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Preventive and responsive strategies to deal with the impacts of exogenous shocks to urban mobility systems

Grant number: 17/50309-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2018 - January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Transportation Engineering - Transportation Planning
Cooperation agreement: University of Manchester
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal researcher:Antonio Nelson Rodrigues da Silva
Grantee:Antonio Nelson Rodrigues da Silva
Principal researcher abroad: Nuno Pinto
Institution abroad: University of Manchester, England
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Mobility is a key component of any urban system regardless of its scale or structure by providing not only accessibility to people, goods and services but also due to its impacts on how these urban systems perform both in socioeconomic and on environmental terms. Mobility systems are perceived as complex systems that combine demand and supply based on more traditional concepts of infrastructure and vehicle technology with new technological approaches based on ICT to deliver increasingly more resilient solutions able to better respond to multiple types of exogenous shocks-linked to environmental, fuel/energy or security events that create disruption with sometimes long-lasting consequences for populations and businesses. The project aims at analyzing how these shocks impact on urban mobility and how new mobility services (like vehicle sharing or ICT based services) can be used to deliver immediate and longer-term responses that alleviate disruption. The cases of São Carlos, SP, in Brazil (SC) and Greater Manchester in the UK (GM) will be used to quantify mobility resilience indicators and to use them to inform and evaluate mobility planning. SC and GM are two flagship urban areas that despite having different scales and urban structures have common attributes such as a strong knowledge-based industrial and service output, with presence in global technology-based markets, which demands robust and resilient mobility. The case studies have different urban scales and, are also exposed to different types of shocks (SC focusing on fuel and environmental shocks and predominantly focusing on environmental and security ones) which will provide a wider set of scenarios to be tested by, methodology. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
AZOLIN, LUIZA GAGNO; RODRIGUES DA SILVA, ANTONIO NELSON; PINTO, NUNO. Incorporating public transport in a methodology for assessing resilience in urban mobility. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, v. 85, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA MATA MARTINS, MARCEL CARLOS; RODRIGUES DA SILVA, ANTONIO NELSON; PINTO, NUNO. An indicator-based methodology for assessing resilience in urban mobility. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, v. 77, p. 352-363, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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