- Current position Professor of Spatial Planning and Mobility
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
Department of Geography
Building F - Room 4.55
- Phone +32 (0)2 629 35 11
- Website www.cosmopolis.be
Kobe Boussauw teaches in the MSc in Urban Design and Spatial Planning (STeR*) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research deals with the reciprocal relationships between mobility, planning, and the built environment, both in an analytical and in a policy oriented sense. Within the first track, the way in which various aspects of spatial structure interact with each other is assessed, whereas in the second track the focus is on decision-making processes that impact on such spatial functioning. Kobe's concern is mainly with the relationship between proximity as a spatial quality, urban livability, and sustainability.
Ruimtelijke Planning 2 (MSc STeR*)
Sociologie en Planning (MSc STeR*)
Participatie en Diversiteit (MSc STeR*)
2007-2011: PhD Geography, Ghent University
2001-2002: MSc Spatial Planning (GAS-RP), Ghent University
1996-2001: MSc Civil Engineer-Architect, Ghent University
2012-2014: Research assistant spatial planning (60 %) and research associate (10 %), Center for Mobility and Spatial Planning (AMRP) in combination with research associate (30 %), Department of Geography (30 % ), Ghent University
2011-2012: Part-time assistant professor (10 %), Department of Geography, Ghent University
2011-2012: Spatial planner, Department of Spatial Planning (RWO), Flemish Government, Brussels
2007-2011: PhD researcher, Department of Geography, Ghent University
2006-2007: Municipal spatial planning advisor, UN-Habitat, Kosovo
2003-2006: Spatial planner, Department of Spatial Planning (AROHM), Flemish Government, Brussels
2001-2003: Mobility consultant, Studiebureau Iris Consulting, Brussels
Boussauw, K., & Boelens, L. (2015). Fuzzy tales for hard blueprints: The selective coproduction of the Spatial Policy Plan for Flanders (Belgium), Environment and Planning C Advance Online Publication.
Ronse, W., Boussauw, K., & Lauwers, D. (2015) Shopping centre siting and modal choice in Belgium: A destination based analysis, European Planning Studies 23(11): 2275-2291.
Boussauw, K., Allaert, G., & Witlox, F. (2013) Colouring inside what lines? Interference of the urban growth boundary and the political-administrative border of Brussels. European Planning Studies 21: 1509–1527.
Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2012) Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance: The effect of the compact city, Regional Studies 46: 687–706.
Boussauw, K., & Witlox, F. (2011) Linking expected mobility production to sustainable residential location planning: Some evidence from Flanders, Journal of Transport Geography 19: 936–942.