Disruption - unlocking low carbon travel

Project details

Funding bodies:  EPSRC and RCUK Energy Programme

Collaborators: University of Leeds, University of Aberdeen, Lancaster University, University of Brighton, The Open University, University of Glasgow

Dates: 2011 - 2014

Project website:  The Disruption Project

Project summary

Disruption is a three year interdisciplinary project with a project team consisting of seven Universities across the UK.

The Disruption project is exploring new approaches to tackling high-carbon travel patterns. It looks at how travel practices are formed and directed by underlying societal factors. We argue that people’s travel behaviour is less fixed and routine than it is often considered to be.

The project looks at the way people’s lives are frequently disrupted by a whole range of possible events, from family illnesses to volcanic ash clouds.

The insights that these disruptions provide can help reveal the kinds of changes, to transport and other policy sectors such as health, education and business that are needed to inspire and facilitate a shift to lower carbon travel.

For more details please e-mail Dr Tim Chatterton.

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