Call for book chapter proposals: Transport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa

INTALInC partners and others are seeking contributions for an edited volume, Transport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa.

The purpose of this book is to bring together into an edited volume, engaging and well-researched topics from scholars researching various aspects of transport and mobility in the African context.

We are currently approaching authors so that they can suggest possible contributions to this edited volume. We hope to offer authors the flexibility to determine a topic and scope of their contribution, by first submitting an abstract proposal.

We expect proposed contributions to be grounded in the challenges and opportunities today while engaging with ways of creating desired transport and mobility futures in urban Africa. Contributions that focus on a single urban area or a number of case studies within countries and across the continent are welcome.

All abstracts will be reviewed and those that fit the scope of the book will then be compiled into a proposal which will be targeted at Routledge as the Publisher.

Conceptual and theoretical, as well as empirical and policy-focused contributions utilising a range of methods are welcome.

Proposed topics for this book can focus on the following broad themes from the African context:

  • Urbanization, urban spatial structure and transport
  • Travel behaviour
  • Transport poverty and equity
  • Public transport
  • Non-motorized transport (e.g. cycling and walking)
  • Transport, environment and health
  • Non-passenger transport (goods and logistics)
  • Air transport (intra and inter-city air transport)
  • Transitions (the role of technology)—new and emerging transport technologies and mobility services

Contributions of chapters for this edited collection, based on your research focus and expertise should be submitted in this short chapter contribution form for consideration by the editorial team before 30th September 2020.

Editorial Team:

Dr Ransford A. Acheampong—University of Manchester, UK

Dr Chinebuli Uzondu—University of Leeds, UK

Dr Michael Poku-Boansi—Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology, Ghana

Prof Karen Lucas—University of Manchester, UK