What the event covered
This session illuminates the connection between sustainable transport and quality of life, which has been a relatively specialized topic until recently. It became an increasingly common consideration throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed – temporarily or permanently – how many people work, commute, or perform their daily activities.
Moving on from COVID-19, there is an expectation that transport policy will continue to evolve to promote sustainable travel choices and retain the improved quality of life that cities or regions experienced during the pandemic.
We hear from speakers across academia, government, and NGO, who all share a commitment to creating more sustainable communities.
This session supports our new Open Access journal, Sustainable Transport and Livability, edited by Dr. Ashish Verma, IISc Bangalore.
About the speakers
Prof. Ashish Verma is the Convenor of “IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab. (IST Lab.)”. He is Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and is currently serving as a Professor of Transportation Systems Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
Prof. Tae Oum is the President of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He is Professor Emeritus in Operations and Logistics Division at UBC Sauder School of Business.
Prof. Lori Tavasszy is the Chair of Scientific Committee of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He is full professor in Freight Transport & Logistics at the Delft University of Technology.
Prof. Giovanni Circella is the Secretary General of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He is the Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program and the Honda Distinguished Scholar for New Mobility Studies at the University of California, Davis, and a professor of mobility in the Department of Geography of Ghent University.
Prof. Kumaras Sinha is the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University.
Prof. Greg Marsden is the former Secretary General of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He is Professor of transport governance at Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
Mr. Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago is the Urban Mobility Director for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, with more than 13 years of experience in structuring, developing and implementing projects in different fields such as infrastructure, public policies, urban planning, transport policies and logistics. Felipe is an urban and transport expert with experience in urban mobility projects, planning infrastructure and managing operations in all transport modes.
Ms. V Manjula is Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka, India. She is a senior bureaucrat from Indian Administrative Services. She is former Commissioner of Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Bangalore. She has spearheaded many initiatives on sustainable transport and livability during her illustrious career.
Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi is the former President of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He is Distinguished Professor at Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan.
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