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Co-designing new policies

Our Objective:

We will determine a co-design method that enables local goverments to create accurate governance and regulatory frameworks for supporting the introduction and development of a desirable MaaS ecosystem in their region.  

The method will be targeted for inducing adequate collaboration between local authorities and both public and private mobility service providers in cities around Europe.

Task 1 – Review modern policy design processes and set design objectives.

During this part we will identify state-of-the-art policy design processes used in the field of urban mobility by reviewing recent literature and interviewing experts from previous MaaS projects. From the insights gathered, we will define design objectives for the following task.

Task 2 – Design a prototype method in collaboration with the City of Helsinki.

Based on the knowledge gathered in the previous task and the takeaways from the activity on MaaS technologies and services, we will prototype a suitable method for co-designing the governance needed to support a desirable MaaS ecosystem. The method will be prototyped primarily based on experiences from MaaS developments in Helsinki, but include interviews with representatives from other cities, companies and design experts to ensure a broad perspective at the crucial early stage of the design process.

Task 3 – Reiterate the prototype by testing it in other partner cities.

We will gather feedback on the prototype from other partner cities and expand the method to accommodate cities with different interests and governing structures steering mobility development. The iterative process will be supported through virtual workshops with stakeholders from the local mobility ecosystem in the partner cities Barcelona and Hamburg respectively.

Task 4 – Disseminate the insights and results from the whole design process.

Finally, we will gather the insights from all above mentioned activities and publish them with a comprehensive description of the design process and the final iteration of the method, including instructions for its use. The report will be finalized by the end of 2020.


Report with a detailed description of the design process, the method and instructions on how to use the method (Dec. 2020)


Please contact the leader of this activity for more information:
pro-maas, PROMASS, Urban mobility, Mobility as a service, EIT, eit policies regulations mobility,Europe, European project, European consortium, Sustainable development, Sustainable cities, Sustainable transport, Eco-friendly, Social benefits, Environmental benefits, Triple bottom line, Shared mobility, Bikes, Parking, Policies, Governance, Shared cars, Tranportation policies, Transportation governance, Cities, Local goverments, EIT urban mobility

Joel Wolff
Project Researcher
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management School of Science, Aalto University
email: joel.wolff @