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Strategic RESEARCH: POSSUM

Project Acronym: POSSUM
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: POLICY SCENARIOS FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
Main contractor: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Type organisation: Education
Country: GB
Start date & duration: 1996-09-18 - 24 months
Area: Strategic
Relevant tasks: 1.0
Total cost in kECUs: 888
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 646


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

  1. The POSSUM Consortium will develop a set of alternative policy scenarios to assist in decision making on the CTP and theTEN.
  2. The policy scenarios will be developed with expert groups, and tested with a range of futures to include economic growth, development and environment.
  3. Criteria for sustainable mobility will be developed and these will be linked into the policy scenarios through clearly stated objectives and targets, which will reflect the priorities of a sustainable transport policy.
  4. Transport policy scenarios will be designed to present a range of future situations together with a set of consistent events which may link the current position to future positions according to clearly defined policy objectives.
  5. Paths will be established to determine how the policy scenarios can be attained, to establish the range of actions available, and when decisions have to be made.
  6. The scenarios will be tested with experts from a wide range of experiences and interests to establish whether the actions are feasible or desirable, and to determine when actions should be taken.
  7. The synthesis and assessment will cover EU countries and those in the wider Europe, including the CEEC and CIS countries.

Demo Sites:

None

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
Concerted actions have been organised with SCENARIOS and STREAMS Internal and external workshops will be run Links with COST 328 and 318, ECIS, NECTAR and other organisations


Participants

Organisation Type Country
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON Education GB
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INSTITUE Education NL
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Education GR
EURES - INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES IN EUROPE SCHLEICHER - TAPPESER KG Other DE
FOERSVARETS FORSKNINGSANSTALT Research Organisation SE
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Research Organisation FI
POLITECHNIKE WARSZAWSKA -WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Education PL

Coordinator's name: Prof. David BANISTER
Address: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
GB
Tel: +44-171-3807456
Fax: +44-171-3807502
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Keith KEEN
Tel: +32-2-2963469
Fax: +32-2-2954349
 
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