Many cities - such as Hanoi in Vietnam - are expanding rapidly, but formal infrastructure is failing to keep pace with the burgeoning population. This is further complicated by the emergence of informal transport infrastructures that develop in areas of unplanned urban sprawl.
This project proposes an innovative process that interlinks new data collection, modelling and policy development. By working with policy makers at the highest levels of government, this project aims to address questions regarding how, where, and when planned policies should be implemented, what the impacts on local communities would be, whether public transport can cope, and whether there are alternatives.
Successful policies will dramatically improve the wellbeing for all citizens in Hanoi by reducing pollution and providing more equitable access to opportunities.