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Capacities for Resilient and Inclusive Urban Public Transport Infrastructure and Built Environment (FWOAL1060)

Public transport (PT) is an essential urban infrastructure. Attempts to accelerate PT uptake are based on accruing environmental
benefits and enhancing economic viability. It remains unclear how socially just these attempts and their outcomes are in terms of
who benefits (distribution), whose needs are considered (recognition), who decides and how (participation). The close relationship
between the built environment and uptake of PT is poorly understood. The proposed research will advance capacity building and
inclusive transitions on the urban scale through a dual perspective on PT and built environment. It will examine inequalities in terms
of needs, capabilities, decision-making and accessibility. It will also analyse how and to what extent PT and built environment
policies take distribution, participation and recognition dimensions into account. It will co-produce understandings on how urban
planning goals regarding resilience can be strengthened through inclusive processes. In close collaboration with policy-makers and
service providers, the project will consider micromobility, fare structures, flexible on-demand PT and transit-oriented development
(TOD) in the urban regions of Tallinn (Estonia), the Flemish cities (Belgium), Stockholm (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway). The project
aims to bring about a shift in how mobility policies and services are developed, implemented and delivered so that urban built
environments and PT become integrated and inclusive
Date:1 May 2022 →  Today
Keywords:Science, Technology
Disciplines:Public transportation, Transport planning, Urbanism and regional planning