European projects SHARE-North Squared “To increase the sustainability, efficiency of real estate developments by integrating shared mobility”, and DREAMS “Driving Equitable and Accessible 15 Minute Neighbourhood Transformations”
36 months postdoc position starting January 1st 2024, at LVMT-Lille
“Connecting mobility and urbanism through the design of real estate developments and 15 minutes neighbourhoods”
Working with LVMT team
Created en 2003, the laboratory “Ville, Mobilité, Transport » (LVMT, or “City, Mobility, Transport”) is a joint lab between Ecole des Ponts, and Univ Gustave Eiffel. LVMT addresses the interactions between city and transportation. The city is dealt with in its largest sense (metropolitan areas, networks of cities…) as is transport: not only commuting movements but also those of the non-constrained type (e.g. leisure and tourism) are considered, as is freight movement within the city.
LVMT is a very dynamic multidisciplinary laboratory : its staff represents the fields of economics, sociology, applied mathematics, geography, urban planning, and political science, among others.
LVMT’s main campus is at Marne-la-Vallée, 20 mn from central Paris. Its secondary campus is in Lille, where the post doc will work. The post will be geographically based in Lille with regular participation in LVMT activities in Marne-la-Vallée.
Research projects: SHARE-North Squared
The growth of shared mobility modes such as carsharing, bike sharing, shared micromobility (e.g. e-scooters/mopeds) has been significant in the past years. These modes have the potential to reduce transport problems, negative impacts on the environment and address matters of social cohesion. Research shows that citizens are most likely to change their travel behaviour when a major change occurs in their life: a new job, starting a family or moving house. Cities and promoters of sustainable travel behaviour can use these critical periods in residents’ lives to increase the uptake of shared mobility.
The potential for shared mobility to contribute to sustainability goals, however, goes beyond influencing transport emissions and travel behaviour: Parking standards for new housing and business developments are still predominantly car-centric in most cities and do not support sustainable development and spatial efficiency. There is a need for wide-scale reform. Progressive policies that allow developers to reduce the number of required parking spaces by integrating shared mobility and other mobility management measures can contribute to creating equitable cities of the future and free up space for other purposes – such as climate adaptation measures or places for people to meet and play.
That’s why the SHARE-North Squared project will focus on the integration of shared mobility modes into urban real-estate developments. Our project aims at bridging the gap between the mobility and housing sectors in cities across the North Sea Area. Activities will include practical, long-term implementations in living labs, the development of business cases for “Living as a Service” and the creation of comprehensive (communication) strategies and experience-/research-based legal frameworks for such innovative approaches in order: to reduce private car dependency and use, spatial consumption through parking, emissions and to strengthen sustainable, multimodal travel behaviour.
Together with Lund U., Univ Eiffel will be of valuable assistance in understanding city policies that link parking, shared modes and housing. Univ Eiffel will participate in bibliographic research, in the analysis of other cities’ experiences and in the establishment of states of the art, particularly with respect to parking standards for housing developments in cities across Europe. This is a comparison that cities are frequently seeking but that does not exist to date. Univ Eiffel will also work together with Lund U. to develop methods of impact assessment (find relevant indicators, monitoring them) of the pilots and living labs implemented in the project. It will also suggest improvements and recommendations to help partner cities achieve better results in line with their objectives. Univ Eiffel help to disseminate the project by participating in seminars, conferences and congresses and by publishing reports and academic papers and integrating lessons learned into its own teaching curriculum.
Research projects: DREAMS
The DREAMS project aims to examine how co-created and user-centric mobility services, mobility and flexible activity hubs can contribute to accessible, sustainable and inclusive 15 minutes city (15mC) neighbourhoods in urban outskirts in European cities and regions. DREAMS will conduct research in six living labs across Europe: Budapest, Brussels, Munich, Paris, Utrecht and Vienna. DREAMS will firstly provide a comprehensive and comparative analysis of 15mC lifestyles in a variety of low- to mid-density suburban and urban outskirts in the five regions. Secondly, DREAMS will develop and test new business models and governance frameworks for new shared mobility services and flexible activity hubs in low/medium density areas. Thirdly, DREAMS will develop and apply a decision support tool for the co-creation and impact assessment of mobility services, mobility hubs and flexible activity hubs in the DREAMS living labs. Fourthly, DREAMS will examine the mobility, accessibility and wider societal impacts of the mobility services, mobility hubs and flexible activity hubs services. Finally, the last aim is to give policy recommendations on pathways towards creating sustainable and inclusive urban mobility in 15mC neighbourhoods in urban outskirts through the utilisation of co-created and user-centric mobility services, mobility and flexible activity hubs and new governance-business models.
Essonne, French administrative département, and Région Île-de-France, (multimodal) mobility hubs emerged due to the upscaling of a network of car-pooling parking infrastructures connected to feeder modes – walking and (shared) cycling, car pooling lines services – and to public transport, including new BRT lines. Paris Living Lab will examine the potential of mobility hubs on accessibility, mobility behaviours, and urban development of this region and envisage further development of these hubs.
University Gustave Eiffel will be in charge of leading the task 3.5 focussing on defining the strategic objectives of the different Living Labs, in WP 3 regarding the Decision Support Tool.
Post doctoral tasks and profile
Your mission as a post-doctoral researcher will be to contribute, together with researchers from projects partners, to setting up and apply the assessment framework of the two projects. You will also have to participate, together with partner Institut Paris Region, to the implementation of surveys foreseen in project DREAMS.
- Ph-D in mobility, transport socio-economics, geography, with interest for mobility, urbanism and transport services assessment
Languages: fluent in French and English
Starting date : January 1st, 2024
Duration : 36 months
Full time job
Location : Lille, France
Working contract with Univ Gustave Eiffel, salary level depending on experience
CV and motivation letter are expected by December 4th 2023 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org