Special Issue "Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility in Global South Cities: Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: the social consequences of urban transport and development in global south cities, particularly in relation with accessibility, equity, wellbeing and social exclusion
This Special Issue intends to bring together new and emerging interdisciplinary research that explores current trajectories, practices and drivers of sustainable and inclusive transport and land use development in growing cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and South-East Asia. In a context of rapid urbanisation and economic growth, increasing access to new technologies, and shifts in paradigms of individual and collective mobility, new challenges and opportunities are emerging for global south cities in relation to how to plan, govern and regulate urban transport systems. Such challenges represent a new area of research on sustainable mobility, requiring new conceptual and methodological developments, as well as yielding new empirical evidence of new travel behaviours, perceptions and priorities of increasingly connected citizens and the potential social consequences of inequalities in terms of access to new transport alternatives and technologies. This Special Issue invites contributions from all disciplines related to sustainable mobility exploring aspects of governance, regulation, travel behaviour and distributional effects of new forms of urban mobility in global south cities, as well as challenges and opportunities for more sustainable development. Topics might include but are not limited to the intersection between sustainable urban mobility in global south cities and micromobility, MAAS, informal transport and technology, innovations in integration between collective and mass transit, governance and regulation of disruptions, shared mobility, smart cities, accessibility and social inclusion effects of disruptions.
This special issue is aligned with efforts by the Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility (T-SUM) project and the New Urban Mobility (NUMO) Alliance. More information available at: https://www.t-sum.org and https://www.numo.global.
Dr. Daniel Oviedo Hernandez
Mr. Sebastian Castellanos
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- Sustainable mobility
- Global south
- Urban transport
- Urban development