Welcome to the website for the ESRC Seminar Series Modelling on the Move: Towards Transport System Transitions? This is a series of events bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss innovative ways of responding to pressing policy problems in transport. The launch event took place on 7 December 2012, at St Anne’s College, Oxford, and the seminars will run until February 2014.
Twenty-first century societies face three interlinked energy problems: climate change, obesity, and oil depletion – and the need for change is urgent. Meeting this challenge requires new collaborations, perspectives, and combinations of existing methods. We are focusing on transport modelling, which uses mathematical equations to represent how people, vehicles, and goods travel. Our events will involve modellers, social scientists, and population health scientists, in exploring approaches to transport modelling that can help us understand and encourage the necessary system transition.
After the launch event, we will hold five further seminars (on topics including participatory modelling, public health, and using qualitative data in models) being held during 2013. The Principal Investigator is Rachel Aldred (University of Westminster), and co-investigators are David Banister (Oxford University), Zaid Chalabi (LSHTM), Simon Lloyd (LSHTM), Alexandra Macmillan (Auckland University), Tim Schwanen (Oxford University) and James Woodcock (CEDAR). Click on the tabs above to read more about people involved, find out about our events, or to read our project blog.
Please contact Rachel (R.Aldred [at] westminster.ac.uk) if you want more information.