INTALInC workshops

Dissemination event ǀ University of Oxford, UK

4th May 2018

Led by University of Oxford

As the concluding event in INTALInC’s initial funding term, the workshop aimed to reflect on the aims of the Network as a whole and provide a detailed evaluation of our work towards achieving these aims and how this can be continued in the longer term.

Additionally, the workshop aimed to:

  • Draw other researchers working on similar topics in cities in the Global South into the INTALinC discussions and network;
  • Disseminate findings to research sponsors and policy makers in the UK.

Read the workshop report.


Early Career Researchers’ workshop ǀ University of Oxford, UK

3rd May 2018

Led by University of Oxford and University of Leeds

As one of two events reflecting on INTALInC activity since January 2017, the event sought to consolidate ideas and recommendations from workshops 1 to 4 and to share these with the ECR community. Additionally the workshop aimed to share best practice in terms of conducting research in developing countries.

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Workshop 4 ǀ ‘Transport and Mobility: Pathways to transformation’ ǀ University of Makerere, Uganda

23rd – 24th January 2018

Co-led by University of Manchester and Urban Action Lab, University of Makerere

The workshop explored:

  • Relationships between poverty, mobility and access to services in Kampala;
  • Ways in which transport is currently organised and governed within the city;
  • How transport planning and policies could be improved to meet the needs of disadvantaged groups;
  • The new collaborations, governance and capability needed to enhance access to sustainable mobility in Kampala;
  • Evidence and research gaps for promoting pro-poor transport strategies at local and national levels;
  • Key lessons and new understandings to take forward informal/formal governance arrangements for pro-poor transport in Kampala and other Ugandan cities.

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Workshop 3 ǀ ‘Transport and Mobility: Meeting the needs of  informal settlements and slum dwellers’ ǀ Lagos State University, Nigeria

26th – 27th October 2017

Co-led by University College, London and Lagos State University

The workshop focused on access to mobility by residents of informal slum communities, and the challenges they face on a daily basis in their quest for livelihood.

Specific objectives included:

  • Examining current challenges for inclusive multi-modal mobility in Lagos;
  • Evaluating links between transport, health and livelihoods in urban Nigeria, with a view to determining strategies for promoting health and wellbeing for low income communities;
  • Examining extant policies and procedures for evicting residents of low income and informal communities.

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Workshop 2 ǀ ‘Transport and Mobility: Meeting the needs of working women’ ǀ University of Asia Pacific (Dhaka), Bangladesh

19th – 20th August 2017

Co-led by University of Leeds and University of Asia Pacific (Dhaka)

The workshop built bridges between academic researchers, practitioners and development workers, from fields including transport, urban planning, health, community development, and environmental planning, enabling them to address the challenges of ensuring safe and efficient transport for working women.

Specifically, the workshop aimed to:

  • Draw attention to the mobility vulnerabilities and constraints faced by low-income women and female commuters in Bangladesh;
  • Encourage participants to utilise novel quantitative research methods;
  • Encourage participants to include community co-investigation within a mixed-methods research methodology as a key route to building a stronger evidence base when working with vulnerable populations;
  • Encourage participants to engage actively in field investigation of key mobility issues;
  • Encourage debate among diverse actors (academic researchers, NGOs, government agencies, the private sector) regarding the mobility issues faced by children and young people in urban environments and thus encourage improved policy and practice; and
  • Build networks and coalitions across the academic, policy and practitioner divide to address the mobility needs of vulnerable populations.

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Workshop 1 ǀ ‘Transport and Mobility: Meeting the needs of vulnerable populations in developing cities’ ǀ University of Cape Coast, Ghana

22nd – 23rd May 2017

Co-led by Durham and University Cape Coast.

The workshop aimed to:

  • Draw attention to the specific mobility vulnerabilities and constraints faced by children and young people in urban locations;
  • Encourage participants to utilise participatory research methods such as walking interviews in working with vulnerable populations;
  • Encourage participants to include community co-investigation within a mixed-methods research methodology as a key route to building a stronger evidence base when working with vulnerable populations;
  • Encourage participants to engage actively in field investigation of key mobility issues;
  • Draw attention to the diversity of mobility vulnerabilities evident in the Cape Coast urban context;
  • Encourage debate among diverse actors around the mobility issues faced by children in urban environments;
  • Build networks across the academic, policy and practitioner divide to address the mobility needs of vulnerable populations.

Read the workshop report.


Set-up meeting ǀ University of Leeds, UK

22nd – 23rd February 2017

Led by University of Leeds.

The meeting brought INTALInC primary partners together for the first time. Workshop participants agreed the overall aims of the network programme, as well as specific objectives and established existing thinking about social impacts and equity in transport.

Read the workshop report