Dr. Evert Meijers

Universitair hoofddocent
Economic Geography



Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Tongjing, W., Meijers, E., Bao, Z., & Wang, H. (2023). Intercity networks and urban performance: a geographical text mining approach. International Journal of Urban Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/12265934.2023.2253193
Wang, T., Meijers, E., & Wang, H. (2023). The multiplex relations between cities: a lexicon-based approach to detect urban systems. Regional Studies, 57(8), 1592-1604. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2120978
Harrison, J., Hoyler, M., Derudder, B., Liu, X., & Meijers, E. (2023). Governing polycentric urban regions. Territory, Politics, Governance, 11(2), 213-221. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2022.2083011
Van den Berghe, K., Peris, A., Meijers, E., & Jacobs, W. (2023). Friends with benefits: the emergence of the Amsterdam–Rotterdam–Antwerp (ARA) polycentric port region. Territory, Politics, Governance, 11(2), 301-320. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2021.2014353

Overige resultaten

Vogel, D., & Meijers, E. (2023, Sept 1). #Corona: a negativity pandemic for urban dwellers? Utrecht University. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.28149.14566


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E., & Burger, M. (2022). Small and medium-sized towns: Out of the dark agglomeration shadows and into the bright city lights? In A Research Agenda for Small and Medium-Sized Towns (pp. 23-38). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Sohn, C., Licheron, J., & Meijers, E. (2022). Border cities: Out of the shadow. Papers in Regional Science, 101(2), 417-438. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12653
Cardoso, R., Sobhani, A., & Meijers, E. (2022). The cities we need: Towards an urbanism guided by human needs satisfaction. Urban Studies, 59(13), 2638-2659. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980211045571
Derudder, B., Meijers, E., Harrison, J., Hoyler, M., & Liu, X. (2022). Polycentric urban regions: conceptualization, identification and implications. Regional Studies, 56(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1982134
Humer, A., Cardoso, R., & Meijers, E. (2022). Breaking with the spatial-cycle model: the shift towards ‘syncurbanization’ in polycentric urban regions. Regional Studies, 56(1), 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1969008


Reijndorp, A., Meijers, E., Meier, S., & Hermans, M. (2022). ESSAY - De regiopolis als collectieve organisatie van individuele trajecten. In M. Hermans (Ed.), Patchwork IBA Parkstad (pp. 102-110). Nai010 uitgevers.
Meijers, E. (2022). It’s the politics, stupid: het Rijk en de spreiding van welvaart. In G. Van Nijendaal (Ed.), Brede welvaart, grote opgaven: Over de bestuurlijke en financiële vraagstukken rond regionale verschillen in brede welvaart en regionale opgaven (pp. 35-48). Raad voor het openbaar bestuur. https://www.raadopenbaarbestuur.nl/documenten/publicaties/2022/04/12/brede-welvaart-grote-opgaven


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E., & Sandberg, K. (2021). Territorial cohesion, polycentrism and regional disparities: revisiting an unsolved debate. In D. Rauhut, F. Sielker, & A. Humer (Eds.), EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance: Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges (pp. 127-141). (Elgar Studies in Planning Theory, Policy and Practice). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839103582.00020
Cardoso, R., & Meijers, E. (2021). Metropolization processes and intra-regional contrasts: The uneven fortunes of English secondary cities. In M. Pendras, & C. Williams (Eds.), Secondary Cities: Exploring Uneven Development in Dynamic Urban Regions of the Global North (pp. 103-132). Bristol University Press.
Meijers, E., & Cardoso, R. (2021). Shedding Light or Casting Shadows? Relations Between Primary and Secondary Cities. In M. Pendras, & C. Williams (Eds.), Secondary Cities: Exploring uneven development in dynamic urban regions of the global north (pp. 25-54). Bristol University Press.
Meijers, E. J., Burger, M., & van Oort, F. G. (2021). Randstad Holland between functional entity and political desire. In W. Zonneveld, & V. Nadin (Eds.), The Randstad: A Polycentric Metropolis (1 ed., pp. 127-148). (Regions and Cities). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203383346-9
Cardoso, R., & Meijers, E. (2021). Metropolisation: the winding road toward the citification of the region. Urban Geography, 42(1), 1-20. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1828558
Peris, A., Meijers, E., & van Ham, M. (2021). Information diffusion between Dutch cities: Revisiting Zipf and Pred using a computational social science approach. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 85, 1-12. Article 101565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2020.101565


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Cardoso, R., & Meijers, E. (2020). The process of metropolization in megacity-regions. In Handbook of Megacities and Megacity-Regions (pp. 360-375). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788972703.00034
de Vos, D., Lindgren, U., van Ham, M., & Meijers, E. (2020). Does broadband internet allow cities to ‘borrow size’? Evidence from the Swedish labour market. Regional Studies, 54(9), 1175-1186. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1699238
Peris, A., Faber, W. J., Meijers, E., & Van Ham, M. (2020). Un siglo de difusión de información en Países Bajos producido a partir de un archivo digital masivo de periódicos históricos: Base de datos DIGGER. CyberGeo, 2020. https://doi.org/10.4000/cybergeo.33747


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

van Ham, M., & Meijers, E. J. (2019). Working from Home and Commuting: Heterogeneity over Time, Space, and Occupations.
Cardoso, R., Meijers, E., van Ham, M., Burger, M., & de Vos, D. (2019). Why bright city lights dazzle and illuminate: A cognitive science approach to urban promises. Urban Studies, 56(2), 452-470. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018804762
de Vos, D., & Meijers, E. (2019). Population, diversity, and restaurants: Trends in the geography of cuisine variety in the Netherlands. Regional Statistics, 9(2), 67-88. https://doi.org/10.15196/RS090206
De Vos, D., & Meijers, E. (2019). Information Technology and Local Product Variety: Substitution, Complementarity and Spillovers. Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 110(4), 486-506. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12365
Meijers, E., & van der Wouw, D. (2019). Struggles and strategies of rural regions in the age of the ‘urban triumph’. Journal of Rural Studies, 66, 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.01.027
Meijers, E., & Peris, A. (2019). Using toponym co-occurrences to measure relationships between places: review, application and evaluation. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 23(2), 246-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/12265934.2018.1497526
Burger, M., van Oort, F. G., & Meijers, E. (2019). Examining Spatial Structure Using Gravity Models. In L. D'Acci (Ed.), The Mathematics of Urban Morphology (pp. 471-479). (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12381-9_21


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Korthals Altes, W., Kleinhans, R., & Meijers, E. J. (2018). Relational versus local values of cultural heritage; Tourism gentrification and governance in context. Socio.hu, 1. https://doi.org/10.18030/socio.hu.2018en.1
Boussauw, K., van Meeteren, M., Sansen, J., Meijers, E., Storme, T., Louw, E., Derudder, B., & Witlox, F. (2018). Planning for agglomeration economies in a polycentric region: Envisioning an efficient metropolitan core area in Flanders. European Journal of Spatial Development, (69), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.30689/EJSD2018:69.1650-9544
Meijers, E., Hoogerbrugge, M., & Cardoso, R. (2018). Beyond Polycentricity: Does Stronger Integration Between Cities in Polycentric Urban Regions Improve Performance? Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 109(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12292
de Vos, D., Meijers, E., & van Ham, M. (2018). Working from home and the willingness to accept a longer commute. Annals of Regional Science, 61(2), 375-398. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00168-018-0873-6
Peris, A., Meijers, E., & van Ham, M. (2018). The Evolution of the Systems of Cities Literature Since 1995: Schools of Thought and their Interaction. Networks and Spatial Economics, 18(3), 533-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11067-018-9410-5


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Cardoso, R. V., Meijers, E. J., van Ham, M., Burger, M. J., & de Vos, D. (2017). The City as a Self-Help Book: The Psychology of Urban Promises.
Cardoso, R. V., & Meijers, E. J. (2017). Secondary Yet Metropolitan? The Challenges of Metropolitan Integration for Second-Tier Cities. Planning Theory and Practice, 18(4), 616-635. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2017.1371789
Meijers, E. J., & Burger, M. J. (2017). Stretching the concept of ‘borrowed size’. Urban Studies, 54(1), 269-291. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098015597642
Cardoso, R. V., & Meijers, E. J. (2017). The metropolitan name game: The pathways to place naming shaping metropolitan regions. Environment and Planning A, 49(3), 703-721. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16678851


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Burger, M. J., & Meijers, E. J. (2016). Agglomerations and the rise of urban network externalities. Papers in Regional Science, 95(1), 5-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12223
Cardoso, R. V., & Meijers, E. J. (2016). Contrasts between first-tier and second-tier cities in Europe: a functional perspective. European Planning Studies, 24(5), 996-1015. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2015.1120708
Goess, S., de Jong, M., & Meijers, E. (2016). City branding in polycentric urban regions: identification, profiling and transformation in the Randstad and Rhine-Ruhr. European Planning Studies, 24(11), 2036-2056. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2016.1228832
Meijers, E. J., Burger, M. J., & Hoogerbrugge, M. M. (2016). Borrowing size in networks of cities: City size, network connectivity and metropolitan functions in Europe. Papers in Regional Science, 95(1), 181-198. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12181


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Burger, M. J., Meijers, E. J., Hoogerbrugge, M. M., & Tresserra, J. M. (2015). Borrowed Size, Agglomeration Shadows and Cultural Amenities in North-West Europe. European Planning Studies, 23(6), 1090-1109. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2014.905002


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Burger, M. J., Meijers, E. J., & van Oort, F. G. (2014). Editorial: The Development and Functioning of Regional Urban Systems. Regional Studies, 48(12), 1921-1925. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.979782
Meijers, E., Hoogerbrugge, M., Louw, E., Priemus, H., & Spaans, M. (2014). City profile: The Hague. Cities, 41(PA), 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2014.05.012
Meijers, E., Hoogerbrugge, M., & Hollander, K. (2014). Twin cities in the process of metropolisation. Urban Research and Practice, 7(1), 35-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2013.827906


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E. J. (2013). Metropolitan labor productivity and urban spatial structure: A comparison of U.S. monocentric and polycentric metropolitan areas. In Advances in Spatial Science (pp. 141-166). (Advances in Spatial Science; Vol. 72). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32141-2_7
Louw, E., Leijten, M., & Meijers, E. (2013). Changes subsequent to infrastructure investments: Forecasts, expectations and ex-post situation. Transport Policy, 29, 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2013.04.012
Meijers, E., Hoekstra, J., & Spaans, M. (2013). Fixed link, fixed effects? Housing market outcomes of new infrastructure development in the Dutch Delta Area. Geografisk Tidsskrift, 113(1), 11-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2013.793064


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Burger, M., & Meijers, E. (2012). Form follows function? linking morphological and functional polycentricity. Urban Studies, 49(5), 1127-1149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098011407095
Meijers, E., Hoekstra, J., Leijten, M., Louw, E., & Spaans, M. (2012). Connecting the periphery: Distributive effects of new infrastructure. Journal of Transport Geography, 22, 187-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.01.005


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E. J., & Burger, M. J. (2010). Spatial structure and productivity in US metropolitan areas. Environment and Planning A, 42(6), 1383-1402. https://doi.org/10.1068/a42151


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Stead, D., & Meijers, E. (2009). Spatial planning and policy integration: Concepts, facilitators and inhibitors. Planning Theory and Practice, 10(3), 317-332. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649350903229752


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E. J., & Sandberg, K. (2008). Reducing regional disparities by means of polycentric development: panacea or placebo? Scienze Regionali, 7(2), 71.
Meijers, E. (2008). Critical mass and complementarity in contemporary urban networks. Town Planning Review, 79(5), 485-506. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.79.5.3
Meijers, E., Hoekstra, J., & Aguado, R. (2008). Strategic planning for city networks: The emergence of a basque global city? International Planning Studies, 13(3), 239-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563470802521440
Meijers, E. (2008). Measuring polycentricity and its promises. European Planning Studies, 16(9), 1313-1323. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654310802401805
Meijers, E. (2008). Summing small cities does not make a large city: Polycentric urban regions and the provision of cultural, leisure and sports amenities. Urban Studies, 45(11), 2323-2342. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098008095870


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E. (2007). Clones or complements? The division of labour between the main cities of the Randstad, the Flemish Diamond and the RheinRuhr Area. Regional Studies, 41(7), 889-900. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400601120239
Meijers, E. (2007). From central palace to network model: Theory and evidence of a paradigm change. Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98(2), 245-259. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9663.2007.00394.x


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Waterhout, B., Zonneveld, W., & Meijers, E. (2005). Polycentric development policies in Europe: Overview and debate. Built Environment, 31(2), 163-173. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.
Meijers, E., Waterhout, B., & Zonneveld, W. (2005). Polycentric development policies in European countries: An introduction. Built Environment, 31(2), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.
Meijers, E. (2005). Polycentric urban regions and the quest for synergy: Is a network of cities more than the sum of the parts? Urban Studies, 42(4), 765-781. https://doi.org/10.1080/00420980500060384


Wetenschappelijke publicaties

Meijers, E., & Romein, A. (2003). Realizing potential: Building regional organizing capacity in polycentric urban regions. European Urban and Regional Studies, 10(2), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969776403010002005