Urban Futures Research Programme

We study the processes and governance arrangements that inhibit or foster resilience, economic development, health, and inclusion and inequality 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


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
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, n/a(n/a). 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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44168-023-00033-w


Doran, C., Gerstenbluth, I., Duits, A., Lourents, N., Halabi, Y., Burgerhof, J., Tami, A., & Bailey, A. (2022). The clinical manifestation and the influence of age and comorbidities on long-term chikungunya disease and health-related quality of life: a 60-month prospective cohort study in CuraƧao: a 60-month prospective cohort study in Curacao. BMC Infectious Diseases, 22(1), [948]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-022-07922-1