Chiara Vitrano

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • chiara.vitrano@mau.se

I am a postdoctoral researcher at K2 – The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport and at Malmö University, Department of Urban Studies. I hold a Master in Sociology and a PhD in Urban Studies.
 
My current research interests include access inequalities and transport disadvantage, urban rhythms and time sovereignty, and new mobility services. My main research project investigates spatial and temporal access inequalities among young people and families in different neighborhoods in Malmö, with a focus on the perceived and measured accessibility by public transport to urban opportunities.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at K2 – The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport and at Malmö University, Department of Urban Studies. I hold a Master in Sociology and a PhD in Urban Studies.

My PhD thesis, “Mobilità e disuguaglianze temporali: uno studio empirico sull’accessibilità e il lavoro notturno a Milano.” (Mobility and temporal inequalities: an empirical study on accessibility and night-work in Milan), pointed out the significance of the temporal dimension in the study of accessibility, focusing on the emerging temporal inequalities in the contemporary city. In particular, my empirical research investigated night work and night-time accessibility by public transport in order to better understand the potential temporal disadvantages and conflicts related to the process of colonization of the night.

During my PhD I also did research on citizen’s participation after the earthquake in L’Aquila, on urban security policies and social cohesion in Italy, on emerging socio-spatial configurations of neighborhoods in Milan, and on multi-locality.

My current research interests include access inequalities and transport disadvantage, urban rhythms and time sovereignty, and new mobility services. My main research project investigates spatial and temporal access inequalities among young people and families in different neighborhoods in Malmö, with a focus on the perceived and measured accessibility by public transport to urban opportunities. (Read more here).

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