Second annual interactive INTALInC webinar series:
Solutions-led perspectives on sustainable and inclusive transport and mobilities: New pathways, fresh horizons
The series will run from 14:00 (UK time) on alternate Thursdays until 9th December 2021.
The second INTALInC international webinar series ‘Solutions-led perspectives on sustainable and inclusive transport and mobilities’ seeks to offer fresh insights into emergent practical approaches to facilitate the complex mobilities and accessibilities of low income settlements and vulnerable populations as they intersect with transport and urban planning, socio-economic inequalities, informalities and sustainability transitions.
Six interactive sessions will investigate themes including: ‘New Perspectives from Emerging Horizons’; ”Inclusifying’ Urban Transport’; ‘Participative Solutions in Urban Transport Planning’; ‘Digital Futures and the Role of Technologies’; and ‘Spatial Planning and Integrated Transport Development’ to identify and explore solutions to meet needs on the ground. To conclude, a panel session will draw together ideas and experience from across the series to look at ways of ‘Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice’.
The series brings together some of the most exciting speakers working on transport and mobilities research, policy and practice in academia, planning, governance, and activism from around the world. Contributors include experts from INTALInC and INTALInC LAC; University of Cape Coast; University College, London; Walk21; Stockholm Environment Institute; Code for Africa; Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford; Norwegian Centre for Transport Research; University of Asia Pacific; Manchester Metropolitan University; and CEDEUS.
Next session: Thursday 28 October 2021 at 14:00 (UK time)
Widening Inclusion in Urban Transport Planning
Chair: Steve Cinderby, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York
Discussant: Constant Cap, Urban Planner and Researcher, Senior Product Manager at Code for Africa
Speakers: Kilion Nyambuga, Shack / Slum Dwellers International (Nairobi); Amanda Ngabirano, University of Makerere; Arby Yusuf Wasike, Urban Planning Consultant (Kampala); Daniel Mwamba, Zambia Road Safety Trust; Cassilde Muhoza, SEI Africa; Romanus Otieno Opiyo, SEI Africa.
Early Career Researchers’ Showcase
INTALInC is hosting an online seminar to showcase the work of our Early Career Researchers on Thursday 8 April 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm (UK time). The event is open for all network members and will be a great opportunity to hear emerging opinions about transport justice and equitable mobility in the global south.
Presentations all focus on transport, mobility and accessibility in urban environments, and correspond to one of the following themes:
- Low income communities and informal settlements;
- Disadvantaged and vulnerable groups;
- Access to livelihoods, health and wellbeing;
- Walking, cycling, NMT and paratransit.
To attend the showcase, register here and we will send you a Zoom link before the event.
The broad topic of transport-related social exclusion in different geographical contexts has gained a lot of traction over the last few years, increasingly with a focus on meeting the needs of low income settlements and vulnerable populations in African, Asian and Latin American cities. Researchers from various disciplines are investigating how mobility and accessibility intertwine with complex issues of transport and urban planning, informality, social, economic and health inequalities, and sustainability transitions. Yet there remains multiple theoretical, methodological, conceptual and practical challenges to achieving urban transport systems that meet the travel needs of vulnerable populations in most global south cities.
The webinar series brought together an international community of established and early career scholars working in the diverse and vibrant research domain to share their recent work and experiences, and to reflect on the key challenges and opportunities we face under six themes:
- Access to opportunities;
- Gender; and