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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

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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