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Mobility and social equity in informal settlements: Ulaanbaatar's ger districts

Mobility and social equity in informal settlements: Ulaanbaatar's ger districts is a collaboration between researchers in the Bartlett School of Planning and Anthropology

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1 August 2018

The aim of this project is to establish research into travel behaviour among residents of Ulaanbaatar's 'ger districts' - semi-informal settlements, often consisting of fenced land plots containing gers (the collapsible felt dwelling used by Mongolian mobile pastoralists) and self built houses. The ger districts are home to approximately 2/3 of inhabitants of Mongolia's capital. Unlike other informal settlements, ger district inhabitants are not necessarily poor. But residents do suffer from highly unequal access to the city, both of services and employment. 

Planned Outputs

  • Identify appropriate data collection methods for capturing current and latent travel behaviour

  • Pilot study to characterise mobility demand and travel in a representative district

  • Discuss and develop findings with key policy actors