Investigating young men’s experiences of walking in secondary cities: A comparative study of walking in South Africa and the United Kingdom

WK-2023-EP-01Projoect Leader: Prof. Gina PorterDept of Anthropology, Durham University, South Road, Durham, UK. Partners: Abstract This proposal builds on our novel exploratory research in EP-2022-WK-01, which investigated an initial hypothesis that many young men walk city streets with considerable trepidation when travelling between home and public transport. That study constituted the first mobilities study purely

Walking and Freight Delivery Operations. Contrasting Space-Sharing Conflicts in Two Cities Within the Global South and North

WK-2023-EP-05 Project Leader: Catherine Waithera GateriKenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Partners: Abstract: Streets are contested public spaces due to the multiple users vying for access. Tensions between different transport modes in the use of street space are referred to as space-sharing conflicts. These conflicts arise from decisions, or the lack thereof, on by whom, how, and when street

Long-distance walking: a wildcard of mobility futures?

WK-2023-EP-07Farzaneh BahramiUrban Design and Mobility, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands Partners: Abstract: Walking as a mode of transport is important but generally considered as a shorter-distance solution, logic built into urban form, transport systems and related policies. This is limiting. Long-distance walking occurs and is significant for sustainable mobility futures. However, it

Inequality in Walking the 24 hour city: temporality, intersectionality and the embodied experience in Dar es Salaam, Tshwane and Cardiff

WK-2023-EP-03Project Leader: Margot RubinsSpatial Planning, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK Partners: Abstract: Walking as a mode of transport is unequally accessed and experienced. Intersectional factors of identity such as race, class, ethnicity and gender, to name a few, influence the ways in which walking is practiced and how different people navigate and

Mobile digital technology as a tool to study walkability to advance theory, policy, and practice of walking for transport

EP-2022-WK-05Project leader: Tamara BozovicCentre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK Partners: Abstract Supporting walking for transport requires a better understanding of how decisions to walk are made. Despite growing conceptual and empirical knowledge, there still is no consensus on what is walkable. The proposed project addresses this gap

Biosocial Walking: Investigating the emotions of urban walking for migrants from the global south

EP-2022-WK-02Project leader: Tess Osborne Human Geography, Dept of Geography, Geology and the Environment, U. of Leicester, Leicester, UK Partners Dr Danielle Drozdzewski, Assoc. Prof. in Human Geography, Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm University Abstract In ‘an age of migration’, feeling like one belongs has become paramount amid a highly mobile and globalised society – how

Investigating young men’s experiences of walking to the ‘bus’ in low income neighbourhoods of Cape Town and London: a comparative study built round a community peer research methodology 

EP-2022-WK-01Project leader: Gina Porter Dept of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK Partners: • Prof. Bradley Rink, Assoc. Prof. / Head of Dept of Geography, Environmental Studies & Tourism, U. of Western Cape, STH AFRICA• Bulelani Maskiti, Independent Researcher/UCT, STH AFRICA• Sam Clark, Transaid Head of Programmes, National Institute of Transport, Mabibo Road, Dar es Salaam,