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2016-04-20

Why Bus Rapid Transit Makes Sense for Cities? - An interview with Juan Carlos Muñoz, Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence, Santiago, Chile.

Meeting of the Minds' interviewer Christina Olsen and Juan Carlos Muñoz had a conversation about his new book on BRT, “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit” that he and Laurel Paget-Seekins recently edited.

This interview of a leading thinker from VREF’s Future Urban Transport program is the first of a monthly series done by Meeting of the Minds.

Juan Carlos Muñoz is the Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence, Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and Associate Professor with the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.

Christina Olsen holds a master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard and a BA in Environmental Studies – with a joint major in
Anthropology – from the University of Victoria. She provides research, advisory services, project management, planning, and general management to a wide range of sustainability organizations and projects around the world. She uses this background to leverage system change for cities, being particularly interested in rooftops, bioregional carrying capacity, urban metabolism, and how our social, natural, and built environments can be better harmonized for regenerative cities.

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