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Ms M.A. (Meredith) Glaser MPhil

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Urban Planning
Photographer: Amsterdam Cycle Chic

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B4.12
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    Ms. Glaser holds Masters degrees in Public Health and City Planning from UC Berkeley and is a PhD researcher within AISSR. She specializes in analysing urban processes and design perspectives that prioritize people and their communities. As a PhD researcher at the Urban Cycling Institute, she is interested in using the bicycle and its diverse user group as a lens to examine the dynamic social, cultural and experiential systems involved in contemporary urban planning, policy, and transport practices. She is researching how these systems (can) be learned by new user groups, transferred or tested in new/different mobility environments, or can influence policy or the built form.  


    Meredith contributes to the teaching activities in Planning and Transportation, especially during the summer with GSSS Summer Programmes. Since 2015, she co-directs the summer programme Planning the Cycling City with Assistant Professor Dr. Marco te Brommelströet. Previously, she contributed to the Bachelors and Masters programs in the Chair of Architecture and the Built Environment at Technical University Eindhoven. 

  • Books

    Karssenberg, H., Laven, J., Glaser, M., & Van't Hoff, M. (Eds.). (2016). The City at Eye Level: Lessons for Street Plinths: 2nd & extended edition. Eburon Uitgeverij BV. (Download available at

    Glaser, M., Van't Hoff, M., Karssenberg, H., Van Teeffelen, J., & Laven, J. (Eds.). (2012). The City at Eye Level: Lessons for Street Plinths. Eburon Uitgeverij BV. (Download available at


  • Publications



    • Glaser, M. A., & te Brommelstroet, M. C. G. (2017). Shutting off the lights: Disruptions in everyday mobility practice as a lens for analysing cyclist behaviour. Abstract from Scientists for Cycling, .
    • te Brommelstroet, M. C. G., & Glaser, M. A. (2017). Op een (oude) fiets moet je het leren: Een auto-etnografische analyse van het leerproces bij ‘policy transfer. Paper presented at Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk, Ghent, Belgium.


    • Glaser, M. A., te Brömmelstroet, M. C. G., & Hermansen, B. (2015). Planning the cycling city: Understanding learning profiles for professional and student groups. Paper presented at 12th Cycling and Society Research Symposium, .

    Media appearance

    • Glaser, M. A. (21-12-2018). The Netherlands is paying people to cycle CNN Travel. The Netherlands is paying people to cycle.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • M.A.G. Planning Company
      Trainings, adviseur, communicatie