Education in socially sustainable transport planning

This educational project aims to communicate results from current research on social impact assessment (SIA) and methods for measuring, analysing and following up social aspects. It is about analysing distributional aspects as well as changes in relation to social values.

The target group for this educational project is professionals in transport infrastructure and city planning. The education consists of lectures by experienced researchers /teachers. Each course moment contains practical exercises where the course participants can relate to their work. Part of the teaching takes place via web-based channels.

The project is based on national and international research on transport related social consequences. Consequences can be about changes in accessibility, impact on the ability to realize transport mobility and activities, health-related consequences, economic consequences for individuals, and consequences for neighborhoods and communities. This research relates to concepts such as sustainable accessibility, transport poverty, social exclusion, social inclusion as well as transport justice and mobility justice that address the effects and distribution of the transport system from a justice perspective with a focus on the needs and conditions of different groups.

The course is carried out in five course sessions as well as self-study between the course sessions, during the year 2023 and the project ends with evaluation in 2024.

Facts about the project

Title: Development and implementation of a training course in social impact assessment (SIA) for transport planners

The course is a collaboration between VTI, the Gothenburg region and the University of Gothenburg and it is carried out in collaboration with the Socially Sustainable Transport Planning Network External link.

Projekt manager: Lena Levin.

Financier: Formas

Period: 2023–2024


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