Scopus call for papers -Transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Global South: Social equity and environmental challenges

Scopus call for papers -Transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Global South: Social equity and environmental challenges

Transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Global South: Social equity and environmental challenges

With its popularity in the Global North, TOD has gained increasing policy interest in the Global South. In many emerging economies, TOD is often more of a land development strategy than a policy for mitigating car dependency. It is not uncommon for cities to adopt TOD as a financing instrument for suburbanization, which may fuel rather than curb urban sprawl. Not surprisingly, one may witness the parallel growth of private car ownership and TOD development in many cities. A number of issues merit scholarly investigations. 

This special issue focuses on social and environmental challenges and consequences of TOD in the Global South. We welcome qualitative and quantitative studies and literature reviews on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • TOD effects on land use and job-housing balance;
  • TOD effects on travel behavior and traffic congestion;
  • TOD effects on travel-related energy consumption, noise, and pollutant emissions;
  • TOD effects on travel-related health and wellbeing;
  • TOD-induced gentrification/displacement and associated outcomes;
  • Diversity and transferability of TOD policies to the Global South.

We encourage submissions that consider the following:

  • An emphasis on causal inference;
  • The synergy of transit and development in promoting sustainable urbanization;
  • A focus on understudied countries or regions;
  • Qualitative or mixed-methods analysis.


  • Call for papers issued: March 31, 2021
  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2021

This issue will be a virtual special issue. It means that your paper will appear in the next regular issue after it is accepted. After all papers are accepted, guest editors will compile a virtual issue on the journal website. For an example of virtual issues, visit here

 Submission Method:

All submissions must be original and may not be under review by any other journals. All manuscripts will be submitted via the Transportation Research Part D online submission system. Author

For Guidelines : click here  

Authors should indicate that the paper is submitted for consideration for publication in this special issue. When choosing Manuscript “Article Type” during the submission procedure, click “VSI: TOD Global South”, otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript.

All submitted papers should address significant issues pertinent to the themes of this issue and fall within the scope of Transportation Research Part D. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific merit. All manuscripts must be written in English with high scientific writing standards. Acceptance for publication will be based on referees’ and editors’ recommendations following a standard peer review process.

Submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of guest editors:

  • Wenjie Wu, Professor, Jinan University, E-mail:
  • Donggen Wang, Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, E-mail:
  • Fenglong Wang, Professor, South China Normal University, E-mail:

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