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Assess implementations in the frame of the Cities-of-Tomorrow Programme

Social Psychology

The main objective of ASI was to provide knowledge about the practice of life quality assessment by dif-ferent disciplines in connection with different types of public measures in the area of town planning and design, transportation and mobility. The project was funded by the European Commission, FP5, and conducted by a team of researchers from Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Main project

This project is part of project "Acceptability of policy, technology and system changes".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Judith de Groot, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • Factum
  • VTI
  • CDV


  • De Groot, J., & Steg, L. (2008). Value orientations to explain beliefs related to environmental significant behavior: How to measure egoistic, altruistic, and biospheric value orientations. Environment and Behavior, 40 (3), 330-354.
  • Steg, L., & De Groot, J.I.M. (2008). Transport planning and quality of life. In: U. Becker, J. Böhmer & R. Gerike (Eds.), How to define and measure access and need satisfaction in transport (pp.79-94). Dresden: Dresder Institut für Verkehr und Umwelt e.V.
  • Steg, L., De Groot, J., Forward, S., Kaufmann, C., Risser, R., Schmeidler, K., Martincigh, L., & Urbani, L. (2007). Assessing life quality in transport planning and urban design: definition, operationalisation, assessment and implementation. In: S. Marshall & D. Banister (Eds.), Land use and transport. European research towards integrated policies (pp. 217-243). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • De Groot, J., & Steg, L. (2007b). Value orientations and environmental beliefs in five countries: Validity of an instrument to measure egoistic, altruistic and biospheric value orientations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38 (3), 318-332.
  • De Groot, J., & Steg, L. (2006a). Impact of transport pricing on quality of life, acceptability, and intentions to reduce car use: an explorative study in five European countries. Journal of Transport Geography, 14 (6), 463-470.
  • De Groot, J., & Steg, L. (2006b). The role of value orientations in evaluating quality of life consequences of a transport pricing policy. Transportation Research Part D, 11 (2), 160-165.
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • EU FP5

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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