Our current research comprises four main themes with multiple projects linked to these:

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Energy & Environment

Work in this research theme is concerned with reduced energy consumption, behavioural change and socio-technical transitions towards low-carbon, energy efficient transport systems.

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Governance &
Public Policy

Work in this research theme is concerned with planning, policy and governance with regard to transport.

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Culture & Society

People's movements through time and space and the social consequences of their mobility and immobility is a key feature of this research theme.

Logo: Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

The contribution of active travel to public health and sustainable urban development, and the relationships between transport and wellbeing are key concerns within this theme.

Short-course Programme

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We run Oxford University's innovative short-course programme Global Challenges in Transport that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in sustainable transport. Sessions are led by distinguished experts and use a combination of lectures, discussions and practical workshops for early career and senior professionals.

Next course: Infrastructure, Development and Finance (5-8 Sep 2017)

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Graduate Research

Copenhagen cyclist. © Yannick Cornet

The TSU hosts a number of postgraduate doctoral students who are working with our academic staff and researchers on a diverse set of projects linked to our research themes.

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Events

  • Gendering smart mobilities, what’s the problem? | Koordinationen for Kønsforskning Project Workshop: Gendering Smart Mobilities | 24 August 2017, 1pm | Speaker: Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU)
  • The Mobility and Modality of Adolescents | International Symposium Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future | 28-30 August 2017 | Speaker: Debbie Hopkins (TSU)
  • Purposeful leisure? Reframing the commute (part of Session 1: Geographies of Active Living 1) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 30 August 2017, 9-10.40am | Speakers: Debbie Hopkins (TSU), Janet Stephenson (University of Otago, New Zealand) and Sandra Mandic (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Session 3: Exploring the Socio-Spatialities of Urban Goods Mobility 1 | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 30 August 2017, 2.40-4.20pm | Session convenors: Tim Schwanen (TSU) and Debbie Hopkins (TSU)
  • Session 4: Exploring the Socio-Spatialities of Urban Goods Mobility 2 | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 30 August 2017, 4.50-6.30pm | Session convenors: Tim Schwanen (TSU) and Debbie Hopkins (TSU)
  • Innovations for Energy Demand Reduction in Urban Goods Mobility (part of Session 4: Exploring the Socio-Spatialities of Urban Goods Mobility 2) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 30 August 2017, 4.50-6.30pm | Speakers: Tim Schwanen (TSU) and Debbie Hopkins (TSU)
  • Planetary Geographies of Urban Transport (part of Session 1: Decolonising urban transport studies 1) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 9-10.40pm | Speaker: Tim Schwanen (TSU)
  • Session 1: Reflections on parenting/caring and working in geography | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 9-10.40pm | Session convenors: Jennie Middleton (TSU) and Emma Street (University of Reading)
  • Session 1: Systems of (auto)mobility: Continuities, disruptions and futures 1: ((Auto)mobility planning, policies and advocacy | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 9-10.40pm | Session convenors: Debbie Hopkins (TSU) and Brendan Doody (TSU)
  • Session 2: Systems of (auto)mobility: Continuities, disruptions and futures 2: (Auto)mobility technologies, infrastructures, identities and ontologies | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 11.10am-12.50pm | Session convenors: Tim Schwanen (TSU), Debbie Hopkins (TSU) and Brendan Doody (TSU)
  • Automobility: where does ontology take us? (part of Session 2: Systems of (auto)mobility: Continuities, disruptions and futures 2: (Auto)mobility technologies, infrastructures, identities and ontologies) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 11.10am-12.50pm | Speaker: Tim Schwanen (TSU)
  • Car charisma (part of Session 2: Systems of (auto)mobility: Continuities, disruptions and futures 2: (Auto)mobility technologies, infrastructures, identities and ontologies) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 11.10am-12.50pm | Speaker: Brendan Doody (TSU)
  • Session 3: Everyday Mobilities and Climatic Events | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 2.40-4.20pm | Session convenors: Tim Schwanen (TSU), Anna Plyushteva (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and former member of TSU) and Nihan Akyelken (University of Oxford, and former member of TSU)
  • Tracing floodwater through the everyday urban circulations of Malate, Manila (part of Session 3: Everyday Mobilities and Climatic Events) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 2.40-4.20pm | Speakers: Anna Plyushteva (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and former member of TSU) and Tim Schwanen (TSU)
  • Gender, poverty and climate change: the case of Leveriza, Manila (part of Session 3: Everyday Mobilities and Climatic Events) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 31 August 2017, 2.40-4.20pm | Speakers: Nihan Akyelken (University of Oxford, and former member of TSU)
  • Session 1: Transport, Sustainable Cities and Transit Oriented Development 1: Urban development and sustainability | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 1 September 2017, 9-10.40am | Session conveners: Fiona Ferbrache (TSU) and Richard Knowles (University of Salford, UK)
  • Bus Transit Oriented Development (BTOD): evaluating BRT impacts in cities (part of Session 1: Transport, Sustainable Cities and Transit Oriented Development 1: Urban development and sustainability) | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 1 September 2017, 9-10.40am | Speaker: Fiona Ferbrache (TSU)
  • Session 2: Transport, Sustainable Cities and Transit Oriented Development 2: linked with more social development and sustainability | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 1 September 2017, 11.10am-12.50pm | Session conveners: Fiona Ferbrache (TSU) and Richard Knowles (University of Salford, UK)
  • Session 3: Transport, Sustainable Cities and Transit Oriented Development 2: linked with more social development and sustainability | RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 | 1 September 2017, 2.40-4.20pm | Session conveners: Fiona Ferbrache (TSU) and Richard Knowles (University of Salford, UK)

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