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Socially Just Planning · Transport Group Seminar

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Peter Hall Room (G01) · Central House

14 Upper Woburn Place

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The Socially Just Planning Doctoral Network invites you to the fifth seminar of this academic year. We have invited three great presenters on different stages of their research careers, sharing very related topics of interest.

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- Dr Benjamin Büttner, Head of Research Group “Accessibility Planning”, Technical University of Munich. "Accessibility Planning as a Key to Social Justice"

Accessibility is a powerful concept in respect to integrated land-use and transport planning. Planning for sustainable and resilient cities requires considering and implementing principles of accessibility. If we want to create urban spaces that are livable for everyone, it is necessary to take on a more social and individual perspective when planning for accessibility. Taking this into consideration, what role can accessibility planning play when it comes to equity and social inclusion?

- Thiago Guimarães, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. "Unequal cities, unjust transport: What do planners think about transport equity in Brazil?"

Transport planning has been blamed to produce inequalities. Possible explanations suggested by the academic literature relate this fact to the socioeconomic and educational background of practitioners, the planning methods and techniques, and the overarching paradigm adopted. All these factors reflect on planning practices that feed and perpetuate social and transport inequalities with socially undesirable consequences especially in the context of cities of the Global South. In this presentation, Thiago will examine to what extent Brazilian practitioners are aware of inequalities related to urban public transport and how they understand the role of transport planning with regard to social equity goals. He'll present empirical evidence gathered through a web-based survey with nearly 100 transport professionals from several cities in that country marked by huge disparities.



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