This year’s last Global Challenges in Transport course focused on health and wellbeing, and it was a great success.
The need to care for yourself and others is often an overlooked reason why people travel and is often an underappreciated factor in current transport strategies, according to a new study published by the Transport Studies Unit.
Why are we still on the fence about EVs?
Dr Hannah Budnitz writes in Citti Magazine about research into the psychological importance of convincing conventional car drivers of the environmental and technological benefits of switching to EVs, and why policymakers and the EV industry still have work to do to win hearts and minds.
Understanding Climate-Related Mobility in Contexts of Urbanization - new policy brief
Dr Jin-ho Chung and the United Nations University's Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) have released a policy brief summarising ideas and solutions presented at a UNU-CPR migration policy roundtable held in New York in March 2023 in partnership with the MID-EQ Hub.
Prof. Christian Brand features in two Financial Times articles
Christian Brand, Professor in Transport, Energy and Climate Change, featured in two news articles in the Financial Times. Based on previous research for the UK Energy Research Centre, he argued that the delay to the ban on petrol and diesel cars would increase emissions from the sector by hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon, and that this would make meeting the UK’s medium term carbon targets even more difficult, if not impossible.
SoGE academics' accomplishments recognised with professorial titles
Two academic members at the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) have been awarded the title of Professor by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their fields of research, teaching and academic service. Congratulations to Louise Slater, Professor of Hydroclimatology, and Christian Brand, Professor of Transport, Energy and Climate Change, on this richly deserved achievement.
Can EV sharing help meet policy objectives to reduce car use, ownership and emissions in smaller, often more car-dependent towns and villages? Electric car clubs are being trialled at public charging hubs in towns and villages across Oxfordshire. Hannah Budnitz has won funding from the Public Policy Challenge Fund to see what answers these trials offer.
Phil Goodwin, a former Director of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU), opened the 50th Anniversary celebrations by tracing the journey of TSU over the decades.