Dr Enrica Papa

Dr Enrica Papa

I am Reader in Transport Planning and Course Leader since July 2016 and my research is positioned at the intersection of urban, mobility and economic geography. I have a PhD in Transport Network and City Planning and I have published widely in this area. I have taught, researched, and consulted on mobility planning for over 15 years, working in different international contexts in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.

My main research interest is access planning and changes towards sustainable mobilities. I am co-convenor of the Transport and Mobilities Research Group at the University of Westminster. I welcome PhD applications from students who have interests in sustainable mobility planning, TOD, tactical urbanism and street experiments.

My current research projects are:

Ex-TRA – Experimenting with City Streets to Transform Urban Mobility, which focuses on transition experiments in city streets defined as intentional, temporary changes in street use, regulation and/or form, aimed at exploring systemic change towards a ‘post-car’ city.

GeoSence which elaborates on geofencing solutions aiming at improving traffic flow, safety and air quality.


  • Centre for Urban Infrastructures
  • Transport Studies Research Group
  • Transport and Mobilities

In brief

Research areas

Sustainable mobility, Transport geography, Land use and mobility interaction and Mobility planning

Skills / expertise


Supervision interests

Sustainable mobility, Street experiments, Transit Oriented Development and Multi modal mobility planning