Suzanne Maas

Suzanne Maas

Suzanne Maas is a PhD candidate and research support officer at the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. Originally from the Netherlands, she studied environmental and human geography at Utrecht University and obtained an MSc degree in environmental sciences from Wageningen University, where her research focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban contexts. In her PhD research, she is studying sustainable mobility, and cycling and bicycle sharing in particular. She works as a researcher on the H2020 project CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, aimed at promoting sustainable mobility measures in Southern European island cities, and worked as a researcher on Interreg, CBC-MED and FP7 projects in the past. She is a postgraduate representative of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Transport Geography Research Group.



My input lies in investigating the concept of Circular Economy and Sharing Economy in the mobility system. Which materials are used, how can they be looped and what hidden energy or material uses exist? Finally, how can mobility’s energy and material use be ecologically, socially and economically sustainable?