This is the second seminar of the new academic year 2016/17. You can book your tickets here:
Peter Jones, University College London. “Towards more socially just urban transport policy: an historical journey”
Peter Jones is Professor of Transport and sustainable development. He is a director at CTS in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Before joining UCL in 2005, Peter was director of the Transport Studies Group at the University of Westminster where he carried out numerous research projects funded by organisations including the Department for Transport, the European Commission, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and BAA. He has also acted as a consultant to Transport for London, the European Commission and several national and local governments.
Cristhian Figueroa, University of Leeds.“Effects of the Built Environment over walking skills”
Cristhian Figueroa is architect and master in Urban Design and a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) in the University of Leeds. He is currently studying the effects of the features of deprived built environments over walking skills. His work includes studies related land use around transfer stations and social practices involved in pedestrian trips.
Gualtiero Bonvino, University College London, “Transit Oriented Development Land Policy for Public Transport funding: the case of Turin”
Gualtiero Bonvino is a part-time PhD student at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Gualtiero’s research interests are focused on land use and transport integration and public transport infrastructures funding, using value capture in property developments around stations. Gualtiero is an Architect, Town Planner and property development freelance consultant, with 15 years of work experience, which included working as research coordinator at CRESME, a leading Italian research institute on urban economics and policies and construction industry based in Rome and as senior consultant in Jones Lang LaSalle in the Development and Regeneration Advisory team in Milan.
Giulio Mattioli, University of Leeds. “Car-related economic stress in the UK: mapping the problem”
Giulio Mattioli is a research fellow at Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. He is the main Guest Editor for forthcoming Special Issue of Transport Policy on ‘Household transport costs, economic stress and vulnerability, at the interface between mobility, domestic energy and residential location’. His key research interests include car dependence; sustainable transport and transport-related social exclusion; transport poverty and affordability and its relationships with fuel and housing poverty; and the mobility and energy intensity of social practices.