Women and Transportation Planning: Understanding Gender Issues
March 7, 2014
1:00-2:30pm EST CM | 1.5
Co-sponsored with the Planning and Women Division
Join us for a lively discussion on the issues faced by women in mobility around the world. What are the issues, what is working well, and where are we falling short?
Kit Keller is the Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, promoting public policy that protects people-friendly streets. Kit previously collaborated with local businesses and government to orchestrate a successful new transit start-up, develop and fund shared use trails, and facilitated Safe Routes to School programs.
Lisa Schweitzer is an Associate Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and a fellow of the Brookings Institute. Her research focuses on transportation, social justice, and the environment; and she is the author of the blog Urban Ethics and Theory. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Leslie Woo is the Vice President of Policy, Planning and Innovation at MetroLinx, the transportation planning authority for the Greater Toronto region. Leslie has worked as an architect in private practice, environmental advocacy for NGOs, and urban planning leadership roles in the public sector. She is the author of the SheBuildsCities blog.
Sandra Rosenbloom (moderator) is the editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and the Director of the Urban Institute's Program on Innovation in Infrastructure. Dr. Rosenbloom taught for over 20 years at the University of Arizona as a Professor of Planning and Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies. She is an Executive Committee member, and past Chair, of the Transportation Research Board, and a member of the organizing committee for the conference of Women's Issues in Transportation (to be held April 14-16 in Paris).
About the Series
TPD is working on a slate of webinars for the rest of the year. Upcoming topics will include Transit Access and Multimodal Wayfinding.
Got a great idea for a webinar? Interested in hosting or co-hosting? Contact Gabriela Juarez at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.