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Talk and Workshop related to Transport Equity hosted by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

23 June 2016 12:00 - 28 June 2016 12:00

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University of Leeds

Talk and Workshop related to Transport Equity hosted by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Urban mobility challenges in developing countries: the case of Latin America

Presented by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos, National Public Transport Association (ANTP), Brazil

Thursday, 23rd June 2016 12:00-13:00

Abstract

This talk summarises current mobility conditions and policy challenges in large Latin-American metropolitan areas. The presentation is structured in three main parts.

It will begin discussing key data on current mobility conditions - private and public transport means, financial and institutional characteristics, individual mobility conditions (mode used, cost, travel time, safety, comfort, accessibility), mobility consumptions (time, space, energy) and who generates and who endures the impacts of negative externalities (road safety, emissions and congestion). Most data come from urban mobility observatories led by ANTP (Brazil) and by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

The second section proposes a comprehensive methodology to analyse urban mobility, combining technical, social, political and economic characteristics that helped to engender the high level of inequity and inefficiency observed in Latin American urban areas.

The third part analyses the existing political and economic barriers to the complex changes in the urban mobility patterns discussed before. It explores what could be proposed or implemented to improve the level of equity and efficiency on people's mobility.

Eduardo A. Vasconcellos is a Brazilian engineer and sociologist. He received a doctoral degree on Transport Policy from the University of Sao Paulo and did his post-doctorate work at Cornell University (USA). He is the author of the book" "Urban Transport, Environment and Equity - the case for developing countries" (Earthscan, 2001) and several papers about urban transport equity. He is currently advisor for ANTP and for CAF, being the coordinator of the urban mobility observatories within these two organizations.

Workshop

These three topics presented in this seminar will be explored in more detail in the workshop "Transport Equity in Developing Countries", from 24th June to 28th June. The workshop is open to all interested persons (PhD students, researchers from different subject areas, practitioners) and is free. Information of the workshop and how to participate will follow.

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Institute for Transport Studies Research Workshop Series
Transport Equity in Developing Countries

with guest presenter Eduardo A. Vasconcellos

Friday 24th, Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June 2016, University of Leeds

We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop on the topic of "Transport Equity in Developing Countries" The workshop consists in three afternoon sessions over three days. It is based around the associated ITS Research Seminar by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos "Urban Mobility Challenges in Developing Countries: The Case of Latin America", which takes place on 23rd June 2016 from 12:00 to 13:00.

The focus of the workshop is on detailed explorations of the following topics:

Part 1: Current mobility conditions in Latin American cities

Friday, 24/06: 15.30-17.30

Fairbairn House Suite A Rm 2 and 3 (G.02)

Key data on current mobility conditions - private and public transport means, financial and institutional characteristics, individual mobility conditions (mode used, cost, travel time, safety, comfort, accessibility), mobility consumptions (time, space, energy) and who generates and who endures the impacts of negative externalities (road safety, emissions and congestion).

Part 2: A socio-political approach for analysing urban mobility

Monday, 27/06: 15.30-17.30

Liberty Building SR (1.13)

Methodology to analyse urban mobility, combining technical, social, political and economic characteristics that helped to engender the high level of inequity and inefficiency observed in Latin American urban areas.

Part 3: Towards an efficient and equitable mobility

Tuesday, 28/06: 15.30-17.30

Fairbairn House Suite A Rm 2 and 3 (G.02)

The existing political and economic barriers to the complex changes in the urban mobility patterns. It explores what could be proposed or implemented to improve the level of equity and efficiency on people's mobility. This last workshop will be followed by a summarising debate.

Booking

All sessions are free and open to the general public. You can attend all three sessions or just the sessions of your interest.

If you have questions or are planning to attend, please inform to the following emails for catering purposes: Thiago Guimaraes tstger@leeds.ac.uk or Alvaro Guzman ts09ang@leeds.ac.uk.





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