Kilkenomics debutant, Wojciech Kębłowski is a PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In his research, he critically investigates urban policies and practices that are allegedly alternative to urban neoliberalism. He is particularly interested in “alternatives” related to (a) urban transport and (b) citizen participation.
His main research project is on the “Mobility of alternative transport policies: multi-site lessons for Brussels. The research focuses on the policy and practice of fare-free public transport, analysed in a variety of urban contexts including Aubagne (France), Brussels, Chengdu (China), Tallinn (Estonia), and Żory (Poland). This project investigates political-economic context in which fare-free programmes are implemented, together with the mechanisms of their circulation and promotion between particular localities.