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Mobility Challenges in Emerging Cities
Many countries around the world are experiencing a dramatic growth in urban areas, both in terms of economic development and as physical expansion of housing areas, industries and transport systems. The development of the new emerging cities is often accompanied by a rapid motorisation. At the same time, many inhabitants are still dependent of non-motorised modes of transportation, a fact that creates new mobility challenges for decision-makers on all levels in the society. The FUT theme Mobility Challenges in Emerging Cities addresses these challenges, and covers research with a clear goal to improve the conditions for a sustainable, urban mobility. Certain attention is devoted to the task on how to provide access to affordable and safe transports in low-income areas, and at the same time lower negative environmental impacts.
Key words
Municipalities, low-income areas, motorisation, walking, pedestrian transports, bicycle transports, non-motorised transports, public transports

Research covered by the theme typically includes:
Institutional development & policy approaches
Local municipality development
Infrastructure development in low-income areas
Planning concepts and policy briefs for emerging cities

Infrastructure planning
NMT infrastructure improvement & development
Integration of NMT development within national plans and strategies

Analysis of non-motorised transports
NMT travel analysis
Pedestrian behaviour analysis
Assessment of freight movement by NMT

The role of public transports
Challenges for PT companies in emerging cities
Paratransit transports

Research organisations involved in this theme:

No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

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