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Policy approaches to urban mobility
The starting point for the theme is the forward-looking time perspective. Also fundamental are the increasing needs to change the conditions for urban mobility in a direction that supports the concept of sustainable urban development. Getting the price right for various means of transport may reduce negative external effects while, at the same time, supporting a more equitable urban mobility. More specifically, the theme includes research on policies, instruments and other measures that have the ability to affect the demand of various modes of urban transports directly, and to level the playing field in the long run.
Key words
Policy options, policy challenges, congestion charges, road pricing, parking policy, car use regulation, taxes, transport demand management

Topics covered by the theme typically include:
Challenges and policy options
The challenge of defining and operationalise sustainability;
Models of sustainable development
Integration access, mobility, safety and environmental policies

Congestion charges
Case studies of implemented congestion charges
Evaluation and analysis of congestion charges schemes

Administrative instruments
Evaluation of administrative instruments, for example car use regulation schemes
Parking policy

Research organisations involved in this theme:
Publications within this theme:
Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2012
Type: Book

Transforming Urban Transport - The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2012
Type: Book

Policy Making on Urban Transport Energy Saving
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Evaluation of recent transport sustainability policies in Brazil
Research organisation: Year: 2010
Type: Final Report

Practices and Policies of Green Urban Transport in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Rise and Fall of the Carbon Civilisation: Resolving Global Environmental and Resource Problem
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2010
Type: Book

Managing motorization in sustainable transport planning: the Singapore experience
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Estimating marginal external costs of transport in Delhi
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Policy for energy saving of urban transport in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Policies and practices that promote children’s independent mobility
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Mitigating greenhouse: Limited time, limited options
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Travel to work in Australian capital cities, 1976–2006
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Annual report on sustainable transport development in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2007
Type: Report

Integrated management of sustainable urban passenger transport systems in dispersed cities: a review of succesful institutional interventions
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2007
Type: Final Report

Study on the relationship between land utilization and sustainable development of urban transport in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Challenges and Policy Options for Sustainable Urban Transportation Development in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Links between the Built Environment, Climate and Population Health: Interdisciplinary Environmental Change Research in New York City
Research organisation: CoE New York, USA
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Social impacts and implications of climate change for transport, land use, and planning in Australian cities
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Transport-Related Resource and Environmental Issues in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

Strategy Vision and Policy Recommendations on China’s Sustainable Transport
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

The development and current status of China’s transportation system
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

Mobility services: Setting the policy framework
Research organisation: Year: 2004
Type: Final Report

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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