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2018-09-03

Transforming Urban Transport: Political Strategies and Tactics by Diane Davis and Lily Song

This 30-page report by Diane Davis and Lily Song, synthesizes research findings from the TUT-POL project hosted at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and sponsored by the VREF.

The report presents common political strategies and tactics used to advance transport priorities across our cases, a case-by-case overview of how these were used to ensure the successful implementation of path-breaking transportation policies, and concluding remarks about the relationship between policy success and transformative change.

The Role of Political Leadership (TUT-POL) seeks to advance our knowledge of how, when, and where political leadership has been critical to the successful implementation of path-breaking transportation policies. The project has done so through case study research of 8 democratically governed cities around the world: Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, and Vienna.

The FUT Program’s thematic areas include Mobility and Access in Cities, Urban Freight, and Change Processes: Governance, Leadership and Financing. VREF launched "Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership" in 2013 as part of the latter.

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The pdf-version of the synthesis report can also be loaded herePDF (pdf, 5.3 MB)

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