Accessibility of urban areas is under pressure as a result of ongoing urbanization and motorization, leading to congestion and decreasing livability. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offers a potential solution to these problems, as it decouples car use from car ownership and may lead urbanites to make more conscious mobility choices, leading to more multimodal and less car oriented travel patterns. However, many questions are still on the table with respect to how to achieve a successful implementation of MaaS in urban areas, and how urban planning can provide optimal conditions for the reduction of car use via MaaS. This project explores the relationship between urban planning, the urban environment and adoption and effects of MaaS.
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We are looking for candidates with an excellent rack record in data science and analytics who thrive when working in interdisciplinary settings. If you:
We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year. The position may be extended by another two years based upon performance. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,173 and €4,166 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, colleagues from various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.
The Faculty of Geosciences conducts education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a complement of 2,600 students (BSc and MSc) and 600 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty is organised in four Departments: Innovation, Environmental & Energy Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, and Human Geography & Urban/Regional Planning.
The Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning (SGPL) has developed the challenging research programme ‘Urban Futures: Transitions Towards Economic and Social Sustainability for Cities’. In this programme faculty members from different sub disciplines of Human Geography and Spatial Planning work closely together on topics like governance of urban transitions, smart urban governance, urban infrastructures, healthy urban living, urban inequalities and diversities, transnational mobilities, economic resilience and networks and flows in and between urban regions.
The Department is responsible for the undergraduate programme in Human Geography and Spatial Planning and for a number of graduate programmes like Spatial Planning, Human Geography (urban and economic geography), International Development Studies and Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA).
Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht
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