Koen Faber

Studying towards a PhD in Geography
Assessing the role of life events and socialisation in active travel behaviour: A biographical approach

Location: Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Country of origin: Netherlands
Koen Faber
Studying towards a PhD in Geography

The purpose of my study is to assess the role of life events (e.g. residential relocation, starting employment and household composition changes) and socialisation in the continuity and changes of active travel behaviour. By means of two case studies, I will assess the active travel behaviour of professional newcomers (e.g. expats) in the Netherlands and New Zealand and investigate to what extent cultural and social norms, built environment characteristics and life events have affected their past and current behaviour. Findings from this study will likely be helpful to practitioners and researchers, as it provides more insights in the role of travel socialisation in active travel behaviour throughout the life course, thereby gaining a better understanding in how to successfully target interventions aimed at promoting walking and cycling among citizens of New Zealand.

Supervisors:

Primary Supervisor: Simon Kingham
Co-Supervisor: Lindsey Conrow

Research Interests

  • Travel behaviour
  • Walking and cycling
  • Social equity in transport planning
  • Emerging transport technologies
  • Urban accessibility

Working thesis title

Assessing the role of life events and socialisation in active travel behaviour: A biographical approach

Academic History

MSc (Cum Laude) in Human Geography, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2019

BSc in Urban Planning & Development, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2017

Professional History

Transport advisor CROW, 2019

Publications

Faber, K. & van Lierop, D. (2020). How will older adults use automated vehicles? Assessing the role of AVs in overcoming perceived mobility barriers. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 133: 353-363, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2020.01.022

 

Selected Conference Proceedings

Faber, K., van Lierop, D. & Ettema, D. (2019). There’s no one behind the wheel: Assessing how automated vehicles are defined in the literature. Presented at the 99th annual meeting of the Transport Research Board in Washington, D.C.

Faber, K. & van Lierop, D. (2019). How will elderly populations use automated vehicles? Assessing the role of AVs in overcoming perceived mobility barriers. Presented at the 99th annual meeting of the Transport Research Board in Washington, D.C.