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Global Transferability of Policies, Models and Methods, 2021/22, Semester 2
Paul Timms
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Policy transfer in transport studies

Ashmore, D.P., Pojani, D., Thoreau, R., Christie, N., & Tyley, N.A., 2018. The symbolism of 'eco cars' across national cultures: Potential implications for policy formulation and transfer. Transportation research. Part D, Transport and environment. ISSN: 1361-9209 63 560-575

Ashmore, D.P, Pojani, D., Thoreau, R., Christie, N., Tyler, N.A., 2019. Gauging differences in public transport symbolism across national cultures: implications for policy development and transfer. Journal of Transport Geography 77, 26-38

Attard, M., Enoch, M., 2011. Policy transfer and the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta. Transport policy. ISSN: 0967-070X 18, 544–553

Bidordinva, A., 2021. Emerging cycling policy in Moscow, Russia: The role of international
policy transfer. Journal of Transport Geography 96

Bok R, 2015. Airports on the move? The policy mobilities of Singapore Changi Airport at home and abroad. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980 52(14) 1558-1576

Bray, D.J., Taylor, M.A.P., Scrafton, D., 2011. Transport policy in Australia—Evolution, learning and policy transfer. Transport policy. ISSN: 0967-070X 18 522–532

Canitez, F., 2020. Transferring sustainable urban mobility policies: An institutional perspective. Transport Policy 90, 1–12

Carr, C., Hesse, M., 2020. Mobility policy through the lens of policy mobility: The post-political case of introducing free transit in Luxembourg. Journal of Transport Geography 83

Chun, J., Moody, J., Zhao, J., 2019. Transportation policymaking in Beijing and Shanghai: Contributors, obstacles, and process. Case Studies on Transport Policy 7 (2019) 718–731

Connolly, C., 2019. Worlding cities through transportation infrastructure. Environment and Planning A51(3) 617–635

Farmer, D., Perl, A., 2018. The role of policy learning in urban mobility adaptation: exploring Vancouver's plan to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. Urban research & practice

Glaser, M., te Brömmelstroet, M., 2020. Unpacking policy transfer as a situated practice: blending social, spatial, and sensory learning at a conference. Applied Mobilities (in press)

Glaser, M., Blake, O., Bertolini, L., te Brömmelstroet, M., Rubin, O., 2021. Learning from abroad: An interdisciplinary exploration of knowledge transfer in the transport domain. Research in Transportation Business & Management  39 

Glaser, M., Bertolini, L., te Brömmelstroet, M., Blake, O., Ellingson, C., 2021. Learning through policy transfer? Reviewing a decade of scholarship for the field of transport. Transport Reviews (in press)

Ibsen, M.E., Olesen, K., 2018. Bicycle urbanism as a competitive advantage in the neoliberal age: the case of bicycle promotion in Portland. International Planning Studies, 23:2, 210-224

Jennings, G., 2020. An exploration of policy knowledge-seeking on high-volume, low-carbon transport: findings from expert interviews in selected African and South-Asian countries. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives 5

Lucas, K., Currie, G., 2012. Developing socially inclusive transportation policy: transferring the United Kingdom policy approach to the State of Victoria? Transportation. ISSN: 0049-4488 39, 151–173

Ma, L., 2017. Site visits, policy learning, and the diffusion of policy innovation: Evidence from public bicycle programs in China. Journal of Chinese Political Science 22 581-599

Macário, R., Marques, C.F., 2008. Transferability of sustainable urban mobility measures. Research in transportation economics. ISBN: 0892322721 (v.1); 0892325925 (v.2); 0892326913 (v.3); 155938915X (v.4); 0762302232 (v.5); 0739-8859 22(1) 146–156

Marsden, G., Stead, D., 2011. Policy transfer and learning in the field of transport: A review of concepts and evidence. Transport policy. ISSN: 0967-070X 18 492–500

Marsden G, Frick K T, May A D, Deakin E, 2012. Bounded rationality in policy learning amongst cities: Lessons from the transport sector Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 44 905–920

Monios J, 2017. Policy transfer or policy churn? Institutional isomorphism and neoliberal covergence in the transport sector. Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 49(2) 351-371 

Montero, S., 2017a. Study tours and inter-city policy learning: Mobilizing Bogota’s transportation policies in Guadalajara. Environment and Planning A 49(2) 332-350

Montero, S., 2017b. Persuasive practitioners and the art of simplification: Mobilizing the ‘Bogotá Model’ through storytelling. Novos Estudos CEBRAP 36(1) 59-75

Montero, S., 2018. Leveraging Bogotá: sustainable development, global philanthropy and the rise of urban solutionism. Urban Studies 1-19

Olsen S, Fearnley N, 2014. Policy transfer of public transport funding schemes - the case of Norway Research in transportation economics. ISBN: 0892322721 (v.1); 0892325925 (v.2); 0892326913 (v.3); 155938915X (v.4); 0762302232 (v.5); 0739-8859 48 429-433

Parkes S D, Marsden G, Shaheen S A, Cohen A P, 2013 Understanding the diffusion of public bikesharing systems: evidence from Europe and North America Journal of transport geography. ISSN: 0966-6923 31 94–103

Pojani, D., 2020. Planning for Sustainable Urban Transport in Southeast Asia: Policy Transfer, Diffusion and Mobility. The Urban Book Series, Springer.

Pojani D, Stead D, 2014. Going Dutch? The export of sustainable land-use and transport planning concepts from the Netherlands. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980 52(9) 1558-1576

Rommerts, M., 2012. The role of EU-supported projects in policy transfer in urban transport. Doctoral thesis.

Sheldrick, A., Evans, J., Schliwa, G., 2017. Policy learning and sustainable urban transitions: Mobilising Berlin’s cycling renaissance. Urban Studies 54(12) 2739-2762

Söderström, O., Geertman, S., 2013. Loose threads: The translocal making of public space policy in Hanoi. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 34 244–260

Stead, D., de Jong, M., Reinholde, I., 2008. Urban transport policy transfer in Central and Eastern Europe. DisP : the planning review. ISSN: 0251-3625  44(1), 62-73

Thomas, A., and Deakin, E., 2017. Managing partnerships for sustainable development: the Berkeley-China sustainable transportation program. Case studies on Transport Policy 5 45-54

Thomas, R., Pojani, D., Lenferink, S., Bertolini, L, Stead, D & van der Krabben, E., 2018. Is transit-orinted development 9TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept? Regional studies. ISSN: 0034-3404 52(9) 1201-1213

Timms, P. M., 2011. Urban transport policy transfer: ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ perspectives. Transport policy. ISSN: 0967-070X 18(3) 513-521

Timms P M, 2014. Transferability of urban freight transport measures: a case study of Cariacica (Brazil)Research in Transportation Business & Management ISSN: 2210-5395 11  63-74

Timms, P., 2021. Transferability of Urban Policy Measures. In: Vickerman, Roger (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation. vol. 6, pp. 77-82. UK: Elsevier Ltd.

Wood A, 2014a. Learning through policy tourism: circulating bus rapid transit from South America to South Africa. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 46 2654 – 2669

Wood A, 2014b. The Politics of Policy Circulation: Unpacking the Relationship between South African and South American Cities in the Adoption of Bus Rapid Transit. Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812 47(4) 1062-1079

Wood, A. 2014c Moving policy: global and local characters circulating bus rapid transit through South African cities. Urban Geography 35(8) 1238-1254

Wood, A., 2020. Tracing the absence of bike-share in Johannesburg: A case of policy mobilities and non-adoption. Journal of Transport Geography 83.


Policy transfer more generally  

Ayataç H, 2007. The International Diffusion of Planning Ideas: The Case of Istanbul, Turkey. Journal of Planning History ISSN: 1538-5132 6:2 114-137

Bertram, D., 2020. Accounting for culture in policy transfer: a blueprint for research and practice. Political Studies Review 

Bulkeley, H., 2006. Urban sustainability: learning from best practice? Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 38, 1029-1044

Colomb, C., 2007. The added value of transnational cooperation: Towards a new framework for evaluating learning and policy change. Planning practice and research ISSN: 0269-7459 22(3), 347-372.

De Jong, M., Edelenbos, J., 2007. An insider´s look into policy transfer in transnational expert networks. European planning studies. ISSN: 0965-4313 15(5), 687-706

Dolowitz, D., Marsh, D., 1996. Who learns what from whom: A review of the policy transfer literature. Political studies. ISSN: 0032-3217; 1467-9248 44(2), 343-357

Dolowitz, D., Marsh, D., 2000. Learning from abroad: The role of policy transfer in contemporary policy-making. Governance. ISSN: 0952-1895 13(1), 5-24.

González S., 2011. Bilbao and Barcelona ‘in motion’: how urban regeneration ‘models’ travel and mutate in the global flows of policy tourism. Urban Studies 48 1397–1418

James, O., Lodge, M., 2003. The limitations of ‘policy transfer’ and ‘lesson drawing’ for public policy research. Political studies review. ISSN: 1478-9299; 1478-9302 1(3), 179-193

Lane, M., 2021. Policy mobility and postcolonialism: the geographical production of urban policy territories in Lusaka and Sacramento. Annals of the American Association of Geographers (in press) 

McCann, E., Ward, K., 2012. Assembling urbanism: following policies and `studying through' the sites and situations of policy making. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning 44, 42-51

Moodley, S., 2021. The Role of Municipal Knowledge Management Vehicles in Facilitating International Knowledge Sharing and Policy Mobility: The Durban Story. Planning Practice & Research (in press)

Park C, Wilding M, Chung C, 2014 The importance of feedback: Policy transfer, translation and the role of communication Policy studies. ISSN: 0144-2872 35:4 397-412

Peck J, 2011. Geographies of policy: From transfer-diffusion to mobility-mutation. Progress in human geography. ISSN: 0309-1325 35(6) 773–797

Peck J., Theodore, N., 2010. Mobilizing policy: Models, methods, and mutations. Geoforum 41(2):169–174

Pojani, D., Stead, D., 2019. When West–East planning policy advice fails to gain traction. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 62(8), 1402-1419

Pow C.P. (2014) License to travel, City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-4813, 18:3, 287-306

Roy, A., 2011. Urbanisms, worlding practices, and the theory of planning. Planning Theory 10(1) 6–15

Stone, D., Porto de Oliveira, O., Pal, L.A., 2020. Transnational policy transfer: the circulation of ideas, power and development models. Policy and Society 39(1) 1-18



Bergman, N., Schwanen, T., Sovacool, B.K., 2017. Imagined people, behaviour and future mobility: Insights from visions of electric vehicles and car clubs in the United Kingdom. Transport Policy 59, 165–173

Bıyık, C., 2019. Smart Cities in Turkey: Approaches, Advances and Applications with Greater Consideration for Future Urban Transport Development. Energies 12, 2308.

Brook, D., 2013. A History of Future Cities. WW Norton & Co, New York


Chalana M. & Sprague T.S., 2013. Beyond Le Corbusier and the modernist city: reframing Chandigarh's ‘World Heritage’ legacy, Planning Perspectives ISSN: 0266-5433, 28:2, 199-222

Dunn N., Cureton P, Pollastri S., 2014. A visual history of the future. UK Government’s Foresight Future of Cities Project. Available online

Gehl J., 2010. Cities for People. Island Press.

Graham W., 2016. Dream cities. Seven urban ideas that shape the world. Harper Collins, New York

Hall P., 2014. Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design Since 1880, 4th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

ITDP, 2015. A global high shift cycling scenario.

Nikolaeva A. & Nello-Deakin S., 2020. Exploring velotopian urban imaginaries: where Le Corbusier meets Constant? Mobilities 15(3)

Perera N., 2004. Contesting visions: hybridity, liminality and authorship of the Chandigarh plan, Planning Perspectives ISSN: 0266-5433, 19:2, 175-199

Pinder D., 2005. Visions of the city : utopianism, power, and politics in twentieth-century urbanism ISBN: 0415953111 (pb : alk. paper); 0415953103 (hb : alk. paper). Edinburgh University Press.

Sadana, R, 2018. “We are visioning it”: Aspirational planning and the material landscapes of Delhi’s Metro. City & Society 30(2), 186-209.

Soria-Lara, J.A., Banister, D. 2017. Participatory visioning in transport backcasting studies: Methodological lessons from Andalusia (Spain). Journal of Transport Geography 58, 113–126

Soria-Lara, J.A. et al, 2021.  Participatory visioning for building disruptive future scenarios for transport and land use planning. Journal of Transport Geography 90

Staricco, L., Rappazzo, V., Scudellari, J., Vitale Brovarone, E., 2019. Toward policies to manage the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the city: a visioning exercise. Sustainability 11, 5222

Tight M., Timms, P. et al, 2011. Visions for a walking and cycling focussed urban transport system. Journal of Transport Geography 19 1580–1589

Timms P., Tight M. & Watling D., 2014. Imagineering mobility: Constructing utopias for future urban transport. Environment and Planning A, 46(1), 78–93


SUMPs and general transport policy

Drăguțescu, A., 2020. Addressing gender equity and vulnerable groups in SUMPs.   

Kębłowski, W., Van Criekingen, M., Bassens, D., 2019. Moving past the sustainable perspectives on transport: An attempt to mobilise critical urban transport studies with the right to the city. Transport Policy 81 24–34

Lindenau, M., Böhler-Baedeker, S., 2016. Actively engaging citizens and stakeholders in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

McAndrews, C., Marcus, J., 2015. The politics of collective public participation in transportation decision-making. Transportation Research Part A 78 537–550

McArthur, J. 2019. The Production and Politics of Urban Knowledge: Contesting Transport in Auckland, New Zealand. Urban Policy and Research 37:1 45-61

Maltese, I., Gatta, V., Marcucci, E., 2021. Active Travel in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. An Italian overview. Research in Transportation Business & Management 40

May, A.D., 2005. Developing Sustainable Urban Land use and Transport Strategies: A Decision-makers’ Guidebook. 2nd edition.

May, A.D., 2015. Encouraging good practice in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Case Studies on Transport Policy 3 3-11

Rupprecht Consult (editor), 2019. Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

Rekhviashvili, L., Sgibnev, W., 2018. Placing transport workers on the agenda: the conflicting logics of governing mobility on Bishkek's Marshrutkas. Antipode 50 (5) 1376–1395.

Sosa López, O., Montero, S., 2018. Expert-citizens: Producing and contesting mobility policy in Mexican cities. Journal of Transport Geography 67 137-144

Sundberg, R., 2018a. SUMP Measure Selection Manual - Beginner Cities.

Sundberg, R., 2018b. SUMP Measure Selection Manual - Intermediate Cities.

Sundberg, R., 2018c. SUMP Measure Selection Manual - Advanced Cities.

Vigar, G., 2017. The four knowledges of transport planning: Enacting a more communicative, trans-disciplinary policy and decision-making. Transport Policy 58 39–45

Werland, S., 2020. Diffusing Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in the EU. Sustainability 12(20)

This list was last updated on 09/12/2021