On Monday 2nd February, Disruption project PhD student David Williams successfully passed his PhD viva subject to minor corrections.
His thesis is entitled “Social Practice Theory and Sustainable Mobility: An Analysis of the English Local Transport Planning as a System of Provision”
Moel Cass and James Faulconbridge made a presentation at the 2014 RGS-IGB conference in London. The presentation looked at the ‘practice’ of commuting and suggested the need for policy to:
- address the structural barriers caused by the lack of availability of the elements that constitute bus- and cycle-commuting, and
- intervene in the timing and spatiality of a range of social practices to reduce the tendency for commutes to have spatial and temporal characteristics that militate against the use of bus and cycle modes.
The presentation can be downloaded here: http://www.disruptionproject.net/?attachment_id=457
David Williams’ presentation on his PhD work looking at transferring Elizabeth Shove’s ‘models’ from Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience over to a transport context. Presented at the UWE HEATING Up Behaviour Change event.
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