Ulaanbaatar Accessibility Appraisal (UNAA)
The aims of this project are to understand how ger district residents travel and develop sustainable and resilient approaches to address the discrepancy in levels of access.
‘Unaa’ means ‘to ride’ in Mongolian. UNAA also stands for the Ulaanbaatar Accessibility Appraisal, a multinational research and idea generating project examining social equity and mobility, exploring access barriers faced by residents of Ulaanbaatar’s ger districts.
Ulaanbaatar’s ger districts are home to over half of the city’s approximately 1.5 million residents. These vast areas lack comprehensive public transport infrastructure. The aims of UNAA are to understand how ger district residents travel, to build evidence on the types of access residents face and develop sustainable and resilient approaches to address the discrepancy in levels of access.
The project consists of mixed methods quantitative and qualitative research conducted by researchers from University College London’s Bartlett School of Urban Planning, the University of Melbourne’s Anthropology and Development Studies program, and the organisations Ger Hub and Public Lab Mongolia.
The second part of the project will consist of workshops with residents in case study ger districts.
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