Nifty at Fifty: How Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit has been informing our transport systems over the last 50 years
What does an energy efficient transport system look like? Will electric vehicles stop climate change? What transport injustices exist in our societies? How do we change behaviours towards low-carbon forms of transport? Are transport and wellbeing connected? And, what role can travel play in achieving better public health and meeting the UN’s SDGs?
These are just a few of the questions currently being addressed by the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit (TSU), a research institute that puts just and human-centered mobility futures at the heart of its research. Founded in 1973 through an endowment of the then Chartered Institute of Transport, the TSU is now part of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment and this year celebrates 50 years of research excellence.
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