Description: Research on sustainable mobility demands for interdisciplinary perspectives on urban and regional planning. Against the background of climate change, the need for a post-carbon energy provision, and the saturation of urban spaces, urban regions in many parts of the world are called to invent and implement sustainability policies and futures. The ‘transitions’ of socio-political and technical systems towards the sustainability of cities and regions has given some significant dynamics into political and academic discussions. Approaches such as the new mobilities paradigm, sustainable and reflexive governance, transition theory and the like have brought about significant debate and it opens up for a critical discourse on the future of urban regions.

This course invites PhD fellows working on sustainable mobility issues at  urban and regional scales. It welcomes theoretical, empirical and methodological work in early as well as advanced phases of the dissertation projects. The course is articulated in 3 sessions in which both general conceptualizations and concrete projects will be discussed.

The course aims to respond specifically to questions as how to manage, develop and invent sustainable urban and regional mobility futures where emerging sustainable governance, mobility management, corporate mobility, networked mobility systems, mobile devices and ICTs in general play an important role.

Organizer: Sven Kesselring and Enza Lissandrello

Lecturers: Sven Kesselring, Enza Lissandrello and Tim Richardson


Time: 27-28 March, 2014

Place: Aalborg University, Copenhagen Sydhavnen:
27/3 A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, room ACM15 M4/4.058
28/3 A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, room ACM15 C1/2.1.005

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 15 March, 2014