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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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    Registration

    08:00  -  09:00
    Check-In
    Plaza Central
     
    09:00  -  09:30
    Welcome Remarks
    Salon Fresno
     

    Plenary

    09:30  -  11:00
    Access to Just and Inclusive Cities
    Salon Fresno
    The location, mode, and cost of transit all have direct implications for equity and justice. For decades, transport systems in cities were design to improve car-oriented mobility, leading to sprawl and codifying inequalities in the physical form of the city. A focus on improving access offers a different way to think about land use and transportation. This session will discuss how to have a just and inclusive city based on principles of mobility and access.
    Moderator:
     

    Break

    11:00  -  11:15
    Break
    Plaza Central
     

    Break-out Sessions

    11:15  -  13:00
    Creating Inclusive Cities For All Genders
    Auditorio 1
    Transportation decisions are often made with a focus on the solo male commuter, to the disadvantage of everyone else. Women, who are most often primary caretakers, must also deal with the challenges of traveling with children and the elderly. Women also have to more frequently contend with harassment and violence. This session will ask what is preventing transportation and cities from being better spaces for women, and how to foster more inclusive cities for all genders.
    Moderator:
    Remaining Capacity: 4   Optional 
    11:15  -  13:00
    From Social Housing to Inclusive Development
    Auditorio 2
    Many cities are taking action to create communities that have a mix of activities and people from different socioeconomic levels, but struggle with the practical issues of displacement and access. This session will address how cities are working to achieve inclusive communities through better land use and transit linkages, while addressing both direct and indirect displacement, segregation, poverty concentration and other drivers of urban development and growth.
    Moderator:
    Remaining Capacity: 1   Optional 
    11:15  -  13:00
    Regulatory Overdrive or Informal Chaos
    Auditorio 3
    Technology has changed the ways people can access transport services, bringing new mobility options. On-demand taxis, such as Uber and Lyft, and dockless bike share systems like Ofo and Mobike are forcing governments to make quick decisions of how these informal providers will be regulated. This session will address the tension of regulating informality alongside the advantages of the informal sector for improving access to city amenities and opportunities.
    Moderator:
    Remaining Capacity: 13   Optional  Closed 
     

    Break

    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch
    Salon Fresno
     

    Site Visits

    14:00  -  16:30
    Cycle Santiago
    Plaza Central
    A two-hour bike ride around the city of Santiago in groups of 20. Cycling will be in protected lanes and will include new bike lanes in the center, and scenic areas. Bikes and helmets will be provided.
    Remaining Capacity: 7   Optional  Closed 
    14:00  -  16:30
    Intermodal Transit
    Plaza Central
    Ride Santiago’s public transport, including TranSantiago bus segregated corridors and Metro, and visit the largest intermodal station in Santiago (La Cisterna). The visit will focus on modal integration and features of station area design.
    Remaining Capacity: 24   Optional  Closed 
    14:00  -  16:30
    Street Access and Design Walk
    Plaza Central
    Experience the newly pedestrianized streets in downtown Santiago, including intersection design improvements, mid-block passageways, parking regulation, urban freight management, traffic calming measures, bus priority access points and pocket parklets.
    Remaining Capacity: 11   Optional  Closed 
    14:00  -  15:00
    Visita trasbambalinas a la estación en construcción, Metro Franklin
    Plaza Central
    Las visitas se realizarán en el pique de la futura estación Franklin, la que actualmente registra un 97% de avance en su construcción y que forma parte del trazado de la futura línea 6, que entrará en operación a fines de este año.
    Remaining Capacity: 22   Optional  Closed 
    15:30  -  16:30
    Behind the scene: Line 6 METRO- English Tour
    Plaza Central
    Get an preview of Line 6 that will start operations at the end of the year. See how the region is building out its underground rail network. Visit the future Franklin metro station that has not yet opened to the public.Attendees are requested to wear trousers and closed toe shoes. METRO will provide helmets and reflective jackets. **This site visit is only available on Wednesday, June 28.
    Remaining Capacity: 24   Optional  Closed 
     

    Break

    16:30  -  16:45
    Break
    Plaza Central
     

    Plenary

    16:45  -  18:15
    Recognizing Finance as More than Money
    Salon Fresno
    While cities cite a lack of funding as the barrier to implementing sustainable transport, national governments and banks often claim a lack of good projects as the main barrier. One challenge is incorporating fiscal and financing experts in the dialogue for sustainable and equitable access. This session explores the new approaches to funding and financing urban transport and the implications of these instruments for inclusive access. What changes are needed in planning and evaluation of policies and investments?
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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
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    Keynote

    09:00  -  10:00
    The City We Want: Leading a New Inclusive Access Agenda
    Salon Fresno
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    Plenary

    10:15  -  11:15
    Governing Urban Accessibility Beyond Transport
    Salon Fresno
    Governing urban accessibility requires moving beyond conventional urban transport considerations to a greater recognition of land use, urban design, service levels and travel speeds. It also requires breaking down the silos and territoriality within municipal and metropolitan agencies in order to improve access around the city. Access is the basis of economic development in cities. The better this access, the greater the economic benefits. Accessibility to these benefits is created through a complex interplay of urban development and transport systems. This session will explore the implications of shifting from governing urban transport to governing urban accessibility.
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    Break

    11:15  -  11:30
    Break
    Plaza Central
     

    Interactive Workshop

    11:30  -  12:30
    Advocacy Strategies for Just and Inclusive Cities
    Auditorio 2B
    In this collaborative, interactive session, we will explore a number of real, ongoing advocacy struggles to improve public transport, access, public health and city streets. Working in teams, participants will brainstorm strategies and tactics to overcome barriers as well as network to find support for the real world advocacy problems raised in this session. Drawing on policy network theory and our collective practical experience, we will explore together how to better build successful change networks and come out of this session with new allies, ideas and strategies
    Speaker:
    Remaining Capacity: 2   Optional  Closed 
    11:30  -  12:30
    Finding the Right Mix for Transit-Oriented Cities
    Auditorio 2A
    For inclusive, equitable cities to become the new norm, cities must address inequity patterns. The TOD Standard, developed by ITDP, offers a way forward using the Eight Principles for Transport in Urban Life. The TOD Standard identifies a few simple, universal and concrete implementation objectives to guide and measure the implementation of core principles of equity and sustainability. This session will introduce the TOD Standard 3.0 and will focus on the most difficult of all the Eight Principles: MIX.
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    Remaining Capacity: 1   Optional  Closed 
    11:30  -  12:30
    Integrating Urban Freight in Livable Communities
    Auditorio 3A
    As the world becomes more urban, transit, green streets, and making our neighborhoods and communities more walkable and liveable should be priorities. But what about freight? Freight provides many benefits to communities, both practical and economic. However, freight also creates many negative externalities, primarily in the forms of traffic conflicts with other road users, emissions, and congestion. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies for integrating freight with stakeholder engagement, and review case studies of success. This includes off-hour deliveries, coordination among public agencies and with the private sector, and have an open discussion on improving freight systems in cities.
    Remaining Capacity: 15   Optional  Closed 
    11:30  -  12:30
    Preview for Santiago, CoAXs, MIT’s Interactive Planning Tool
    Salon Colorado
    CoAXs (Collaborative Accessibility-based stakeholder engagement system), is an interactive planning tool to improve participation and creative problem-solving in the public transport planning process. CoAXs uses open data and free software, enabling users to test new public transport scenarios in real time. In this highly interactive session, participants will gain an understanding of the basic functioning of CoAXs, the type of data that it uses and its underlying assumptions, see examples of how it has been used in other places, and help solve a real challenge developed for Santiago. Participants will need to bring their own laptops with wifi capability to the session.
    Speaker:
    Remaining Capacity: 18   Optional  Closed 
    11:30  -  12:30
    Reaching Across Boundaries for Action-Oriented Planning
    Auditorio 3B
    Ideas for improving transportation systems and our public realm are plentiful, but what does it take to actually implement them? In this session, we’ll focus on where to start when change needs to happen, using the strategies and case studies from Gehl Institute’s new Mayor’s Guide to Public Life. We will share best practices in action-oriented planning drawn from interviews and analysis with leading mayors, designers, and practitioners from cities throughout the U.S. Necessary actors, models of approach, and tactics will be presented in a facilitated discussion with the participants.
    Speaker:
    Remaining Capacity: 16   Optional  Closed 
     

    Break

    12:30  -  13:30
    Lunch
    Salon Fresno
     

    Site Visits

    13:30  -  16:00
    Cycle Santiago
    Plaza Central
    A two-hour bike ride around the city of Santiago in groups of 20. Cycling will be in protected lanes and will include new bike lanes in the center, and scenic areas. Bikes and helmets will be provided.
    Remaining Capacity: 19   Optional  Closed 
    13:30  -  16:00
    Intermodal Transit
    Plaza Central
    Ride Santiago’s public transport, including TranSantiago bus segregated corridors and Metro, and visit the largest intermodal station in Santiago (La Cisterna). The visit will focus on modal integration and features of station area design.
    Remaining Capacity: 11   Optional  Closed 
    13:30  -  16:00
    Street Access and Design Walk
    Plaza Central
    Experience the newly pedestrianized streets in downtown Santiago, including intersection design improvements, mid-block passageways, parking regulation, urban freight management, traffic calming measures, bus priority access points and pocket parklets.
    Remaining Capacity: 18   Optional  Closed 
     

    Break

    16:00  -  16:15
    Break
    Plaza Central
     

    Break-out Sessions

    16:15  -  18:00
    Designing Better Urban Access through Civic Engagement
    Auditorio 2
    The public sector doesn’t always have the means to communicate a policy vision, yet stakeholder engagement has allowed for policy makers to refine and improve effective practical mobility strategies—sometimes by revising laws and administrative structures to capture gaps in how mobility and access systems are designed. New data collection methods, such as apps, offer innovative platforms for civil society to participate in the process of city maintenance, planning and evolution. This session will discuss the successes and challenges of new approaches to civic engagement.
    Moderator:
    Capacity Full   Optional  Closed 
    16:15  -  18:00
    Humanizing Streets for Different Priorities
    Auditorio 1
    Complete streets policies have been a successful way to introduce walking and cycling prioritization into street redesign projects, but in some cases it makes more sense to give one use, such as bus, priority. This session will discuss how the challenges of competing demands for street access within a city network should be managed.
    Moderator:
    Capacity Full   Optional  Closed 
    16:15  -  18:00
    Improving Access By Increasing Transit Mode Share
    Auditorio 3
    Inclusive cities rest on reliable and convenient transit. Transit is the best way to ensure communities are connected to each other and to opportunities. Few cities set mode share targets for public transit use as a strategies for increasing ridership, yet increasing ridership is an important metric for transit agencies to measure effectiveness. This session will explore strategies being deployed in cities to increase ridership in order to increase access, with a discussion of successes and obstacles.
    Moderator:
    Capacity Full   Optional  Closed 
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
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    Site Visits

    09:30  -  12:00
    Participatory Design: Lo Barnechea Social Housing Project (Led by ELEMENTAL)
    Crowne Plaza
    ELEMENTAL is a non-profit architecture firm working on infrastructure, transportation, public space and housing with a social interest, founded by architect Alejandro Aravena and traffic engineer Andres Iacobelli. Lo Barnechea social housing project, designed by ELEMENTAL, is located in one of the more expensive districts of Santiago, built to replace informal housing along the river. The project is a premier example of a just and equitable housing option, allowing low-income residents access to public transport and job opportunities nearby. It was built using a participatory design and innovative “half house” concept, giving residents a chance to increase equity over time and upgrade the housing to their needs and as their income allows. The houses are arranged around a collective courtyard that includes both private and shared space. View a segment about the Lo Barnechea social housing project from Gary Hustwit's documentary film Urbanized (starts at 4:00 min) here (hyperlinked). Buses leave from the Crowne Plaza.
    Remaining Capacity: 7   Optional  Closed 
     
    12:00  -  13:00
    Closing Remarks
    Salon Fresno
     

    Break

    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch
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