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Mega-project politics : the evolution of Lahore's first BRT corridor

  title={Mega-project politics : the evolution of Lahore's first BRT corridor},
  author={Fizzah Sajjad},
This thesis asks how opportunities emerge for states in the Global South to undertake large-scale spending on public transport, particularly in cases where they have previously withdrawn from its provision. In recent years, such opportunities have emerged in the form of mass transit mega-projects, particularly BRT mega-projects. Most of the recent research on BRT adoption predominantly attributes these increasing investments to the changing nature of urbanization and associated increases in… Expand

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