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Transit Oriented Development
WP5 focuses on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) inspired densification around public transport (PT) nodes, drawing on empirical evidence from greater Oslo, Norway. It will investigate low energy mobility potentials by addressing how ongoing developments affect accessibility and attractiveness of traveling by PT, foot, bicycle, flexible on demand solutions, and micromobilities, and provide synergies between these transport alternatives. WP5 will also address the inclusiveness of current strategies on densification by measuring its effects on housing prices and population composition (including gentrification and the potential displacement of disadvantaged groups), and by scrutinising its effects on the lived everyday mobilities, mobility inequalities and mobility needs of different population categories. In collaboration with regional transport and planning authorities, WP5 aims to co-create a robust and resilient design for densification around PT nodes that is both inclusive and forward looking. The WP will coordinate the Oslo Urban Region Living Lab (OSL-ULL) that focuses on creating inclusive and futuristic transit nodes in Oslo and its functional region. Regional and municipal plans for Oslo and the surrounding county already centre around TOD (Knutepunkt Utvikling) making this as an excellent case for the project. Centralisation on micromobility in STO-ULL gives a particular edge on intersecting such forms of mobility with TOD. At the same time, all ULLs involve questions about TOD planning.