Summer School – 4-6 March, Bengaluru

Under Reform is excited to announce its Summer School on Governance and Mobility, to be held at IISc Bangalore 4-6 March 2020. The aim of the School is to advance participant expertise on the theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches available for understanding the role that governance plays in influencing transport and mobility.

We understand governance broadly, to cover a range of topics relating to the ways in which government and public sector decision-making processes are conducted and shape transport and mobility. For example, on issues relating to strategic priorities, infrastructure choices, public participation and policy implementation.

The School will be led by the Under Reform research team which brings together interdisciplinary and international faculty, combining expertise in urban and transport studies and political science. The team includes Professor Ashish Verma (IISc Bangalore), Professor Sanjay Gupta (SPA Delhi), Professor Greg Marsden (ITS, University of Leeds), Dr Louise Reardon (INLOGOV, University of Birmingham) and Dr Morgan Campbell (ITS, University of Leeds). Participants will work with the team through a variety of participatory sessions including reading groups, problem-led tasks, and case study discussions. In doing so, participants will be guided to apply their learning on governance to live transport and mobility issues affecting India.

The School is primarily aimed at advancing the expertise of PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in transport governance. The focus is therefore on those students and researchers who are working on transport issues relating to governance within the social sciences and relevant disciplines within engineering. The School is free to attend but any travel and accommodation required will be at the participants own expense. Places are limited, so to express an interest in attending, please fill in the accompanying application form, returning it to Louise Reardon ( by Friday 14 February 2020. Any questions should also be directed to Louise.

A CPD Certificate will be available at the end of the School.


Application form: Microsoft Word file – application form

Application form: pdf file – application form

Provisional programme: pdf file – provisional programme


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Provisional programme for our Bangalore #SummerSchool now online! Apply by 14 February.…