Franziska Meinherz

Franziska Meinherz
Technische Universität München | TUM · TUM School of Management / Department of Science Technology and Society

PhD

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Introduction
My research focusses on the interface between urban transformations and (un)sustainable mobility patterns. I am interested in how urban mobility practices are embedded in people's everyday lives and in the configuration of urban spaces, and in how social inequalities produce differentiated accesses to pleasurable and low-carbon mobilities. I am also interested in the institutional processes that accompany the design and implementation of urban mobility policies.

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The aim of this paper is to contribute to the exploration of environmental modeling methods based on the elicitation of stakeholders’ mental models. This aim is motivated by the necessity to understand the dilemmas and behavioral rationales of individuals for supporting the management of environmental problems. The methodology developed for this pa...
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The application of practice theories in the domain of sustainability research in consumer studies is increasingly advocated based on the premise that this allows to analyse consumption as a social phenomenon. Consequently, the applications of social practice theories to this field are expanding geometrically and to date, little retrospective work o...
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While transdisciplinary (TD) sustainability research is closely tied to ideas of societal change, critical enquiries into power dynamics both within and stemming from these practices have been scant. In this article, we operationalise theories of power for an exploration of the multiple ways in which power relations pervade interactions between res...
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A modal shift away from the private car onto low-carbon transport modes is an essential part of decarbonising the transport sector. The dynamics of modal shifts are, however, not yet well understood. In particular the interrelations between structural and individual dynamics require further investigation. Furthermore, a better understanding is need...
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Reducing the modal share of car travel in commuting implies challenging meanings of everyday mobility that tie commuting to driving. Existing research has focussed on describing ways in which everyday mobility is meaningful. However, why shifts in meanings occur remains largely unexplored. This article asks how meanings become ascribed to everyday...
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The intensively discussed term transformation refers to the comprehensive restructuring of processes and behaviour in order to address societal challenges posed by far-reaching changes in energy, transport, production and agricultural systems. Since such complex transformations are always accompanied by uncertainties about their effects and consequ...
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Sustainability Assessment of Urban Systems - edited by Claudia R. Binder March 2020
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Sustainability Assessment of Urban Systems - edited by Claudia R. Binder March 2020
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Hosting more than half of the world population, cities are currently responsible for two thirds of the global energy use and three quarters of the global CO2 emissions related to energy use. As humanity becomes more urbanized, urban systems are becoming a major nexus of global sustainability. Various studies have tried to pinpoint urban energy use...
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The dataset contains transcripts of interviews conducted with commuters in three Swiss cities (Geneva, Basel, Lausanne). The dataset can be accessed on the FORSbase repository: https://forsbase.unil.ch/project/study-public-overview/15898/0/
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Cities are responsible for the predominant share of anthropogenic environmental pressures. Recently, consistent methodologies to measure the metabolism of cities have been developed in order to enhance comparability between case studies and enable cross-city comparisons at the macro-scale. This comparison illustrated potential factors and drivers e...
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Diverse authors defend the idea that stakeholders' involvement is of crucial importance in most decision-making processes. Adequate selection and involvement of the actors of a given social system is a key issue to increase understanding of the problem, and even to ensure organisations' viability. This paper is based on a group model-building proje...

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The aim of this project is to analyse the potential of tactical urbanism-inspired measures deployed in a context of crisis and disruption to leverage transitions onto low-carbon urban mobilities, by opening up new perspectives for urban sustainability transitions. By doing so, this project responds to the need to identify or develop approaches that can bridge between spatial and temporal horizons and dynamics. It analyses the potential of an approach to intervene in urban mobility practices that is based on ephemeral and small-scale interventions (tactical urbanism) to prefigure longer-term and larger-scale urban sustainability transitions.