Climate change and human behaviour

Understanding modal choice in a rapidly urbanising Arctic

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Keyword: Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medicin och hälsovetenskap, Hälsovetenskaper, Sjukgymnastik, Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Teknik och teknologier, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Arkitekturteknik, Arkitektur, Architecture, Fysioterapi
Publication year: 2019
Relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG 13 Climate actionSDG 11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
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This poster explores the human dimension of non-motorised transport, i.e. soft-mobility in Arctic communities. Empirical results are used to show how people’s modal choice in the European Arctic is being influenced by climate evolution and human-made climate change. From these results, it is possible to conceive new visions of the how to design the outside environments of Arctic settlements that can better enable people to move around in Arctic communities with reduced reliance on vehicles. At the societal level, this research will help reduce energy consumption and pollution from transport.


David Chapman

Luleå tekniska universitet; Arkitektur och vatten
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Agneta Larsson

Luleå tekniska universitet; Hälsa, medicin och rehabilitering
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