High Volume Transport

Vital transport research to ensure accessible, affordable and climate friendly transport for all.

City Retrofit for All


This research seeks to understand how transit-oriented development has been pursued in low- and middle-income countries and what can be learned from those efforts.

This project will look at the following research questions;

Potential impact

Create more proactive, data driven, equitable, and context-sensitive approaches to TOD retrofitting pursued in the low-income country context.


At the outset, baseline conditions for urban growth in the target countries, conduct case studies of policy implementation, and then draw conclusions, develop guidance, and build capacity from this information.

To complete the research, the research team will review academic and gray literature, collect policy documents, assess quantitative geospatial data, collect quantitative data at the neighborhood scale, interview key actors, and conduct workshops.


Qualitative and quantitative assessments of the efficacy of existing TOD policies will be developed. These will be matched to the existing conditions and capacities in low-income countries in Africa.

COVID-19 Response

By reducing car travel and pollution, this projects aim to reduce respiratory illnesses which exacerbated the effects of COVID-19.