Arjan van Timmeren  is full professor at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department Urbanism, Environmental Technology & Design, Academical Portfolio Director ‘Sustainable Cities’ for TU Delft Extension School for continuing education and Principal Investigator at ‘AMS Institute’ (Institute for ‘Advanced Metropolitan Solutions’) in Amsterdam.

His work focuses on sustainable development in the built environment, with emphasis on Environmental Technology, Urban Metabolism, Circular and Biobased Economy, Urban Climate and environmental behaviour.

Arjan leads several (inter)national projects and has seats in (inter)national steering groups, quality teams and scientific boards.

research interest

  • Sustainable area development.
  • Energy-neutral construction.
  • Connection and integration of electrical and general mobility.
  • Sustainable technology & renewable energy.
  • Processing resource flows and associated infrastructure in urban environments.

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Professor of the chair in Environmental Technology and Design at the faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology
Lead Principle Investigator of the Amsterdam-based Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)


PhD with distinction for his research into the optimum scale for the preservation of the water, energy and nutrient flows in the built environment, TU Delft


Architecture and the Built Environment

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