Focusing on (trans)formation of the city and its architecture anticipating on the systemic changes in urban society, economy, technology and governance
Adaptation of the existing urban environment to changing social and economic constraints, making use of innovative technologies is a key focus area. The group carries out research into urban form as the manifestation of evolutionary processes of development and change. These processes are driven by social, economic and technological innovation, particularly within the changing institutional frameworks of governance. UUA aims to understand the multi-scalar nature of urban form in which building typologies, block- and neighbourhood morphologies as well as urban and regional configurations determine each other reciprocally in a co-evolutionary process. The city and its architecture are studied by combining theories and methodologies from the fields of morphogenesis, urban studies as well as innovation and transition studies.
The research of the chair of UUA is organised in both a PhD program on fundamental research as well as the Urban Lab platform for applied research on real world urban agenda’s with real world actors in a real world setting. Both are intrinsically connected by a similar research approach and focussed on a common research agenda.
Meet some of our Researchers
Johan van Zoest
Pieter van Wesemael
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Regional transport accessibility and residential property valuesCase Studies on Transport Policy (2023)
A user-centred virtual city information model for inclusive community designCities (2023)
The effect of transport infrastructure, congestion and reliability on mental wellbeing: a systematic review of empirical studiesTransport Reviews (2023)
Home improvements in later life: competing policy goals and the practices of older Dutch homeownersInternational Journal of Housing Policy (2023)
Promoting conservation or change? The UNESCO label of world heritage (re)shaping urban morphology in the Old Town of Lijiang, ChinaFrontiers of Architectural Research (2022)
Visiting addressVertigoDe Groene LoperEindhovenNetherlands
Postal addressDepartment of the Built EnvironmentP.O. Box 5135600 MB EindhovenNetherlands