Workshop 3:Smart Mobilities, Planning and policy processes - Gender and diversity mainstreaming – Københavns Universitet

Workshop 3:Smart Mobilities, Planning and policy processes - Gender and diversity mainstreaming

Stockholm, September 17th - 18th 2018

The workshop will be organized around a number of cases that will be defined before hand by the participants i.e. researchers, policymakers and stakeholders that will be told to prepare the workshop with examples from their practices.

The cases will be presented with a few pages distributed to all participants before the workshop. All cases should touch upon issues that addresses how gender and gender equality has been taken into account in policy, practice and research.

Expertise to be covered: gender and intersectionality; modelling and activity based methods to map and analyze mobility trajectories. Researchers will contribute with research papers which will be commented by all participants. Local experts will present relevant practices and advise. In other words, this last workshop will be focusing on policy implementation in relation to gender and diversity mainstreaming.

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Keynote speakers

Joachim Scheiner, Professor

Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Transport Planning, Technische Universität, Dortmund, Germany

Title of presentation: “Gender, Travel and the Life course. Thoughts about recent research”

Research about the links between gender and travel dates back to the late 1970s. Since then, it has grown into a huge field with various sub-fields, theoretical hypotheses and methodological approaches. In recent years the field has been linked to research about travel over the life course that has become popular under the term mobility biographies. Arguably, life courses have multiple links to gender as well as to travel. The presentation introduces basic ideas and approaches of the research field, and exemplifies the links between gender, travel and the life course using some of the author's empirical work. It also critically acclaims the field that often appears somewhat contested and characterised by misconceptions. Conclusions are drawn for future research and transport policies as well as for smart mobilities.

Ulf Mellström, Professor

Centre for Gender Studies,
Karlstad University, Sweden

Title of presentation: “Cyborgic entanglements of technology and masculinity: a posthumanist ‘blindgänger’ in transport studies and beyond?”

I will in this presentation discuss different entanglements of technology and masculinity. Starting from a cyborg-epistemology formulated as ‘thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis, prosthesis’ (Gray 2001:189), I will try to entangle and disentangle different discourses and practices around how masculinity has been constructed around, intimacy, technology and cyborgisation. Historically, this points in two different directions, destructiveness and emancipatory hopes of transcendence through cyborgisation. Cyborgs are thus political technologies, and it could be argued that a history of masculinity as well as the future of masculinity, in a western context and beyond, can be understood in relation to cyborgisation and intimacy with technological artefacts. Cyborgs are possibly the tricksters of the future posthuman masculinity but they are also a tool to understand the ‘leitmotif’ of the male desire of transcendence in the history of masculinity.

Daniel Svanfelt

Strategy officer,
City of Malmö, Sweden. 

Title of presentation: “Implementation of Gender Equality and Social Sustainability in the Urban Planning”

Making social sustainability count to make a real difference in urban planning and urban design is in fact a big and complex challenge. I will give some views and examples, from the history and of today, on how social sustainability, including gender equality and equity issues, can be managed in regular physical urban planning processes. Cases from the city of Malmö will be addressed and discussed.

Panel Abstracts (tba)
Venues, Transport and Accommodation
Register for the workshop (opens the 20th of august)