A Social Sciences and Humanities research agenda for transport and mobility in Europe: key themes and 100 research questions

Ryghaug, M., Subotički, I., Smeds, E., von Wirth, T., Scherrer, A., Foulds, C., Robison, R., Bertolini, L., Beyazit İnce, E., Brand, R., Cohen-Blankshtain, G., Dijk, M., Freudendal Pedersen, M., Gössling, S., Guzik, R., Kivimaa, P., Klöckner, C., Lazarova Nikolova, H., Lis, A., Marquet, O., Milakis, D., Mladenović, M., Mom, G., Mullen, C., Ortar, N., Pucci, P., Sales Oliveira, C., Schwanen, T., Tuvikene, T. and Wentland, A. 2023. A Social Sciences and Humanities research agenda for transport and mobility in Europe: key themes and 100 research questions. Transport Reviews. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2023.2167887

TitleA Social Sciences and Humanities research agenda for transport and mobility in Europe: key themes and 100 research questions
TypeJournal article
AuthorsRyghaug, M., Subotički, I., Smeds, E., von Wirth, T., Scherrer, A., Foulds, C., Robison, R., Bertolini, L., Beyazit İnce, E., Brand, R., Cohen-Blankshtain, G., Dijk, M., Freudendal Pedersen, M., Gössling, S., Guzik, R., Kivimaa, P., Klöckner, C., Lazarova Nikolova, H., Lis, A., Marquet, O., Milakis, D., Mladenović, M., Mom, G., Mullen, C., Ortar, N., Pucci, P., Sales Oliveira, C., Schwanen, T., Tuvikene, T. and Wentland, A.
Abstract

Transport and mobility systems need to be transformed to meet climate change goals and reduce negative environmental and social effects. Despite EU policies having targeted such problems for more than three decades, transitions have been slow and geographically uneven. For effective change to happen, transport and mobility research needs fresh perspectives and better integration of knowledge from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Based on a Horizon Scanning approach, which allowed for a great deal of openness and variety in scholarly viewpoints, this paper presents a novel research agenda consisting of 8 themes and 100 research questions that may contribute to achieving environmentally sustainable mobility transitions within Europe. This research agenda highlights the need to not only support technological solutions for low-carbon mobility, but the importance of transformative policies that include new processes of knowledge production, civic participation and epistemic justice. We contend that the agenda points to the need for further research on the dynamics of science-society interactions.

Keywordstransport policy
sustainable mobility
funding
research agenda
horizon scan
JournalTransport Reviews
ISSN0144-1647
1464-5327
Year2023
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2023.2167887
Publication dates
Published19 Jan 2023
ProjectProject No. 51808392
FunderEuropean Union's Horizon 2020

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