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“Public space is for living, doing business, and playing. Its value can’t be measured with economics or mathematics; it must be felt with the soul” – Enrique Penalosa, Mayor of Bogata Early this October thousands of sustainable transport researchers, city planners, walking campaigners and advocates from around the world descended on Bogota, Colombia for the…
Earlier this month, the world’s leading climate scientists published a special report warning that the target of limiting global temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels, agreed at the Paris Climate Change Summit of 2015, is almost certainly insufficient for preventing catastrophic climate change. The report concludes that allowing temperatures to rise between 1.5C and…
As we come to end of the first stages of our experimental work on sustainable transport communications, we are looking forward to showcasing our project at a number of prestigious conferences and events. On the 6th September, Sam Bennett (Research Assistant) presented the findings of our experiment on effective argument design for “pro-cycling” communications at…
We’ve had a busy year here at ADAPT. We have been running experiments on sustainable transport communications and have some fascinating results which should be reported soon. We have sent members of our team around the world to speak at prestigious conferences on topics from Cycle Safety campaigns to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. We…
ADAPT Fellow Kate Pangbourne has been very busy this summer. In late May/early June she travelled to Leipzig with other colleagues from the Institute for Transport Studies to attend a World Conference on Transport Research Society side event of the International Transport Forum. Kate’s presentation raised critical questions for transport governance and social justice posed…
Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge? Do you have a background in psychology, persuasive behaviour change or communications? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? Then come and work with us at ADAPT – more details at the University of Leeds Vacancies…
The ADAPT project has begun in earnest, and over the past six months we have made some significant progress on our initial project goals. The Sustainable Transport Communication Dataset (STCD) is being constructed, with already some 56 entries, fully analysed as informal arguments, ready to be put to use in phase two of the project….
The recruitment process for the ADAPT project’s first Research Assistant is well underway, with applications being sifted. It is hoped that the RA will be in post by mid November 2016. A second RA will be recruited in late 2017, and a link to the advert will be posted here in due course.