Research

SuMAC: Sustainable Mobility, Affordable Cities

Research, Ongoing

EC, H2020-MSCA-IF-2015

1/02/17 → 31/01/19

SuMAC (Sustainable Mobility, Affordable Cities) is a two-year project focusing on the journey to work of hospitality and catering workers in Brussels, Belgium, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, we explore the barriers to sustainable and affordable urban mobility which are particular to shift work and to night-time commuting. The aim of the project is to identify the way employer practices, workplace relations, urban space and transport infrastructure interact to shape the commutes which fall outside of the “9-to-5.” The project includes collaborative work with non-governmental organisations and small- and medium-sized employers, in order to share insights and draw attention to the mobility-related issues faced by shift workers in the two cities. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 703047.