The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to urban mobility systems across the globe yet also presented unique opportunities for people to drive less, walk/cycle more and reduce carbon emissions.
Join Professor Tim Schwanen (Director of the Transport Studies Unit and Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities), Dr Jennie Middleton (Senior Research Fellow in Mobilities and Human Geography in the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford) and Professor Jim Hall (Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford) as they discuss post-pandemic mobility futures in relation to the re-imagining of transport systems across different geographical scales and contexts.
Professor Tim Schwanen
Director of the Transport Studies Unit
Professor Tim Schwanen is Director of the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford.
He previously held various research and lecturer positions in Oxford and at Utrecht University, the Netherlands where he also completed his PhD dissertation. Tim’s research is international in outlook, interdisciplinary in scope and located at the intersection of urban, transport, cultural, political and economic geography. It covers a wide range of themes and topics relating to cities and the mobility of people, good and information, including processes of transition towards low-energy and just mobility systems.
Dr Jennie Middleton
Senior Research Fellow in Mobilities and Human Geography
Dr Jennie Middleton is a Senior Research Fellow in the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. Prior to this she has held research and lecturing posts at Royal Holloway, Cardiff University, Plymouth University, and Kingston University.
Whilst having a background in urban, social and cultural geography Jennie’s research strongly relates to the field of mobilities and transport research. Her research explores everyday urban mobility, particularly people’s mobile experiences on foot, and the implications of this for urban and transport policy. Jennie's work to date has been funded by the British Academy, ESRC, John Fell Fund, and the Wellcome Trust.
Professor Jim Hall
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Professor Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the School of Geography and the Environment, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on Transboundary Resource Management, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and fellow of Linacre College. He was director of the Environmental Change Institute from 2011 to September 2018.
His research focuses upon management of climate-related risks in infrastructure systems, in particular relating to various dimensions of water security, including flooding and water scarcity.
Jim Hall is a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation. In 2010 Jim was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering "for his contribution to the development of methods for flood risk analysis, which underpin approaches for flood risk management in the UK and internationally." He is now a member of the Engineering Policy Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Public Voice Committee of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was a member of the panel conducting the Institution of Civil Engineer’s 2014 State of the Nation Infrastructure assessment.
Jim was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. Amongst other projects, he led the ARCADIA project that developed methodology and tools for quantified analysis of climate risks in London. He was until 2010 Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, leading the Tyndall Centre’s research programme on climate change and cities, which yielded a highly innovative integrated assessment of climate change adaptation and mitigation in London.