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Sociology: Research



Upcoming Event!: Rethinking mobility through the Alexander Technique and other embodied practices on 9th October 11:00 - 15:00, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester

Upcoming Event! Project Co-investigator Niamh Moore will present her paper, The journey from standing to sitting: rethinking mobility through the Alexander Technique, at the upcoming Work in Progress Seminar on 15 October 11:00-13:00, CMB 6th Floor Common Room

STEP-CHANGE (Sustainable Transport Evidence and modelling Paradigms: Cohort Household Analysis to support New Goals in Engineering design) is an EPSRC funded project that brings together a research team from the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds, the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham, and the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester. 

The project unites researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, LSE, and University of Manchester. Click here for list of those involved in STEP-CHANGE.

This project has two main goals: 

  • To better understand how people's transport and travel practices have changed in the past and how they might change in the future. 
  • To develop new transport modelling paradigms that will better account for the complexity of people's practices and enable the planning of a more sustainable future. 
Ultimately, the project is intended to provide researchers and planners with the tools for building more resilient and sustainable urban environments.

For more information about our research click Here.