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: Governance, Policy and Delivery (27-30 Jun 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

  • IRS Spring Academy 2017 | Investigating Space(s): Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches: Temporality and Procedurality | 2-5 May 2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Germany | Featuring guest speaker Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU).
  • Integration of augmented reality (AR) and built environment: from the use of space to public health | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 3 May 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Ben Ma
  • Hangzhou Bike-sharing Network Analysis | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 10 May 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Yifan Han
  • Examining the impact of air pollution on individuals’ subjective wellbeing: evidence from travel diary survey data in Beijing | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 17 May 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Wenbo Guo
  • Inequalities in access to opportunities and public transport networks in a splintered city | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 24 May 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Rafael Pereira
  • Accessibility Tools in Planning Practice | 25 May 2017, 4pm | EW Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford. | Professor Carey Curtis, Professor of City Planning and Transport; Director, Urbanet; Guest Professor and Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg.
  • Visualising urban affective atmospheres in Santiago, Chile. A visual methodological proposition for constructing information using people experiences | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 31 May 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Luis Iturra
  • Built environment and travel behaviour in mega cities: evidence from Beijing | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 7 June 2017, 11am | Beckit Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Peilin Li
  • The diffusion of peer-to-peer ridesharing in Southeast Asia | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017 | 14 June 2017, 1pm | Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford | Speaker: Nina Teng

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