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Akkelies van Nes is working at the department of Civil Engineering at the University College Bergen and at the section Spatial Planning & Strategy, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. She holds particularly deep knowledge on ‘space syntax’, a tool which she has used to investigate a broad variety of issues in both, a local and regional context. Her expertise is evidenced by her positions as a chairwoman of the 5th International Space Syntax Symposium held in Delft 2005 and of the upcoming 13th international Syntax Symposium in Bergen. It is also reflected in her key publications listed below. A broader insight into Akkelies’s research portfolio can be accessed via her researchgate site.

Van Nes, A., and Yamu C., 2020, “Introduction to Space Syntax in Urban Studies”, Springer Nature (forthcoming).

  • Van Nes, A., 2019, “Applied mathematics on urban space.” In: D’Acci L. (ed) Mathematics of urban morphology, Springer Nature, Birkhäuser Basel, eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12381-9, Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-12380-2
  • De Koning, R.E. and Van Nes, A., 2019, “Urban Space and Energy Usage,” In: Qiang S. et al (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th international space syntax symposium. Beijing: Beijing Jiao Tong University.
  • Van Nes, A., 2018, “Isovists analysis”, in: The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, eMRV, Scholar One, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, Print ISBN: 9780470674611, Online ISBN: 9781119188230 , Link to the chapter: https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/doSearch?AllField=Isovist
  • Yamu, C., and Van Nes, A., 2017, “An integrated Modeling Approach. Combining Multifractal Urban Planning with a Space Syntax Perspective”, in: Urban Science, 1 (37).
  • Ye, Y., Van Nes, A., and Liu, J., 2017, “Form Syntax” as a contribution to geodesign: A morphological tool for urbanity-making in urban design”, Urban Design International 22 (1). 73-90
  • Ye, Y., and Van Nes, A., 2014, “Quantitative tools in urban morphology: Combining space syntax, spacematrix and mixed-use index in a GIS framework” in: Journal of Urban Morphology, Vol 18, number 2, pp 97-118.

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