Policy Transfer, Diffusion, and Mobility


By now, planners everywhere know - more or less - what the ingredients of a sustainable city are, in theory. The problem is that only bits of solutions are being implemented in the cities that most need them, the majority of which are located in the Global South. This presentation will examine issues related to policy transfer in urban transport planning in Southeast Asia. It will consider the metropolitan regions of four major capitals: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok. The presentation will assess the in-bound and out-bound transfer of sustainable transport planning policies, concepts, and tools. Who transfers policy and why, what elements of policy are transferred, in what direction and to what degree, and what barriers does transfer face? How can policy transfer processes in the transportation planning arena be improved? The presentation is based on Dr Pojani's book 'Planning for Sustainable Urban Transport in Southeast Asia: Policy Transfer, Diffusion, and Mobility' (Springer 2020).


Dr Dorina Pojani is Senior Lecturer in urban planning at SEES, UQ. Her research interests encompass built environment topics (urban design, urban transport, and urban housing) in both the Global North and South. She completed my graduate studies in the US, Albania, and Belgium, and her postdoctoral residency in the Netherlands. She has held guest teaching and/or research positions in Austria, Chile, and Italy. Prior to joining academia, she worked for several years in urban design and planning in California. Her latest books include The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies (Springer, 2017), Parking: An International Perspective (Elsevier, 2020).


Room 206, Steele Building (#03). Additionally, this seminar will be streamed using the video conferencing software Zoom. If you would like the link, please email sees.seminars@uq.edu.au