36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 Paris, France
“GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions”

Event Evening 01

Sustainable Land-Use and Mobility Policies and Practices in Urban Regions – a research agenda on institutional arrangements


  • Dominic Stead, Aalto University  
  • Giancarlo Cotella, DIST - Politecnico di Torino
  • Nuno Marques da Costa, University of Lisbon
  • Jonathan Metzger, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


  • Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto University
  • Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone, Politecnico di Torino
  • Eduarda Marques da Costa, University of Lisbon
  • Maria Håkansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This AESOP roundtable focuses on the coordination of land-use and mobility policies in urban regions. Improved coordination of these policies offers the potential to improve regional attractiveness, environmental quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness. Despite a long-standing recognition of the strong interrelations between these policy areas, the two areas of policy are still often considered separately in both practice and research. This roundtable seeks to develop a research agenda on the institutional arrangements that could contribute to the closer coordination of land-use and mobility policies, particularly within urban regions. In doing so, the roundtable aims to identify important research questions and methods for investigating institutional aspects of land-use and mobility policy coordination, as well as highlighting innovative governance approaches for bringing decision-making closer together in these two policy sectors. Participants from several European countries, including Finland, Italy, Portugal and Sweden, will attend the roundtable and reflect on how the coordination of land-use and mobility policies is shaped by institutional arrangements at the regional and national levels. The roundtable brings together partners from four institutional members of the Unite! university network (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering). 

Keywords: Land use; mobility; policy-making; institutions; governance