REIMAGINING MOBILITY
WORKSHOP

Reimagining Mobility workshop brings together a range of experts to collectively image and think through the future of mobility systems. As part of the workshop, we will develop a transport strategy for the future.

Together we will explore perspectives on the impact of shocks, such as the current coronavirus crisis, on travel patterns.

The workshop will take place online - itself a symbol of our times - and sets out to facilitate discussions on the topic in a combination of large-group and smaller group break out sessions. We will pick up on longer-term transport debates, for example the end of commuting as remote working is widely adopted - facilitated by digital technology and the viability and longevity of ‘virtual mobility’.

This workshop will establish an expert network to continue discussions on the topic. 

 

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liberating strucures

Inspired by complexity science, Liberating Structures (LS) are simple rules that make it possible to include and engage every voice in shaping next steps. By using small, conscious changes in the way groups interact and collaborate, LS enable everyone to be fully engaged and involved whenever people come together. The LS repertoire consists of 33 seriously fun methods versatile enough for anyone to make brisk progress on a wide array of challenges. LS offer an alternative to conventional patterns that unwittingly stifle innovation, over- or under-control participation, and exclude people. LS spark lively engagement by minimally structuring the way we interact while liberating content or subject matter.

 

Every single one of the 33 structures rests on the idea that everybody is included and invited to participate in shaping a shared future. For example, Critical Uncertainties makes it possible for a group of experts or community members to develop strategies for operating in a range of plausible yet unpredictable futures. In 90 minutes, without lengthy training, a first draft of creative and adaptive strategies can be generated

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Anja Ebers

Process guide and Human Interaction Designer

Anja is an expertt for lively collaboration. With www.akanto.de, she helps groups of any size to newly shape their relations, making cooperation more productive & enjoyable. The way she designs human interactions - both on- and offline - sparks new ways of working. The principles and the repertoire of Liberating Structures are a vital part of her work.

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Keith McCandless

Process guide

Co-Founder, Social Invention Group
Co-Developer, Liberating Structures

Keith helps people innovate and take on complex challenges by working with groups to unleash creativity, discover opportunities, and build on momentum.
He is a founding partner of the Social Invention Group. His eclectic skills are grounded in organization development, complexity science, business strategy, and graphic facilitation—all with an improvisational twist.

workshop facilitators

Breakout rooms hosts

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Dr Enrica Papa

Reader in Transport Planning

University of Westminster

Her research is positioned at the intersection of urban, transport and economic geography. Key research interests include: geography of mobility, planning for sustainable accessibility, Transit Oriented Development, transitions to low-carbon and low-energy

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Nicole Badstuber

Researcher in Mobility Behaviour Change and Digital Innovation at the University of Westminster

Researcher on the Governance and Transport Policy of Driverless Vehicles at University College London

PhD Researcher on Urban Transport Governance at University College London

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Dr Wendy Tan

Associate Professor at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Researcher at the Wageningen University of Research

Associate Director of Groningen Reserch CEntre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN

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Dr Tom Cohen

Senior Lecturer in Transport at the

University of Westminster

Research interests in active travel, travel behaviour change, stakeholder participation and transport decision making.