Oxfordshire’s twin challenges: climate change & inequality

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could find ways of tackling climate change that also have huge benefits in terms of reducing inequality in our county? A new report, written by Ruth Mayne, Honorary Research Associate at the ECI, explores the huge opportunity for creating responses to climate change which in turn tackle Oxfordshire’s inequality. The report, ‘Building stronger and fairer communities: sharing the co-benefits of local action on climate change’, funded by an Oxford University impact acceleration award, with … read more

Restoring Oxford as the UK’s Cycling Capital

By 2011 Oxford had dropped to third place in terms of the proportion of its population travelling by cycle each day. So what would it take to restore Oxford to its rightful place as the capital of everyday cycling in the UK? This talk by Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, takes a somewhat irreverent look at the recent history of planning in the city and at ways to counter the jams.

New research: low-energy urban mobility in Oxford

Interested in the transition to low carbon transport in Oxford, and curious to know how local innovations compare to those in Brighton? Dr Tim Schwanen , the incoming director of the Transport Studies Unit, has conducted a case study examining the nature of low-energy innovation in the everyday mobility of people in two UK cities with favourable conditions for a transition away from fossil fuels (Oxford & Brighton). The resulting paper, The Bumpy Road toward Low-Energy Urban Mobility: Case Studies … read more