Urban Futures Research Programme

We study the processes and governance arrangements that foster resilience, economic development, health, and inclusion and equality in cities and urban regions. Our research on challenges surrounding sustainability, open societies and youth contributes to three of the four Strategic Themes of Utrecht University. Research sections work across research themes in interdisciplinary projects together with societal partners.

Research Sections

Recent publications


Nagesh, P., Bailey, A., George, S., Ettema, D., & Subaiya, L. (2024). Transport policies and their everyday impact on mobilities of older adults in Bengaluru. Journal of Global Ageing, 1(1), 52-77. https://doi.org/10.1332/29767202Y2023D000000004
Mowri, S., & Bailey, A. (2024). Riding the change: Exploring women’s navigation of risk and respectability through two-wheeler mobility in Dhaka. Journal of Transport Geography, 117, Article 103888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2024.103888
Roy, S., Bailey, A., & van Noorloos, F. (2024). The everyday struggles of accessing public transport for women in the first- and last-mile stretches in Kolkata. Journal of Transport Geography, 117, 1-10. Article 103892. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2024.103892
Jahangir, S., Bailey, A., Hasan, M. U., & Hossain, S. (2024). “We do not go outside, though We want to”: Unequal Access to Public Transport and Transport-Related Social Exclusion of Older Adults in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648241231156
Doran, C., Duits, A. J., Gerstenbluth, I., Tami, A., & Bailey, A. (2024). Adaptive coping strategies among individuals living with long-term chikungunya disease: a qualitative study in Curaçao. BMJ Open, 14(2), Article e076352. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076352