CfP:Planning and Policy Processes – Københavns Universitet

Call for Papers: Smart  Mobilities - Planning and Policy processes
– Gender and diversity mainstreaming

Invitation to submit abstracts for the 3rd of three workshops on Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region.

The 3rd workshop will take place in Stockholm the 17th-18th  of September 2018. The workshop addresses gender, intersectionality and the smart mobility paradigm with focus on strategies, implementations and policy. We welcome contributions from a range of experts; research, policy makers and planning practice, on gender and intersectionality in transport mobility and models and activity-based methods to map and analyse mobility trajectories.

Gender is one aspect of diversity which often interacts with other aspect. Previous studies have pointed to transport and mobility as producing gendered stereotypes, and how notions of men and masculinity are being linked with speed and mobility; by contrast women and femininity are seen as synonymous with immobility and aligned with home and domesticity. Nordic research has shown that planning processes are vital and that inequalities in family and workplace can be best addressed in the early stages of planning which includes in the transport planning process. Furthermore, awareness has grown that transport planning and research should extend their focus to domains or (sub)systems that interact with transport, directly or indirectly e.g. the demographic and household formation process, changing lifestyles, work conditions, consumptions and leisure patterns – which largely determine the demand for transport. Current mobility patterns reflect structural changes in society. The Nordic countries have much in common and a high-level commitment to both sustainability and gender equality which might enable more equality and more innovation also in transport.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Joachim Scheiner, Professor, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Transport Planning,
    Technische Universität, Dortmund, Germany.
  • Ulf Mellström, Professor, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
  • Daniel Svanfelt, Strategy officer, City of Malmö, Sweden.

Call for research papers and cases

The workshop will be organised around a number of presentations from research, policy and planning practice; i.e. the participants (researchers, policymakers and stakeholders) prepare the workshop with examples from their work. Researchers will contribute with research papers and oral presentations, and planning experts and policymakers will present relevant result from their practices in written abstracts and oral presentations at the workshop. The abstracts will be distributed to all registered participants before the workshop.


Deadline for abstracts (max 200 words): August 15th, 2018
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Reply from the work shop committee: September 1st, 2018

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