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Research

Mobility and Motorization in the Developing World
Professor Ralph A. Gakenheimer

The number of motor vehicles in several countries in the developing world is currently increasing at a rate of over 10% per year. Although this phenomenon promises a rise in mobility, it also poses a serious threat to environmental, social, and economic conditions in the cities of countries experiencing increased motorization. The principal means of dealing with this problem are registration limitations, traffic management, use pricing, new infrastructure, and land-use controls. As different approaches fit the situations in alternative countries, the project explores how to develop the most-effective strategies for specific contexts. Current program research is emphasizing scenarios of future urban mobility. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development sponsors this research.