Authors: Emmet Ó Briain, School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning, Technological University Dublin; Bronwen Thornton, Walk21
Contributing Author: Jim Walker, Walk21

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of knowledge contained within the Walk21 Library, the database of the collected proceedings covering 20 years of annual Walk21 conferences, and was commissioned by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) to support their commitment to global research and education on policymaking in sustainable transport, particularly as it relates to the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.In commissioning this report, VREF is specifically interested in the extent to which the material contained within the Walk21 Library can contribute to a greater understanding of walking as a mode of transport, and to inform a research agenda capable of addressing the specific challenges of those living in the Global South.

The report provides a descriptive overview of the items in the Walk21 Library, exploring differences between academic contributions and the database as a whole across dimensions such as organisation type, method, geographic focus and terminology, as well as analysing narrative trends in knowledge-based discussions around walking, through keyword analysis and corpus analysis, and how these trends have changed over time.



  • Publication date      2022
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  • Language              English

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