Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Transportation in the Global South – Understanding and Addressing the Challenge"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: environmental policy and planning; urban infrastructure and services; urban transport; alternative transport fuels; and environment and development
Interests: transportation planning and accident analysis; traffic flow analysis; design of high capacity bus systems; analysis of alternative urban layouts; highway capacity analysis; traffic calming; sustainable transportation; road safety
Motor vehicle activity has been growing rapidly in the Global South, and is expected to continue to do so, along with rapid urbanization and growing incomes. This phenomenon is causing serious adverse health and welfare, environmental, and socio-economic impacts, with profoundly important implications at the local, regional and global scales, even as it has greatly expanded mobility for millions. These challenges are particularly daunting, not only because of their scale, but also given the inadequate technological and political-institutional capabilities to address them.
This Special Issue of the Sustainability journal aims to understand and address this challenge, with specific reference to urban transport in the Global South. Although the focus will be on the Global South, we welcome contributions to this Special Issue from across the world.
We invite paper submissions that discuss the challenges and barriers associated with, and strategies for, promoting urban transport systems that are safe, health promoting, environmentally responsible, resource conserving, cost-effective, and socially equitable, in the Global South. Paper submissions may address this topic in one or more of its multiple dimensions (environmental, socio-economic, scientific-technological, political-institutional, human behavioural); reflect one or more of multiple perspectives (decision maker, commuter, public, etc.); and draw on one or more of a range of disciplines. At the same time, the papers should explore the implications of the research that they present, for sustainability, broadly conceived. The papers may focus on the situation in the metropolitan centres or in small and medium sized cities, or they may have a national, or even regional focus. Finally, and importantly, the paper submissions should be critical and analytical, rather than merely descriptive.
Following are some of the issues that the paper submissions may focus on, within the context of sustainable urban transport in the Global South:
- trends in motorization and the use of other urban travel modes
- travel demand management
- urban transport-land use interactions
- urban transport and health, including road safety
- accessibility and active transportation; planning for non-motorized modes
- energy and environmental impacts of urban transport, including air pollution, and climate change
- alternative transport fuel systems, including electric vehicles
- public transit and paratransit
- urban transport impacts for the urban poor; affordability and equity
- metrics and analytical approaches for assessment of sustainable urban transport systems
- policy, decision-making, investments, and institutional mechanisms for sustainable urban transportation
You are welcome to send the guest editors a brief abstract, if you wish, to enquire about the appropriateness of your proposed paper submission for consideration in this Special Issue.
Dr. Madhav Badami
Prof. Geetam Tiwari
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban transport
- global South