Krity Gera

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B. Arch, Sushant School of Art & Architecture, India
M. Arch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Research Title
Facilitating Social Innovation Through Design to Overcome Barriers to Car Sharing in a Multi-Modal Transportation Scenario in Developing Countries (New Delhi, India)

Mr. Peter Hasdell  (Chief Supervisor) Gerhard Bruyns (Co-supervisor)

About the Research
Although car sharing holds promise for addressing a number of social and environmental goals in the context of developed countries, the transferability of these results to less developed countries is largely unknown. Despite the success of car sharing in the West it is not as successful in the developing countries due to prevailing social and economic barriers. It is not required of the developing countries to follow the same path as developed nations; rather developing nations should leapfrog the transit paradigms considering the future of mobility, i.e., multi-modal transportation system. The purpose of this research is to make car sharing accessible, affordable and successful in developing countries and thus contribute towards reducing traffic congestion (reducing air pollution, improving the quality of life of people). The aim is to bring about social innovation in transportation sector through design by overcoming the barriers to car sharing, considering a multi-modal transportation scenario of future.

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