Speaker Details

Research lead, Mobility and Built Environment Unit of TNO

Speaker Jeroen Borst

Jeroen Borst

Jeroen Borst M.Sc. is heading the research on “Liveable and Resilient Cities” in the unit Mobility and Built Environment of TNO: Netherlands Organization for Applied Research. With 25 years of experience in the field, his mission is to support public and private sector to manage the transitions in mobility Digitalization, Automation and Electrification to meet societal goals: Accessibility, Liveability, Resilience, Sustainability and Inclusiveness.

With a background in Environmental Physics, he supervised the developed Urban Strategy, a platform to build Digital City Twins to manage urban planning, mobility planning, energy and environmental impact. With the ambition to make the complexity of urban planning manageable for all stakeholders, the Urban Strategy team combined domain knowledge of the different fields, with state-of-the-art enabling technologies such as HPC and distributed data storage.

With Urban Strategy, TNO and partners help cities to get real time insight in the effects of urban developments, such as new urban developments, adjustments in the road infrastructure and public transport on accessibility, air quality, noise and liveability. Moreover, the impact of climate change and the impact of large scale electrification can be assessed with the same instrumentation.

Jeroen and his team apply Digital City Twins in many different cities around the world, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New Delhi, Singapore and San Diego.