The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Micro-mobility in transition: Challenges for Urban Transport Governance

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 18 December 2019

Micro-mobility in transition: Challenges for Urban Transport Governance

Event Information

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Veronica Saud Casanova


Room 5.02
22 Gordon Street

'Micro-mobility' is a personal mobility concept referring to very light vehicles being used for first-mile, last-mile or even full journeys, including electric scooters, electric boards or electric pedal-assisted bicycles, conventional and shared bicycles. A wide variety of implications has been observed to accompany such innovative transport technologies, including socio-economic ones. Yet, it is the limited focus about the essential social framework for such innovations in the literature which constitute the focus of this symposium. Due to the absence of space to debate their spatial, social and distributional impacts, this symposium will use the socio-technical transitions literature as a starting point to focus on related challenges for urban transport governance.

Key issues to be discussed by our distinguished panellists include:

  • What spatial, social and distributional impacts can be attributed to micro-mobility?

  • How much does socio-technical transitions theory help in explaining such technological innovations?

  • What kind of policy lessons can be applied to countries in the Global South?

Panel members include:

  • Dr Caroline Mullen, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

  • Dr Karel Martens, Technion University and Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Dr Milos Mladenovic, Aalto University

The event will be chaired by Prof. Julio D Dávila, Director, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) University College London UCL.

*Please note that unregistered persons will not be able to enter beyond the Gordon Square 22 reception as space allows only a maximum of 25 people. We will be at the door for those without a UCL credential, only registered in advance.