Lars Böcker

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Academic interests

  • Climate, weather and daily mobility
  • Impacts of urban and natural form on daily mobility
  • Sharing economy
  • Smart cities
  • Urban metabolism


Positions held

  • Researcher at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), 2015-2015
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Innovation and Environmental Sciences, 2014-2014
  • PhD-candidate at Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Human Geography and Planning, 2010-2014


  • Master by Research in Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2007-2010
  • Bachelor in Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2004-2007
Tags: Human Geography


Scientific Articles and book chapters

Dijst, Martin; Worrel, Ernst; Böcker, Lars; Brunner, Paul; Davoudi, Simin; Geertman, Stan; Harmsen, Robert; Helbich, Marco; Holtslag, Albert; Kwan, MP; Lenz, Barbara; Lyons, Glenn; Mokhtarian, Patricia; Newman, Peter; Perrels, Adriaan; Ribeiro, Ana Poças; Carreón, Jesus Rosales; Thomson, Giles; Urge-Vorsatz, Diana & Zeyringer, Marianne (2018). Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.  ISSN 0921-3449.  132, s 190- 203 . doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.014

Lyons, Glenn; Mokhtarian, Patricia; Dijst, Martin & Böcker, Lars (2018). The dynamics of urban metabolism in the face of digitalization and changing lifestyles: Understanding and influencing our cities. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.  ISSN 0921-3449.  132, s 246- 257 . doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.07.032

Böcker, Lars & Meelen, Toon (2017). Sharing for people, planet or profit? Analysing motivations for intended sharing economy participation. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.  ISSN 2210-4224.  23, s 28- 39 . doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2016.09.004

Böcker, L., Dijst, M., and Faber, J. (2016) 'Weather, transport mode choices and emotional travel experiences', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 94, 360-373.

Böcker, L., and Meelen, T. (2016) 'Sharing for people, planet or profit? Analysing motivations for intended sharing economy participation', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Böcker, L., van Amen, P., and Helbich, M. (2016) 'Elderly travel frequencies and transport mode choices in Greater Rotterdam, the Netherlands', Transportation, 1-22.

Böcker, L., Dijst, M., Faber, J., and Helbich, M. (2015) 'En-route weather and place valuations for different transport mode users', Journal of Transport Geography, 47, 128-138.

Fishman, E., Böcker, L., and Helbich, M. (2015) ‘Adult active transport in the Netherlands: An analysis of its contribution to physical activity requirements’, PLoS One, 10(4), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121871

Böcker, L. and Thorsson, S. (2014) ‘Integrated weather effects on cycling shares, frequencies and durations in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Weather Climate and Society, 6, 468–481.

Helbich, M., Böcker, L. and M. Dijst (2014) ‘Geographic heterogeneity in cycling under various weather conditions: Evidence from Greater Rotterdam’, Journal of Transport Geography, 38, 38-47.

Böcker, L., Dijst, M. and J. Prillwitz (2013) ‘Impact of Everyday Weather on Individual Daily Travel Behaviours in Perspective: A Literature Review’, Transport Reviews, 33, 71-91

Böcker, L., J. Prillwitz and M. Dijst (2013) ‘Climate change impacts on mode choices and travelled distances: a comparison of present with 2050 weather conditions for the Randstad Holland’, Journal of Transport Geography, 28, 176-185

Dijst, M., Böcker, L., and M.-P. Kwan (2013) ‘Exposure to weather and implications for travel behaviour: introducing empirical evidence from Europe and Canada’, Journal of Transport Geography, 28, 164-166.



Böcker (2014) Climate, Weather and Daily Mobility: Transport Mode Choices and Travel Experiences in the Randstad Holland. Dissertation. Utrecht: Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University. ISBN: 978-94-6203-736-6.



Böcker, L. (2013) Vervoermiddelkeuze in een veranderend klimaat: De invloed van klimaatverandering op stedelijke vervoerspatronen, Rooilijn 46(4), pp. 284-291.

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