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Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport, Melbourne, Australia
Research and Advocacy
Technology is not what is missing when it comes to introducing ecologically-sustainable transportation systems. It is old ways of thinking and outdated structures that get in the way. That´s why researchers at VREF´s CoE in Melbourne are actively participating in a debate aimed to bring about change.
Nicholas Low

In January 2011, Dr. Leigh Glover succeeded Prof. Nicholas Low as Director of GAMUT. Low will continue as part time Associate Director for the next three years, assisting Glover in his new role. 

Activities under the auspices of the Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) were launched in 2006.

The Centre is initially financed by VREF (SEK 25 million), the VREF OMEGA Centre (SEK 1.37 million), Melbourne University (SEK 2.5 million), and through a range of contract research projects (approx. SEK 250 thousand).

After the end of the first five-year-period, in Dec. 2010, the Centre obtained a three-year-project extension. The Centre employs 14 researchers, of which five are doctoral students.

Host organisation:
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Link to the Centre's Website

Publications:
Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2012
Type: Book

Transforming Urban Transport - The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2012
Type: Book

Rise and Fall of the Carbon Civilisation: Resolving Global Environmental and Resource Problem
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2010
Type: Book

Managing motorization in sustainable transport planning: the Singapore experience
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Planning for sustainable accessibility: Developing tools to aid discussion and decision making
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Contrasts in reform: How the Cain and Burke years shaped public transport in Melbourne and Perth
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Path dependence in urban transport: An institutional analysis of urban passenger transport in Melbourne, Australia, 1956‐2006
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Transit‐Oriented Development in China
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Getting to the game: Travel to sports stadia in the era of transit‐oriented development
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Policies and practices that promote children’s independent mobility
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Rail transit impacts on land use: Evidence from Shanghai, China
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Public Transit Policies and Management in Japan and South Korea under Distorted Neo-liberalism
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2008
Type: Conference proceedings

Who Decides Infrastructure Priorities? Federal Funding for Urban Transport in the Time of Climate Change
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2008
Type: Report

Mitigating greenhouse: Limited time, limited options
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Travel to work in Australian capital cities, 1976–2006
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Integrated management of sustainable urban passenger transport systems in dispersed cities: a review of succesful institutional interventions
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2007
Type: Final Report

Social impacts and implications of climate change for transport, land use, and planning in Australian cities
Research theme: Policy approaches to urban mobility
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

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