Transforming Urban Transport - The Role of Political Leadership
This project seeks to advance our knowledge of how, when, and where political leadership has been critical to the successful implementation of path-breaking transportation policies. It has done so through the 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.
Under the direction of Professor Diane E. Davis, TUT-POL is hosted at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and is sponsored by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF).
News Articles and Posts
TUT-POL Advisory Board Member and CEO of Motivate Jay Walder talks with NextCity about Motivate and the CitiBike bike-share in New York City and the role of public-private-partnerships on transit and infrastructure in the next four years.
TUT-POL's Vienna case study writers, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, have published two articles based on their research of the Vienna case study for TUT-POL. One article was written along with TUT-POL Advisory Board Chair Alan Altshuler in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor & Francis) titled, "Vienna's Path to Sustainable Transport." The second article, published in the Transport Reviews Journal is titled, "Reducing Car Dependence in the Heart of Europe: Lessons from Germany, Austria and Switzerland."
TUT-POL Senior Researcher Lily Song gave a presentation in Tallinn on "The future of sustainable transport and urban development in Tallinn," which were followed by a panel discussion with a member of parliament and someone from the city government.