THE ACTUM RESEARCH PROJECT

ACTUM (Analysis of activity-based travel chains and sustainable mobility) is a cross disciplinary Strategic Research Alliance hosted by DTU, Denmark. Aalborg University is one of the main research partners and leading 2 of 7 work packages (WP1 and WP2).

Last modified: 23.12.2011

ACTUM (Analysis of activity-based travel chains and sustainable mobility) is a cross disciplinary Strategic Research Alliance hosted by DTU, Denmark. Aalborg University is one of the main research partners and leading 2 of 7 work packages (WP1 and WP2). The project is funded from the Danish Strategic Research Council with 21.5 mil. Dkr (approx. 2.86 mil. Euro).

The objective of this research project is to develop a new decision support methodology for transport policy evaluation. The project will focus on thoroughly analysing, understanding and representing Danes’ activity patterns and social relations that determine travel. The proposed decision support methodology will be based on a novel disaggregate person- and household-based activity-based framework. The framework will through WP1 explore new techniques for the efficient collection of data about activity (and hence travel) patterns through the use of carry-on individual GPS data loggers. The aim of WP2 is to address the qualitative dimensions of mobility costs. Qualitative in-depth interviews will be performed to provide in-depth understanding of daily activities and travel patterns.

The two work packages conducted by Aalborg University are:

WP1: GPS data collection and analysis
Associate Professor Henrik Harder, Institute of Architecture, Design & Media Technology
Assistant Professor Kristian Hegner Reinau, Institute of Architecture, Design & Media Technology

WP2: Qualitative analysis of daily travel activities
Professor Ole B. Jensen, Institute of Architecture, Design & Media Technology
Ph.D. Fellow Simon Wind, Institute of Architecture, Design & Media Technology