London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Transport Research and Consultancy (TRaC)

Originally established in 1990, TRaC is now an integral part of the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University. TRaC will continue to maintain its distinctive identity, both within the new Institute and externally as a research centre that works with transport providers and users to:

a) develop sustainable practices that enhance access and mobility, and improve people's quality of life;

b) offer innovative solutions for the sustainable movement of people, with particular reference to areas of urban regeneration and renewal;

c) facilitate effective participation by residents, small businesses and other stakeholders to plan and implement improvements in local transport and public spaces.

Building upon its established reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of applied transport economics, TRaC has diversified its research strategy by developing the synergy of its cross-disciplinary team with particular expertise in accessibility and social inclusion, urban planning and regeneration, knowledge management and database development. Working closely with colleagues in the transport industry, government and user groups, the Centre has demonstrated success through research that emphasises social justice and equity aspects of changing patterns of personal mobility in the UK, EU and North America. These include high profile collaborative projects that contribute to the development of theory and practice, especially on inclusive strategies for the sustainable development of transport and urban design. It is anticipated that TRaC's expanding programme of research and consultancy will further enhance the Institute's profile within the London region, nationally and internationally.

Recent work has included research for:

  • The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council on accessibility and user needs in transport and urban design
  • The European Commission on solutions to environmental problems in cities
  • The Department for Transport on social exclusion and personal mobility
  • The National Trust on social benefits of historic environments
  • The European Commission on socially necessary railways
  • Transport for London on the Jubilee Line Extension and London’s leisure and tourism economy
  • The Canadian High Commission on success factors in urban regeneration in Canadian and UK cities and on social equity in transport

TRaC's work supports study programmes such as BA Leisure and Tourism Management, BA International Leisure and Tourism Management, BA Arts Management, BA Travel Management, BA International Tourism Management, BA Combined Honours in Travel Management, MA International Business, MA International Tourism Development, MA Arts and Heritage Management, MA Cities Design and Regeneration and MA/CPD in Urban Regeneration Skills.

Contact Us:

Cities Institute
London Metropolitan University
Stapleton House
277-281 Holloway Road
N7 8HN

Tel:0044 207133 3932/5188


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