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Transport Planning & Governance Systems
A common denominator for the theme is the development of transport infrastructure in cities. More specific, it is the drivers, institutions and actors who shape the overall design of urban transport systems that are being analyzed. By answering questions on why different transport systems have developed the way they have, crucial knowledge is acquired that can explain the support for various types of mobility. This, in turn, can be of assistance to academics, policymakers and practitioners who wish to change planning processes so as to make them more inclusive with regard to the stakeholders. In the long run, this research also makes it possible to develop cities in a sustainable direction, providing mobility concepts that are equally accessible for all citizens and at the same time meeting environmental constraints.
Key words
Infrastructure planning & design, sustainable city planning, transit oriented development, infrastructure development, institutions

Topics covered by the theme typically include:
Institutional development
Overcoming path dependencies and the role of innovation
Institutional design and the role of stakeholders
Comparative studies of transport reforms

Mega Urban Transport Projects
Analysis and impact assessment  of mega urban transport projects
Planning principles and recommendations for mega urban transports
Contextual challenges and future developments (such as policy shifts and new technology)
The linkage between infrastructure development and land value
Returning income for infrastructure development
 
Transit oriented development (TOD)
Analysis of a transit oriented development

Publications within this theme:
The challenge of sustainable mobility in urban planning and urban development: A comparative study
Research organisation: Year: 2011
Type: Final Report

Bus rapid transit impacts on land uses and land values in Seoul, Korea
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Critical examination of the planning of mega urban transportation projects - What lessons from the channel tunnel rail link?
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Paper

The interview data analysis for extracting empirical knowledge on mega urban transportation project
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Incorporating principles of sustainable development within the design and delivery of major projects: An international study with reference to major infrastructure projects
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Report

Analyzing the case of Rion-Antirrion bridge through the lenses of a redefined notion of MUTP success: Visions, challenges and lessons
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Mega Transport Project financing in Sweden and Denmark - Does financing outside the normal channels have sustainability implications?
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Project, policy and public consultation
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Mega Transport Projects planning, appraisal and delivery: A review of case study experiences and research findings
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Digging through the Heart of Reunified Berlin: Unbundling the Decision-Making Process for the Tiergarten-Tunnel Mega-Project
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Planning for sustainable accessibility: Developing tools to aid discussion and decision making
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Structure of competitive transit networks
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Optimization of public transportation systems
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Critical issues in the design of contractual relations for transport infrastructure development
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Sustainable transport and the modernisation of urban transport in Delhi and Stockholm
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Transit‐Oriented Development—The Concept and Its Practice in China: Challenges and options
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Globalization, Mega Transport Projects and Private Finance
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2009
Type: Conference proceedings

Contrasts in reform: How the Cain and Burke years shaped public transport in Melbourne and Perth
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Path dependence in urban transport: An institutional analysis of urban passenger transport in Melbourne, Australia, 1956‐2006
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Transit‐Oriented Development in China
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Getting to the game: Travel to sports stadia in the era of transit‐oriented development
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Rail + Property Development in Hong Kong: Experiences and Extensions
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Rail transit impacts on land use: Evidence from Shanghai, China
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Public Transit Policies and Management in Japan and South Korea under Distorted Neo-liberalism
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Conference proceedings

Toward a generic planning framework for improved treatement of complexity, uncertainty and risktaking in the planning of urban mega transport projects
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2008
Type: Final Report

Mega Transport Projects: The challenge of embedding sustainability in financing Mega Urban Transport Projects
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2008
Type: Paper

Who Decides Infrastructure Priorities? Federal Funding for Urban Transport in the Time of Climate Change
Research organisation: CoE Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2008
Type: Report

Mythologies, Metro Rail Systems and Future Urban Transport
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Research on Urban Transport Sustainable Developing Model and Countermeasures for China Central Cities
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2007
Type: Report

Coping with complexity and uncertainty in mega projects: linking strategic choices and operational decision making
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2007
Type: Conference proceedings

Transit oriented development's ridership bonus: A product of self selection and public policies
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Managing modern urban mobility systems, MUMS
Research organisation: Year: 2006
Type: Final Report

Urban mobility and sustainability in Asia and the power of context
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

Transportation Megaprojects, Globalization, and Place-Making in Hong Kong and South China
Research organisation: CoE London, UK
Year: 2005
Type: Research article

Future urban Transport: Learning from success and weakness
Research organisation: Year: 2004
Type: Final Report

Future Urban Transport: Learning from success and failure
Research organisation: Year: 2001
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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