Assoc. Prof. Karel Martens

Karel Martens
Associate Professor
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Chair of Urban & regional planning program Karel Martens holds a bachelor and master degree in Spatial Planning (1986; 1991) and a PhD in Policy Sciences (2000), both from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. From 2000-2002 he was a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Technion’s Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. From 2002-2006 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Environmental Simulation Laboratory at Tel Aviv University, Israel. During part of this period, he was also the executive director of Transport Today & Tomorrow, a non-governmental organization promoting sustainable transport in Israel. In 2006, Dr. Martens moved to the Netherlands to take up a position at Radboud University, Nijmegen, first as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor. He still combines the latter with his current position at the Technion. In 2014, Martens was elected as Transport Professional of the Year in the Netherlands, in part because of his inspiring work on transport and justice. Most recently, he was awarded a Chanin Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship awarded to academics with the potential to become leaders in their field. Dr. Martens’ main research interests include the interrelationship between transport and justice, transport and land use interaction, parking policy, and democratization of governance. Together with a team of international colleagues, he has initiated a EU COST Action on Transport Equity Analysis (TEA), which brings together European experts in the field of transport project appraisal, equity assessment, transportation economics, and travel behavior, in order to develop a novel approach to the integration of equity in the assessment of transport projects and programs. Martens is currently finishing a book titled ‘Transport Justice: Designing Fair Transportation Systems’, to be published by Routledge in 2016.