I am directing a major two year research project on “living in the mobility transition” which will explore the possible futures of mobility in 10-14 sites across the globe. We are just starting out with pilot studies in Canada and the UK.
The research addresses some important questions for the future of humanity in a variety of diverse contexts including
How will we move in ten, twenty, thirty years from now?
What forms of transport will we use?
How will our mobility choices reflect the need to combat climate change?
What impact will the decreasing availability of affordable oil have on our mobility options?
These are key questions facing governments at all levels as well as private transport providers, think tanks, innovators, social action groups and individuals. They are questions that take on different meanings and different answers across the world.
A new blog addresses the process of undertaking this research and it has just started up at
The project includes a team of six researchers including (me) Tim Cresswell (Northeastern University, Boston), Peter Adey (Royal Holloway, University of London), Cristina Temenos (Northeastern), Jane Yeonjae Lee (Northeastern), Astrid Wood (Royal Holloway) and Anna Nikolaeva (Royal Holloway).