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Claudia Hedwig Yamu

Claudia Hedwig Yamu


Claudia Yamu is an architect and urban planner. She is an expert on transport land use planning including people's behaviour in cities applying a wide-range of analytical techniques including method and tool development at the forefront of virtual modelling. As a former project consultant she excels in combining the theoretical innovations with practice-oriented solutions and has been involved in numerous international projects. Claudia was awarded the prestigious Michael Breheny Prize in 2015 for her work on multiscale, multifractal urban planning models. She is an editorial board member for Springer’s The Urban Book Series and has been a reviewer for national research funding agencies in Europe and the Middle East. She holds a PhD in Architecture from TU Wien connecting architecture, urban planning and computer science and a PhD in Geography and Regional Planning in complexity-based modelling from Université de Franche-Comté.She dedicates her work to the development of sustainable cities and regions.

Claudia holds a PhD in Architecture from TU Wien connecting architecture, urban planning and computer science and a PhD in Geography and Regional Planning in the field of complexity-based modelling from Université de Franche-Comté.

Expertise: urban informatics, space syntax, geometric fractal models, digital twins, mixed methods, transport land use planning, socio-economic processes, people's behaviour in cities, decision support, civic engagement. Topics: sustainable cities, walkable cities, smart cities, fractal cities, urban morphogenesis, urban policies

PhD supervision finished:
– Isti Hidayati, University of Groningen, topic: mobility inequality in SE Asia, dissertation with cum laude and awarded Wierenga-Rengerink Prize, main supervisor: Claudia Yamu, co-supervisors: Wendy Tan, Ron Holzhacker (2020)
– Fabian Dembski, TU Wien, topic: post-oil cities, main supervisor: Andreas Voigt, co-supervisor: Claudia Yamu (2020)
– Isabelle Soares, University of Groningen, topic: socio-spatial aspects of creativity in public spaces, main supervisor: Claudia Yamu, co-supervisor: Gerd Weitkamp (2022)

Scientific publications

Soares, Isabelle; Van Quoc, Thai; Yamu, Claudia Hedwig; Weitkamp, Gerd (2022). Socio-spatial aspects of creativity and their role in the planning and design of university campuses`public spaces: A practitioners`perspective. Data & Policy.

Yamu, Claudia Hedwig; Garau, Chiara (2022). The 15-minute city: a configurational approach for understanding the spatial, economic, and congnitive context of walkability in Vienna. Gervasi, Osvaldo; Murgante, Beniamino; Misra, Sanjay; Rocha, Ana Maria A.C.; Garau, Chiara (Ed.). Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2022 Workshops, Part 1. 26. p. 387-404. Springer.

Sahoo, Somadutta; van Stralen, Joost; Zuidema, Christian; Sijm, Jos; Yamu, Claudia; Faaij, Andre PC (2021). Regionalization of a national integrated energy system: A case study of the northern Netherlands. Applied Energy .

Soares, Isabelle; Venhost, Viktor; Weitkamp, Gerd; Yamu, Claudia (2021). The impact of the built environment on creativity in public spaces of Dutch university campuses and science parks. Journal of Urban Design .

Gusatu, Laura Florentina; Menegon, Stefano; Depellegrin, Daniel; Zuidema, Christian; Faaij, André; Yamu, Claudia (2021). Spatial and temporal analysis of cumulative environmental effects of offshore wind farms in the North Sea basin. Scientific Reports .

Yamu, Claudia; van Nes, Akkelies; Garau, Chiara (2021). Bill Hillier’s legacy: Space syntax—a synopsis of basic concepts, measures, and empirical application. Sustainability . Vol. 13.

Hidayati, Isti; Tan, Wendy Guan Zhen; Yamu, Claudia (2021). Conceptualizing Mobility Inequality: Mobility and Accessibility for the Marginalized. Journal of planning literature .

Hidayati, Isti; Yamu, Claudia; Tan, Wendy; Holzhacker, R L (2021). Understanding Mobility Inequality in Jakarta with Space Syntax. Tan, Wendy; Holzhacker, R L (Ed.). Challenges of Governance: Development and Regional Integration in Southeast Asia and ASEAN. 9. p. 183-206. Springer Nature.

Hidayati, Isti; Yamu, Claudia; Tan, Wendy (2021). You have to drive: Impacts of planning policies on urban form and mobility behavior in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Journal of Urban Management .

Yamu, Claudia (2020). Emerging and shifting centralities: Evidence from Vienna. Dillinger, Thomas; Getzner, Michael; Kanonier, Arthur; Zech, Sibylla (Ed.). Jahrbuch Raumplanung 2020. 50 Jahre Raumplanung an der TU Wien. Studieren-Lehren-Forschen. Chapter 40. p. 542-559.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete