Insightful research, commentary, examples and disruptions
Mistra SAMS examines services for sustainable accessibility and mobility from around the world. You will find examples here, along with findings regarding the framework needed for such services to be successful. You will also find op-eds from researchers in the Mistra SAMS programme.
Conclusions from a local co-working hub
Our co-working hub in Tullinge was developed as a living lab 2019–2021, and then run for a year as a commercial pilot by Botkyrka municipality in collaboration with a local space-sharing entrepreneur, Vakansa. Several new leads were gained from the research.
The perspective of market actors’ on transport transformation
Understanding what conditions are needed for market actors and entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of the required transformation toward a climate-neutral and socially just transport system is another focus area for Mistra SAMS phase 2.
Supporting integrated learning in ‘beyond the flagship’ settings
Living Lab Riksten’s location in a semi-suburban area outside of Stockholm means that it differs considerably from many other sites where living labs have been established. In our research we use the phrase “beyond the flagship” to refer to areas such as Riksten and study their specific challenges.
Enriching transformation processes with citizen participation
An important point of departure for our work in Mistra SAMS is that a multitude of actors need to be involved in order to steer society towards a socially just and sustainable transport system. The active involvement of citizens in the transformation processes is crucial for several reasons.
In our Living Lab Riksten we aim to analyse the potential that mobility and accessibility services have for altering the mobility practices of citizens and pushing towards a future with more sustainable and equitable travelling. This is done in collaboration with 14 households in Riksten.
Avoid, shift and improve | A framework for the transport challenge
Mistra SAMS takes a long-term perspective on how the transport system can develop in socially just and sustainable directions. In 2022, we worked with the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework to explore how these goals can be attained.
The consequences of our designs: a look into electric scooter service systems
Electric scooters promised us a sustainable mobility future – a more ecological way of moving people. PhD student Liridona Sopjani have conducted a study on e-scooter's environmental effects and associated ecosysems in Los Angeles.
Mistra SAMS partners with the 1.5°C business playbook
The playbook is a concrete tool guiding companies and organisations of all sizes to exponential climate action, and helping them align with the 1.5°C ambition. "We believe that the Playbook has a great potential to be widely spread and thereby support the necessary transformation of companies and organizations", Anna Kramers, Program director of Mistra SAMS.
The importance of research – Interviews with Mistra Programme Directors
How can content and results from Mistra's research program contribute to a sustainable recovery and long-term social transformation? In a video series, Mistra's programme directors share knowledge and insights from their research programs.