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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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    Registration

    08:00  -  09:00
    Check-In
     

    Keynote

    09:00  -  09:30
    Welcome Remarks
     

    Plenary

    09:30  -  11:00
    What Happens when Access is Prioritized rather than Mobility?
    From the perspective of inclusion, car-centric planning paradigms limit access by taking unsafe drivers off the road, prevent people from going to work who have revoked licenses and limit mobility for the young and the old who do not have a driver’s license. Before the automobile, access to transport was much more evenly distributed. The automobile has been most successful at dispersal than concentration. Limited access urban highways, for example, have in the short-term improved mobility for car drivers and driven regional development growth in many cities, but in the long-term have not improved access to destinations to all members of society. This session will discuss how to spread the benefits of improved access.
     

    Break

    11:00  -  11:15
    Break
     

    Break-out Sessions

    11:15  -  13:00
    I. Gender in Urban Planning and Transport
    There has been growing attention globally to gender in sustainable transport and urban planning, with violence against women, as the primary focus. While the need for nuanced research has been articulated, the implementation processes, challenges and the impact of existing policies has not received much attention. For example, women’s groups and researchers have drawn attention to multiple gaps in the research agenda in the approach, theme, identities, geographies and modes of transport.
     Optional 
    11:15  -  13:00
    II. Increasing Transit Mode Share
    Few cities set mode share targets for public transit use to determine how to set strategies for increasing ridership. Yet increasing ridership is an important metric for transit agencies to be considering. This session will explore all the strategies being deployed in cities to increase ridership and the challenges when getting even a percentage point higher look insurmountable. Success stories and obstacles will be discussed.
     Optional 
    11:15  -  13:00
    III. Regulation and Privatization
    Governments in developing and developed cities are addressing how and when to regulate new transport service providers. Developed cities are grappling with the emergence of ride-hailing services, while developing cities are working to regulate their informal bus operations. This session will address the tension of regulating informality when it generates too many negative impacts and when easing regulatory oversight can help open up opportunities for new transport access.
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    Break

    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch
     

    Site Visits

    14:00  -  16:30
    I. Transit and TOD
    Walking and riding Santiago's transport, including TranSantiago BRT and Metro, with a focus on modal integration and TOD features of station area design.
     Optional 
    14:00  -  16:30
    II. Walking and Pedestrian Design
    A two-hour walking tour of newly pedestrianized streets in Santiago Centro, including intersection design improvements, parking regulation, and traffic calming measures.
     Optional 
    14:00  -  16:30
    III. Cycle Santiago
    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.
     Optional 
    14:00  -  16:30
    IV. Not Attending
     Optional 
     

    Break

    16:30  -  16:45
    Break
     

    Plenary

    16:30  -  18:00
    Financing Sustainable Transport
    This session will be good chance to understand creative financing mechanisms for capital construction of new transit as well as investments in operational efficiency. The session will issues of dealing with fare evasion and focused subsidies to low income people. The discussion will show the benefits of increasing access to existing transit while balancing the needs of expansion initiatives.
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
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    Keynote

    09:00  -  10:00
    Keynote
     

    Plenary

    10:15  -  11:15
    Urban Governance
    Access to people, goods, ideas and services is the basis of economic development in cities. The better and more efficient this access, the greater the economic benefits through economies of scale, agglomeration effects and networking advantages. The way in which cities facilitate accessibility also impacts directly on other key aspects of human development and well-being. Accessibility in cities is created through a complex interplay of urban form and transport systems. Thus, governing urban accessibility requires moving beyond conventional urban transport considerations linked to mobility and movement. Above all, such a re-framing implies a far greater recognition of urban form characteristics such as land use, the distribution of densities and urban design, in addition to transport characteristics such as related infrastructures, service levels and travel speeds. This session will explore the implications of shifting from governing urban transport to urban accessibility.
     

    Break

    11:15  -  11:30
    Break
     

    Discussion

    11:30  -  12:30
    Skill Building and Discussion Groups
     Optional 
     

    Break

    12:30  -  13:30
    Lunch
     

    Site Visits

    13:30  -  16:00
    I. Transit and TOD
    Walking and riding Santiago’s transport, including TranSantiago BRT and Metro, with a focus on modal integration and TOD features of station area design.
     Optional 
    13:30  -  16:00
    II. Walking and Pedestrian Design
    A two-hour walking tour of newly pedestrianized streets in Santiago Centro, including intersection design improvements, parking regulation, and traffic calming measures.
     Optional 
    13:30  -  16:00
    III. Cycle Santiago
    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.
     Optional 
    13:30  -  16:00
    V. Not Attending
     Optional 
     

    Break

    16:00  -  16:15
    Break
     

    Break-out Sessions

    16:15  -  18:00
    I. Walking and Cycling
    Complete streets policies were a successful way to introduce walking and cycling prioritization into street redesign projects. In some cases, it makes may make more sense to give bus priority or other street surface demands greater priority. Dockless bikeshare, curb access conflicting demands and transit-only streets have an impact on the use of the entire street network. This session will discuss how the challenges of competing demands for street access within a city network are being managed.
     Optional 
    16:15  -  18:00
    II. Civic Engagement for Better Transit
    The public sector doesn’t always have the means to communicate a policy vision to the general public. Advocates play an important intermediary role between the public sector and citizens. Stakeholder engagement at all levels is needed to better understand a policy direction and practical strategy being implemented in a city to improve access. This session will discuss the successes and challenges in civic engagement.
     Optional 
    16:15  -  18:00
    III. Urban Development and Dealing with Dynamic Cities
    This session will address how social housing and inclusionary urban development are being linked to public transport access. Numerous tools have been developed to better integrate land use and transit to great effect in many cities. Meanwhile, some cities are still struggling to practically make the link.
     Optional 
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
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    Keynote

    09:00  -  09:30
    Morning Keynote
     
    09:30  -  10:00
    Closing Remarks
     

    Break

    10:00  -  10:15
    Break
     

    Site Visits

    10:15  -  11:30
    TBD Site Visit
     Optional 
     

    Break

    13:00  -  14:00
    Lunch
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