Connect to Collaborate: Transitions towards Connected Places

23 May 2019, 12.00 PM - 29 April 2019, 7.00 PM

University of Bristol, Howard House, School of Management, BS8 1SD Bristol

This interactive and interdisciplinary event seeks to develop and apply our joint expertise to identify opportunities for collaboration to accelerate technological, behavioural and institutional transitions towards sustainable connected places.

Several breaks are scheduled to allow participants to only attend the sessions that are of interest to them. 

12.00 Registration

12.15 Welcome

12.30 Governing Infrastructure Transitions: Challenges, contradictions, and open questions

  • Dr David Williams, Highways England/UWE, Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller
  • Dr Theo Tryfonas, University of Bristol, Electric Vehicle Mobility as-a-Service: Exploring the 'Tri-Opt' of Novel Private Transport Business Models
  • Emilia Smeds, UCL, Urban mobility transition in Bristol? Tracing the long-term impact of pilot projects from 1996-2017
  • Hadi Arbabi, University of Sheffield, On the development logic of city-regions: inter-versus intra-city mobility in England and Wales

14.30 Break

14.45 Interactive workshop: Interconnectivity and Road Mapping for Connected Places

We focus on the interdependence between infrastructure and sustainable cities (SDGs 9 and 11). How can we leverage our knowledge to identify cross-cutting actions for healthier living and travelling, in and between the places of tomorrow?

15.45 Break

16.00 Infrastructures for Collaboration: Advancing Connectivity in the Bristol Case

This academia, industry and policy panel session aims to provide insight into the (infra)structures for collaboration which enable innovative approaches to collective action for change. Where are the opportunities for linking into and developing further our networks in Bristol?

16.45 Possible joint funding opportunities (Research and Enterprise Development Service, UoB)

17:00 Break

17:15 Participatory Analytics for a Smart Operational Research

This session considers how hybrid human-technology decision processes may be supported in increasingly data- and technology-rich environments

This will be followed by a facilitated discussion to develop suggestions for collaborative activities with OR practitioners.

19.00 Close


The event is supported by the Economic and Social Science's Research Council-fundedProductivity Insights Network and the University of Bristol's Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures Research Group.

Do you have questions about Connect to Collaborate: Transitions towards Connected Places ? Contact Dr Katharina Burger


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