Rafael Pereira, Oxford University. “Mega-events, transport legacy and the redistribution of urban accessibility”
PhD candidate at Oxford University and researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea –Brazil). Rafael’s doctoral research focuses on distributive justice, transport accessibility and equality of opportunities. Rafael will present a case study on the transport legacies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and discuss the distributive aspects of how such developments affect different income groups in terms of their transport accessibility to hospitals, schools and job opportunities
Sebastian Seriani, CEGE, University College London. “How new infrastructure can improve the level of service of Transantiago?”
Sebastian is Civil Engineer with an MSc in Urban Project, currently a second year PhD student at Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of UCL. He has worked in the Ministry of Housing and Urbanization in Chile, coordinating the Heritage Reconstruction Plan. In Chile he also was lecturer at Universidad de los Andes (Chile), participating in teaching and research projects related to transport. His research topic is about the interaction between passengers boarding and alighting at public transport systems.
Lixun Li, BSP, University College London. “The impact of rail transit systems on urban regeneration areas: case study of a large Chinese city – Chongqing”
Lixun Liu is a Ph.D Candidate in urban transport planing at Bartlett School of Planning, University Collage London. Her Ph.D research aims to understand how rail transit investment might affect cities in urban development; how we might develop an appropriate strategy for investment by coordination of diverse intentions; and how we might conceptualize the relationship between transport investment and urban development as part of a complex influence of different factors affecting development and regeneration.
Dr Jeroen Bulckaen, MOBI, University of Brussels. “Appraisal of sustainability and stakeholder support: the NISTO evaluation toolkit for mobility projects”.
Jeroen represents the MOBI Research Centre from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Together with prof. dr. Cathy Macharis, dr. Imre Keseru and other colleagues, he developed the NISTO evaluation toolkit. The aim was to facilitate the evaluation of mobility concepts for transport planners, authorities, researchers and non-governmental organizations throughout Europe. Evaluators have a choice between the sustainability assessment by Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA), the assessment of stakeholder preferences by Multi-Actor, Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) and the assessment of policy success by Target Monitoring.