Urban mobility plays a significant role in shaping the urban form of our cities and the way we experience them. Transport infrastructures and public transport services largely determine such a role and how these infrastructures and services fit with our cities' socioeconomic, functional, and spatial structure. The distribution of different means for urban mobility largely determines individuals' ability in various social and economic positions to access opportunities and exercise their right to the city.
The launch of the book Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America: Evidence, Concepts, Methods (Edited by Daniel Oviedo, Natalia Villamizar-Duarte and Ana Marcela Ardila Pinto) gives authors and editors space to reflect on Latin America is a unique setting for examining the links between urban mobility and social equity. Building on the contributions from scholars researching the social impacts of urban mobility across the Americas, the speakers will illustrate and discuss concepts and methods that can help us examine the distributional effects of transport policies in the region.
By reviewing how spatial and social mobilities contribute to the reproduction of both spatial and social inequities in Latin American cities, the book and the dialogue provide an exciting perspective that expands on different fronts on the current literature in and about the region.
This event is organised by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit in partnership with INTALInC LAC and it will be broadcasted in English, Spanish and Portuguese, thanks the collaboration with London Metropolitan University and PUC Rio.
Host: Daniel Oviedo
Speakers: Stephen Ison, Ana Marcela Ardila Pinto, Diego Hernandez, Friederike Fleischer, Gabriela Cicci Faria
Discussants: Julio D. Davila, Lake Sagaris, Natalia Villamizar Duarte