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


Mulderij-Jansen, V., Gerstenbluth, I., Duits, A., Tami, A., & Bailey, A. (2023). Contexts motivating protective behaviours related to Aedes-borne infectious diseases in Curaçao. BMC Public Health, 23(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16624-5
Doran, C., Duits, A., Gerstenbluth, I., Tami, A., & Bailey, A. (2023). “What will the doctor give me, the same painkiller?”: a qualitative study exploring health-care seeking and symptoms self-management among patients for the treatment of long-term chikungunya disease, in Curaçao. BMC Health Services Research, 23(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-023-10254-8
Ugargol, A. P., Bailey, A., Hutter, I., & James, K. S. (2023). The Changing Nature of Home-Based Care for Older Adults in Goa’s Emigrant Households: Implications for Policy and Practice. In Handbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy: Perspectives from Asia (pp. 1-25). Springer Nature Singapore. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-1914-4_93-1
Nagesh, P., Bailey, A., George, S., & Subaiya, L. (2023). Shrinking labour geographies: Transport access for paid work in later ages. Geoforum, 146, 1-10. Article 103878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2023.103878
Mukesh, H. V., & Bailey, A. (2023). Bringing context to the foreground: Explaining the early-stage career development of next-generation family business members. Journal of Family Business Strategy, Article 100572. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2023.100572