Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Uris Hall, G-08 109 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Latin American large cities have been suffering from severe mobility problems, related to deficient public transport services, pollution, congestion and road fatalities. Poor people are specially affected, facing geographic isolation, long journeys to destinations and difficulties to pay for public transport fares. Conversely, those who have access to automobiles experience much better mobility conditions, receiving several direct and indirect subsidies. In the last two decades the new discussion on the right to mobility and the need for more equitable and sustainable mobility systems opened new ways to change current conditions.
Eduardo A. Vasconcellos is a civil engineer and a sociologist. He has a doctoral degree in Public Policies from the University of Sao Paulo and did his post-doctoral work and teaching at Cornell University in 1993-95. He has been working on urban mobility issues in the last four decades, in Brazil, in other Latin American cities and in Africa. He is currently the coordinator of both the Latin American Urban mobility Observatory (OMU) and the Brazilian Urban Mobility Observatory (SIMOB) and advisor for the Brazilian Public Transport Association (ANTP).