Prof. A. van Timmeren


Prof. Arjan van Timmeren

Arjan van Timmeren chairs the Environmental Technology & Design group, and is formal leader of the Urban Metabolism graduation and research theme.
Besides of that he is Scientific Director of the AMS Institute.

In his work he focuses on the integration of the concept of sustainable development in the built environment, centred on applied technology in urban themes such as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility, and the integration of these themes in both practice and academia.

His research involves environmental technology & innovation, industrial ecology, urban metabolism, sustainable area development, CE and self-sufficiency. In particular the question(s) related to scale of implementation as well as the role of use(rs) and natural technologies. He is involved in many research projects and projects in practice varying from individual (clusters of) buildings, to large ‘climate neutral’ city districts, as well as design and integration of related infrastructures and city planning and development as a whole (in particular related to ‘essential flows’ in cities like the water/sanitation, food/nutrients and waste, energy, and people/matter and data).

Due to his limited amount of available time, as graduation mentor, Arjan van Timmeren will only be available for a limited amount of graduees as a 2nd mentor, and only based upon nomination by the UM mentors.

Smart Cities /Urban Metabolism /infrastructure /energy /sanitation /water /food /waste /design /CE/use(rs)

REPAiR, GreenBlueCities, Spacergy, DC-Smart grids, Acoustic Design and Additive Manufacturing, CityZen, Climate KIC Sustainable City Systems, Anthony van Leeuwenhoek Park, TruLife, Delft Global Research Offgrid project, SMART2
… and several more.

Key publications
Ubikquity & the Illuminated City. From Smart to Intelligent Urban Environments
Timmeren, A. van, Henriquez, L. (2015), Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, ISBN 978-94-6186-417-8.

Exploring design scenarios for large scale implementation; the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol case Silvester, S. , Kumar, Beella, S., Timmeren, A. van, Bauer, P., Quist, J., Dijk, S.van (2013), Journal of Cleaner Production, 48 (2013) 211-219. Elsevier Publishers.

Green-blue multifunctional infrastructure: an urban landscape system design new approach
Bacchin, T.K., Ashley, R., Sijmons, D., Zevenbergen, C., Timmeren, A. van (2014), 13th International
Conference on Urban Drainage, Sarawak, Malaysia, 7-12 september 2014.

Equalization of Costs and Benefits of Sustainability Measures in Area Development
Fikken, W.J., Timmeren, A. van, Wamelink, J.W.F. (2014), 2nd International Conference Environmental Impact, Witt Press, Transitions on Ecology and The Environment, Vol.181, doi:10.2495/EID140231.

Territorial Synergy: Between Urban Form and Urban Resilience
Forgaci, C., Timmeren, A. van (2014), 20th International ISDRC Conference on Resilience, NTNU, Trondheim.

ReciproCities. A dynamic equilibrium
Timmeren, A. van, Henriquez, L. (2013), Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Delft University Press, ISBN 978-94-6186-256-3.

Sustainable Urban Regeneration based on Energy Balance
Timmeren, A. van, Zwetsloot, J., Brezet, H., Silvester, S. (2012), International Journal Sustainability 2012, 4, doi.10.3390/su40x000x, ISSN 2071-1050.

Integrated Solutions for a Sustainable Urban Metabolism. Climate Integrated Design
Timmeren, A. van (2011), Chapter in: ‘Bueren, E. van, Bohemen, H. van, Itard, L.C.M., Visscher, H. (eds.) (2011), ‘A Sustainable Built Environment’, Springer Press, ISBN 978-94-007-1293-5.

Sustainable Urban decentralisation through Climate Integrated Design
Timmeren, A. van, Sidler, D., Kaptein, M. (2009), in: Planning Strategies for Sustainable Cities, University of Calgary, Environmental Design, Department Cities, Policy & Planning, Calgary.

Smart Building in a Changing Climate
Dobbelsteen, A. van den, Dorst, M. van, Timmeren, A. van (eds.) (2009), Techne Press, Amsterdam, ISBN 978-90-8594-024-1.