EQUIMOB: Inclusive Cities through Equitable Access to Urban Mobility


11 May 2023
URP-BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh



Organized By Dept Of Urban Regional Planning, Bangladesh University Of Engineering & Technology [BUET]


EQUIMOB, Utrecht University, NWO

Schedule and abstracts

For detailed schedule, list of sessions/papers and abstract booklet, please click here



Transportation is an important social determinant, enabling access to education, work, health services in urban cities. These activities have political, economic, and social implications. Transport exclusion can manifest as physical and social barriers: longer travel times, increased travel costs, discomfort and risks of personal safety when using transport systems and public spaces. A growing international evidence base has identified the importance of accessibility and the impact of limited mobility on social inclusion and well-being. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and gender justice are increasingly important to improve the sustainability and resilience of cities, particularly for vulnerable groups (older adults, women, PWD and low-income communities) who are most impacted by these inequities.

In this context, EQUIMOB (Inclusive Cities through Equitable Access to Urban Mobility) project is organising an international seminar on inclusive mobility of older adults, women and people with disabilities on 11 May, 2023 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We invite abstracts that are innovative and offer multi-disciplinary perspectives on the travel experiences of vulnerable populations in Bangladesh. Papers should present original quantitative, qualitative or case-studies and advance theoretical debates relevant to the theme. Selected abstracts will be invited for full paper submissions. Papers should include up-to-date literature review and rigorous descriptions of the research methods used.

We invite urban scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts of their original and unpublished works related to below mentioned themes set in south Asian cities. Topics might include but are not limited to the themes mentioned.


  • Intersections of urban transport and inequalities of access (e.g. gender, class, religion, age, disability)
  • Urban transport interventions
  • Accessibility and social inclusion
  • Cultural, historical and media representations of transport
  • Challenges of walking, non- motorized transport and Informal modes

Submission guidelines

Interested authors may send a 250-word abstract of the research paper to equimobproject@gmail.com by 30 March, 2023.

The submission should contain details such as the paper’s title, keywords, authors and their affiliations. The authors of selected papers will be invited to present the full paper at the seminar in-person or virtually and provided feedback by the editors/panel.

Important dates

Important dates

Call opens: 24th February 2023

Abstract submission deadline: 30th March 2023

Notification of short-listed abstracts: 15th April 2023

Seminar date: 11th May 2023