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


Jahangir, S., Bailey, A., Hasan, M. M. U., & Hossain, S. (2024). Inequalities in accessing public transportation and social exclusion among older adults and people with disabilities in Bangladesh: A scoping review. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 26, Article 101138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2024.101138
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