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


Parsekar, S., Meijering, L., Bailey, A., & Nair, S. (2023). Perceptions and Experiences of Informal Caregivers of Breast Cancer Patients in South India: A Qualitative Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24(5), 1651-1658. https://doi.org/10.31557/APJCP.2023.24.5.1651
El Salih, I., Njuguna, F. M., Widjajanto, P. H., Kaspers, G., Bailey, A., & Mostert, S. (2023). Impact of COVID-19 measures on the health and healthcare of children in East-Africa: Scoping review. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3612
Naser, M. M., Mallick, B., Priodarshini, R., Huq, S., & Bailey, A. (2023). Policy challenges and responses to environmental non-migration. npj Climate Action, 2(1), 1-9. [5]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44168-023-00033-w
Joshi, S., & Bailey, A. (2023). What happens next? Exploring women's transport motility through the story completion method. Journal of Transport Geography, 107, [103547]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2023.103547
Nagesh, P., Bailey, A., George, S., Hyde, M., & Subaiya, L. (2023). (Im)mobile ageing: risks of exclusion in later life in liminal urban peripheries. Ageing and society, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0144686x22001398