Seminar 05 December 2016


(FILES) – This photo taken on July 18, 2006 shows cyclists passing through thick pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing in China’s northwest Hebei province. Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on September 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS


Pengjun Zhao (Peking University), “Social inequalities in mobility: the impact of the hukou system on migrants’ job accessibility and commuting costs in Beijing”

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Professor Pengjun Zhao is a professor in Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Urban and Environmental Sciences at Peking University. He is also the director of Centre for Urban Planning and Transport Studies at Peking University. His research mostly focuses on integration of transport and land use, TOD, sustainable mobility, urban growth management, compact city and planning for social equality. His presentation will refer to the social inequality gap between migrants and the local urban population, as a key issue for the project of ‘building a harmonious society’ in China. The presentation provides an assessment of the impact of the existing hukou system on social inequality with regard to migrants’ job accessibility and travel burden for journey to work in the case of Beijing.

Peilin Li (University of Oxford), “Urban Transportation Emission and Policy Impact in China -Evidence from Beijing”

Peilin Li is a 3rd year PhD candidate from Peking University in China. He is currently a recognised PhD student visiting the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. Before coming to the PhD programme, Peilin Li has extensive intern and work experience in different sectors including the Environment and Energy Group (EEG) at UNDP Headquarter in New York City, and the Macroeconomic Research Institute at National Development and Reform Commission in China. Peilin Li obtained his Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in environmental and urban policy from Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S.

Yuerong Zhang (UCL), “Transport and street patterns: predicting traffic flow based on street topological analysis”

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Yuerong Zhang completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning and Design at Tianjin University in2014, and went on to gain her master in Transport and City Planning in 2015 at the UCL Bartlett School of Planning. Her presentation will be mainly lead by two questions: 1) what are the morphological characteristics of high traffic efficient networks? 2) And what morphological parameters could be employed into generating street networks with high traffic efficiency? The third part of the talk will present some networks in London, discussing their relationship between traffic flow and street patterns.

Gerard Dugdill (Blue Moon Group), “Should and how can publishers aid socially just transport creation?”

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Gerard Dugdill is a publisher and campaigner in a variety of sectors, including finance,health and transport. The transport-related publishing and media sector faces interesting challenges ahead, as both the nature of publishing and the problems and solutions the transport sector faces and offers evolve. The presentation will be a 10-15 minute introduction into a survey used to capture views on how we can best meet those challenges, to be used for potential publishing purposes for brands in the UK and possibly overseas. I would also like to pursue how transport publishing can be used to help lobbying on behalf of the industry for social justice.


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