Daten zum Projekt

Nonlinear dynamics of epidemic spreading in urban transport networks - impact of paratransit in a case study for Cape Town, South Africa (Acronym: PrePara)

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 10.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


How do paratransit modes, dominating urban transport networks in many cities of the Global South, influence local epidemic spreading of infectious diseases such as COVID-19? The project team develops a framework capable of quantitatively estimating the joint impact of the organization of paratransit transport service and individual spatiotemporal mobility choices. A successful study will support the evaluation of detailed containment conditions and relaxation scenarios, thereby enabling quantitative guidance for policymaking on a microscopic, sub-city level.


  • Dr. Malte Schröder

    Technische Universität Dresden
    Center for Advancing Electronics
    Institut für Theoretische Physik
    Chair for Network Dynamics

  • Prof. Dr. Marc Timme

    Technische Universität Dresden
    Fachbereich Netzwerkdynamik

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark Zuidgeest

    University of Cape Town
    Civil Engineering
    Centre for Transport Studies