DRIFT is a leading research institute in the field of sustainability transitions. We develop and share transformative knowledge to support people, cities, sectors and organisations to engage proactively with transitions. DRIFT has four main activities that complement, ground and inspire each other: academic research, consultancy, education and public dialogue & debate. The strong link between all of our activities allows us to combine theory-development with critical feedback and various ways of testing and validating our insights. It also enables us to keep our research relevant to a wide variety of actors.
My specific areas of research are:
- Mobility as a complex system that is unsustainable.
- The mobility transition: sustainable & just
- Beyond technical substitution
Or see my blog (in Dutch) about my work on the Rotterdam cycling strategy: De Fietskoers 2025: fietsend de mobiliteitstransitie in Rotterdam versnellen
Link to other neon research
There are clear linkages between working packages 7 and 8 that we want to collaboratively explore and where the cross-disciplinary connections are obvious to us.
However we want to be more ambitious than that and aim to create some true cross-disciplinary potential with some other more engineering focused work packages.
Promising other candidates are:
- work packages 6a (focusing on smart hubs and Mobility as a Service)
- work package 3 (local energy demand, storage and new market models)
Other candidates are:
- work package 4 (electric mobility) and 2 (energy transportation using electricity grids) have some potential for cross-disciplinary research and definitely should be explored further but are not the most obvious candidates