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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.

Read more about our Living Lab 2: Near work, smart mobility.

An illustrated e-scooter.

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.

What do they need to accelerate the pace?

Bicycle shed.

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.

Find out more about integrated learning in 'beyond the flagship' settings.

A cargo bicycle.

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.

Find out why citizen participation is essential here. 

Exploring sustainable citizenship

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. 

Find out more about our research in Living Lab 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.

Read more about the ASI-framework and Mistra SAMS.

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. 

Read the article in omEV

COVID-19’s impact on work and travel patterns in Swedish public agencies

Peter Arnfalk and Lena Winslott Hiselius conducted a survey on the COVID-19’s impact on work and travel patterns in Swedish public agencies.

"When the Impossible Becomes Possible"

The 1.5 degree business playbook. Build a strategy for exponential climate action.

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.

Karolina Isaksson on Swedish Radio: Electric scooters everywhere - is sharing good?

Karolina Isaksson talks about the environmental effects of electric scooters in Prylarnas Pris

How dare you? A Greta Thunbergian appeal to climate scientists

Anders Gullberg challenges researchers to make a Thunbergian declaration

Autonomous vehicles - the backbone of public transport

Anders Gullberg discusses autonomous vehicles.

Kombined mobility: consumer perspectives

A study on consumer perspectives on Mobility as a Service.

Read the report (Swedish)

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Last changed: May 03, 2023