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Transport Equity in Developing Countries

June 24, 2016 - June 27, 2016

ITS Research Seminar “Urban Mobility Challenges in Developing Countries: The Case of Latin America”, which takes place on 23rd June 2016 from 12:00 to 13:00. Each session will have an opening talk by the guest presenter, followed by contributions by ITS researchers.

Workshop Day 1: Urban transport challenges in the Global South

Friday, 24/06/2016, 15.30-17.30

Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.05)

Current mobility conditions in Latin American cities Dr Eduardo A. Vasconcellos 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).

The current political crisis in Brazil – a bifurcation point for the future of urban transport Dr Paul Timms

MARS modelling for Jakarta Metropolitan Area Dr Chandra Balijepalli

Perspectives on gender-equitable urban mobility in Africa Jeff Turner

Workshop Day 2: Equity, justice and transport

Monday, 27/06/2016, 15.30-17.30

Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.32)

A socio-political approach for analysing urban mobility Dr Eduardo A. Vasconcellos 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.

Need, mobility poverty, and environmental justice Dr Caroline Mullen

Accessibility analysis for transport equity Dr Ian Philips 

Workshop Day 3: Perspectives for transport and society

Tuesday, 28/06/2016, 15.30-17.30

Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.32)

Towards an efficient and equitable mobility Dr Eduardo A. Vasconcellos 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.

Closing debate

Dr Eduardo A. Vasconcellos (ANTP)

Dr Sara Gonzalez (School of Geography)

Moderation: Professor Karen Lucas (Institute for Transport Studies)


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 Guimarães tstger(at)leeds.ac.uk or Alvaro Guzmants09ang(at)leeds.ac.uk.


June 24, 2016
June 27, 2016
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Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)


Business School Maurice Keyworth