Social Theory, Transport and Energy Modelling
Our fourth seminar took place at Westminster University on Friday 13th September. Focusing on social theory, it explored theoretical assumptions embedded in existing models, and how social theory might be used differently in constructing models. Examples were drawn both from transport and energy modelling.
There were five presentations with plenty of time for debate and discussions. Around forty people attended from a range of academic and practice backgrounds.
View the timetable for the event including abstracts.
PDF versions of presentations are now also available for most of the talks.
- Theories, categories and units: collecting and using data on time, mobility and energy demand.
Jillian Anable (Aberdeen University), Ben Anderson (Southampton University), Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University), Jacopo Torriti (Reading University).
- Models in the Wild: rethinking modelling in the context of climate change.
Dan Olner (University of Leeds).
- Re-imagining process: implications for transport research and modelling.
Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford).
- Metaphors, metonyms and alternative narratives of the transport system.
Paul Timms and David Watling (STEP CHANGE / University of Leeds)
- Using simulation models to explore changes in social practices.
Georg Holtz (University of Osnabrück).