Dr Emmanouil Tranos PhD

Dr Emmanouil Tranos

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Apoorva Bhatt - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Emmanouil Tranos is an economic geographer and his research focuses on the spatiality of the digital economy. He has published on the geography of the internet infrastructure, the economic impacts that this digital infrastructure can generate on cities and regions and the position of cities within spatial, complex networks. His research in this area led to a monograph on The Geography of the Internet: cities, regions and Internet infrastructure.

Dr Tranos' work also focuses on a side-product of the digital economy, all of these new sources of big, unstructured and, sometimes, unconventional data which can help us better understand cities and urban systems.


PhD Newcastle University, 2010
MA in Regional Development, Newcastle University, 2006
MSci in Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, 2004


URS201: The Urban and Regional Economy

GGM105: First Year tutorials

GGM354: Network Geographies

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Emmanouil Tranos welcomes PhD students in areas related with:

Digital geographies
Cities, regions and spatial networks
Urban and regional analysis using big data


Recent publications


Budnitz, H, Tranos, E & Chapman, L 2019, 'Responding to stormy weather: Choosing which journeys to make', Travel Behaviour and Society, vol. 18.

Budnitz, H, Chapman, L & Tranos, E 2017, 'Better by Bus? Insights into public transport travel behaviour during Storm Doris in Reading, UK', Weather. https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.3058

Tranos, E & Arribas-Bel, D 2017, 'Characterizing the Spatial Structure(s) of Cities “on the fly”: the Space-Time Calendar', Geographical Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12137

Steenbruggen, J, Tranos, E & Rietveld, P 2016, 'Traffic incidents in motorways: An empirical proposal for incident detection using data from mobile phone operators', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.008

Steenbruggen, J, Tranos, E & Nijkamp, P 2015, 'Data from mobile phone operators: A tool for smarter cities?', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 39, no. 3-4, pp. 335-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2014.04.001

Tranos, E & Nijkamp, P 2015, 'Mobile Phone Usage in Complex Urban Systems: a space-time, aggregated human activity study', Journal of Geographical Systems, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 157-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10109-015-0211-9

Tranos, E, Gheasi, M & Nijkamp, P 2015, 'International migration: a global complex network', Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 4-22. https://doi.org/10.1068/b39042

Tranos, E & Mack, E 2015, 'Broadband Provision and Knowledge-Intensive Firms: A Causal Relationship?', Regional Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.965136

Jacobs-Crisioni, C, Rietveld, P, Koomen, E & Tranos, E 2014, 'Evaluating the impact of land-use density and mix on spatiotemporal urban activity patterns: an exploratory study using mobile phone data', Environment and Planning A, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 2769-2785. https://doi.org/10.1068/a130309p

Tranos, E, Kourtit, K & Nijkamp, P 2014, 'Digital urban network connectivity: Global and Chinese internet patterns', Papers in Regional Science, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 409-428. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12097

Tranos, E & Davoudi, S 2014, 'The Regional Impact of Climate Change on Winter Tourism in Europe', Tourism Planning & Development, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 163-178. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2013.864992

Tranos, E & Nijkamp, P 2013, 'THE DEATH OF DISTANCE REVISITED: CYBER-PLACE, PHYSICAL AND RELATIONAL PROXIMITIES: THE DEATH OF DISTANCE REVISITED', Journal of Regional Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/jors.12021

Tranos, E 2012, 'The Causal Effect of the Internet Infrastructure on the Economic Development of European City Regions', Spatial Economic Analysis, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 319-337. https://doi.org/10.1080/17421772.2012.694140

Tranos, E 2011, 'The topology and the emerging urban geographies of the Internet backbone and aviation networks in Europe: a comparative study', Environment and Planning A, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 378-392. https://doi.org/10.1068/a43288

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