Welcome to the first Environmental and Climate Humanities seminar with Thomas Höjemo, Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University, titled “Step by step to a transport transition: elevating environments for wellbeing via walking”!
When: September 21 kl. 12.00-13.00
Where: Room 22-1009 (same entrance as Humanistiska teatern), English Park Campus, see map here: https://link.mazemap.com/Vu1lHj8I
How: We open the doors at 12.00 for mingle and bring your own lunch, the seminar starts 12.15 with a presentation by the invited speaker followed by discussion 12.45, and we end 13.00 sharp.
September 21 kl. 12.00-13.00
Thomas Höjemo Step by step to a transport transition: elevating environments for wellbeing via walking
Moderated by Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon, CRS
When reshaping mobility to align with climate goals, the most foundational of all transport modes – walking – is often forgotten. Yet moving by foot brings broad benefits for both environment and health. This tenet underlines the research study presented, detailing how inhabitants of the west-coast town Varberg experienced walking in an urban setting and how these experiences affected their willingness to walk. Their stories provided the foundation for producing practical recommendations on tailoring towns to enhance the environmental affordances for wellbeing in walking.
Thomas Höjemo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University, with a doctorate in Architecture. His research focuses on how urban residential environments can be designed to facilitate dwellers’ choices of mobility modes with less environmental impact.