Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Start date
March 1, 2018
End date
December 31, 2022
Project code
Total grant
Contact person
Lasse Møller-Jensen

The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents because of the strong links between mobility and livelihood. Climate change induced mobility-constraints have a number of consequences, including reducing access to work places, markets and services. Expected consequences of climate change are increased levels and frequency of flooding, impacting an urban transport system which is already challenged by poor road conditions and congestion, as well as very rapid spatial expansion of the city. The proposed research project applies an interdisciplinary approach building upon the combined competences of team partners in Denmark and Ghana within 1) climate change and urban flooding, 2) urban planning and accessibility analysis, and 3) mobility patterns and livelihood vulnerability. This research effort will provide an understanding of the links between climate change, urban flooding, urban accessibility and the mobility of urban residents. The project will provide extensive training and supervision to enhance research capacity in the field. It will develop new methods for analyzing and mapping flood vulnerability and urban accessibility, and provide new policy and planning measures to advance the sustainable urban development agenda.