INTRANCES Project deliverables D.1 and D.2, relating to ethical considerations and data protection regulations have been submitted successfully to the European Commission and are either approved or awaiting approval.
The semi-structured interview phase of the project is currently ongoing, projected to come to an end in May 2021. This phase aims to collect opinions, perspectives and advice from stakeholders involved in transport, especially with respect to its relationship with air quality, energy and urban planning in the city of Madrid. The interviews were structured around the following questions:
1. What are the key challenges for environmental sustainability related with transport in Madrid?
2. What solutions can be proposed to address these challenges?
3. What sources of data are available for a) integrated modelling of transport, b) land use, c) air quality and d) emissions in Madrid.
4. Who are the most important actors (institutions or groups) in successfully addressing these key challenges, and to which broad sector do they belong (public, private, third sector, hybrid/other (some combination of first three))
5. Can you suggest any key contacts who might be able to assist us with any aspect of the project? (especially: policy makers, regulators or practitioners)
6. (Policymakers only) What are the policy ambitions regarding environmental sustainability and transport and how can progress towards set targets be measured? (e.g. national or EU policy targets)
As of 28 April 2021, six semi-structured interviews have so far been conducted by Richard Hewitt and Charlotte Astier with various groups of stakeholders including transport managers and planners, transport consortium representatives, sustainable transport advocates and researchers.
At the same time, we are conducting a review of the literature on experiences and recent cases in the cities of the world with sustainable mobility.
The next part of the project involves spatial model development for visualisation and simulatation of the qualitative scenarios developed from the stakeholder interview phase. Three sub-projects relating to this objective are currently being carried out by UCM master’s degree programme students as part of their Master’s degree dissertations, as follows:
Planificación urbana para reducir exposición a la contaminación del aire: análisis de trade-offs para el caso de Madrid (Urban planning to reduce exposure to air pollution: analysis of trade-offs for the case of Madrid). – Javier Antolín Asenjo
Accesibilidad dinámica en modelos de autómata celular (AC) de usos del suelo urbano. (Dynamic Accessibility in Cellular Automata urban land use models) – Julio-José Pérez-Bello Piñeiro
¿Cómo optimizar la distribución de alimentos locales? Un modelo de decisión multicriterio para productores locales de la bioregión de Madrid. (How to optimise local food distribution? A multi-criteria decision model for local produces in the Madrid Bioregion). – Javier Valbuena González (Jointly supervised by Verónica Hernández Jiménez, Observatorio para una Cultura del Territorio)