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Giulio Mattioli

TU Dortmund University

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Giulio Mattioli is Research Fellow at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds. He holds a PhD in European Urban and Local Studies from the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy). His research interests include car dependence and carbon lock-in in the transport sector, the social drivers of long-distance travel, transport poverty, affordability and energy vulnerability, and the political economy of transport systems.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Behavioral action

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Martiskainen, M., Jenkins, K.E.H., Bouzarovski, S., Hopkins, D., Mattioli, G., & Lacey-Barnacle, M. (2021). “A spatial whole systems justice approach to sustainability transitions.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 41, 110-112.

Großmann, K., Connolly, J.T., Dereniowska, M., Mattioli, G., Nitschke, L., Thomas, N., & Varo, A. 2021.”From Sustainable Development to Social-Ecological Justice: addressing taboos and naturalisations in order to shift perspective.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

Fuchs, D., Steinberger, J.K., Pirgmaier, E., Lamb, W., Brand-Correa, L., Mattioli, G. & Cullen, J. (2021). “A corridors and power oriented perspective on energy service demand and needs satisfaction.” Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 17(1), 163-173.

Bayliss, K., Mattioli, G., & Steinberger, J. (2021). “Inequality, poverty and the privatization of essential services: A ‘systems of provision’ study of water, energy and local buses in the UK.” Competition & Change, 25(3-4), 478-500.

Brand Correa, L., Mattioli, G., Steinberger, J., & Lamb, W. (2020). “Understanding (and tackling) need satisfier escalation.” Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 16(1), 309-325.

Lamb, W.F., Mattioli, G., Levi, S., Roberts, T., Capstick, S., Creutzig, F., Minx, J.C., Müller Hansen F., Culhane, T., & Steinberger, J.K. (2020). “Discourses of climate delay.” Global Sustainability, 3(e17).

Mattioli, G., Roberts, C., Steinberger, J., & Brown, A. (2020). “The political economy of car dependence: a systems of provision approach.” Energy Research & Social Science, 66, 101486.

Antal, M., Mattioli, G., Rattle, I. (2020). “Let’s focus more on negative trends: A comment on the transitions research agenda.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 359-362. 

Mattioli, G. (2016). “Transport needs in a climate-constrained world. A novel framework to reconcile social and environmental sustainability in transport.” Energy Research and Social Science. 18, pp. 118-128.