About us

INTALInC has been established to build lasting partnerships to develop research promoting urban transport systems that can meet the travel needs of low income populations in cities in the Global South.

INTALInC objectives

We aim to:

  • 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 more effectively encourage the uptake of this policy agenda;
  • Deliver a series of ‘research into practice’ workshops, events and intermediary webinars to facilitate exchanges between network members.

Network overview

INTALInC is jointly funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development, under the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund.

INTALInC brings together primary partners from nine institutions in the UK, Africa and East Asia with a specific focus on finding innovative ways to address the mobility needs of the most vulnerable populations in the network’s four partnering countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. Using case studies from cities in our partner countries, as well as India, the Philippines and South Africa, INTALInC aims to transform transport systems planning in these locations.

The network programme is specifically designed to bring together researchers and policy experts working within different disciplines and sectors who rarely, if ever, meet, so that they can work together to develop a whole system collaborative approach addressing the considerable challenge of providing inclusive mobility systems within participating cities in the Global South.

Planned activities

Between January 2017 and June 2018, INTALInC will convene six networking events to provide opportunities for UK academics with considerable experience of working to design more inclusive transport systems, to meet and exchange ideas with academics and non-academics in case study cities.

Each workshop will explore the practical challenges, as well as the theoretical and policy aspects, of transport and mobility in the specific context of each host city.

Planned outputs

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;
  • An edited book with an Open Access publisher accessible by researchers across the Global South.