Urban Public Administration and ServiceS innovation for Innovative Urban Mobility Management and Policy (U-PASS)
In a context of rapid urbanisation, cities face particular challenges in meeting the growing demand for transport, particularly through conventional approaches of private transport and road expansion. Urban Public Administration and ServiceS innovation for Innovative Urban Mobility Management and Policy (U-PASS) seeks to explore the potential for innovative solutions, from autonomous vehicles to bike sharing schemes, to deliver sustainable solutions to these issues.
Focusing on cities in China and Europe (the Netherlands and the UK), the research will explore how new technologies and mobility models can supplement or replace conventional approaches to urban transport, and an assessment of the associated environmental, social and economic benefits. The findings will support the development of more accessible, inclusive and healthier urban areas, with the potential to replicate benefits across China, Europe and beyond.
Simon Shepherd (Principal Investigator)
VU University Amsterdam – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
University of Leeds – Institute for Transport Studies
Beijing Jiatong University (BJTU)
Zhejiang University (ZJU)
Beijing Transport Research Institute (BTI)
- Development of uidance on new public administration structures and governance processes required to introduce innovative transport services.
- Models and an empirical evidence base of the application of these services, with an assessment of their potential impact on key sustainability and welfare indicators in China and Europe.
- Stakeholder engagement and learning around the barriers to implementation and transition challenges around new innovative services which will be transferable to other cities in both China and Europe.