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ITRL Seminars

ITRL regularly hosts seminars with focus on the future of sustainable transportation and its implications for policy and technical development. We bring together exciting speakers from academia, companies and governmental organisations to present new ideas, research results, and cutting-edge know-how on the disruptive shifts that the transportation sector is undergoing.

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Designing for system-level and behaviour change

 In a series of design-driven living labs from 2014-2024, possible sustainable futures have been prototyped in the context of people’s everyday lives. In most cases, these futures have concerned personal transportation. Here, users engaged as 'co-researchers' have been challenged to try out change and explore socio-technical system shifts' complexities. Relevant private and public actors have been engaged hands-on in these learning processes and helped uncover system-level tensions and deficiencies. To understand possible sustainable futures and to sufficiently address the need for behaviour change, design-driven and more open-ended research approaches could play an important role. Still, these approaches are resource-demanding and challenge common understandings of research processes and methods. In this seminar, Martin Sjöman from the Green Leap design research group at KTH presents some core concepts from his doctoral dissertation about real-life experimentation and discusses how different types of research are fit for various purposes and development stages.

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Connecting Third-Party Users to Public Transport Infrastructures: The Near and Necessary Future

Electric public transport grids are oversized and underutilized by design. In contrast to this spare capacity luxury, electricity grids are suffering from serious congestion that threatens the rolling-out of electrical sustainable solutions such as electric cars and heat pumps. Therefore, a growing research momentum is looking at connecting third-party users to electric transport grids and managing this spare capacity among all users. Interestingly, it is already clear, as summarized in this presentation, that this multi-functional, multi-stakeholder public transport infrastructure is not only an opportunity but rather a crucial requirement for the sustainability and efficiency of the transport grid itself.

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Hybrid webinar on System-level impacts of electrification on road freight transport efficiency

In collaboration with Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) and Trafikverket, Claudia Andruetto and Zeinab Raoofi, both from ITRL, presented their work on System-level impacts of electrification on road freight transport efficiency: a System Dynamics approach, at a hybrid seminar on February 5th 2024.

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Methods for Managing Deep Uncertainty in Planning Sustainable Transport

The MUST project explores methods like Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) and Exploratory Modeling and Analysis (EMA) to complement traditional planning in the transport sector. In this seminar, we share Phase 1 findings, including a literature review on uncertainty in transport planning, insights from workshops, and a case study applying DMDU methods.

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Webinar on sustainable Freight in Stockholm – Results from the HITS-project

In this webinar, researchers involved in the HITS (Sustainable and Integrated Urban Transport Systems) project present and discuss midterm research results on the topic of Sustainable Urban Freight.

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