School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford - Life events and mobilities across the life course

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

2017-03-07 16:00 - 18:00 (UTC)
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A life course approach sheds light on how people's lives, structural contexts, and social change can result in new or different mobility practices. Drawing from a range of disciplines, life course research points to the importance of particular life course events as ‘triggers’ and ‘constraints’ for different types of mobility. This approach offers important insights as socio-demographic changes (e.g. ageing population), environmental concerns (e.g. climate change and air pollution) and equity issues challenge us to rethink the current systems of transportation. In this series of seminars, we will explore the insights that can be gained from a life course approach in order to better understand current and future mobility needs, and opportunities to move towards low carbon, and equitable systems of mobility.

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  School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Trainer: •Dr Sara Tilley, University of Edinburgh | "You’ll Need a Car, Won’t You?": The changing impact of life events on mobility - from childbirth to retirement
•Emma Aldrich, Regional Programme Officer (East & Southern Africa), Marie Stopes International | Transportation and Maternal Mortality: How constraints on mobility impact maternal health and well-being in Uganda


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