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Webinar series on Researching Transport Inequalities in Global South Cities, Part 1: Access to opportunities, on Thursday May 21, 2020.

The webinar series brings together an international community of established and early career scholars working in this diverse and vibrant research domain to share their recent work and experiences, and to reflect on the key challenges and opportunities.

The broad topic of transport-related social exclusion in different geographical contexts has gained lots of traction over the past 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 comprehends six themes:

  • Access to Opportunities;
  • Informality - N. Oviedo, L. Alcorn, J. Klopp, R. Pereira (moderator);
  • Transitions - J. Evans, C. Cavioli, PL Scholl, D. Oviedo (moderator);
  • Health - T. Guimarães, M. Vanderschuren, H. Khreis, D. Hidalgo (moderator);
  • Gender - T. Priya Uteng, B. Mella Lira, S. Nasrin, T. Schwanen (moderator);
  • Age - G. Porter, R. Amoako-Sakyi, A. Lawson, S. Cinderby (moderator).

The first webinar will focus on Access to Opportunities.

  • Session moderator: Professor Karen Lucas, INTALInC
  • Welcome and introduction to INTALInC and the webinar series
    Professor Karen Lucas
  • Accessibility and social exclusion in Latin America: from research to urban
    transport policy and practice
    Dr. Daniel Oviedo, INTALInC LAC and University College, London (UK)
  • The Access to Opportunities Project in Brazil
    Dr. Rafael Pereira, Institute for Applied Economic Research - Ipea (Brazil)

The webinars will cover a wide range of topics and broadly, how they relate to issues of social exclusion, transport poverty, social and health inequalities in the Global South. They will be broadcast live bi-weekly on Thursdays, starting from 21st May 2020 (see full programme of speakers).

Registration

The registration for the conference is now open and is free of charge: Register here

 

Details:

Event: Access to Opportunities

When: 21 May, 2020, 2.00 pm BST

Programme can be loaded herePDF (pdf, 313 kB)

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