Title: Integrated Sustainability Assessment of mobility transitions: simulating stakeholders' visions of and pathways to sustainable land-based mobility

Authors: Lorraine Whitmarsh, Bjorn Nykvist

Addresses: School of Environmental Sciences, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. ' Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: In this paper, we outline work underway within the EC funded MATISSE project to develop innovative agent based simulation models to support learning and decision-making for Integrated Sustainability Assessments (ISAs) of sustainable mobility. The tools we are developing are designed to simulate – and stimulate – |transitions| (radical systemic innovation) to sustainable futures. In applying the modelling tool to the land-based mobility case, we have used desk research and stakeholder workshops to identify visions of and pathways to sustainable mobility. Future work will use the agent-based modelling tool to assess the impacts of policies on sustainability criteria defined by stakeholders.

Keywords: transitions; sustainable mobility; agent-based modelling; stakeholders; integrated sustainability assessment; ISA; MATISSE project; European Union; learning; decision making; sustainable development; simulation; radical systemic innovation; land-based mobility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2008.018196

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2008 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.115 - 127

Published online: 11 May 2008 *

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