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New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani

Policy design for sustainable urban transport in the Global South.


  • Dr Dorina Pojani (UQ)
  • A/Prof Dominic Stead (TU Delft)

Many urban areas, both in the Global North and South, are becoming increasingly automobile-dominated and less sustainable. The need to take action is well recognized but all too often governance arrangements and the symbolism attached to automobility stand in the way. Drawing on international experience, this article summarizes some of the necessary preconditions of urban governance for promoting more sustainable urban transport in the Global South, highlights priority policy areas for action, reviews a range of key policy measures for promoting sustainable urban transport, and discusses the potential for transferring experience and practice from the Global North to the Global South.


Policy Design and Practice. PDP is a Journal newly launched by Taylor & Francis (UK). It is be a quarterly, electronic, open-access journal with no charge to authors. This is possible thanks to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) who have provided funding and facilities to publish the Journal.
PDP’s mission is to disseminate findings from policy-research to stakeholders and practitioners in the public sector. The objective is to reach general readers as well as policy experts. The Editor is Prof Michael Howlett at the National University of Singapore.

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