About us

INTALInC was established to build lasting research partnerships promoting urban transport systems that can meet the travel needs of low income, city populations in the Global South.


To provide the evidence to ensure that every human being has a basic right to affordable, safe, clean and reliable mobility resources, with a particular focus on meeting the accessibility needs of low income populations and excluded communities.

INTALInC objectives

We will:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary, collaborative network for the co-production of knowledge between UK and internationally-based academics, policy makers and NGOs working within a broad constitutency of transport and development related fields, to support the development of more inclusive transport systems within developing cities;
  • Promote active and lasting collaborations between academic, policy and practitioner communities to encourage the uptake of this policy agenda more effectively;
  • Deliver a series of ‘research into practice’ workshops and other events to facilitate exchanges between network members.

Network overview

INTALInC comprises 20 partners and over 200 individual members. It was established in 2017 through funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund. Continuation funding has since been received from the Volvo Research and Education Foundations.

The network brings together academics, planners and policy makers who work within different disciplines and sectors and who rarely, if ever, meet. By using case studies and facilitating discussion through a series of international events, we  aim to encourage a whole system, collaborative approach to address the considerable challenge of providing inclusive mobility systems in the Global South.


Between January 2017 and June 2018, INTALInC convened eight ‘research into practice’ workshops. These events enabled academics, policy makers and planners from Africa, East Asia and Europe to meet and exchange ideas.

Workshop participants took part in fieldwork, stakeholder presentations and discussion to explore the theoretical and policy aspects, as well as the practical challenges, of developing inclusive transport systems within the specific context of each host city.


INTALInC will develop:

  • A lasting collaborative group of academic and non-academic organisations with a common interest in this area of policy delivery;
  • A comprehensive database of contacts and a web-based network with which we will share workshop materials and newsletters;
  • Between six and eight country-specific, state-of-the-art reports and short policy briefing notes for dissemination across the broader network;
  • Recommendations for future policy research that can be shared within and beyond partner institutions.