Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Thiago Guimarães

PhD Researcher

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Research Group: Social and Political Sciences

Key Research Interests

  • Social exclusion and human needs theories applied to transport
  • Accessibility analysis to healthcare facilities
  • Transport appraisal and evaluation
  • Urban mobility in the Global South
  • Mixed-methods in transport research


 Employment History

  • Research and lecturer assistant, Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics, Hamburg University of Technology (2011-2016)
  • Research fellow, Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (2013-2014)
  • Media consultant, Institute Mobilize (2011-2012)
  • Columnist on urban development and transport policy, Abril Publishers, Brazil (2007-2011)


  • PhD cand Transport Studies, University of Leeds (fellowship of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq, Brazil, to date)
  • MSc Urban Planning and Urban Development, HafenCity University Hamburg, 2011 (fellowship of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Germany, 2007-2011)
  • BSc Economics, University of São Paulo, European University of Flensburg, Free University of Berlin, 2007 (fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service, 2005-2006)
  • BSc Social Communication, University of São Paulo, 2000


  • Research grant "Mobility and social exclusion in Germany", 2018 to date
  • Research project "Energy prices and land use", 2011-2014
  • Research project "Estimation of an origin-destination matrix for long-distance trips in Brazil", 2013-2014
  • Urban development workshops in Brazil, 2009-2014


  • Transport modelling (for postgraduate students, Hamburg University of Technology), 2012-2015
  • Transport planning and transport engineering (for undergraduate students, Hamburg University of Technology), 2014-2016

Selected Publications

  • FALAVIGNA, C.; GUIMARÃES, T.; HERNANDEZ, D. Mobilidade inclusiva [Inclusive mobility]. In: Licinio Portugal. (Org.). Transporte, mobilidade e desenvolvimento urbano. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2017. pp. 219-241.
  • FALAVIGNA, C. ; GUIMARÃES, T. ; HERNANDEZ, D. . Mobilidade justa socialmente [Socially just mobility]. In: Licinio Portugal. (Org.). Transporte, mobilidade e desenvolvimento urbano. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2017, pp. 243-267.
  • GERTZ, C.; MAASS, J.; GUIMARÃES, T. Impacts of energy costs on mobility and land use in the metropolitan region of Hamburg, Germany [Auswirkungen von steigenden Energiepreisen auf die Mobilität und Landnutzung in der Metropolitanregion Hamburg. Ergebnisse des Projekts EUROLAN - Energiepreisentwicklung und Landnutzung]. Muenster: MV Editors, 2015.
  • GUIMARÃES, T.; MAASS, J; GERTZ, C. Integrating a Land Use Transport Model with a Serious Game for Supporting Planning Decisions under Rising Energy Prices. Transportation Research Procedia, v. 4, p. 241-254, 2014.
  • GUIMARÃES, T.. O conceito de externalidade e as raízes do pedágio urbano na teoria econômica [Externatilities and the origins of congestion charging in the economic theory]. Revista dos Transportes Públicos, v. 117, pp. 107-119, 2008.
  • GUIMARÃES, T.. O que São Paulo pode aprender com o pedágio urbano de Londres [What can Sao Paulo learn out of the congestion charging scheme in London]. Revista dos Transportes Públicos, v. 115, pp. 59-72, 2007.

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