Here is a list of PhD publications that have been completed at the SPINlab. The older dissertations, form before the start of the SPINlab in 2001, have been completed under the responsibility of the chair of Spatial Informatics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. And to complete the list, the first dissertation included is the one from our scientific director, Prof. dr. Henk J. Scholten. This site contains dissertations until 2016Newer output for individual authors can be found at

Jacobs-Crisioni, C.G.W., Spatial data analyses of urban land use and accessibility, Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2016.

Sophronides, P., Decision Support Systems for Participatory Flood Risk and Disaster Management, Ph.D. thesis, National Technical University, Athens, 2016.

Steenbruggen, J.G.M., Road Traffic Incident Management and Situational Awareness, Ph.D. Thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2013.

Broitman, D., Dynamics of polycentric urban structure, Ph.D. thesis, Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2012.

Dekkers, J.E.C., Externalities, land use planning and urban expansion, Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2010.

Koomen, E., Spatial analysis in support of physical planning, Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2008.
Remarks: This dissertation was nominated for the VU Societal Impact Award 2008. See the
Ad Valvas of 16 October 2008, p.9.

Dias, E.S., The added value of contextual information in natural areas: Measuring impacts of mobile environmental information, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2007.

Buurman, J.J.G., Rural land prices, a spatial explanatory model, RIVM report 718301001, Vrije Universiteit, Bilthoven/Amsterdam, 2003.

Boehner, C., Urban Environmental Management, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2002.

Fabbri, K., A Framework for Structuring Strategic Decision Situations in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2002.

Geneletti, D., Ecological Evaluation for Environmental Impact Assessment, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2002.

Juliao, R.P., Geographical Information Technologies and Regional Science – Methodological Contributions for the Definition of Decision Support Models in Regional Development, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2002.

Uran, O., Spatial Decision Support Systems for Coastal Zone and Water Management, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2002.

Ceccato, V., Understanding Urban Patterns: Qualitative and Quantitative approaches, Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001.

Ramao, T.I.L., Environmental Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001.

Grothe, M., Keuze voor Ruimte, Ruimte voor Keuze, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1999.

Misseyer, M., Time, Area, Substance and Human Activity Referenced Emission Inventory, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1999.

van Herwijnen, M., Spatial Decision Support for Environmental Management, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1999.

Douven, W., Improving the Accessibility of Spatial Information for Environmental Management. An application to Pesticide Risk Management, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1997.

Beinat, E., Multiattribute value functions for environmental management, Tinbergen Institute Research Series no. 103, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1995.

Scholten, H.J., Verhuisprocessen op de Nederlandse woningmarkt, een beleidsondersteunend model voor de woningbouw, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Geografisch Instituut, 1988.