Cross Sector Approaches to Equity

APA Oregon Chapter


Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT

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New technologies offer an opportunity to combat present inequities in transportation and our cities. But they could also exacerbate inequities and leave some groups even further behind. Achieving equitable outcomes requires intentional planning and service delivery and will likely require coordination across public, private, and non-profit sectors. Already, leaders from each sector have implemented practices that apply an equity lens to ensure that new technologies deliver a fairer future. In this session, representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors will present strategies and actions they have already taken to pursue equitable outcomes, the successes they have achieved, and the challenges they have encountered. This session will explore what each sector views as its future role, as well as the role of cross-sector collaboration, in delivering equitable access and outcomes as new technologies, including autonomous vehicles, are introduced.

Learning objectives:

1. State current strategies that different sectors are pursuing to deliver equitable outcomes 

2. Articulate what each sector sees as its role in ensuring equitable outcomes as new technologies, including AVs, are introduced 

3. Summarize equity imperatives and challenges that must be overcome moving forward 

4. Discuss the role of cross-sector collaboration in pursuing equity


Sahar Shirazi

Confirmed Speaker


Clarrissa Cabansagan

Confirmed Speaker

Clarrissa Cabansagan is the New Mobility Policy Director at TransForm, a non-profit transportation advocacy organization based in Oakland, that combines high-quality policy analysis with coalition building. TransForm promotes walkable communities and transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, keep California affordable, and help solve our climate crisis ... Read More

Anne Brown, PhD

Confirmed Speaker

Anne Brown is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon. Her research examines the intersection of equity, shared and innovative mobility, travel behavior, and transportation finance. Recent work analyzes equity and discrimination in ridehail and taxi services, the false equivalency ... Read More

Irene Marion

Confirmed Speaker

Irene Marion is the Equity and Inclusion Manager at the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation. PBOT is responsible for maintaining $13 billion worth of public assets, including Portland’s streets, sidewalks, traffic signals and some bridges. Irene’s role is to guide and implement PBOT’s racial equity ... Read More

Calli Cenizal

Confirmed Speaker

Calli Cenizal has nearly ten years of experience in short- and long-range multimodal planning and transportation policy development. As Lyft's Transportation Policy Manager for the West Coast, Calli works to integrate and improve new mobility options within cities’ infrastructure and public transit networks. Prior to joining Lyft, she worked ... Read More

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