Fariya Sharmeen

Fariya Sharmeen
KTH Royal Institute of Technology | KTH · Department of Urban Planning and Environment

PhD

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Introduction
Fariya Sharmeen currently works at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research relates to the interaction between Built Environment, Social Networks and Transportation Planning. Her most recent publications relate to the Governance and Business Architectures (BAs) of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Demand-Responsive Transits (DRT) and to bicycling in changing urban regions (e.g. bicycle highways, e-bikes/pedelecs).
Additional affiliations
April 2016 - August 2016
Imperial College London
Position
  • Research Associate
December 2015 - present
Radboud University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
June 2010 - September 2013
Eindhoven University of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Courses taught: Data Modelling, Real Estate Development
Education
March 2009 - January 2015
Eindhoven University of Technology
Field of study
  • Urban Planing
January 2008 - January 2009
London Metropolitan University
Field of study
  • City Regeneration
April 2005 - August 2007
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Field of study
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Publications

Publications (36)
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This paper presents a model of social network evolution, to predict and simulate changes in social networks induced by lifecycle events. We argue that social networks change with lifecycle events, and we extend a model of friendship selection to incorporate these dynamics of personal social networks. The model uses theories of homophily and recipro...
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Contemporary research in the field of transportation is paying due attention to the geography and composition of personal social networks. However, still little is known about the quality of social interactions, although arguably the subjective quality of social interaction is more important for individuals’ quality of social life than the quantity...
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In the new-generation smart mobility paradigm, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) systems have shown the most potential to offer integrated mobility platforms. MaaS is essentially an amalgamation of services tailored to match individuals’ diverse travel demands, many of which are demand-responsive transit (DRT) or DRT-like, addressing the much-needed las...
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As communities around the globe contemplate the future of their transport portfolio, bicycling's role has increasingly cropped up as a key discussion point. Up until a few years ago, bicycling's value was largely fueled by a loyal advocacy base. Its potential was littered with unsupported claims and bicycling struggled to obtain legitimate status,...
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Socio technological transition with respect to innovations is a broader concept and generally is theorized as such. It is, therefore, unclear how the business firms within an industry is restructuring internally to accommodate the technological innovation. Insights of this process management is uniquely valuable to understand how local technologica...
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This paper examines two bikeshare programs implemented in two Global South cities, examining the role of users in promoting sustainable transport. To explore the sustainability of smart cycling, we argue that it is important to understand the prevailing administrative and socio-institutional practices within a given context. For the effective stabi...
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Socio technological transition with respect to innovations is a broader concept and generally is theorized as such. It is, therefore, unclear how at the micro level, the business firms within an industry is restructuring internally to accommodate the technological innovations. Insights of this process management is uniquely valuable to understand h...
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Increasingly cycling is being adopted as one of the most sustainable and healthy transport options in many countries. It has emerged as a popular urban transport mode in Bangladesh, especially in the nation's capital – Dhaka. Due to its infamous traffic congestion, Dhaka loses 3.2 million working hours daily. To avoid the exhaustion with infinite w...
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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) involves integration of various forms of public and private transport services into a single mobility service, accessible on demand. For MaaS to become successful, different suppliers of transport services have to cooperate in alliances in order to bring new benefits in the short and long term. Past experience demonstra...
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Cycling is a key mobility option for low income citizens in India. Currently the cycling regime in Indian megacities are undergoing substantial changes, owing to emergence of new smart ‘niches’ on one hand and destabilisation of the existing cycling practice on the other. These changes are driven by (often contradicting) visions of sustainable mobi...
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Is bicycle highway an innovation? If it is then how was the journey from creating a niche to becoming a mainstream? Who were the actors involved? Can we trace the knowledge (and perhaps the more crucial, money) flow? Our take on answering these questions using the approach of Innovation Biographies and the case study of RijnWaalPad.
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While cycling is promoted as a sustainable and active mode of transportation, its use is limited to short intra-urban distances and as a feeder mode to access public transit. A limitation that potentially could be conquered through the provision of unobstructed cycling infrastructures. An example of such is the fast cycling route connecting the twi...
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A social network is a representation of an individual’s social connectedness. Fields as distinct as health, psychology and marketing are involved in social network research. A recent promising addition is the field of travel behaviour. In travel behaviour research, traditional factors of interests are facets of travel choice (such as frequency and...
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In the field of transportation, several studies have researched commute mode choice and its dynamics in the short and in the long term. Relatively less is known about mode choice for discretionary and more flexible activities, such as social visits. These choices are dynamic and depend on personal habits and preferences, reflected to some extent in...
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This paper discusses examples of studies that reflect the recent shift in interest to study dynamics in activity-travel behavior. Studies are classified according the time window of impact (long term life cycle related change vs. short term travel information induced change), and exogenous versus endogenous change. As examples of exogenous change,...
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Commonly, frequency of social interaction is modelled as a function of an ego’s socio-demographic characteristics and dyad characteristics of ego and alters. This study is based on the contention that proximity to alters and accessibility to services and degree of urbanization moderate this relationship. In addition, marking the contribution of thi...
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The interaction between the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and travel and transportation has been an important issue in transportation research. ICT may substitute work trips and enhance non-work travel. Particularly for social activity and travel behaviour existing studies suggest that ICT has complementary effects: ICT enha...
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Several studies in transportation literature have shown that in the short-term social networks play an important role in discretionary activity and travel decisions of an individual. However, social networks may not remain unchanged in the long term, particularly in response to life-cycle events (for instance, an employment transition). A change in...
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The study of dynamics in activity and travel behavior is not a new research interest in transportation field. There are a few arenas in the dynamics which have been partially covered, yet some remain rather unexplored. Short term dynamics of activity and travel behavior are better understood than long term changes in the contemporary research. For...
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The interaction between the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) andtravel and transportation has been an important issue in transportation research. ICT maysubstitute work trips and enhances non-work travel. Particularly for social activity and travelbehaviour existing studies suggest that ICT has complementary effects: ICT enhanc...
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Size and composition of social networks have recently been identified in the transportation literature as important triggers of travel demand in general and travel generation in particular. With the field of activity-based modeling of travel demand moving from static to dynamic models, this implies that changes in social networks should be analyzed...
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This paper summarizes the goals and scope of a new large scale research project,funded by the EEC. The ultimate goal of this research project is to develop the first comprehensive model of dynamic activity-travel patterns in the world, expanding and integrating concepts and partial approaches that have been suggested over the last few years.Dynami...
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Social networks are evidently dynamic; they evolve continuously. Our circle of friends,neighbours and contacts keeps changing with our age and lifecycle events (e.g. marriage).So do our beliefs about our (cognitive) environment, later translated into our activity-travelbehaviour. To understand long-term behaviour and decision changes, it is imperat...
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Over the past decade there has been an increasing interest into to role of social interactions and social networks for activities and travel. This coincides with a growing awareness that social and recreational trips make up a considerable share of total mobility and deserve more attention in order to understand trends in mobility.Given this trend...

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Projects (3)
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-Engage in bicycling research discussions and state of the art -Organize Scientists for Cycling Colloquium of Velo-city 2017 -Document and disseminate the ongoing research efforts
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To enhance urban accessibility, cycle highways networks are currently substantially expanded responding to new technological opportunities (e-bike, smart communication). To contribute to improved accessibility, this project examines how physical investments can be accompanied by behavioural measures. The project follows a configurations analysis and a stakeholder approach.
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In contributing to the development of smart cities, this research program will execute a series of integrated PhD and postdoc projects that will deliver (I) a new model system to predict the demand for hybrid public transport systems involving new demand responsive transport services that are flexible in route and schedule and organised through smart city mobile ICT platforms, (II) a set of models for the optimal design of such hybrid systems and the simulation of their performance, (III) an evaluation framework addressing institutional aspects of such innovations.