Talking about art and science at the 2020 Norwich Science Festival

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SILCI PhD student Laurie Kerr was part of a panel at the “Creative Collaboration: Bringing Science and the Arts Together”, hosted virtually as part of the 2020 Norwich Science Festival.  The panel was made up of pairs of scientists and artists who have collaborated on different projects, and Laurie was invited to take part with board game designer Jake Montanarini (a short […]

Understanding the role of cities in climate transformations

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During the summer, SILCI PhD student Laurie Kerr participated in the two-week Bergen Summer Research School course “Cities in climate and energy transformations”.  This course explored the different roles cities and urban regions around the world can play in climate and energy transformations through a range of lectures, workshops, and discussions.  Laurie’s research is looking […]

“Widening transitions”, and participation, at the virtual NEST conference

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD researcher, recently presented at the virtual “NEST” conference (Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions).  The theme of this year’s conference was “widening transitions”, and saw over 70 PhD and early-career researchers participate online.  Laurie presented some of her survey findings exploring the theme of “trust” in peer-to-peer mobility innovations.  Her slides can be found here. 

Four visions of future mobility

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What could urban public transport look like in the year 2045?  Our future urban transport systems are likely to be influenced by different societal changes (including responding to climate change and an ageing population), and technological changes (including the growth of the sharing economy and the use of big data).  This article explores four possible scenarios along two […]

Environmental benefits of shared e-scooters brought into question

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In cities across the world, dockless electric scooters are becoming an ever-more common sight.  These are often promoted as being an environmentally friendly way on travelling within a city, but this recent research paper by Joseph Hollingsworth and his colleagues finds that the truth behind these claims is more complicated.  When taking into account the materials and […]

SILCI goes to Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD researcher, recently participated the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands.    The 3 day event brought together over 100 attendees from academia, local government, and businesses.  During the series of thematic parallel sessions, participants shared and discussed their insights into different themes of sharing economy, including the roles […]

SILCI goes to Cambridge! 

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD Researcher, recently attended the CEEDA (Cambridge and EnvEast Doctoral Alliance) symposium at Cambridge University.  She gave a plenary presentation about peer-to-peer mobility innovations, and how they can potentially reduce travel-related CO2 emissions.     Peer-to-peer ride sharing (where individuals are matched and travel in a car with others making the same journey), and peer-to-peer car sharing (where […]