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Department of Spatial Planning

Urban development

Dr. Giulio Mattioli

Campus Adresse

TU Dortmund University | Department of Spatial Planning
South Campus; GB I
Room 304


Phone: (+49) 231 755-2298

E-Mail: giulio.mattiolitu-dortmundde

Office hours: by appointment

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  • 2006, BSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy), 2006
  • 2009, MSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy), 2009
  • 2013, PhD, Urban and Local European Studies (URBEUR), University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy), [Visiting PhD Student at Department of Sociology, Lancaster University (UK) & Chair of Integrated Transport Planning (IVP), Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany), 2011-2012]
  • 2013-2014, Research Fellow, Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen (UK)
  • 2014-2018, Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies (2014-2018) & Sustainability Research Institute (2017-2018), University of Leeds (UK)
  • 2018-2022, Research Fellow, Transport Planning Research Group, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
  • 2018-present: Visiting Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds (UK)
  • 2023 – present: Research Fellow, Urban Development Research Group, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
  • the social drivers of long-distance travel
  • car dependence and carbon lock-in in the transport sector
  • transport poverty, affordability and energy vulnerability
  • quantitative analysis of household social survey data
  • the political economy of transport systems

Artikel für Wissenschaftszeitschriften

  • Mattioli, G., Dobruszkes, F., Scheiner, J., & Wadud, Z. (2023). Editorial: Long-distance travel: between social inequality and environmental constraints, Travel Behaviour & Society, 30, 38-40
  • Dobruszkes, F., Mattioli, G., & Mathieu, L. (2022) Banning super short-haul flights: Environmental evidence or political turbulence?, Journal of Transport Geography, 104, 103457   
  • Büchs, M, & Mattioli, G. (2022). How socially just are taxes on air travel and ‘frequent flyer levies?, Journal of Sustainable Tourism,  
  • Ramirez-Mendiola, J. L., Mattioli, G., Anable, J., & Torriti, J. (2022) I'm coming home (to charge): The relation between commuting practices and peak energy demand in the United Kingdom’, Energy Research and Social Sciences, 88, 102502  
  • Scheiner, J., & Mattioli, G. (2022). AK Verkehr Page – Years of statis, Journal of Transport Geography, 101, 103326 
  • Mattioli, G., Scheiner, J., & Holz-Rau, C. (2022). Generational differences, socialisation effects and ‘mobility links’ in international holiday travel, Journal of Transport Geography, 98, 103263
  • Mattioli, G., & Scheiner, J. (2022). The impact of migration background, ethnicity and social network dispersion on air and car travel in the UK, Travel Behaviour and Society, 27, 65-78.
  • Großmann, K., Connolly, J.T., Dereniowska, M., Mattioli, G., Nitschke, L., Thomas, N., & Varo, Anaïs (2022). From Sustainable Development to Social-Ecological Justice: addressing taboos and naturalisations in order to shift perspective, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 5(3), 1405-1427  
  • Philips, I., Mattioli, G., & Anable, J. (2021). Spatial analysis of dog ownership and car use in the UK, Findings
  • Martiskainen, M., Bouzarovski, S., Hopkins, D., Mattioli, G., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Jenkins, K.E.H. (2021). ‘A spatial whole systems justice approach to sustainability transitions’, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 41, 110-112
  • Simcock, N., Jenkins, K., Lacey-Barnacle, M, Martiskainen, M., Mattioli, G., & Hopkins, D. (2021). Identifying double energy vulnerability: A systematic and narrative review of groups at-risk of energy and transport poverty in the global north, Energy Research and Social Science, 82, 102351
  • Morton, C., Mattioli, G., & Anable, J. (2021) Public Acceptability towards Low Emission Zones: The role of attitudes, norms, emotions, and trust, Transportation Research Part A, 150, 256-270
  • Büchs, M., & Mattioli, G. (2021). Trends in air travel inequality in the UK: from the few to the many?, Travel Behaviour and Society, 25, 92-101
  • Wadud, Z., & Mattioli, G. (2021). Fully automated vehicles: A cost-based analysis of the share of ownership and mobility services, and its socio-economic determinants’, Transportation Research Part A, 151, 228-244  
  • Mattioli, G., Morton, C., & Scheiner, J. (2021). Air Travel and Urbanity: The Role of Migration, Social Networks, Airport Accessibility and ‘Rebound’, Urban Planning, 6(2)  
  • 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)  
  • Lamb, W. F., Wiedmann, T., Pongratz, J., Andrew, R., Crippa, M., Olivier, J., Wiedenhofer, D., Mattioli, G., Al Khourdajie, A., House, J., Pachauri, S., Figueroa, M., Saheb, Y., Slade, R., Hubacek, K., Sun, L., Ribeiro, S.K., Khennas, S., de la Rue de le Can, S., Chapungu, L., Davis, S., Bashmakov, I., Dai, H., Dhakal, S., Tan, X., Geng, Y., Gu, B., Minx, J. (2021). A review of trends and drivers of greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2018, Environmental Research Letters, 16, 073005  
  • Martiskainen, M., Sovacool, B. K., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Hopkins, D., Jenkins, K., Simcock, N., Mattioli, G., & Bouzarovski, S. (2021) New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty, Joule, 5(1)
  • Bayliss, K., Mattioli, G., & Steinberger, J. (2020). Inequality, poverty and the privatization of essential services: A "systems of provision" study of water, energy and local buses in the UK, Competition & Change  
  • 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.  
  • Robinson, C., & Mattioli, G. 2020. Double energy vulnerability: Spatial intersections of domestic and transport energy poverty in England, Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101699  
  • Lamb, W., Mattioli, G., Levi, S., Roberts, J., Capstick, S., Creutzig, F., . . . Steinberger, J. 2020. Discourses of climate delay. Global Sustainability, 3, E17.
  • Creutzig, F., Javaid, A., Koch, N., Knopf, B., Mattioli, G., & Edenhofer, O. (2020), Adjust urban and rural road pricing for fair mobility, Nature Climate Change, 10, 591-594
  • 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, pp. 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   
  • Heinen, E., & Mattioli, G. 2019. Multimodality and CO2 emissions: A relationship moderated by distance. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 75, pp. 179-196.
  • Heinen, E, & Mattioli, G. 2019. Does a high level of multimodality mean less car use? An exploration of multimodality trends in England. Transportation. 46(4), pp 1093–1126.
  • Holz-Rau, C., & Mattioli, G. 2019: Worüber streitet die Politik überhaupt?. Internationales Verkehrswesen, 3/2019, pp. 15-17
  • Scheiner, J., & Mattioli, G. 2019. AK Verkehr Page 2019–Germany out of control?. Journal of Transport Geography, 79, 102471.
  • Mattioli, G., Philips, I., Anable, J., & Chatterton, T. 2019. Vulnerability to motor fuel price increases: Socio-spatial patterns in England. Journal of Transport Geography, 78, 98-114.
  • Mattioli G, Wadud Z, Lucas K. 2018. Vulnerability to fuel price increases in the UK: A household level analysis. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 113, pp. 227-242.
  • Mattioli G, Nicolas JP, Gertz C. 2018. Editorial: Household transport costs, economic stress and energy vulnerability. Transport Policy. 65, pp. 1-4.
  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2018. Reprint of Transport poverty and fuel poverty in the UK: From analogy to comparison. Transport Policy. 65, pp. 114-125.
  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2017. Transport poverty and fuel poverty in the UK: From analogy to comparison. Transport Policy. 59, pp. 93-105.
  • Mattioli G. 2017. 'Forced Car Ownership' in the UK and Germany: Socio-Spatial Patterns and Potential Economic Stress Impacts. Social Inclusion. 5(4), pp. 147-160.
  • Morton C, Budd TM, Harrison G, Mattioli G. 2017. Exploring the expectations of transport professionals concerning the future automobility system: Visions, challenges, and transitions. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 11(7), pp. 493-506.
  • Mattioli G, Anable J. 2017. Gross polluters for food shopping travel: An activity-based typology. Travel Behaviour and Society. 6, pp. 19-31.
  • 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.
  • Mattioli G, Anable J, Vrotsou K. 2016. Car dependent practices: Findings from a sequence pattern mining study of UK time use data. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 89, pp. 56-72.
  • Lucas K, Mattioli G, Verlinghieri E, Guzman A. 2016. Transport poverty and its adverse social consequences. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport. 169(6), pp. 353-365.
  • Mattioli G. 2014. Where Sustainable Transport and Social Exclusion Meet: Households Without Cars and Car Dependence in Great Britain. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 16(3), pp. 379-400.
  • Mattioli G. 2013. Car Dependence, Sustainability and the Transport Policy Stalemate: The Potential Trade-offs between Intra- and Inter-generational Equity. The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice. 8(1), pp. 45-57.
  • Mattioli G. 2011. Scelta modale, atteggiamenti e condivisione dello spazio nella mobilità quotidiana. Sociologia Urbana e Rurale. 94, pp. 103-118.


  • Mattioli, G., & Scheiner, J. 2019. The impact of migration background and social network dispersion on air and car travel in the UK. 51th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group Link
  • Mattioli, G., Anable, J., & Goodwin, P. 2019. A week in the life of a car: a nuanced view of possible EV charging regimes. ECEEE 2019 Summer Study Proceedings, pp.1105-1116. Link.
  • Morton C, Mattioli G, Anable J. 2018. A Framework for Assessing Spatial Vulnerability to the Introduction of Low Emission Zones: A case study of Edinburgh, Scotland. 50th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group
  • Mattioli G, Philips I, Anable J, Chatterton T. 2017. Developing an index of vulnerability to motor fuel price increases in England. 49th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group
  • Mattioli G, Lucas K, Marsden G. 2016. The affordability of household transport costs: quantifying the incidence of car-related economic stress in Great Britain. 48th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group
  • Mattioli G. 2015. Energy-related economic stress at the interface between transport, housing and fuel poverty: a multinational study. 2nd International Days of Sociology of Energy - Université François-Rabelais, pp. 254-257.
  • Mattioli G, Boffi M, Colleoni M. 2012. Milan’s pollution charge: sustainable transport and the politics of evidence. Berlin Conference 2012 on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change – “Evidence for Sustainable Development”


  • Mattioli, G. (2021). Transport poverty and car dependence: a European perspective, in Pereira, R.H., & Boisjoly, G. (Eds.) Social Issues in Transport Planning, Elsevier.
  • Levi, S., Müller-Hansen, F., Lamb, W. F., Mattioli, G., Roberts, J. T., Capstick, S., Creutzig, F., Minx, J. C., Culhane, T., Steinberger, J. K. (2021). Klimaschutz-Ausreden. In: Dohm, L., Peter, F., van Bronswijk, K. (Eds.). Climate Action - Psychologie der Klimakrise. Handlungshemmnisse und Handlungsmöglichkeiten, pp. 89–104, Nomos. 
  • Mattioli, G., & Adeel, M. (2021). Long-distance travel. In: Vickerman, R. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation, Elsevier.
  • Mattioli, G, & Heinen, E. (2020). Multimodality and sustainable transport: a critical perspective, In: Appel, A., Scheiner, J., & Wilde, M. (Eds.) Mobilität, Erreichbarkeit, Raum – (selbst-)kritische Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, Springer.
  • Mattioli, G. (2020). Towards a mobility biography approach to long-distance travel and ‘mobility links’, In: Scheiner, J., & Rau, H. (Eds.) Mobility Across the Life Course. A Dialogue between Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches, Edgar.
  • Mattioli G, Colleoni M. 2016. Transport Disadvantage, Car Dependence and Urban Form. In: Colleoni, M., & Pucci, P. (Eds.). Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities., pp. 171-190
  • Mattioli G. 2014. Moving through the city with strangers? Public transport as a significant type of urban public space. In: Shortell, T., & Brown, E. (Eds.). Walking in the European city: Quotidian mobility and urban ethnography. Routledge, pp. 57-74
  • Mattioli G. 2013. Sharing space with strangers in moving public places: social mixing and secessionism in mobility. In: Pachenkov, O. (Ed.). (2013). Urban Public Space: Facing the Challenges of Mobility and Aestheticization. Peter Lang., pp. 31-59
  • Mattioli G. 2013. Different worlds of non-motoring: households without cars in Germany. In: Scheiner J; Blotevogel H-H; Frank S; Holz-Rau C; Schuster N (Eds.) Mobilitäten und Immobilitäten: Menschen, Ideen, Dinge, Kulturen, Kapital. Dortmunder Beiträge zur Raumplanung. Blaue Reihe. Dortmund: Klartext, pp. 207-216


  • Mattioli, G. (2021). Transport poverty in the UK, EP-pedia, ENGAGER COST Action.  
  • Mattioli, G., & Dugato, M. (2020). Mobilità, trasporti e povertà energetica. In: Faiella, I., Lavecchia, L., Miniaci, R. & Valbonesi, P. (Eds.) (2020). Secondo rapporto sullo stato della povertà energetica in Italia. Osservatorio Italiano sulla Povertà Energetica, University of Padua.  
  • Simcock, N., Jenkins, K., Mattioli, G., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Bouzarovski, S., & Martiskainen, M. (2020). Vulnerability to fuel and transport poverty. Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) Policy Brief 010.  
  • Mattioli, G., & Martiskainen, M. (2019). Transport energy poverty: Prospects and pitfalls of expanding energy poverty beyond the household. In: Sareen, S, & Thomson, H. (Eds.). Moving beyond the state of the art in energy poverty measurement - ENGAGER COST Working Group 2 Report.
  • Dubois, U., Assimakopoulos, M., Biermann, P., Gouveia, J.P., Karlessi, T., Kyprianou, I., Mattioli, G., Murauskaite, L., & Sinea, A. (2018). 1. Towards harmonized regional energy poverty assessments. In: Bouzarovski, S. (Ed.) ENGAGER COST Policy Brief no. 1, University of Manchester. 
  • Thomson, H., Sareen, S., Mattioli, G., Kyprianou, I., Gouveia, J.P., Mazurkiewicz, J., Brito, M., Katsoulakos, N., Lis, P., & Robić, S. (2018). 2. The challenge of energy poverty measurement. In: Bouzarovski, S. (Ed.) ENGAGER COST Policy Brief no. 1, University of Manchester. 
  • Marsden G, Atkinson P, Burkinshaw J, Edwards H, Jones I, Lucas K, Mattioli G, Palmer K, Reardon L, Wadud Z, Whiteing T, Cepeda M, Morley J. 2016. Part 1: New trends in transport demand and related impact on transport systems and patterns. In: Research for Tran Committee - The World is Changing. Transport, Too.. Brussels: European Parliament, pp. 11-52.
  • Zajczyk F, Boffi M, Colleoni M, Airoldi A, Bardo S, Mattioli G, Melzi C. 2011. Piano Intercomunale della Mobilita' Sostenibile.


  • Bayliss, K., Mattioli, G. 2018. Privatisation, Inequality and Poverty in the UK: Briefing prepared for UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Working Paper Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), Nr. 116. Leeds: The University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Sustainability Research Institute (SRI). ISSN: 1753-1330 Link

Mattioli G, Shove E, Torriti J. 2014. The timing and societal synchronisation of energy demand. DEMAND Centre Working Paper 1

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