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Urban epidemic vulnerability- implications for urban land use and transport

This project addresses the short-, mid- and long-term implications for urban land use and transport in the face of the 2020 COVID19 pandemic.

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About the project

This project will answer these research questions; 

  • How do urban form, socio-economic status and travel patterns affect social distancing practices and COVID19 infection rates across urban neighbourhoods (short-term)?
  • What are the effects of COVID19 (in terms of infection fears as well as economic uncertainty) on household preferences and decision-making regarding daily mobility/activity choices and ICT use, vehicle ownership and primary residential location (mid-/long-term)?
  • How does COVID19 affect policy and planning practices regarding land use (e.g. densification) and transport (mid-/long-term)?

Objectives/ Outcomes

Data collection and methods

Qualitative household interviews, surveys and policy document analysis



Published June 2, 2020 3:47 PM - Last modified June 9, 2020 7:26 AM