The Centre for mobility and spatial planning (AMRP) is a multidisciplinary and international oriented research-teaching group of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the Ghent University. AMRP is focused on the elaboration of co-evolutionary planning in reference to new spatial challenges, such as cohousing, sustainable mobility, evolutionary (mainport) economy, resilient water management, energy transition, urban health and climate change, according to the principles of actor-relational governance.  Object of attention are the unique features of the Flemish urban landscape as part of the ‘horizontal metropolitan conditions’ of the Eurodelta of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt. 

AMRP is involved in the Institute for Sustainable Mobility (IDM) of the Ghent University, facilitator of the platform 'denktank klimaatadaptatie Vlaanderen (DKA) and coordinator of the present ‘Policy Research Center on Spatial Development Flanders’ (Steunpunt Ruimte). The center organizes prestigious international congresses on a regular basis and awards an annual prize for the best paper and PhD in the field of Spatial Development and Mobility.


Park the car is big business

The 13 biggest cities earned last year 85 million euro on car parks. And this will increase in the future.  Dirk Lauwers and Johan De Mol gives their opinion in "Het Nieuwsblad": Grote steden verdienen…

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Till 10 km the bike is faster than other transportation vehicles

Is the bike really faster than other transportation vehicles? Dirk Lauwers says that it the depend of the environment (Knack)!

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No regular parking place? Park in a drive!

Park 70% cheaper in the drives of hotels through the app of the Online parking company Mobypark! Dirk Lauwers think that this is the future (Het Laatste Nieuws).

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