Crime, perceived insecurity and the walking behaviours of older people: a comparative study in Chile and Mexico

WK-2023-EP-11Project Leader: Giovanni VecchioInstituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. Partners: Abstract Previously localised in Global North countries, population ageing is rapidly involving also the Global South. For older people, the possibility of getting out of the house and walking in one’s neighbourhood to access basic opportunities is crucial for

Measuring Walkability: A Comprehensive Index for Enhancing Pedestrian-Friendly Environments in Latin American Cities

WK-2023-EP-12Ana Margarita, Larranaga UriarteUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, School of Engineering, Laboratory of Transport Systems, (LASTRAN), Porto Alegre, Brazil. Abstract Walking is a prevalent mode of transportation in Latin American cities, yet it often lacks the priority it deserves in public policies. Cultural, institutional, and infrastructure barriers hinder walkability, exacerbating social and economic

Walking as a mode of transport in ‘unwalkable’ contexts: Cross-city experiences from Ghana and Nigeria

EP-2022-WK-08, Project Leader: Enoch F. SamDept of Geography Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana Partners Advisors Abstract Walking has long remained an inadequately valued mode of transport in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ‘s national and local policy, planning, and investment plans. This situation manifests in the general lack of walking infrastructure, inadequate lighting, and surveillance of

Transforming the unwalkable city: knowledge, practices, and interventions for a more inclusive future of walking in Africa

EP-2022-WK-07, Project leader: Daniel OviedoDevelopment Planning Unit (DPU), University College London (UCL), London, UK Partners: Abstract Walking is the predominant mode of transport in African cities. Nearly 50% of trips on the continent are made on foot. Yet informal settlements, where the 60% of urban citizens in Africa live, are predominantly unwalkable spaces. The available

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

Urban roads: enablers or barriers to walking?

EP-2022-WK-04Project leader: Karel MartensTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Partners: Abstract Roads are essential for a well-functioning society, in an economic and social sense. Roads are extremely versatile, as they can cater for both people and freight transport. They can also accommodate a broad range of transport modes and can thus serve virtually all

Developing An Intersectional Equity Framework to Support Walkability Transitions

EP-2022-WK-03, Project leader: Iderlina Mateo-BabianoThe University of Melbourne, Urban Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, Melbourne School of Design, Australia Partners: Abstract Promoting more walkable places and encouraging walking as a mode of transport are strategies that governments, civil society and the private sector must support to achieve more inclusive cities and equitable communities. Yet there is

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,