Mistra SAMS yearly conference took place October 26-27 at Balingsholm hotel in Huddinge. Representatives from the consortium participated in the two-day conference and workshop. Each work package presented their progress, and the attendees considered different living labs Mistra SAMS might work with next year.
Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory panel visited Stockholm October 5-6, and held talks in their respective fields during a morning seminar on the 6th. The talks ranged from the impact of uber to the importance of configuring the child user.
Cities are critical for global development and are key to realising a sustainable future. Meanwhile, their environmental impact is significant. Transportation in and around cities causes a large proportion of the total carbon emissions. The emergence of new accessibility and mobility services is something that radically can make a difference in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Every two years his Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf invites researchers and decision-makers to discuss environmental issues. This year, Mistra's CEO Åke Iverfeldt participated in a talk with Darja Isaksson and journalist Erika Bjerström on the topic of "Environment - a social issue. What is the current agenda?"
On the 13-17 of August, Katrin Lättman, researcher in Mistra SAMS WP4, participated in Thredbo15, International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport. The conference took place at Stockholm School of Economics and was co-organized by VTI.
A discussion about new services for sustainable accessibility and mobility in the Stockholm region drew a large audience Monday at Almedalsveckan. The panel was comprised of Daniel Helldén (MP), Gustav Hemming (C), Lena Smidfelt Rosqvist and Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz.
Data is quickly becoming the most important resource in the economy, and society depends on large data platform companies to deliver. These companies need to be run in a responsible way. The political challenge now is to mitigate concentration of power, while still reaping the benefits of digitalisation.
VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, is a research institute and a funding agency with about 200 employees. We are seeking a research assistant /PhD student who will study the implementation of new solutions for sustainable mobility in urban planning at the unit of Mobility, actors and planning (MAP). This position is located in Stockholm.
Uber has replied to criticism of alleged tax dodging by its drivers (Dagens Nyheter Debatt 8 July). But the problem with this and other internet-based companies is far greater, writes KTH researcher Anders Gullberg.
Sweden aims to become one of the world's first fossil-free countries, which requires a radical change within the transport sector. To facilitate changes, the research foundation Mistra granted 40 million Swedish kronor to research program Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services (SAMS), led by a KTH and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute in close cooperation with the City of Stockholm, group of companies and several additional research and community partner