Call for Abstracts – CODATU XVII and UMI Conference – India, November 2017

Publication Monday 27 June 2016

The spirit of the CODATU and UMI Conference

Since 1980, CODATU has organized every two/three years International Conferences on urban transport with the aim of promoting sustainable urban mobility policies and solutions towards more livable cities in developing countries and emerging economies. Each time, this event takes place in a different city spanning the developing and emerging world, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. By organizing this Conference in cooperation with local and international partners CODATU aims at gathering together academics, researchers, practitioners, local authorities, transport operators and the civil society to discuss persisting challenges and future opportunities and to exchange practice and experience in order to boost international cooperation. The next CODATU Conference will take place in India in November 2017 in partnership with the 10th Urban Mobility India Conference and Exhibition (UMI), an annual flagship event of the Ministry of Urban Development. The origin of the conference is the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 of the Government of India, which lays strong emphasis on building capabilities at the state and city level to undertake the task of developing sustainable urban transport in the country. The event is organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT) that was established in 1997 as a concrete outcome of the CODATU VIII Conference in New-Delhi and sustained remarkable success ever since. This will be a unique opportunity to celebrate IUT 20th Anniversary.

The call for abstracts is now open: « Transport for Inclusive Urban Societies »

Along the years, urban residents from various socio-economic groups have often been deprived of professional and social opportunities due to being captive to transport options. In parallel, over the last decade, it has been observed that priorities are given to infrastructure development more than to management and operation and citizen’s needs. This induced the latter to rationalize their mobility options against time budget rational. Consequently, the infrastructure acted as an enabler for the citizens to establish their residences at ad-hoc locations often at more distant places, where their financial restrictions allowed to obtain affordable or better housing conditions, at the expense of accessibility. On the one hand, this was the generator of uncontrolled urban sprawl. On the other hand, it is the generator of fully fledged informal neighborhood embedded in the city, and, hence, creating unmanageable traffic congestion with obvious irreversible social, economic, health and even patrimonial degradation. This conference will address these phenomena under the following sub-themes, considering that transport options (motorized and non-motorized) are transversal and can be addressed under any of the sub-themes:

  • Transport exclusion
  • Environmental concerns
  • Urban Freight
  • Security and safety in urban transport
  • Demand and supply management
  • Smart cities: concept and policy practice

Download the detailed Call for Abstracts for more information on the content of the sub-themes, the instructions for Abstract preparation and the composition of the International Scientific Committee:


Partenaires associés

Institute of Urban Transport (IUT)

The Institute of Urban Transport India (IUT) was established in May, 1997 as a professional body under the purview of the Ministry of Urban Development Government of India (MOUD) as a premier professional non-profit making organization and registered under the Societies Registration Act. The objective of the Institute is to promote, encourage and coordinate the state of the art of urban transport including planning, development, operation, education, research and management.

Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)

The Ministry of Urban Development is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level to formulate policies, sponsor and support programme, coordinate the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments and other nodal authorities and monitor the programmes concerning all the issues of urban development in the country.