Theo Arentze

Theo Arentze
Eindhoven University of Technology | TUE · Department of Built Environment

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This study aims to provide insights in the relation between neighborhood walkability and place attachment and the mediating role of (satisfaction with) social interaction. Both objective and perceived walkability are tested. To analyze these relations, two structural equation models are estimated on data collected among 251 residents of different n...
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3D dynamic visualization technologies are increasingly used in studying residents' preferences for urban planning and design scenarios. The techniques help concentrate respondent attention and improve the measurement quality of environmental preferences. However, little is known about differences in measurement quality between different 3D dynamic...
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Technology development is increasingly important for creating efficient and sustainable economies. Policy-makers have encouraged the co-location of technology-based firms that could lead to innovation benefits. One of the innovation policies are science parks, area developments where technology-based firms, universities and research institutes co-l...
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In empirical research there is an increasing interest in the role of visualization techniques combined with conjoint experiments to measure perceptions of walkability at neighbourhood and street levels. However, existing studies still mainly use traditional visualization methods (e.g., images and photos), which cannot provide respondents with a hol...
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Previous research indicates that employees’ mental health might be influenced by their satisfaction with physical office characteristics, such as noise, daylight, and ventilation. However, similar research on mental health in relation to working from home (WFH) is limited. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the relationships between satisfacti...
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Although it has become increasingly recognized that the spatial design of public space plays an important role in the perceived quality of the built environment by users, there is still little known about the influences of specific attributes on individuals’ experiences. Therefore, this study aims at (1) identifying the factors underlying momentary...
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Previous research showed that office workers are mainly distracted by noise, influencing their mental health. Little investigation has been done into the influence of other workspace characteristics (i.e., temperature, amount of space, visual privacy, adjustability of furniture, wall colours, and workspace cleanliness) on distractions at the office...
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Previous studies indicated a potential influence of physical workplace characteristics (e.g. light, noise, air quality) on employees' mental health (e.g. stress, fatigue, or mood). Until recently, most workplace-context research had a pathogenic instead of a salutogenic orientation. In this systematic scoping review (PRISMA) ten indicators of menta...
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Social support is important for people’s health and well-being. Neighbors can play an important role in this support. In collective self-build housing projects, future neighbors get to know each other during the development process. This type of development could thus contribute to a higher level of neighborhood cohesion and, therefore, be an inter...
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In order to turn the trend of decreasing numbers of visitors in shopping areas, retailers seem to agree on the importance of creating experiences for consumers. Yet sense of place research focusing on shopping areas is limited and has not yet fully explored the extent to which sense of place is related to shopping behaviour within physical shopping...
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Purpose This paper aims to identify the importance of individual variables in the corporate real estate (CRE) decision-making process. Design/methodology/approach Nine experts received a posed scenario of a changed business strategy requiring a CRE reduction in individual interviews. Based on their suggested response, a decision network was modell...
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Social interaction patterns are relevant to explain (social) travel behavior. As such, the objective of this paper is to comparatively study the factors that influence social interaction frequency among social network members with different communication modes. Based on data from seven surveys on social networks, this analysis seeks to shed some li...
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Consumers are widely adopting Artificially Intelligent Voice Assistants (AIVAs). AIVAs now handle many different everyday tasks and are also increasingly assisting consumers with purchasing decisions, making AIVAs a rich topic for marketing researchers. We develop a series of propositions regarding how consumer decision-making processes may change...
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Purpose To study effects of different sources of noise in office environments on perceived productivity, how different types of employees cope with different noise sources, and the perceived effect of different coping strategies on individual productivity. Design/methodology/approach Data on coping behavior and noise perception was collected throu...
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Science parks as knowledge-intensive area developments aim to enhance networking, and innovative and economic performances of firms and regions. This paper seeks to explore the perceived benefits (i.e. types of performance indicators) that science park firms associate with specific science park attributes. Association data between twenty science pa...
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Purpose Board members and real estate managers (decision makers) play an important role in the decision-making process in nursing home organisations. This study aims to provide an understanding of underlying attributes and benefits sought by decision makers when making nursing home real estate decisions. Design/methodology/approach Decision makers...
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Science parks as area developments have existed for decades and captivated the attention of academia and policy-makers for their potential impact on firms and regions. Only limited attention is given to the needs of science park firms regarding what science parks offer. Therefore, this study focused on science park facilities and services and how f...
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Metropolises in emerging markets are facing serious urban transport challenges. Understanding people’s travel preferences is crucial for designing effective sustainable urban policies. Little attention has been paid to studying travel preferences in multimodal transport systems in these markets. This study estimates the travel preferences in the me...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore, which characteristics of activity-based offices are related to the position of workers on the burnout – engagement continuum. Design/methodology/approach Literature review and an online survey amongst knowledge workers in the Netherlands, which provided data of 184 respondents from 14 organisations. The data has...
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As face-to-face and ICT-mediated social interaction patterns are relevant to explain (social) travel behavior, the objective of this paper is to study comparatively the factors that influence social interaction frequency with different communication modes. The analysis is based on seven recent data collections on personal social networks, from Cana...
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Although it is recognized that face-to-face interactions are important for sharing interests and (new) knowledge, it remains unknown how and where students and university employees interact in academic buildings. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyse the location choice for face-to-face interactions in an academic building, including sever...
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Previous studies have analysed face-to-face interaction patterns and knowledge sharing between employees within large organizations. However, knowledge about whether and which type of knowledge is shared in business centres where organizations share spaces, facilities and services, is still limited. This paper addresses this research gap by looking...
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Very little work has been undertaken on the consequences of economic recession on Corporate Real Estate (CRE) and its realignment following strategy changes. Only those CRE portfolios with short term leases have a dynamic alignment capability allowing them to readily adjust to change. For those with longer leases this leads to the creation of a sur...
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This paper seeks to understand whether the alignment process between business strategy and Corporate Real Estate (CRE) between 2007 and 2014 was dynamic. It investigated the financial data of 230 UK companies by means of a distributed time lag auto-regression model. The results show an increased commitment to CRE suggesting a reduced ability to dyn...
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Office design has been demonstrated to influence knowledge sharing within (large) organizations located in single-tenant buildings. For business centres, where organizations share spaces, facilities and services, it is often assumed that social networking and knowledge sharing between organizations occur even more frequently. However, empirical res...
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New digital technologies support personalized recommender systems that can assist a tourist who wants to make a city tour. To develop a smart system that can give tourists an optimized complete activity program for their trip, it is not only important to know the preferences and interests of tourists but also whether they like combinations of activ...
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Business centers offer flexible shared workspaces and facilities to multiple organizations, which provide more freedom in where to interact with others. However, knowledge on where different types of organizational interactions take place in business centers and how this behavior is influenced is still lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study is t...
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Although science parks are established globally for decades as an innovation policy instrument to foster growth and networking, there is limited attention given towards research into possible types within these real estate objects. Prior attempts in categorising science parks are characterised by the limited number of cases and/or variables. Scienc...
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In the Netherlands, e-bike ownership and use has rapidly increased over the last decade. A new type of e-bike, the solar bike, has recently been developed. The solar bike is an electric bike with solar panels in the front wheel that charges through sunlight. The aim of this study is to gain more insight in the factors affecting people’s choice betw...
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Purpose Serviced offices are popular, offering many services and facilities to attract tenants. As research showed that most business centres occupy similar buildings, services are important to differentiate. All kinds of people use them (from freelancers to employees of large corporates) and their characteristics are likely to influence how they...
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Purpose: Knowledge sharing is a process where individuals mutually exchange knowledge to create new knowledge. Understanding the knowledge-sharing process, during which organizations share spaces, facilities and services, is highly important for owners/managers who seek to optimize their business centres and to attract more innovative tenants. For...
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In determining the selection of sites to visit on a trip tourists have to trade-off attraction values against routing and time-use characteristics of points of interest (POIs). For recommending optimal personalized travel plans an accurate assessment of how users make these trade-offs is important. In this paper we report the results of a study con...
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Metropolises in emerging markets are facing serious urban transport challenges. Understanding people’s travel preferences is crucial for designing effective sustainable urban policies. Little attention has been paid to studying travel preferences in multimodal transport systems in these markets. This study estimates the travel preferences in the me...
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Over the past decades, the use of mobile technology has increased and the attitude towards work has changed, making it possible to work anywhere at any time. However, workers still seek work environments that stimulate networking and collaboration possibilities. This has led to the growing popularity of co-working spaces. However, little is known a...
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This paper develops new directions on how individuals’ use of multiple goals can be incorporated in econometric models of individual decision making. We start by outlining key components of multiple, simultaneous goal pursuit and multi-stage choice. Since different goals are often only partially compatible, such a multiple goal-based approach impli...
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The paper reports progress in the development of an agent-based model of cognitive learning, which simulates spatial perception updating in connection with daily travel behavior based on the principle of Bayesian perception updating. This model is embedded in a multi agent-based model of activity-travel scheduling and choice behavior. The aim of th...
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Feeling socially integrated and being satisfied with one’s social life are important indicators for happiness and well-being of individuals and for the strength of local communities. The effect of the living environment on social networks and the importance of local social contacts in the neighborhood has been addressed by many studies. However, so...
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The general conference theme for EFMC 2017 is “Consolidating the Global Scope of Facility Management” and this is also the theme of the 16th EuroFM Research Symposium, which is organized as part of the conference. The objective of the research symposium is to present original research that contributes to the understanding of the role of FM in organ...
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Understanding travellers’ response is essential to address policy questions arising from spatial and transport planning sectors. This paper demonstrates the usefulness of the multi-state supernetwork approach to investigate the effects of land-use transport scenarios on individuals’ travel patterns. In particular, it illustrates that multi-state su...
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We propose a new approach to determine the utilities that consumers attach to different attributes in complex decisions. The approach builds on a recently developed model that posits that cognitive links between alternatives and attributes and between attributes and benefits are more likely to be activated in a consumer's mental representation of a...
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Social activity-travel accounts for an increasing share of total travel distance and is important for people's quality of life. Although our understanding of the role of transport on social interactions has recently increased, the dynamics of social activities still need further evidence. The objective of this paper is therefore to study the dynami...
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This paper develops new directions on how individuals’ use of multiple goals can be incorporated in econometric models of individual decision making. We start by outlining key components of multiple, simultaneous goal pursuit and multi-stage choice. Since different goals are often only partially compatible, such a multiple goal-based approach impli...
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In this paper we introduce a new recommender system for urban tourists. The goal of the system is to enrich tourists’ experience by offering them personalised tour recommendations tailored to their dynamic user profiles. Particular attention in the proposed approach is paid to the influence of basic leisure needs of an individual, which include new...
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This paper investigates the influence of both mobility events and household events on modal shift decision for bicycle commuting using data collected from a retrospective survey in the Netherlands. The results from a mixed logit analysis illustrate the influence of several life events on commute modal shifts in addition to changes in commute time a...
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Traffic, accessibility, employment location conditions, economic prospects, land-use policies are factors influencing the location decisions of office firms. As a multidimensional decision making process, tools for supporting real-estate managers and planners in such decisions may be useful. The objective of this study is to develop a GIS-based too...
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This study focused on short-term dynamics of activity-travel behavior as a response to travel time increases. It is assumed that short-term changes are triggered by stress, which is defined as the deviation between an individual's aspirations and his or her daily experiences. When stress exceeds a tolerance threshold, habitual behavior is dissociat...
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Risk attitudes play a key role in travel choices under uncertainty. Current practice of a-priori segmenting travelers into risk takers, risk avoiders and a risk-neutral category or of identifying latent classes based on actual travel decisions is limited in that it does not cover the full spectrum of risk attitudes on a continuous scale. Based on t...
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This paper presents a model of social network evolution, to predict and simulate changes in social networks induced by lifecycle events. We argue that social networks change with lifecycle events, and we extend a model of friendship selection to incorporate these dynamics of personal social networks. The model uses theories of homophily and recipro...
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Social interaction is an important aspect of people’s quality of life. Since social networks are becoming more spatially spread as a result of the development of transportation and communication technology, it is interesting to investigate to which extent local social interactions still take place. This paper therefore analyses to what extent local...
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Monetary budgets influence activity participation and related travel as they demarcate limits on how people organize their activities in time and space. In this paper, we are interested in money allocation to out-of-home leisure activities and how this is affected by duration, sociodemographics, and time-location variables. Analyses were carried ou...
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The presented work in progress is on the inclusion of information about tourists’ emotions in personalising their cultural program recommendations. Emotions are estimated unobtrusively and in real time from facial expressions during tourists’ interaction with a dedicated 3D- and AR-based application for cultural tourism. The affective data so colle...
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A social network is a representation of an individual’s social connectedness. Fields as distinct as health, psychology and marketing are involved in social network research. A recent promising addition is the field of travel behaviour. In travel behaviour research, traditional factors of interests are facets of travel choice (such as frequency and...
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Purpose This chapter focuses on individuals’ mental representations of complex decision problems in transportation. An overview of approaches and techniques in this recent area of research is given as well as an illustration. The illustration concerns an application of CNET (causal network elicitation technique) to measure mental representations in...
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Purpose This chapter discusses the formulation of an agent-based model to simulate day-to-day dynamics in activity-travel patterns, based on short and long-term adaptations to exogenous and exogenous changes. Theory The model is based on theoretical considerations of bounded rationality. Agents are able to explore the area, adapt their aspirations...