“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 […]

Airline’s ticket to a fossil-free future?

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Post written by Emilie Vrain Image Attribution: Harbour Air seaplane image by Pixabay reproduced under the license Creative Comms CC0. When Canadian airline ‘Harbour Air’ became the first 100% carbon neutral airline in 2007 through carbon offset payments, they didn’t want to stop there. A new partnership with MagniX who create electric motors has led to the development of what will be the […]

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 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 […]

Introducing Mobility-as-a-Service at the 4th NEST Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

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Emma Cassar, a PhD Researcher, has recently attended the 4th Annual NEST Conference (#4thNEST) organised by the Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST). Emma presented her work in progress on the potential of Mobility-as-a-Service in Birmingham, UK.   The adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by the Millennial and post-Millennial generation is considered […]