Multi-modal inter-urban transport with regions and small towns as sustainability accelerators

Call Reference: 
LC-MG-1-2-2018
Short description of project idea : 
In line with the preliminary project titel: Multi-modal inter-urban transport with regions and small towns as sustainability accelerators focusing on spatial planning and new innovative mobility services.
Transport
Main areas of expertise: 
- A renowned strategic sustainability planning approach based on generic socio-ecological principles that simplify indicator development across systems levels (local, regional, national and EU levels) - Systems modelling and simulation expertise with focus on accelerated transition to sustainability - Extensive experience within planning for sustainable personal mobility and transport in Southeast Sweden including set up of EV charging infrastructure and EV test fleets - Interest and experience of testing and implementing new transport solutions such as electric buses. New mobility services such as self-driving electric taxis are in focus for the near future - High stakeholder readiness level in the region for continued transition projects. Experience of collaboration also in European settings. Role in Project: - Developer of decision support, models, simulators for effect analysis of various transition measures and roadmaps - Sharing expertise in sustainability goal setting, systems thinking, modelling and simulations (Expertise above is valid for BTH and research group lead by PhD Henrik Ny. Currently Senior Project advisor Eva-Lisa Ahnström registers for the PDW and can speak for the project idea. Henrik Ny will attend if possible, depends on which day Transport will be covered)
Main objectives of the project and how will they be achieved: 
Title: 
To be formulated
Challenges that may determine the impact of the project: 
Title: 
Involvement of stakeholders
Description: 
Dedicated involvement of local authorities and possibility to have citizens' engagement.
Title: 
Concrete results; planning tools, newmobility services
Description: 
Ability to provide cities, regional and national authorities and spatial planners with evidence of long term impacts of innovative transport technologies and business models. It will aid decision makers to better anticipate and plan necessary investments, adaptation and spatial re-design strategies in view of taking full advantage of the new forms of mobility for improving competitiveness, sustainability, social cohesion, equity, and citizen well-being. Research will also contribute to devising transport planning strategies that contribute to a balanced development between urban and rural areas.
Partners that have already expressed interest in the project and expected role: 
Title: 
Region Blekinge
Description: 
Regional authorithy with responsibility for public transportation in the region
Profile of partners sought and expected role: 
Title: 
Representatives for metropolitan areas as well as local authorities in small towns
Title: 
Project coordinator
Description: 
Experienced coordinator that is willing to take the lead in proposal writing and management of the project if it is funded.
Previous, relevant EU project experience: 
Title: 
TENTacle
Programme: 
Baltic Sea Programme
Title: 
Interconnect
Programme: 
South Baltic Sea programme
Title: 
TRANS-FORM
Programme: 
ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities; Urban Joint Programme Initiative
Title: 
TRAM- Towards new Regional Action plans for sustainable urban Mobility (BTH involved as expert, region Blekinge is partner)
Programme: 
Interreg Europe
First Name: 
Eva-Lisa
Last Name: 
Ahnström
Name of the organisation: 
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Short description of organisation: 
Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth. BTH conducts education and research at a high international level in which engineering and IT are integrated with other disciplines such as urban planning, industrial economics, design and health sciences to contribute to solving the challenges facing society. Everything we do has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and in real life, which means collaboration and exchange with both business and industry as well as society.

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