Almenn verkefni 2019

Heiti verkefnis : 

Sjálfbært höfuðborgarsvæði 3: búsetustaðsetning og ferðamátar ungs fólks

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The SuReCaRe 3 project investigates the relationships between urban form, mobility styles, travel patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, and well-being of young adults in Reykjavík Capital Region. It uses a quantitative data set in 2017 with softGIS method, containing 780 responses, to characterize mobility styles of Reykjavik residents at the aggregate spatial levels, and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It further uses a qualitative data set collected in 2018 and 2019, to provide in-depth knowledge about motivations and rationales behind behavioural choices related to daily travel, and to the influence of daily travel and urban form on subjective well-being. As a continuation of the SuReCaRe 2 project, partially funded by Vegagerðin, the results will provide high-impact academic publications, and actionable knowledge with high relevance for land use and transportation planning, and climate policies in Capital Region and nationally.

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This application proposes a continuation of the SuReCaRe 2 project partially funded by Vegagerðin in 2018. The overall goal of the SuReCaRe project is to improve our understanding of the premises of creating sustainable urban settlements, with the focus on Reykjavik Capital Region. It applies a novel mixed methods approach to study lifestyles, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviour patterns related to residential location and travel, and associated greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a broad perspective on sustainability by focusing on both environmental and well-being consequences of lifestyles.

The proposed research (SuReCaRe 3) expands this ongoing project with three objectives:

  1. To characterize mobility styles of Reykjavik residents at the aggregate spatial levels based on individual travel patterns and residential locations
  2. To provide detailed knowledge about motivations and rationales behind daily travel behaviour and its associated factors such as car ownership and residential location
  3. To explore the daily travel patterns and urban form at the residential location on subjective well-being

Realization of the 1st objective will help to inform spatial planning and transport policies in the region by identifying the regions with specific needs and potentials for a behavioural change. Realization of the 2nd objective will help inform the planning and policies with insights on the factors that drive behavioural choices and change. Realization of the 3rd objective will provide a broader sustainability perspective and background knowledge for motivating behavioural change.