Healthier mobility choices in congested cities

The project will focus on the transport choices of individuals in order to encourage behaviour that considers and improves urban climate. It will develop mobility-as-a-service mechanisms that incentivize mobility behaviour reducing traffic emissions, and active mobility choices along routes of less unhealthy environmental parameters. Integral part are a consideration of predicted emissions for modes and routes, and economic models of incentivization. This is a joint PhD project with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, a global leader in intelligent transportation. The candidate will spent one year of the project in Karlsruhe. In Melbourne it is linked to the vibrant Climate and Energy College, and integrated in the future cities agenda of the university.

Stephan Winter is Professor for Spatial Information Science in the Department of Infrastructure Engineeering at The University of Melbourne.   

Research Interests

  • Intelligent transportation and urban mobility
  • Human mobility support / HCI
  • Geographic Information Science

Peter Vortisch is Professor (W3) for Transport Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), and Head of the Institute for Transport Studies.

Research Interests

  • Modelling transport, especially microscopic traffic flow simulation
  • Travel behaviour research and modelling
  • Traffic Engineering and Management, ITS

Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. His appointment is across the Melbourne Schools of Design, Engineering and Population and Global Health. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Research Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.