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The Future of Mobility

Which forces lie behind the development of our mobility in the past centuries and will most likely shape the future as well? The desire for speed is important, and so… Read More

Five taboos about mobility

Five topics are kept off the table in the debate about mobility policy. Taboos are very effective in influencing policies. Relevant topics are kept out of publicity and off the… Read More

Tax shift from labour to energy

Already in the early nineties a broad Dutch coalition of unions, consumer organisations, churches and environmental NGO’s, advocated for a tax shift from labour to energy use. In 1996 the… Read More

Let’s talk about power

Power plays an important role in our lives and society. However, we mostly pretend that our organizations and relationships are governed by common sense and democracy. But hierarchical position often… Read More

The Social Impacts of Road Pricing

The International Transport Forum organized a Round Table, in which I participated as one of the experts. International best practices and new scientific insights have been combined to identify ways… Read More

End of growth in car travel?

Why has the growth in car travel stopped in Western Europe? Read my contribution to the Automotive Megatrends Magazine 2017 Q2. Speed - it's what drives mobility

New Mobility

My book ´New Mobility – Beyond the car era’ has been published recently. The coming decades will show surprising changes in our mobility. These result from the driving forces behind… Read More

Oil Security Europe

Europe imports 88% of the oil it uses, mainly from rather unstable regions. This paper gives an overview of the security and economic risks associated with our oil dependency. Large… Read More

Asset management of civil structures

Aging structures require a strongly  improved management. In a guest lecture at the TU Delft, I sketched the main challenges and the future of asset management. Download the slides of… Read More

Climate Change: Solution in Sight

Is it necessary to drastically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases into the global atmosphere and is it possible to achieve this? The answer on both questions was already in… Read More

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