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Van Lier Tom


Dr. Tom van Lier was a postdoctoral research associate in the research group MOBI led by Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel until January 2019. Currently he is still a voluntary research collaborator in MOBI. His work focuses on evaluating the sustainability of transport solutions by means of external transport cost calculations. He has been involved in several research projects dealing with topics such as social cost-benefit analysis of transport options, external cost savings of freight bundling, carbon footprint calculations and life-cycle assessment of transport services. His PhD in Applied Economics Business Engineering (September 2014) focused on the development of an external cost calculator framework for evaluating the sustainability of transport solutions. Within MOBI, he was also involved in the carbon emission reducing Lean & Green project of the Flemish Institute for Logistics as neutral assessor. Currently he works as a free-lance project collaborator and holds positions as a board member in several SME’s.








A dynamic approach to measure the impact of freight transport on air quality in cities
Mommens, K. M., Brusselaers, N., Van Lier, T. & Macharis, C., 10 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 240, 118192, 11 p., 118192.

Stakeholder involvement in urban construction logistics: bringing external stakeholders on board
De Radiguès De Chennevière, P., Van Lier, T. & Macharis, C., 30 May 2017, Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017: Towards an autonomous and interconnected transport future. Cools, M. & Limbourg, S. (eds.). University Press, 22 p.

How worthwhile is teleworking from a sustainable mobility perspective? The case of Brussels Capital region.
Van Lier, T., De Witte, A. & Macharis, C., 4 Mar 2014, In : European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. 14, 3, p. 244-267 24 p.

De impact van telewerken op mobiliteit en milieu: een case study voor het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Van Lier, T., De Witte, A. & Macharis, C., 12 Jan 2014, Mobiliteit en Logistiek in Brussel. Macharis, C., Dobruszkes, F. & Hubert, M. (eds.). VUBPRESS, p. 55-79 25 p. (Urban Notebooks/Stadsschriften/Cahiers Urbains).

The impact of telework on transport externalities: the case of Brussels Capital Region
Van Lier, T., De Witte, A. & Macharis, C., 2012, In : Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences. 54, p. 240-250 11 p.

Transport of goods to and from the center of brussels: Using the port to improve sustainability
Van Lier, T. & Macharis, C., 1 Dec 2011, City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport: Multiple Perspectives. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 176-199 24 p.

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