Welcome to Cities & Mobilities. My name is Anna Nikolaeva, and this website is dedicated to my research and activities at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University. I am interested in how mobilities are experienced, given meaning to and governed in contemporary cities and societies. I have written on airports, mobility and urban public space, mobility as a social experience and transitions to sustainable mobility.
Previously I did research and taught at Royal Holloway, University of London and VU University Amsterdam, and was a visiting scholar at City University of New York. I hold PhD degree from Aarhus University, Denmark.
My current research and writing focuses on:
- Transitions to low carbon mobility and the meaning of mobility in society . I’ve coined the concept ‘mobility as a commons’ and still engage in conversations around alternatives to contemporary mobility regimes.
- ‘Smartification’ of cycling. I investigate how smart technology changes cycling experience, governance and meaning of cycling. An agenda-setting paper is now in press. A few more publications are under way.
- ‘Data-driven governance’ and cycling. I’ve conducted fieldwork in four European cities in order to understand the impact of using smart technology in collecting data on cycling for policy, planning and advocacy. I’m writing up two papers on the subject.
Contact: a.nikolaeva[at]uva.nl or a.nikolaeva[at]uu.nl